CES 2012, which continues to dish out one wonder after another, especially with audio systems, has managed to catch the eye with two special introductions from different companies: The HiVi 2.3BHT floor standing home theater speakers and the Dream 360 Reference speaker set. Both striking and reeking of high-end audio engineering, these acoustic devices have managed to garner attention for their inherent qualities and for the discerning modern audiophile, it would be the sort of equipment they generally would seek out from the crowd.
· HiVi 2.3BHT floor standing speakers
With 470cm of height, and 846cm of width, these HiVi 2.3BHT floor standers are
In a time when futuristic designs seem to be making the mark even in the high-end audio devices segment, the Dream 360 leaves a prominent mark. The name of the particular self-standing cylindrical speaker incorporates mystery, as it stands for Dynamic Realistically Enhanced Audio Module (DREAM), which is deciphered into a patented technology for 360 degree sound dispersion. Along with a different design, certain technological high points have been included such as Wi-fi connectivity to a fixed range of audio storage devices, an uncompressed 96KHz wireless audio transfer as well as Analog RCA optical and coaxial interfaces. Looking at the picture, if one wonders about the sound, be prepared for an 500W power output which is pretty much on the higher side considering its physical limitations. From the physical dynamics and technical prowess point of view, these would be ideal for live karaoke sessions or rather small crowd gatherings. It might suit a mini-theater on private yachts or AV rooms as well, with the different color options.