The Well-Tempered Computer, an introduction to computer audio

Friday, December 21, 2012


Active speakers dominate the studios.
At the home, they are rare.
However recently a couple of companies released active speakers targeted at the home or at least at the desktop.

Active 2way speaker with 24/96 asynchronous USB input.

Website KEF
Price: $799 (pair)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Monitor Audio WS100

Wireless active desktop speaker.

The wireless connection is done using SKAA, a proprietary protocol.
It can transmit audio lossless up to CD quality.
Range is about 10 m so pretty much like Bluetooth but lossless.

A review by Audiostream.

Frequency Response:80Hz - 25kHz
Maximum SPL (each @ 1M):99.5dBA
Power output (RMS):Bass 2 x 20 watts
Tweeter 2 x 10 watts
Drive unit complement:2 x 75mm (3") C-CAM Cone Bass Driver
2 x 19mm (3/4") C-CAM Gold Dome Tweeter
System configuration:Sealed box
Auxiliary input impedeance/sensitivity:10k ohms/300mV
Wireless system:SKAAtm 2.4GHz
Wireless range:Up to 10 metres
Signal to noise SNR:>95dB
A.C. input voltage:90-264V (auto range)
Amplifier category:Class D - high resolution amplifiers
Power consumption:<0 .5=".5" 14.5="14.5" ax="ax" standby="standby" td="td" watts="watts">
Electrical approvals:ErP, CE, CB, cTUVus, FCC, IC, GOST
Dimensions (each) (H x W x D):125 x 120 x 120mm (415/17 x 43/4 x 43/4")
Colour/Finish:Silver cabinet with black glass top and black grille
Weight (each)1.8kg (4lb)

Website: Monitor Audio
Price: $399.00