February 25, 2009

GenevaSound Comes Stateside


GenevaSound has finally become available in the U.S. This fine Swiss "furniture music" combines wood with all-in-one audio sounds. The system has a built-in slot-loading CD player, FM tuner and a line-in connection for all iPods and iPhones, as well as wireless systems, satellite radio, TVs and PCs. Inside the deluxe box are all-digital Class D amps with Geneva EmbracingSound signal processor that uses algorithms for excellent stereo sound. Not to mention it looks bitchin'. Their top of the line audio home theater will cost you $3,999.99, comes in black or white and will make the entire neighborhood green with media-envy.

Via Geneva Sound

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February 19, 2009

Victor JVC Debuts New SX-L BK Series Speakers


Victor JVC Japan has a new SX-L BK series for home theater or super sound enthusiasts. The SX-LT55BK features two 14.5cm cone woofers, a 14.5cm Bottom Woofer and a 1.9cm tweeter. With a frequency range of 32Hz-80kHz, its price is a deluxe ¥147,000 (~$1609.00.) The SX-LC33BK is a pair of 2-way speakers with two 14.5cm cone woofers, 1.9cm tweeter, a frequency range of 52Hz-80kHz and a price of ¥73,500 (~$805.00.) Finally, the SX-L33BK has a 14.5cm woofer and 1.9cm tweeter with a frequency range of 55Hz-80kHz and a price of ¥47,250 (~$517.00.) The entire series will be available in March.

Via Akihabara News

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September 3, 2008

TrekStor's Wireless SoundBox Unveiled


Wireless speakers that connect to your PC sure are becoming hot. While we're still hot on the Mint 220, we're pretty interested in the TrekStor's Wireless SoundBox. According to Engadget.com:

It all starts with a USB stick attached to the computer. From there, your music is streamed wirelessly at a distance up to 25-meters to up to 20 of the boxy, 2.4GHz speakers. The 4x battery (AA, presumably) speakers feature a nice to touch, "softtouch" coating, individual volume controls, and line-in for connecting audio sources directly. The sound quality was about on par with what we'd expect from such a tiny speaker but the range was quite good considing the level of public 2.4GHz noise on the IFA show floor.

There's also a short video taken at the IFA Trade show that gives you a little more detail. Be sure to take a peek.

At Engadget.com

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August 29, 2008

Review: Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 Speaker System


We've said it before but there's nothing sexier than a speaker bar for your flat screen speaker system. Given our love for that type of speaker setup, we're pretty interested in this review of the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 Speaker System from Home Theater Mag. The review is pretty positive and wraps up:

At first it might seem sacrilegious or, at the very least, silly to listen to two-channel music through a single-cabinet speaker system designed to trick you into believing there are speakers all over the room. But it turns out that the Mythos SSA-50 is exceptional at reproducing music as well as movie soundtracks. I listened to several cuts by Anonymous 4, a female a cappella group that performs primarily medieval music. The distinct placement and layering of voices was quite amazing for a set of speakers packed together in such a small cabinet. Another impressive trick is how well the Mythos SSA-50 created a soundstage that was wider than I expected, considering how relatively close the left- and right-channel drivers are to each other.

Is the Mythos SSA-50 (and its partner in crime, the ProSub 800) the death knell for high-performance multi-speaker discrete home theater systems? Hardly. The technology still hasn't been developed that can totally fool you into believing there are honest-to-goodness speakers producing sound behind you in your room. On the other hand, this is by far the best-sounding single-cabinet system I've heard to date, not only when it comes to watching action-packed Hollywood multichannel blockbusters, but also with more intimate two-channel music. If I can't have the real deal, I'll take this deal anytime.

The Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 Speaker System is a touch pricey at just under $1500 with the subwoofer but it sounds like might be worth it.

At HomeTheaterMag.com

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August 12, 2008

soundmatters Announces the SLIMstage40 Soundbar


We here at NAV just love sleek speaker systems that blend in with your home theater system. We're really impressed with the look of the SLIMstage40 Soundbar from soundmatters. According to the press release:

The industry's first high-performance, low-profile all-one-surround speaker/amplifier/processor console, SLIMstage40TM is now available to consumers who demand an engaging 5.1 surround experience without complicated a/v receivers and unsightly speakers.

SLIMstage40, by soundmatters, inc., features 170 Watts from eight internal amplifiers, yet it measures a scant 3.3" (H) x 3.4" (D) x 39" (W). SLIMstage is slimmer than most wall-mounted plasma and LCD TV's, and at only 3.5" tall - provides a less conspicuous surround sound alternative to traditional oversized surround bars. Demonstrable benefits over other single-box surround consoles, include convincing, detailed surround sound from both stereo and 5.1 signals without reflecting walls, and real, articulate bass - making an external subwoofer an option, not a requirement.

Here's a shot of the SLIMstage40 in action:


Starting at $899, the SLIMStage40 might be a good investment for really adding a touch of class to your home theater system.

Press Release at PRWire.com [via Engadget.com]

SLIMstage40 at Amazon

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July 31, 2008

Aperion Introduces Intimus 4T Tower Home Theater Speakers


There's just something sexy about high-end tower speakers! If you drool over tower speakers like us here at NAV, you might want to check out the Intimus 4T Tower Speakers from Aperion. According to SlipperyBrick:

The Aperion Intimus 4T tower speakers feature dual 4″ woven fiberglass composite mid-woofers and a reportedly audiophile grade 1″ silk dome tweeter. A pair of these speakers is designed to be used as either the main speakers in small to medium sized rooms, or they can be used as surrounds as part of a larger system. Body colors to choose from include gloss black or real cherry.

At $650 a pair, these speakers will definitely add some class to your home theater.

At SlipperyBrick.com

Aperion Intimus 4T Product Page

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