CES 2011: Sony showcases flagship SS-AR1 speakers, on sale this summer
Some of you had the chance to chat online yesterday with Sony's top tech guru Eric Kingdon during our Live CES Forum, and today we've had a sneak preview of another project close to Eric's heart.
He's been working with Sony's top engineers in Japan on a new pair of flagship speakers, the SS-AR1.
They use Haikodo maple wood for the baffle plate of the speaker enclosure, and have a piano gloss finish applied by Japanese craftsmen.
Maximum power handling is 200W, nominal impedance is 4 ohms, sensitivity 88dB/w/m and frequency response 28Hz to 60kHz.
The three-way floorstanders have four drive units: a 25mm soft-dome tweeter, 13cm sliced-paper cone mid/bass unit and twin 20cm aluminium woofers.
Weighing in at 57Kg, the SS-AR1 will be available in the US this summer for around $27,000 a pair. No confirmation yet on UK pricing or availability.