Comhear Inc., a San Diego-based audio technology company, announced it has raised over $1 million via crowdfunding to launch YARRA 3DX™. Funding for the 3D-audio sound bar, powered by the company’s patented MyBeam™ technology, began in September 2017 with a launch on Kickstarter. In October 2017, the crowdfunding campaign was extended on Indiegogo InDemand to allow backers the opportunity to receive early-bird discounts for an extended period. The campaign has exceeded the $1 million mark, more than 20 times the original crowdfunding goal.
YARRA 3DX is Comhear’s first consumer audio product and is designed to provide HiFi sound for gaming, music, home theater and VR/AR applications. The beamforming technology that makes YARRA 3DX possible, MyBeam, was developed in conjunction with researchers at University of California San Diego (UCSD) and has already received critical acclaim. In addition, the company has won several awards this year including the 2018 CES IHS Markit Innovation Award, 2017 CES Innovation Award and an Alfie from the LA Audio Show (LAAS) for superior technological achievement.
Offering both wired and wireless connectivity, analog and digital inputs (USB, TOSLink and HDMI), YARRA 3DX can be used as a standalone speaker or as a part of a home entertainment system. With its compact, simple and elegant design, YARRA 3DX is available in either silver or black. The YARRA 3DX sound bar is controllable by an app that allows users to adjust settings for near and far field operation, beam selection and presets, surround modes, positional data and firmware updates.
“The response to our first consumer-facing product has been nothing short of incredible,” said Gerry Chastelet, CEO of Comhear. “The revolutionary technology created by our talented team of audio engineers is set to change traditional listener experiences. As we head into the final stages of YARRA 3DX development and product testing, we are working diligently to bring the product to market.”
Interested backers are still able to pledge on Indiegogo at discounted pricing. Funds will be used to bring the company’s working prototypes to market-ready retail units. Backers of the crowdfunding campaigns secured one or more YARRA 3DX units, which come with an accompanying subwoofer, setup DVD or files, six high-resolution surround music albums from AIX Records, and the YARRA 3DX app.
To learn more about Comhear, visit: www.comhear.com