Speaker

Yamaha announced that they will release new slim TV surround sound system SRT-1000 in early September.

You use SRT-1000 by placing it directly under the TV (up to 55-inch 40kg model). With Yamaha's original Digital Sound Projector technology, the sound of the TV program turns into a beam that echoes off walls so that the TV sounds becomes more powerful and of better quality.  

Chinon, known as a camera manufacturer, is releasing a wooden horn-type passive speaker for iPhone (CH-PS840) on August 21.

The passive speaker amplifies sound by letting it pass through the wooden horn, not electronically. Therefore, it produces a soft sound to help people really enjoy the music.

It works without use of electricity. Simply place your iPhone next to the horn and it start playing music. You can use it as an iPhone charger and hands-free stand as well.
 

JVC Kenwood is going to release a wireless speaker - MimiRaku SP-A850 - in late August.

Animal Head Smartphone Speakers from Elecom

Would You Like to Listen to a Bear, Cat, or Rabbit?
Today Elecom released a new animal-themed plug-in smartphone speaker series.

Teragaki-Labo unveiled a speaker device that produces sound from a stylish, curved plate. The speaker is called Music Plate.

The price will be about ¥250,000. They will start accepting advanced orders on August 1 and delivering to buyers around early September.

Music Plate generates sound by vibrating a built-in voice coil located at the bottom of the device and transmitting the vibration to the front plate.

Yoriko Takahashi - July 01, 2014

Elecom introduced 2 new models of compact speakers for smartphones today: 

ASP-SMP120 (ball-shaped) and ASP-SMP220 (cube-shaped). Both will be released in early July.

Both of them plays music in your smartphone or iPhone (or any other device with a stereo mini jack) by paired up using a stereo mini plug.  They have 2 φ50mm drivers and each of the drivers outputs 300mW.

Toshiba is going to release new audio system REGZA Sound System RSS-AZ77 in late August.

REGZA Sound System RSS-AZ77 consists of 3 cylindrical parts: a dual drive woofer (maximum output 40W) and 2 satellite speakers (maximum output 20W+20W), and it produces a powerful and clear TV sound. It's used by placement behind a TV so that it doesn't interfere with your view while you watch TV.

Princeton is going to release the Christmas ornament-like portable mini speaker series Mini Buddy, manufactured by British audio accessory brand KitSound, on May 31.

On the surface of each globe-shaped speaker, A world map or the flag designs of 8 countries are painted. There are 9 different designs: World Map, Brazil, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Portugal, and England.

Sony is going to release compact high-powered Bluetooth speaker SRS-X3 for about 15,000 yen on June 21.

SRS-X3 has a maximum 20W output from its small body (W185xH67xL66mm) with 2 34mm speaker units and an opposed passive radiator.

The exterior is created with a design called "Definitive Outline" to make the beautiful frame lines. The rubber materials used also contribute to making the appearance modern and slick.

Yoriko Takahashi - May 19, 2014

Sharp is going to release the curvy 2.1ch Bluetooth speaker GX-BT7 on June 10. The estimated price is ¥20,000.

There are 2 50mm full-range speakers and 2 80mm subwoofers built-in. GX-BT7 supports Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, A2DP/AVRCP profiles, SBC codec, and SCMS-T to protect copyrights.

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