Ora Graphene Audio Inc.
Visiting company at MWC 2019

What problem do you solve?

ORA Sound, is a Montreal-based startup engineering advanced nanomaterials to create previously unattainable levels of sound quality and speaker efficiency. Ora's patented material, GrapheneQ, has been specifically designed and optimized to address common pain-points associated with acoustic transducers. Benefits include:

New levels of fidelity: The high stiffness of GrapheneQ means that an acoustic membrane won’t distort as it is pushed back and forth, pushing ‘speaker breakup’ to supersonic frequencies

Reduction in power consumption: Less than 1% of the power from an amplifier is actually converted into sound, making loudspeakers one of the least efficient technology still in wide use today. The low density of GrapheneQ means that it takes less energy to move the membrane, allowing for significant improvements in the battery life of wireless audio devices.

More Volume/Smaller Devices: The low density of GrapheneQ also translates to higher sound pressure levels (SPL), enabling audio engineers to design smaller/louder speakers.

What is your solution (product, software, service) and what differentiates it from the competition?

Many of the recent advancements in loudspeakers have focused on the addition of digital processing (DSP). While DSP is a powerful tool, it can only act as a Band-Aid to mask the inherent performance issues of loudspeakers, a century-old technology. ORA, instead, applies its expertise in nanotechnology and materials science to fundamentally improve the core of the loudspeaker and provide a level of quality and efficiency not possible from other consumer technologies.

There are also esoteric materials, like Beryllium and CVD Diamond, that are great for loudspeakers. However, these materials are too expensive to be applied to mass produced products. Ora achieves better performance than these expensive materials at a fraction of the price, allowing it to be applied to mass audio applications.


Audio, loudspeakers, speakers, nanotechnology