n.o.w. Tone Therapy System by Solu: Frequently Asked Questions
Why does the n.o.w. Tone Therapy System by solu play for only 3 minutes per session?
The Tones were designed to offer quick access to peace and calm, giving you the benefit of 30 minutes of meditation in just a few minutes. The greatest benefit also comes by using the Tones regularly, which is much easier with such a small time commitment. Three minutes is all you need, but if you want to play them again afterwards, just wait until the blue light turns off and then hit the power button again.
Tell me more about the tone sequences.
Each 3-minute sequence actually offers a beginning, middle, and end. The tones were created by the co-founder of Solu, Michael Joly, on analog instruments he designed, playing with a purposeful sense of openness and lack of intentionality to keep every sequence free from melody. Each speaker plays a different sequence each time, so the overall experience is always new, but familiar.
The speakers are designed to always be played together. this creates a unified sound-field, and a soothing sense of wholeness. You can never do it wrong; you can start one speaker first and then the other, or start them at the same time.
There is a natural interplay that occurs between the two speakers, which creates the full immersive experience and an unexpected variety of patterns. This is intentional, because it means that the mind cannot become trained to anticipate what's next; instead it is encouraged to be in the present moment, experiencing each session as a new and unique experience.
How do I use the n.o.w. Tone Therapy speakers?
The best way to experience the benefit is to use them twice a day, 3 minutes per cycle, for 2 weeks. Start with just 3 days in a row, to see how that feels.
You can use them as often as you want; there is no "too often."
The speakers each have a small ON button on the bottom. Press this button, and after a small delay, it will begin to play. You can start them both at the same time, or one after the other.
There are three volume settings. When you first turn them on, they automatically start at the lowest setting. Hit the "Vol+" button once or twice for a higher/highest volume setting. If you tap it again it will go back down to the lowest setting. If it's too loud at the lowest setting, you can wrap it in a piece of fabric, a towel, or put it under a blanket.
The Tones can be placed close together for a more unified experience (for more of a sense of "oneness") or farther apart for a more open experience. Just keep them close enough to you so that you can hear them both.
If you want to feel the vibrations physically, you can hold them in your hands, or place them on your chest or your third eye, or wherever feels right. We just recommend that they not be played right next to your ears.
The speakers will turn off automatically when the sequence is complete; there is no need to turn them off manually. If you wish to play them again, just wait until the blue light turns off before pressing the "on" button.
What does "n.o.w." stand for?
New Origin Wave Forms.
Do they connect to Bluetooth?
The speakers are designed to operate without any outside technology, meaning no other screens, wires, or devices are needed. They do not connect to Bluetooth and are intended purely as meditation speakers.
How often do they need to charged?
The speaker batteries hold a charge for at least 60 sessions. They charge using a standard USB cable. When they are done charging, the light will go off. You do not need to wait until the battery is fully gone before charging. Feel free to charge once a month or as needed.