The CES Report - Mobile Electronics
Mobile electronics boasts more bass
By Brett Solomon
Advances in mobile electronics were all around the North Hall at this year's CES. In the case of amplifiers and woofers, 2003 can be described as the year of the boom. Woofers designed specifically with Sound Pressure Level (SPL) to withstand the rigors of mobile competition abounded. Manufacturers embracing the massive SPL woofer trend included: Audiobahn, with the AW00Q series; JBL, with the GTi series; JL Audio, with the W7 series; MTX and its Thunder 8000 and RFL series; and Orion with its H2 series. You can tell these woofers apart from mundane units because of their prominent motor structures (that integrate voice-coil cooling) and extreme linear excursion capabilities, which reproduce deafening bass.