Published On: January 10, 2024

CES 2024 Day 2 Takeaways: McIntosh, Sonus Faber, SVS, and More in Spotlight

Published On: January 10, 2024
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CES 2024 Day 2 Takeaways: McIntosh, Sonus Faber, SVS, and More in Spotlight

CES 2024 Day 2 brought forth a diverse array of tech wonders, including high-fidelity earbuds, a $750,000 speaker system, and a surprising revival of cassette players.

CES 2024 Day 2 Takeaways: McIntosh, Sonus Faber, SVS, and More in Spotlight

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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 in Las Vegas is in full swing, and the second day of this prestigious tech event has brought forth a plethora of intriguing innovations and exciting product launches. From cutting-edge audio technology to retro-inspired devices and smart home integrations, CES 2024 Day 2 showcased the diversity and creativity that continue to define the world of consumer electronics. Here are some key takeaways from the event's second day so far.

CES 2024 Day 2 - McIntosh MC2.1KW Monoblock Power Amplifier

McIntosh, celebrating its 75th anniversary, introduced the MC2.1KW Monoblock Power Amplifier, a powerful statement in audio amplification. With 2,000 Watts of power and a design paying tribute to McIntosh's legacy, this amplifier sets a new standard. Featuring advanced technologies, including McIntosh's Autoformer, it promises versatility and pristine sound quality. The limited edition 75th-anniversary badging adds an extra layer of exclusivity for fans of the brand.

Audio-Technica, known for its high-quality audio equipment, unveiled the ATH-TWX7 true wireless earbuds. These earbuds combine 5.8mm high-resolution drivers with advanced digital hybrid noise-canceling technology, ensuring a remarkable audio experience. Users can enjoy up to 6.5 hours of playback time and access a range of features through the Connect app. With sustainability in mind, the packaging is also eco-friendly.

CES 2024 Day 2 - Audio-Technica ATH-TWX7 true wireless earbuds.

Sonus Faber, the Italian luxury speaker manufacturer, made a grand entrance at CES 2024 Day 2 with its Suprema speaker system. Priced at a staggering $750,000, this speaker system signifies the brand's "commitment to excellence in audio and craftsmanship". The system comes in two variants, the Suprema 2.1 and the Suprema 2.2, each promising an immersive audio experience.

CES 2024 Day 2 - Sonus faber Suprema speaker system

The design of the Suprema speaker system pays homage to the brand's heritage, featuring a lute-shaped main speaker and elliptical subwoofers. Materials like carbon fiber, wood, and leather from luxury furniture brand Poltrona Frau adorn the speakers. With a complex driver system, a chamber lined with recycled cork, and precision in every aspect, the Suprema series exemplifies audio excellence.

Klipsch and Onkyo have joined forces to introduce the Flexus soundbar system, bringing a new level of versatility to home audio. While specific details are yet to be revealed, the Flexus system is expected to support casting from iPhone and Android devices to Echo Show and Fire TV Stick, promising a simplified audio experience. 

CES 2024 Day 2 - Flexus Core soundbar

Google's announcement about bringing Fast Pair to Chromecast with Google TV is a notable enhancement in the smart home segment. This upgrade simplifies the pairing process for headphones and earbuds, enhancing user convenience. Additionally, Google's commitment to expanding Chromecast capabilities and integrating Matter, the smart home ecosystem, into Google TV and Android TV devices, indicates a significant step forward in smart home technology.

Amazon, not to be outdone, announced the addition of Matter Casting to Echo Show devices and Fire TV Sticks. This move allows users to cast content from various streaming services directly to Amazon’s smart devices, a feature that is likely to enhance the functionality and appeal of Amazon's product ecosystem.

CES 2024 Day 2 - Shokz OpenSwim Pro

Shokz, renowned for its bone-conduction and running earbuds, introduced the OpenSwim Pro at CES 2024, catering primarily to swimmers and fitness enthusiasts. These Bluetooth 5.3-enabled headphones are not limited to swimming; they are suitable for various physical activities. With an IP68 waterproof rating, 32GB of onboard memory for storing up to 8000 MP3 files, and an impressive 15-hour battery life, the OpenSwim Pro aims to be the ultimate multisport headphones.

FiiO, typically associated with cutting-edge audio technology, surprised attendees at CES 2024 Day 2 by unveiling a cassette player reminiscent of the iconic Sony Walkman. The CP13 cassette player pays homage to the first Walkman player from 1979 while incorporating modern design elements. It includes large playback buttons, a volume dial, and a USB-C port for charging. With a 15-hour battery life, the CP13 is a nostalgic nod to the past.

CES 2024 Day 2 - FiiO CP13 cassette player

EarFun showcased its EarFun Wave Pro over-ear wireless headphones and UBoom X portable Bluetooth speaker. With features like hybrid ANC, support for high-resolution audio via LDAC, and impressive battery life, these products offer quality audio solutions at a more accessible price point.

SVS, renowned for high-performance audio products, unveiled the Ultra Evolution series, including tower models, bookshelf speakers, a center channel, and an elevation speaker.

CES 2024 Day 2 - SVS Ultra Evolution Pinnacle

The flagship SVS Ultra Evolution Pinnacle stands out with its impressive specs, featuring a centrally placed 1-inch Diamond Coated Tweeter and four 8-inch woofers. The series maintains SVS's commitment to acoustic excellence and offers a range of options for audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts.

CES 2024 Day 2 has proven once again that the world of consumer electronics is ever-evolving, with products ranging from nostalgic cassette players to high-end audio systems. 

As the event unfolds, it's evident that the world of consumer electronics is thriving with creativity and diversity, promising exciting times ahead for tech enthusiasts.

Stay tuned for more updates from CES 2024 as we bring you the latest developments and highlights from the world's largest tech showcase.

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