We’ve featured several horn speakers here at technabob, but I think none of them are as menacingly huge as Arcadian Audio’s 100-watt Pnoe Speakers. Each of these beasts measure approximately 87″ x 39″ x 35″ and weigh a hefty 114 lbs.
I have no problems with HDMI technology – it transfers uncompressed digital audio and video smoothly while using just one cable. Isn’t that great? But LG, Samsung and Sony think we could do better. The three companies and the rest of the founders of the HDBaseT Alliance will be pushing for HDBaseT technology, the specifications of which have already been finalized last June 29.
Polk Audio’s Atrium Garden Speakers are specially made for the outdoors, with “long throw” drivers that ensure that your music isn’t drowned or lost. The system is made of the Atrium Sat30 mid-range satellite speakers, and the big Atrium Sub10, a downward-firing subwoofer.
There are lots of things that I would squander $5,000 on and not think twice about. Most people would probably think these things were a waste of money. None of the ways to part $5K from my wallet has anything to do with music though.
Bose, makers of tiny speakers with big sounds and equally large price tags, recently introduced the SoundLink speaker system, which uses a USB device to wirelessly send music stored on your computer to a speaker. No Wi-Fi needed.
Salk Sound‘s latest speakers, unofficially called the HT 4 to indicate it’s supremacy over the current HT 3 line, weighs in at a whopping 155 lbs , stands about 42″ high and are said to be capable of delivering “a very accurate recreation of what you would hear in a concert hall or other live venue.”