By Lisa Johnston
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Boston — Luxury-audio startup AudioXperts, founded last year by industry veteran Eli Harary, has rolled out its first products to a dozen specialty retailers in the U.S.
The products are the 4TV Audio Entertainment Consoles, which consist of two slim under-TV platforms that incorporate speakers and electronics and sit on top of a TV cabinet and under a flat-screen TV. They’re positioned as delivering component-audio quality for TV and music in a form designed to “eliminate confusion, chaos and clutter,” AudioXperts said.
The company’s EVA tabletop speakers and Korners series of “room/designer-friendly” high performance component speakers are in production and will ship later in the year, the company said.
AudioXperts also plans to sell direct to consumers in the future.
The retailers selling the two products include Crutchfield, Mission Audio Video, Listen Up, The Sound Room II, Talk of the Town and Bjorn’s Audio Design, among others.
The $1,999-suggested 4TV 2112 and $3,999 two-piece 4TV 5122 feature smoked-glass and aluminum enclosures and a variety of embedded technologies, including patent-pending High Aspect Ratio Transducer (HART) driver technology, Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, Apple audio USB input, connection for an optional Apple Airport Express, Bluetooth audio streaming with CSR’sAptX codec, and multiple surround modes and EQ settings, including a Voice Intelligibility Enhancement setting.
Both 4TV products use the TV to switch video sources. The height of each model is no more than 2.5 inches. The 800-watt-peak 5122 features 5.1-channel output with a wireless 12-inch subwoofer that can stand upright with included feet or lie flat, including directly underneath the 5122’s main console.
The 2.1-channel 350-watt-peak Model 2112 incorporates built-in subwoofer said to deliver the equivalent bass output of a separate 8-inch powered subwoofer.
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