Our sources tell us that today the Apple store will be offering the Harman Kardon GLA-55 speaker system in the UK. These clear glass speakers are uniquely designed and according to the manufacturer they sound as stunning as the appearance.
The hardware inside is impressive and the specifications we received is as follows:
- Slipstream Port Design – The GLA-55 port minimises boundary layer separation, providing high-output bass with low distortion.
- Atlas AL and CMMD Transducers – The CMMD drivers provide accurate high frequencies, but are capable of low-frequency extension to four octaves; the Atlas AL drivers are capable of nearly 2,5 cm peak-to-peak travel for tight, accurate bass reproduction. Their pairing provides a full, rich frequency response, from the lowest bass to highest highs.
- COE (Computer-Optimised Equalisation) – The system equalisation is computer-optimised to provide a rich, complete soundstage over a wide range of listening positions.
- The Harman Kardon GLA-55 system is compatible with desktop computers (all platforms), laptops and MP3 and portable media players. In clear with chrome accents.
- OCT (Optimised Compression Topology) – The GLA-55 system utilises a proprietary compression technology to ensure clean, accurate sound at high output levels.
Be prepared to dig deep into your wallets however as the retail price will be around the £750 mark. Ouch.