Incredibly Slim, Versatile Loudspeakers Could Change The Face of Audio

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Audiophiles have long been presented with an unending dilemma, pitting the need for sonic perfection against the desire to maintain a comfortable, aesthetic living environment (and happy spouse). This is usually a precarious balance, since the best-sounding speakers are often the largest and, dare we say, ugliest. While many technologies have addressed this dilemma in […]

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Best Portable iPod & MP3 Speakers

Best Portable iPod & MP3 Speakers

A few months ago, MetaEfficient profiled an energy efficient home speaker system for the iPod. But what if you want to bring your music with you on the go – and share it outside your headphones? You’ll need a set of portable speakers that are just as mobile as your MP3 player. Following are six […]

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MetaOptimal Bass: Tactile Transducers

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You may have heard of subwoofers, which provide very low-level bass frequencies. Tactile transducer go beyond that range because they vibrate solid objects rather than air. The Buttkicker uses a “suspended magnetic system” to reproduce soundwaves that are not air dependent, and can reproduce frequencies down to 5HZ (below human hearing). Variations of the Buttkicker […]

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Weatherproof Outdoor Speakers: Polk Audio Atrium Self-Powered Loudspeakers

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The Polk Atrium loudspeakers are rugged, weather-resistant, self-powered and portable. Many outdoor speakers are suitable only for sheltered locations. The Atrium speakers meet industry & military specs for full exposure to the elements. The speakers are constructed of stainless steel and brass components to resist rust and corrosion. The cabinets are completely sealed to enhance […]

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