Edifier Expands, Steps Up iPod Speaker Lineup



China-based audio supplier Edifier, which launched its first U.S. audio products early last year, is coming to International CES to expand its selection of iPod/iPhone-docking speakers and add more step-up price points.

Among the top-end products is the one-piece $399 Breathe, a three-way speaker system with coaxial tweeter/midrange drivers and a 5-inch subwoofer, all powered by a Class D amplifier. It features rigid aluminum chassis, aluminum grille, worldwide 90 – 240V power supply and aux input.

Another step-up model is the $299 Luna5 encore with FM tuner, also a three-way five-driver system. It packs 52 watts of amplification and a spherical speaker enclosure with elliptical profile.

Another home iPod/iPhone speaker system is the Esiena with FM RDS tuner, alarm clock functions, MP3/ WMA CD player, SD card reader, USB reader, touchsensitive controls, high-intensity dot-matrix VFD display, iPod/iPhone video output, and a remote that controls all iPod and iPhone functions. It’s priced at $499.

Two portable AC/DC units are the Bric and On The Go Encore.

The Bric features a retractable docking drawer and polished white cabinet at $99.99. The On The Go Encore at $179 has a foldaway dock, FM radio, aux input, two 3-inch speaker drivers rated at six watts each, remote, protective pouch, and built-in battery with 15 hours of battery life.


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