If you're looking for something that no one else you know will have - this is it. Meridian's new speaker system is specially improved, uniquely finished and comes in a limited edition of 40. Not 40 thousand - just 40. The system consists of a 808 Signature Reference CD player that's been specially upgraded for the least amount of jitter on any Meridian CD player yet.
The Diamond 10 series has been a very good one for Wharfedale and the Jade series steps up the game. Yes, I know, diamonds are more valuable than jades, but shh. The Jade line consists of four stereo speakers - two floorstanding and two, well, not - two center channels, and a wall mountable speaker designed for use in surround channels.
There isn't always enough space in a room to place speakers and in-wall installation is overkill for a room that's your secondary or tertiary viewing option. That doesn't mean you have to suffer with less than optimal audio though - soundbars are constantly improving and shrinking to minimize the visual impact. The new Mythos sound bars from Definitive offer a slick look and features that should help get that audio as good as it can be. Both the XTR-SSA5 and the SSA3 use XTDD technology in their 3.5 inch drivers, which Definitive says give them the sort of punch that's normally missing in shallow drivers.
Five years ago, Genesis came on the market with their 7-series loudspeakers which impressed reviewers and customers alike. After that long on the market, CEO Gary Leonard Koh thought it was about time for an update. "Since we launched the 7-series in 2005, I thought that it was time to update it with new materials and incorporating what we've learned in the past 5 years," he says. The new 7.2 series offers the same ring-ribbon tweeter found in the company's flagship 1.2 loudspeaker.
When you're buying a car, sound may not be the first thing on your list, but if you're an audiophile then it should still be a concern. After all, why should your listening experience suffer just because you're driving? The BMW 6 coupe and convertible both come packed with a sound system created by Bang & Olufsen that utilizes 12 active loudspeakers and pumps out 1,000 watts of power. This includes five tweeters, five mid-range speakers and a pair of subwoofers mounted under the front seats.