Let’s face it. More than a few high-end audio enthusiasts turn their noses up at MP3s, iPods, satellite radio, and the like. After all, if the equipment can be had for less than a grand, how good can it be, right?
Well take a look, high-enders. From the David Wiener Collection comes the Art.Suono, a wireless setup that comprises a hefty machined 5-pound transmitter that sits on the desktop near the user and a receiver you can place out in the open or hide, if you like. And the price, at around $1,500, should signal to those who are used to laying down bucks for their gear that this is no plastic plaything.
What the Art.Suono is designed to do is to take those iPod dittes (or MP3 jingles) and restore all of those vital harmonics that give high-end music its stamp of authenticity. The David Wierner Collection (DWC) Aphex circuitry increases listening volume of these transients and harmonics that normally get lost through compression, without the need to increase overall volume. And as an added bonus, you can dock your iPod and charge it up while you enjoy all of the sit-up-and-listen audio enhancements.
One transmitter will work with two receivers for multi-room audio.
For more information on the Art.Suono and other DWC products, point your browser to http://www.dwcollection.com/artsuono/.