In the fall of last year, Pioneer introduced the HVT (Horizontal-Vertical Transforming) technology [PDF, in English] during CEATEC 2010 in Tokyo. HVT makes it possible to “drastically reduce the thickness of speakers” and keep down unwanted vibrations – all without losing audio quality, according to Pioneer.
And today, the company announced [JP], the first HVT-based speaker for home use, the so-called Sound Wing.
The speaker weighs 430g and is sized at just 207×100×109mm. It offers 100W maximum output, 8Ω impedance, and 160Hz〜32kHz frequency response.
Pioneer plans to start offering the Sound Wing in Japan in June this year (price: $507). No word yet on international sales plans.