August 28, 2008 German speaker manufacturer ELAC was showing off what they dubbed ‘probably the world's smallest hi-fi subwoofer’ IFA 2008 this week. Their 2.1 desktop speaker system is made up of two satellite speakers and the 2010 BT MicroSUB, which contains four amplifiers, (two for the two bass drivers and two for the two connected satellites), in a unit that measures just 21.8 cm tall, 15.0 cm wide and 17.8 cm deep, and weighs just 4.8kg.
The 100W unit features phono connections for connecting laptops, streaming servers, MP3 players or mobile phones with integrated MP3 players (mini phone plug to cinch adapters included) and of course the classic CD or DVD players. If wires aren’t your thing the 2010 BT MicroSUB also has a Bluetooth interface (A2DP), for wireless connection to notebooks, MP3 players or “MP3 mobiles", that support the high-quality audio format (A2DP). The manufacturer also claims that the MicroSUB is entirely vibration-free thanks to the ‘push-push/pull-pull’ operation of the two bass drivers.
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The system offers a choice of satellite speakers, either the pint sized ELAC 301’s which pump out 50/70W, or even smaller Starlets, which provide 40/60W of power. Designed to take up the minimum amount of space on the desk, sideboard, windowsill or shelf in the office, study or bedroom the system is optimized for music reproduction even at very close range. When it hits store the system will be available in high-gloss black or white.
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