Sony revealed its new SS-AR2 loudspeaker at the CES 2012 as the follow-up to the SS-AR1 launched last year. To create beautiful sound, the SS-AR2 features a final front cabinet baffle laminated to a thickness 40 mm from hand-selected maple cultivated from Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido.
The SS-AR2, a 4-unit, 3-way floor-standing vented box speaker system, sports a 25 mm (one inch) soft dome, a 130 mm (five inch) sliced-paper cone and a 165 mm (six and a half inches) aluminum cone (double-drive system), supporting a maximum input power of 100 watts with frequency response from 42 Hz to 60kHz. Its bass reflex port is optimally positioned to ensure the twin woofers drive accurately and with synchronous timing, controlling back radiation and to help eliminate sound distortion.
The Sony SS-AR2 comes with a piano finish and will be sold exclusively through a select group of dealers, including Krystal Clear Audio-Video (Dallas), David Lew Audio (Philadelphia), Definition Audio & Video (Santa Monica, Calif.), Music Lovers (Berkeley, Calif.), Goodwin’s High End (Waltham, Mass.) and AVWORX (Layton, Utah).