The US$2,900 NACSound Kayak Single Stereo Loudspeaker
By Mike Hanlon
August 25, 2008
August 25, 2008 Sonance will introduce a striking new loudspeaker at the 2008 CEDIA Expo in Denver, next month. The NACSound for Sonance Kayak is a single-source stereo speaker able to reproduce natural stereo sound from a single visually striking component. The Kayak can be suspended vertically or horizontally, and utilizes elements of both omnidirectional and multidimensional sound reproduction to produce an unprecedented stereo effect in either orientation. The unique design features dual coaxial driver arrays housed in opposed cone enclosures that fire into a central computer-derived acoustic reflector meticulously formed to deliver stereo imaging from a single unit.
The Kayak accepts audio amplification of 60+60 watts (RMS) and is capable of delivering rich, convincing musical reproduction with ample dynamic impact.
All materials used to create the Kayak are handcrafted to fine-art standards, including precision-machined aluminum housings available in 14 different finishes using a specially developed ceramic-coating process (special-order options cover any remaining spectrum). Finishes include both solid gloss and matte offerings as well as more complex, fine-art effects individually created for each speaker.
NACSound for Sonance models are available in 14 different finishes. Because each speaker is handcrafted, delivery will take 60-90 days from date of order. Available on a special-order basis at prices beginning at the manufacturer's suggested US$2,900.