Press Kit

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A Brief Introduction

"The roots of Riverwood Acoustics are deeply embedded in Ottawa. Logs have been washing ashore near my home for as long as I can remember, and it wasn’t until a year ago that I thought of something great: building a beautiful, quality speaker sustainably. These logs, remnants of the old timber-trading days, have been resting at the bottom of the Ottawa river in near total darkness and frigid conditions–perfectly preserved for over 100 years. Harvested in a pristine environment, the quality of this riverwood is unmatched–with a tighter grain than most people have ever seen and a density that creates a richness of sound heard nowhere else. We couldn’t be more proud of our product and our ability to keep all production and sourcing local. By blending form, function, beauty and history, we’re confident that our wireless home speaker will be perfect complement to your environment–whether you’re enjoying a relaxing evening at home or entertaining a roomful of guests."

 – Ben Seaman, FOUNDER, CEO

Our First Product

The "Hudson" model Bluetooth speaker is the first product we have developed. 


  • Grade A Solid ¾” Birch Historic Riverwood Non-Toxic Stain and Lacquer Protector
  • Dual High-Fidelity 3” Full-Range Drivers
  • 3.5” Bottom-Fired Passive Radiators
  • 50W Amp (under-driven to 30W to improve frequency response and minimize distortion)
  • Bluetooth 4.2 with aptX™ Technology for High-Definition Sound.
  • Ultra-Efficient, Low Distortion 50W Amplifier Left/Right RCA Input


  • RCA Stereo (Left/Right)
  • Bluetooth 4.2 with aptX™ Technology


  • Weight: 11 lbs
  • Dimensions: 12" x 6" x 6"

Wood Sourcing:

Our sourcing methods are firmly connected to the history and culture of Ottawa. Our unique speaker enclosures are manufactured from old-growth timber harvested during early- to mid-19th century when the Ottawa River was the sole means of transporting logs to mills. Many of those logs were so dense that they sank to the bottom of the river where they have remained perfectly preserved to this day. This precious wood is recovered by experienced divers and slowly kiln-dried until it is ready to be used in the manufacture of our speakers. The tonal quality and beauty of this ultra-dense wood is unmatched and remind us of our connection to history and responsibility to the future.

Our Team:

  • Ben Seaman - FOUNDER, CEO
  • Scott Rathwell - FOUNDER
  • Christa Lentz - VP of Sales

For more information about our team, visit this page.


Renfrew County 100K Startup : Riverwood Acoustics wins RC100

The Ottawa Network: 2018 Ottawa Bootstrap Awards - Green Award

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