Space tulip, Minority Report prop or achingly expensive home audio equipment: all suitable descriptions for Bang & Olufsen's latest attempt to squeeze the very last drops from our wallets. The $2,000 BeoLab 11 subwoofer pairs two 6.5-inch drivers with a 200W Class D ICEpower amp and covers a user-adjusable 33 to 300 Hz range.
Aperion Audio have rolled out their latest soundbar, the Signature SLIMstage30, and if you've been looking for a way to discretely add pseudo 5.1 surround sound to your HDTV then it should probably be on your shortlist. Unlike many of the soundbars we see, Aperion don't expect you to live with one of a handful of factory presets; instead, you can tinker contentedly with the audio profiles until your stubborn, picky ears are happy.
The not-so-great thing about Macs is that third-party accessory manufacturers tend to view Apple owners as an ideal market to be milked, at least financially-speaking. Twelve South's BassJump addresses a commonly-voiced problem among MacBook and MacBook Pro owners - that while the mids and trebles are reasonable, the notebooks' bass is somewhat lacking - by offering a standalone subwoofer. Unfortunately the compact sub' also costs $79.99
Premium audio kit manufacturer Paradigm have obviously had enough of subwoofers being the breezeblock-shaped lump unloved in the corner, and have whipped out their SUB 1 and SUB 2 models. Each high-end hexagon slots neatly into the company's Reference Signature line, and pack six high-excursion drivers - 8-inch in the SUB 1, 10-inch in the SUB 2 - together with more amplification than most people could realistically need.
MSI have pushed out another mainstream notebook, the Bravo EX628, complete with a 16-inch 1,366 x 768 display, Intel Core 2 Duo processor and discrete ATI Mobility Radeon HD4670 graphics. The company are billing the EX628 as a multimedia maven, with its integrated subwoofer and 16:9 aspect display certainly making for a reasonable performer, plus there's a 1080p-capable HDMI port and Blu ray drive.
Altec Lansing have announced new speakers in its Value Series, promising that low price doesn't have to equal low quality sound. The VS2620, shown here, and the BXR1220, after the cut, both come in at under $30 each, but still offer such niceties as secondary inputs, USB connectivity and optional subwoofers.
The Cerwin Vega CV-P Passive speakers and TS-42 subwoofer are not your Guitar Hero or Rock Band companion sound products, it’s professionally designed loudspeakers for the real musicians on tour, concert or theatrical performance biz, the real deal with dynamic sonic, accurate tone reproduction and earthshaking rumbling bass professional audio gears.
Capable of soaking up 4000 watts of peak power and deliver deep bass frequency down to 27hz, the custom and cast-frame Cerwin-Vega TS-42 houses a staggeringly large 21-inch bass drive with an in-house Stroker technology, reinforced carbon fiber cone and folded horn design to extend sound travels and prolong speaker durability.
This set of high tech speakers could be easily mistaken as oversize salt shaker and sugar dispenser, but the Altec Lansing FX3022 Expressionist Bass is no kitchenware; it’s a full range desktop speakers with powerful long-throw subwoofers, designed to complement contemporary computer and monitor styles.
You can always count on JBL to create top-quality and interesting looking speakers. But in case you didn't have enough speaker options already, they've just updated the EON speakers line and let me tell you something: they look awesome!
Meet Fathom F212, a more affordable version of $12,000 Githom G213 with newest design and heart-stopping bass. The new F212 packs dual massive 12-inch drivers – a newer generation 12W7 subwoofer with more powerful and refined moto systems said to deliver performance better than a pair of JL Audio F112.