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.
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