Focal Bird Speaker System Looks Nothing Like A Bird
Audio Plus Services announced their Focal Bird 2.1 speaker system, combining a unified amplifier with a subwoofer and two satellite speakers. The Focal Bird system also uses a Focal Kleer wireless dongle, which allows you to stream audio from the iPod, iPhone, or iPad. There’s even a USB dongle available for streaming audio from your computer to the Focal Bird.
The Focal Bird isn’t cheap though, the base unit (which includes two speakers and a subwoofer) will set you back $995, and the USB dongle to stream audio from your stereo is $99.99. The system does include a wireless remote and the Focal Kleer that will allow you to stream that audio from your iDevice. The Focal Bird series should be available this coming January.
From the press release:
Focal Bird official announcement
For the 4th year in a row, Focal participates to the prestigious Maison & Objet show that will take place at Paris-Nord Villepinte from September, 3rd to 7th and invites you to discover the “Spirit of Sound”. This international event receives each year the biggest names of decoration, furniture and design. Focal, usually situated in the “Project” zone, establishes this year in the zone “Now! Design à vivre” in a new space called Tech’Now. Between images and sounds, technologies and design, Focal presents three universes: a world first, an integration space and the access to the “Utopia” dream.
On the occasion of the “Maison & Objet” show, Focal introduces Bird as a world first, a new innovative audio concept, ultra compact and user-friendly. Bird is composed of small 2-way “Little Bird ” loudspeakers linked to “Power Bird”, both amplifier and bass enclosure. It perfectly integrates any environment, flat on a piece of furniture, vertically or even on the wall. Astonishing power and musicality, this system permits wireless transmission of the audio signal in lossless CD format, by iPod® (iPhone® and iPad®) or computer. The whole Bird range will be available in January 2011.
In-walls, in-ceilings or outdoors… the Focal In-Wall, In-Ceiling and Outdoor lines can be hidden anywhere in order to offer you, on top of an exceptional sound quality, the luxury of saving space. Besides, the framework of these integration solutions can be painted and thus the loudspeakers are turned into decoration objects. All the models of this range are made in the same concern about perfection as the Focal acoustic loudspeakers and thus guarantee a unique sound experience. Come and relax under a musical shower on the Focal booth…
The nowadays high-end loudspeaker is a piece of furniture as desirable as any other and Scala Utopia is one of the best proof with its fluent and sculptural design. Focal invites you to discover it in the listening room and offer you a nice opportunity to discover that your favorite musicians can come to your place through very beautiful objects. This listening room is made in partnership with two French brands. The first one, Devialet, which electronics can be compared to masterpieces, provides a D-Premier amplifier. The second one, Marmonier, a company that offers unequaled acoustic on-wall panels that can transform a living-room corner into a concert room.