Sound Wing: Pioneer Announces Their First HVT Speaker

In the fall of last year, Pioneer introduced the HVT (Horizontal-Vertical Transforming) technology [PDF, in English] during CEATEC 2010 in Tokyo. HVT makes it possible to “drastically reduce the thickness of speakers” and keep down unwanted vibrations – all without losing audio quality, according to Pioneer.

And today, the company announced [JP], the first HVT-based speaker for home use, the so-called Sound Wing.

The speaker weighs 430g and is sized at just 207×100×109mm. It offers 100W maximum output, 8Ω impedance, and 160Hz〜32kHz frequency response.

Pioneer plans to start offering the Sound Wing in Japan in June this year (price: $507). No word yet on international sales plans.