had a few new speaker solutions on the show floor. First is their 251 Model
which is a low cost 5.1 solution that will run for an interesting 100$. Unfortunately
the picture of the 251 model didn't come out.
Their XA3051 model is their new 5.1 solution targeted towards the gamer. The
XA3051 spots an interesting design and will run for 200$
We visited NXT in their private suite at the Bellagio
hotel, NXT’s business is the invention, patenting,
licensing and marketing of enabling technologies in audio and speech. The
company is claiming to set a new world-standard in loudspeakers.
Can you believe that this is a speaker? NXT made this demo to demonstrate
how far they can go with their technology. The setup was running under a 5.1
environment and overall was offering an impressive sound quality.
SoundVu is a further development of NXT's SurfaceSound technology which
enables the design and construction of completely transparent, ultra-thin
loudspeakers that bring sound and vision together.
SoundVu technology can be applied to a wide range
of transparent materials, from polycarbonate plastics to laminated and tempered
glass, to create a wide range of display devices that can also function as
loudspeakers - computer screens, projection televisions, PDA's, cellular phone
displays and much more.
We personally heard speakers based on the NXT technology and must say that
we we’re quite impressed of the results, especially in laptops. Their technology
offers lower power consumption, take much less space and offers better sound
in today’s laptops.