The Jamo open-backed R 909 loudspeaker has been named European High-End Loudspeaker Of The Year 2006-2007 by EISA. Says the company:
“With the R 909, Jamo’s development engineers have demonstrated what they are capable of delivering, when cost is no object, and only the best components and materials are good enough. The R 909 is among very few speakers that work without a box enclosure, which normally makes it difficult to reproduce low frequencies. So, a pair of high-efficiency 15-inch bass drivers and an ingenious crossover is Jamo’s response to this challenge (…)”
The Jamo R 909 is to be launched in Q4 2005, and would sell for a whopping 11.100 euro. More info to be found on the R909 productpage.
(source: AV Zombie)
“More than just a pretty design with 15 watts per channel emanating from its built-in digital amplifier and auto-on when it detects input from an audio source. It’s built like a truck, too, weighing in at a hefty 12.5 pounds. (…) Don’t worry about it getting too scuffed up either, because it has a special wax coating to keep it scratch-free. The only bad news is its price: $1300″ (€ 1020)
Magnificent devices often come with an impressive price tag. We’d all like a home cinema system – but giving up this year’s holiday to our favourite Costa? No way.
So we took 200 euro out of our wallet and happily strolled down the internet, doing it the old-fashioned way. By screening retailers only and ignoring online shops.
We’ve already got a TV set, so our goal was simple: a set of speakers and a DVD player. Nothing fancy, as long as it was produced by a leading brand. Our road led to Belgium, since in July it’s end-of-season sales. And did we find anything? We sure did.
Presenting: the Philips HTS3100 for 179,99 euro at Eldi.
Finding a bargain, is good. Finding out it’s a good buy, is even better. But so far we have found very few reviews available. Bummer. Philips home cinema kits however get good reviews in general.
If by any chance you find a cheaper solution (at a retailer in Belgium, that is –we must play it fair) please let us know. For our readers in Belgium, it would mean some extra margheritas at the beach pool.
LG Electronics proudly announces that it has won the prestigious Reddot Design Award for ‘Design Team of the Year 2006′.
As Jae Jin Shim, President of the LG Corporate Design Center put it: “(…) we have to set a good example for the development and availability of innovative, distinctive design – creative design, numbering among the best throughout the world consumers can find.”
On the same night, prizes were handed out in different categories. A small selection from the category Media and Home Electronics:
• The Nokia 8800 mobile phone by Nokia
• The SA-FT7ED speaker system by Sony
• The Spheros R 37 LCD TV by Loewe
More eye candy to be found at Reddot.
And now that we are getting the hang of it, just one more: Samsung’s Braille Mobile Phone has won at the IDEA 2006 Awards.
(source: LG Electronics newsletter)
Engadget: See the latest “PureMalt” speaker line-up from Pioneer made from the 100 year old oak used to barrel-age whiskey (or is that whisky?) before retiring in your bookshelf HiFi.
As to the specs, they include Pioneer’s Technical Audio Devices (TAD) technology usually found in their professional speakers.
The S-A4SPT-VP goes on sale in August for ¥48,000 or about a $421 equiv for the pair.