Infinity has released the Prelude Forty speakers – $6,000 each, natch – and a wireless subwoofer line that starts a $549. The PSW310W costs $1,199.
The subwoofers include a compact transmitter and can be placed anywhere in the room. The speakers, obviously, use ceramics, metals, and all kinds of audio mumbo-jumbo to make noises that are clearly worth $6,000 each.
All models are shipping, if you have the cash.
Infinity Systems Introduces Prelude® Forty Ultimate-Performance Loudspeaker at CEDIA Expo 2008
CEDIA EXPO 2008
WOODBURY, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At CEDIA Expo 2008, Infinity Systems announced the introduction of its Prelude® Forty, its new flagship loudspeaker that combines striking design with exceptional sound quality. Created to commemorate the company’s 40th anniversary, Prelude Forty features unique slim-profile styling, and incorporates the most advanced Infinity® engineering innovations available to achieve extraordinary musical realism.
The Prelude Forty has a sleek, elegantly proportioned tapered and curved design, and will be available in three attractive finishes: high-gloss black, real-wood cherry and rosewood.
To achieve its superior sonic accuracy and musicality, the Prelude Forty employs multiple, proprietary Maximum Radiating Surface™ (MRS™) flat-panel drivers utilizing exclusive Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragm (CMMD®) material; an improved CMMD tweeter with frequency response that extends beyond 40kHz; dual side-firing CMMD woofers; premium-grade internal components; and many additional enhancements.
In addition to numerous sonic benefits, the MRS driver’s tall, narrow shape allows the Prelude Forty to have a much narrower width and slimmer profile than do conventional loudspeakers.
The Prelude Forty offers an ideal combination of natural vocal and instrumental reproduction, a smooth, accurate tonal balance both on- and off-axis, precise imaging across a three-dimensional soundstage, and wide dynamic range. It is created to satisfy demanding audiophiles and design-conscious consumers alike.
The Infinity Prelude Forty loudspeaker will be available in September 2008 at a suggested retail price of $6,000 each.
Infinity Systems Showcases Its New Wireless Subwoofers at CEDIA Expo 2008
CEDIA EXPO 2008
WOODBURY, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Infinity Systems is featuring an expanded lineup of wireless subwoofers at CEDIA Expo 2008. The PSW310W, PS212W and PS210W subwoofers make it easy for consumers to integrate a subwoofer into their home theater or music systems, and provide greater placement options by eliminating the need to run any connecting wires from an audio/video receiver (or other audio source) to the subwoofer.
The PSW310W, PS212W and PS210W all include a compact transmitter unit, which utilizes the 2.4GHz frequency range to ensure clear, reliable transmission from the source to the wireless-transceiver unit that is built into the subwoofers.
The PSW310W incorporates a 400-watt amplifier, a 10-inch woofer featuring proprietary Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragm (CMMD®) driver material, dual 10-inch CMMD passive radiators, and Infinity®-exclusive Bass Optimization System™ technology, which corrects for low-frequency room resonances. The PS212W employs a built-in 400-watt amplifier and a 12-inch woofer featuring proprietary Metal Matrix Diaphragm™ (MMD®) driver material. The PS212W utilizes a 300-watt amplifier and 10-inch MMD woofer.
The PSW310W is available in a high-gloss-black or cherry-wood-veneer finish. The PS212W and PS210W have a black-ash finish. Suggested retail prices are as follows: PSW310W, $1,199; PS212W, $679; PS210W, $549. All models are currently shipping.