Like you, the staff of Floating Systems are addicted to music
and high-fidelity. Music, loaded with emotions and sensible vibes. With your
eyes closed, you should be able to exactly locate every instrument and each musician in
space, as if they were 'life'. For more than two decades now, our quest for the
ultimate sound-reproduction has been the main-spring in the development and construction
of exclusive loudspeakers.
Based on a principle of acoustical disconnection, Ivan
Schellekens has designed two speakers: the Floating Cameleon and the Floating Synthese.
Thanks to the ingeniously suspended tweeter, all mechanical
contact between the textile dome tweeter and the cabinet is avoided. As a result
material deformation, caused by the heavily vibrating woofers, is inexistant.
Music becomes more vivid and dynamic. Voices stand free
The starchy and stable construction of the panels allows the
air-molecules at the outer side of the cabinet to remain immobile. This combination
of rigidity and stability results in a very precise and clearly defined low-frequency
response and a very extraordinary broad spatial image.
Click here to read more about the
Floating Synthese or here to read about the Floating Cameleon.
Ivan Schellekens is born in 1945 in a little village near to
Antwerp, in Belgium.
Since his childhood he was fascinated by electronics and hi-fidelity.
At the age of 13 he realised his first hifi-stereo-loudspeakers. This was the
start as a long career as a hifi-specialist.
After his studies as electronic engineer he first worked
as a consultant in room-acoustics.
In the 70's he wanted to develop home-speakers. The first models were rather
Having always felt a profound respect for a natural sound
reproduction, he could hardly resist to always strive for better quality.
His wish for a speaker-reproduction 'as natural as music itself' was born at an
organ-concert with soprano-accompaniment in a cathedral. Voices stand totally free
from the organ music!
The very high-quality "Synthese"-speaker
with a design look became reality in the 80's. "Synthese" got the most
praising comments in the hifi-magazines and general press in the surrounding countries:
France, Germany, Swiss, the Netherlands... and even Japan.
In the 90's Ivan Schellekens specialised in development and
construction of exclusive loudspeaker-systems, based on the same principles of acoustical
disconnection in a more accessible price-range and suitable -in sound and design- to most
living- and listening
room (click here to see for yourself).
His latest creations: the "Cameleon"-series:
Cameleon III, Cameleon Princess and Cameleon Queen, correspond totally to these features
With the 'Cameleon'-series Ivan Schellekens aimed to create a contemporary though
timeless high-quality design-speaker.