AudioXperts, the new luxury US audio brand, has released the 4TV 2112 Virtual Surround Sound Console (RRP $1,999) that sits under your flat panel TV, but swivels to your liking - unlike a soundbar.
The high performance 2.1 channel music and surround sound system has a built-in subwoofer (with the equivalent bass output of a separate 8" powered subwoofer), a touch control panel, Dolby Digital and DTS decoding for excellent sound from the TV, cable box, gaming console.
4TV has powerful 350 W peak/200 W RMS system; dual 20mm dome tweeters; four 4.5" long throw woofers and built-in subwoofer for deep bass sound.
The home entertainment console provides "amazing component-level audio performance," say its makers, and is designed to fit directly under a flat panel TV, or on top of a furniture cabinet below a wall hung TV set.
Unlike conventional surround sound systems fixed into place, the 4TV console's built-in swivel base (64 x1022 x 438mm) lets users rotate the console and television to the preferred listening/viewing angle, handy if you have a big space.
The unit features backlit top-mounted, touch-sensitive controls and "learns" existing TV remotes, and a proximity sensor that auto detects when someone is near, instantly lighting up to show the system's status.
The home entertainment system features patent-pending H.A.R.T.(High Aspect Ratio Transducer) driver technology that allows the use of a large voice coil for high power handling in a high aspect ratio design - these new drivers mean the height of the 4TV consoles is just 51mm.
It also has wireless connectivity to all popular music sources, with Bluetooth with Apt-x, USB Audio, Apple Airport Express, and incorporates the CSR aptXcodec for full bandwidth performance. It also has 3.5mm Mini-Stereo jack and Mini-B USB.
4TV can easily switch between a number of listening modes for movies and music - in Movie mode, listeners can experience full and realistic surround sound.
For people who may experience sensor neural hearing loss, 4TV's Enhanced-Dialogue listening mode offers a separate equalisation setting that AudioXperts engineering team developed using data derived from the U.S. Hearing Journal Research.
"Because of its unique industrial design, 4TV will naturally catch the attention of anyone with a sense of style, however, what will really capture their attention is the amazing performance of this system." said Robert Costello, General Manager Marketing and Sales, for Canohm, who are distributing AudioXperts in Australia.
The 4TV 2112 Virtual Surround Sound Console Specs :
350 W peak/200 W RMS Total System Power
Dual 20mm dome tweeters
Four patent-pending H.A.R.T. drive units
Four 4.5" long throw woofers
Built-in subwoofer for deep powerful bass
Inputs: Digital:Optical (2), COAX (1), Analog: Stereo RCA (1), 3.5mmMini-Stereo (1), USB Audio (1)and Bluetoothwith Apt-x.
Main Unit Dimensions (H x W x D): 51x 1022x 438mm
Main Unit Dimensions with Swivel Base (H x W x D): 64x 1022x 438mm
RRP: $1,999.004TV by AudioXperts
4TV 2112 will be available through leading home theatre and home entertainment retailers and specialist dealers.