January 15, 2013 by Rachel Cericola
Speakers come in all sizes, but most are a bit on the boxy side. Status Acoustics is looking to set itself apart with the new 8T tower speaker, which has a slightly radical design.
The Utah-based manufacturer has created a standout with a two-piece design that sort of separates the midrange and treble cabinet from the bass. Of course, the two are in the same speaker, but one seems to be almost “floating” above the other. The company says that this sort of design almost completely eliminates any sort of cabinet resonance.
That upper cabinet is held firmly in place by a custom bracket, which conveniently holds all of the wiring that link the two sections together.
Other features include Status Acoustics’ proprietary 10-inch aluminum cone subwoofers, 6.5-inch Beryllium alloy cone mid-woofers and 1-inch Scan-Speak pure Beryllium dome tweeters.
Status Acoustics has already started taking orders for the 8T, with plans to ship the first production models this spring. Available in 30 different wood-grain veneers, the 8T has an MSRP of $50,000 per pair.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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