February 26, 2008 by Arlen Schweiger
Let’s preface this by saying that Goldmund‘s products are not for everyone. The high-end Swiss manufacturer is on the Ferrari and Lamborghini end of things in terms of luxury, and its new Blu-ray player falls right into line.
The price tag? A cool $16,900 for the new Eidos 20 BD, which the company says is the first from a “high-end A/V manufacturer.”
Remember, this is from the company that last year re-introduced its $300,000 reference turntable for its 25th anniversary—and sold all 25 they put into limited production (according to the employee I spoke with last fall).
Goldmund is touting technology in the Eidos 20 BD such as the AC-Curator power supply circuit to enhance video and audio stability and dynamics; mechanical grounding construction that gets rid of unwanted vibrations that can blur the video and cause jutter; and the company’s magnetic damper to further reduce reading errors.
Add it all up, slap an industrial-designed chassis over it, and the Eidos 20 BD will fit right in with your amazing Goldmund media room, making the high-def image immaculate to go with the 128 channels of audio.
Goldmund is now taking orders for the Eidos 20 BD player. Now that Blu-ray has won the format war, it will be interesting to see what other higher-end (OK, maybe not for $17K) manufacturers roll out Blu-ray players. Rock on!
Read the entire press release here.
Follow Electronic House
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.
Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.