New Audio from Acoustic Research and Jensen
By David Dritsas
New York—Recoton Audio Corporation brands Acoustic Research (AR) and Jensen held a joint press conference in New York on June 15 to announce new introductions in home entertainment and mobile audio, respectively. The company is moving ahead with mobile MP3 capabilities, 12V a/v receiver, as well as sub-$1,000 home speaker systems.
The conference started off with a blind taste test of KS series mobile speakers that the company has already been shipping, as well as of its new series of speakers, the XS series, which range in price from $32 to $69 a pair. The main point of Jensen's demonstration was to show the benefit of its speaker design which uses titanium laminated propylene cones, which Senior Product Manager Steve Waddell said helps provide rigidity to the cone without applying much weight. The result, he added, is improved bass response and smoother mid-range.