July 13, 2009

Altec Lansing OMNI Speakers Other Worldly

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Nuno Teixeira has designed a pair of Altec Lansing speakers that will wow your friends and family. Each OMNI has a woofer, mid-range speaker and tweeter, and is protected by ceramic plates. That cone on the top means equal sound and a heavier construction means better quality with less vibration. But what we like best about them is that if you set up a couple of lamps just right, it will appear that an alien life force is hanging out at your house.

Via Yanko

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June 12, 2009

Freakin' Friday! It's Home Audio Month

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We didn't even know that the site had special months, but it might be a good idea to check out Amazon as it has declared June Home Audio Month. In addition to a deal of the week, such as this week's $350.00 off Denon's AVR-989 805-Watt 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver, there are substantial savings to be found like:

Via Amazon Hot Deals

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April 9, 2009

Infinity Classia C336 Tower Speakers

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Speakers don't get any classier than the C336 from Infinity. The Classia Tower Speaker has CMMD technology for reducing distortion and a recently improved tweeter that delivers frequencies up to 40kHz. There are three 6 1/2" woofers for better bass response and each speaker is available in
cherry
or a high gloss black finish.

Via Classia Tower Speakers

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March 10, 2009

ELPA Includes Speaker in Remote

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This is an odd concept. ELPA has a TV remote equipped with a 30mm diameter speaker with volume control and an output of 1.0W. The infrared wireless speaker comes with its own receiver and you can close it into a compact cube when not in use. The RC-25SP is compatible with both analog and digital TVs and comes at a price of ¥4,000 (~$41.00.)

Via ELPA

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February 19, 2009

Victor JVC Debuts New SX-L BK Series Speakers

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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

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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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July 31, 2008

Aperion Introduces Intimus 4T Tower Home Theater Speakers

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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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July 17, 2008

Digital Signature Launches the Mint 220 Digital Music Station

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Yesterday, Digital Signature announced a sleek new multimedia speaker system called the Mint 220. According to the press release:

"The Mint 220 doesn't just deliver higher quality sound for the iPod -- laptop users want premium sound without the hassle of plugging in cables, once you plug in the transmitter you are ready to listen, and that's where the Mint 220's wireless capabilities really shine," according to Joyce Ahn, VP of Product Marketing for Digital Signature. "Now everyone can have high fidelity audio not just for music, but for all of their digital entertainment -- the Mint 220 truly delivers the best all-around value in its class."

So what's under the hood?

The Mint 220 features Texas Instrument's PurePath Digital™ audio technology, with wireless transmission via Digital Signature's proprietary 2.4 GHz USB transmitter, which is completely lossless over ranges of up to 45'. A remote control offers the final component of complete wireless freedom. With the ability to control all of the user's music, the Mint 220 is as easy to use as it is to set up.

The Mint 220 Digital Music Station features an integrated amplifier, iPod dock/charger, and two 3.5-inch Peerless speakers in the sealed design preferred by many audiophiles for tight control of mid- and high-range sound fidelity in bookshelf systems.

We've got a unit on the way so we'll give you more details then it gets here.

Mint 220 Product Page

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July 2, 2008

SoundCast OutCast Wireless Speaker System - Rocking a Pool Near You!

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"Wow, those are some cool jams crankin' out of your Air Purifier". At least that we imagine what folks will say when they see the SoundCast OutCast Wireless Speaker System. The Outcast is a mobile speaker system that connects up with your iPod. I4U has a small review of the Outcast that starts:

The SoundCast OutCast speaker system includes two pieces, the OutCast speaker and the iCast transmitter. The iCast transmitter connects to your iPod and sends the music streaming wirelessly to the large outdoor speaker. The speaker is powered by an internal NiMH battery pack and the speaker has an AC port that can recharge the battery and run the speaker at the same time.

The speaker is large and has a downward firing 8-inch woofer and four 3-inch high frequency drivers in an omni-directional array that assures no matter what side of the SoundCast OutCast you are on you get good sound. The speaker is powered by a 100W digital amp and is built out of water resistant plastic. The battery life is good for a claimed 10 hours of playback. The transmitter and speaker communicate on a 2.4GHz frequency band and automatically jumps channels until a clear channel is found.

As far as quality, the review states:

The SoundCast OutCast is large and rather ugly. I have seen air purifiers that look better than it does, but it delivers the goods when it comes to sound quality. The large 8-inch sub makes for deep bass that sounds great with minimal distortion. The omni-directional array speakers make for great mid and high sounds at any position around the system. I found that it sounds best when not placed against a wall on one side or in a corner.

Besides the look, the biggest issue I4U had was the $699 price tag. We're working on getting a review unit so we'll let you know what we think about the look and the price point. So if you need a strong speaker system by the pool this summer, the Outcast may be the answer.

At I4U

SoundCast OutCast Wireless Speaker System at Amazon.com

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April 8, 2008

Orb Audio: Perfect Speakers for your Entertainment System


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We always have our eyes open for new audio gear for our home setup. We definitely don't have the most high tech audio system which makes us very jealous when we come across cool new gear that isn't ours yet. Well we just came across these amazing looking speakers from a company called Orb Audio. These are very small speakers, about the size of a baseball, that can fit in with any decor you may have. As we have learned, the size of the speaker no longer defines its quality. Sure you can go out and spend tens of thousands of dollars on crazy audiophile speakers, but for most of us that is total overkill. These little guys are well within the price range of anyone that is moderately into music. They have a bunch of different options available for pricing from $239 up to $1500. They are a small company that hand makes all their own speakers and you can tell the passion they have for them by glancing over their site. Here is a choice quote from their press release that you can read in full after the jump:
The heart of the Orb speaker system is the spherical Mod1 satellite speaker, which is a little bigger than a baseball and is made from high carbon steel. The Mod1 uses advanced technologies like rare earth magnets, Santoprene, Nomex and CCAD voice coils to produce big, full sound from the smallest possible package.


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