David Wiener Ventures (DWV), an international design house developing exclusive products under the DWV and Ferrari brands, introduces the Art.Suono Wireless iPod Dock and Music Transmission System. The second offering of the David Wiener Collection (DWC), Art.Suono is a limited edition, wireless, music enhancing iPod dock. Like the DWC flagship Ferrari Art.Engine home audio system, the Art.Suono is both an audio instrument and a sculpture of machined aluminum and carbon fiber.
Art.Suono's proprietary wireless transmission technology allows users to transmit any audio source to any audio system (including the DWC Ferrari Art.Engine and future systems from DWC). The audio source can be an iPod, computer, CD player, MP3 player or satellite radio.
"The Art.Suono is designed for individuals looking for beauty, performance and exclusivity," said DWV founder David Wiener. "It embodies our passion for extraordinary design, our obsession with technological excellence, and our belief that these qualities can be combined to create audio instruments that deliver a new experience in music listening."
Art.Suono's volume control is a half-pound of aluminum nearly three inches in diameter, and incorporates a two-inch, Formula One-style roller bearing.
The Art.Suono also incorporates an acoustic technology brought to the consumer electronics world for the first time by the David Wiener Collection. First developed for the recording industry, and used by top recording artists and engineers like Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor and Paul McCartney in mastering their albums, the DWC-APHEX circuitry restores the harmonics lost in compressed music files, optimizing bass frequency response, and restores music's natural brightness and range, according to the company.
"We're very pleased to have APHEX technology at work in DWV's high-performance Art.Suono," said Marvin Caesar, President and founder of APHEX Systems, Ltd. "The enormous demand for portable and convenient audio often comes at the expense of audio quality. The DWV-APHEX Aural Exciter and Big Bottom circuits are designed to enhance audio quality and make the listening experience more pleasurable."
The Art.Suono is also the second offering in DWV's David Wiener Collection, a luxury line of audio, entertainment, furnishings and fashion offerings. Designed to be placed on a table or desk next to the user, the Art.Suono celebrates the design and detailing of the original Art.Engine tower system. The included Art.Suono receiver is also executed in machined aluminum, and styled to allow it to be displayed or hidden – as users desire. Each Art.Suono can power up to two receivers so that multiple music systems may be used in a home or office.
In addition to its wireless transmission and DWC-Aphex sonic technology, Art.Suono features universal iPod-docking and charging for any iPod, an "Engine Start" power button, a "Shift" input signal switch, a concealed input signal jack, LED indicators, and a volume control designed to allow quick volume changes and muting for those times it's necessary to talk on the phone.
Installation is simple and quick, without the need for any tools or computer skills. All accessories and wiring are included with each Art.Suono system.
The Art.Suono will be available October 2008 exclusively from David Wiener Collection authorized Resellers worldwide at a suggested price of $1,499.
DWV's Park City, Utah, design facility and Salt Lake City-based Technology Center exhibit DWV's culture with Ferrari and other F1 cars on display. For further technical information and availability, visit www.dwvArtEngine.com.