Great Days for Audio
• SVS, says company principal Gary Yacoubian, is “re-messaging its brand vision to bring world-class audio experiences to a broader audience.” At CES, it demo’ed its Prime series ($1,000/pair) and the $499/pair Prime bookshelf speakers and $270/pair satellites. It is making a 5.1-channel bundle available for $999. Also on display was the PC-2000 Pillar of Bass cylinder subwoofer.
• GoldenEar Technology held demos of its new Triton Five passive tower speaker ($999 each; March availability)—a larger version of the Triton Seven—in one Venetian Tower room—and in the other room, showed off the “inertially balanced” SuperSub XXL ($1,999; summer availability), by running the subwoofer-challenging “The Art of Flight” snowboarding video while balancing a nickel on its edge atop the XXL.
• Totem’s Vince Bruzzese exhibited and demonstrated the Tribe V on-wall, full-range speaker and Element series Metal speakers. The Metal features the company’s Torrent driver, which offers a panoramic non-directional distribution of sound.