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Looks like a lamp, plays like a speaker – Sony’s latest LSPX-S1

By Marcus Wong - on 8 Oct 2018, 11:44am

Looks like a lamp, plays like a speaker – Sony’s latest LSPX-S1 speaker

According to Yasushi Matsumoto,( Senior Consumer Experience Producer, TS Business Division Sony) the LSPX-S1 Glass Sound Speaker was created as an extension of 2008’s Sountina NSA-PF1 – a speaker that retailed for over one million yen at the time.

Improvements in tech means the LSPX-S1 is much smaller and cheaper, but still has an impressive frequency range of 60Hz to 40kHz.It generates sound by using three actuators generating sound in a 360-degree span to hit the glass tube above them. This in turn causes the upper cylindrical surface to oscillate, bringing an acoustic image to the front of the glass tube, which then disperses in all directions across the room. A built-In 50mm woofer gives performance in the midrange, while a translucent passive radiator delivers the lower frequencies.

A filament-style LED lamp rests in the center of the speaker, inviting people gather around the speaker while casting a warm light around the room. It’s much like a lantern or a candle, only electric. The speaker has an internal battery that’s good for up to four hours of wireless listening, so you have more flexibility in choosing where to place it.

There’s a regular 3.5mm audio jack should you wish to plug in a source, but the speaker also offers Bluetooth v3.0 for wireless audio sources. Sony’s LDAC codec is of course present; and it supports AAC, aptX, and SBC codecs too.  Two units can be connected for stereo listening, and the LED filament’s intensity can be adjusted to your liking.

Available now exclusively at the Sony Store for S$1,199.00.