Sound Electric's Woodie
At CES 2006, Jon Iverson and I were impressed by Studio Electric's $8500 Type One modules, even though the mating $3500 XLR woofer modules weren't operating. This year Studio Electric was showing off a pair of the $15,500/pair Type Two towers, which were pure art deco chromed metal work.
Yes, but what Studio Electric was playing when we walked in was a different model employing the same drivers as the Type Two, but in a simpler enclosure—most noticeably incorporating a wood woofer enclosure;
The new model comes in at $6500. "The metalwork was what kills you in pricing," David MacPherson said. This configuration doesn't sacrifice performance to obtain value."
Apparently not. We were just as impressed this year—no, make that more impressed. The additional bass was a treat.
What's the new speaker called? Good question. We were so impressed, we forgot to ask.