Today we travelled to the Venetian hotel to check out the pro audio section at CES.
The gallery below contains photos from the following pro audio companies: pARTicular, Anthony Gallo Acoustics, PS Audio, Acoustic Technologies, LLC, Halcro Audio, AudioQuest, MBL of America, Scaena, and J-CORDER.
Out of all the speaker systems we saw, just a couple stood out from the pack. Though I do not consider myself an audiophile (videophile, yes!), I do have a keen eye for industrial design and an ear for “good sound.” What is considered “good sound”? You know when you hear it.
The first company that had us bobbing our heads to the insanely good sound of their equipment was Anthony Gallo Acoustics. Their funky looking carbon fiber speakers blasted Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” with heavy bass and a crisp sound.
PS Audio has created an advanced system that is controlled by touch screens and iPhones/iPod touches.
Acoustic Technologies, LCC speaker set is the first of its kind. It features a single 3” full range driver and it does not require a “sweet spot.” This means that no matter where you stand in the room you can hear the sound emitted from the speakers without distortion. For example, you can even stand behind the speakers in the corner of a room and the sound will sound the same as if you were sitting right in front of them. Very neat.
This is what $7,200 RCA cables look like:
The Scaena speakers feature “stackable subwoofers” and they each output the same frequency.
Our last stop was at J-CORDER and their pro audio equipment proved to be the best looking yet. Their booth featured custom analog Technics reels and McIntosh amplifiers. They claimed to be “true audiophiles” because they believe analog technology reproduces a higher quality sound than digital production.
All in all pro audio is continuing to advance in sound quality and design, as is most technology. Soak in the gallery the below and hit up the company’s links if you’re interested in their products.
Hope you’ve enjoyed the (not live) live blog of the Microsoft keynote and the pro audio coverage thus far. Today we are storming the convention show floor and will be reporting back here with the latest tech goodness in the days to come. Videos, pictures, and impressions straight from the CES show floor are coming soon. Stay tuned.