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Sony reveals full details on it's upcoming 360 Reality Audio Speakers

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Reid Smith, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. Reid Smith

    Reid Smith Forum Resident Thread Starter

    N Ky/Cincinnati
  2. jeffmackwood

    jeffmackwood Forum Resident

    Kinda Bose-like. First thing that came to mind was the "vintage" Bose 601.

    Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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  3. Wayne Nielson

    Wayne Nielson Forum Resident

    I thought that there was just a recent thread that said Sony was getting out of audio altogether????
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  4. Uglyversal

    Uglyversal Forum Resident

    What have we done to deserve this?
    Curiosity, jusbe, LA2019 and 5 others like this.
  5. vinylkid58

    vinylkid58 Forum Resident

    Victoria, B.C.
    A bit late to the party aren't they?

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  6. hesson11

    hesson11 Forum Resident

    Somehow, I get the feeling that "ambient, room-filling sound" is something I would be much happier without.
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  7. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    I like ambient room filling sound.
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  8. bhazen

    bhazen Beatles Forever!

    Newcastle, WA
    So has this got blueteeth? ... :)

    I'd love a more accurate version of what Bose did back when, with the _01-series of speakers.

    I've always fancied omnidirectional speakers, as I'm not a "sweet spot" guy. In fact, I don't give a monkey's about "soundstage". I'd love to be able to hear the same sound everywhere in the room; but sadly the good omnidirectional speakers all seem to be more $ than what I can afford. Omni is a tough engineering challenge, for rather obvious reasons.

    This Sony speaker looks like a rather expensive option for the crowd it's aiming for, perhaps. Based on the promo, it seems someone at the company is being influenced by Bose, and Bang & Olufsen in particular; kind of lifestyle product, but leaning towards the audiophile market.

    I wonder if there'll be a dealer network ...
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2021
  9. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    I'm on your team! But there doesn't have to be a "but sadly" part to the story.

    I have multiple systems in my former listening room for just this specific purpose.

    I don't care about "imaging" favoring instead a big full sound that you can listen to anywhere in the room.

    If you look under my equipment listing, I have put together a tour of my former audio room, it illustrates the point nicely.

    I can walk almost anywhere in the room, turn in any direction and the sound will be anywhere, all around me.

    You can achieve this with multiple speakers, perhaps even better than with omni-direstional speakers.
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  10. bhazen

    bhazen Beatles Forever!

    Newcastle, WA
    You have an awesome collection of audio gear!
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  11. RhodesSupremacy

    RhodesSupremacy yeah man

    Northern Europe
    Looks hideous!
  12. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    Thank you!

    The beauty is the versatility of the system. You can listen to a single system, two systems or three systems all using the same analog or digital source.

    Solid state and tube at the same time. Being able to adjust the volume of each situation independently to achieve the optimum balance for what you are trying to achieve.

    There is home audio and pro-audio, new and vintage gear, many combinations are possible, for all types of music and venues.
  13. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

    Chicago metro, USA
  14. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    Not meant for looks, meant for sound...
  15. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    Sony IER-Z1R
    Signature Series in-ear monitor headphones

    Sony IER-Z1R - Sony's flagship in-ear headphones tuned for wide-open sound with precise stereo imaging

    Sony IER-Z1R - Hear incredibly detailed and spacious sound, on the go.

    Sony IER-Z1R - A top-notch portable pair-up with the Sony NW-WM1Z premium Walkman high-res music player (sold separately)

    Sony IER-Z1R - Includes two detachable cables

    Sony IER-Z1R - Wraparound cords help secure earbuds

    Sony IER-Z1R - Connects to the balanced output of Sony's top-of-the-line DMP-Z1 player

    Sony IER-Z1R - Hybrid driver design deliver rich, detailed sound across a wide frequency range

    Sony IER-Z1R - Expertly crafted in Sony's Japanese headquarters

    Sony IER-Z1R - Detachable 47" cable with 4.4mm balanced plug

    Sony IER-Z1R - Cable holder included

    Sony IER-Z1R - An advanced crossover system in each earpiece helps deliver cohesive sound with low distortion

    Sony IER-Z1R - "Super-tweeter" armature driver dedicated to reproducing the ultra-high frequencies

    Sony IER-Z1R - Six sizes of "triple comfort" soft ear tips

    These might be the most spacious sounding in-ear headphones I've ever heard. The soundstage extended far from my head..


    Ships free today

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  16. rockin_since_58

    rockin_since_58 Forum Resident

    Simi Valley, CA
    I would consider if it was Roon ready but unfortunately not at least based on the details page.
  17. soundboy

    soundboy Senior Member

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  18. Stone Turntable

    Stone Turntable Dedicated Listener

    New Mexico USA
    If rooms and their ambience had ears, ambient room-filling sound would be awesome.
  19. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

    Chicago metro, USA
    Sony SA-Z1 Hi-Res Near Field Powered Speaker System Signature Series
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  20. classicrocker

    classicrocker Life is good!

    Worcester, MA, USA
    Love em or hate em, Bose offers 360 sound portable Bluetooth speakers with the Revolve, Revolve+, and Bose Portable Smart Speaker. These can also be linked together in Stereo pairs as well.
  21. bajaed

    bajaed Forum Resident

    $8,000? Wow!
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  22. RhodesSupremacy

    RhodesSupremacy yeah man

    Northern Europe
    To be clear, I mean the Sony. Your setup is fantastic.
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  23. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

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  24. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

    Chicago metro, USA
    they look so radical. industrial, trying to think what they remind me of.
    oh yeah, a large format film camera !
    i am curious enough just to hear them.
    for desktop speakers i was happy with bose companions at 2.75 % of the price of these !
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  25. Agitater

    Agitater Forum Resident

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