Sony SS-AR1
Flagship floorstanding speakers go on sale in the US this summer at $27,000 a pair

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. 

More after the break

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.

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