Designed for Big Sound
Sony’s newest multi-media speakers are about six inches tall and five inches deep. They are designed to make you feel and hear the music as it would have sounded in the recording studio or at a live concert. The unique mobius-band shape of the duct in these solid aluminum speakers reduces the wind noise to deliver deceptively large, crisp sound from speakers so small.
The unique duct design combines with a digital signal processor in these speakers to enable something Sony calls “turbo-shift” technology. This shifts bass sounds in the inaudible frequency range to the audible range, resulting in an enriched bass sound.
Andy Bubala, director for personal audio accessories at Sony Electronics, said the materials used in these speakers play a major role in the quality of sound they produce. The front baffle is designed from newly developed high-density polymer material to hold up to the powerful, driving force from the speaker unit and contribute to the reproduction of deep mid-range sounds. The speaker cone, made from a traditional Japanese mino washi paper, produces firm, delicate vocal sounds.
The SRS-ZX1 multi-media speakers will be available in April for about $400. Both of the new models can be purchased online at http://www.sonystyle.com.