Sunday, 01 October 2006
days of floor-standing speakers are numbered. I’m sure this statement
is going to be met with a barrage of e-mails to the contrary, but alas,
it’s true. The end may not be tomorrow or the next day, but it is
coming. When that day comes, there will be two schools of thought:
embracing the growing trend of satellite/subwoofer or on-wall/in-wall
speaker systems and not embracing it. To all those who haven’t gotten
with the program: you’ll only have yourself to blame. And here’s why.
While home theater is a booming business with seemingly everyone
wanting and/or having some form of AV system in their homes, whether
it’s a dedicated room or a living room system, one thing remains
constant: it’s the more lifestyle-oriented products, specifically flat
panel displays and pint-sized speakers, that are truly driving the
marketplace. And why shouldn’t they? More often than not, satellite
speakers are better-looking, more budget-friendly and fit ...