WIRELESS HI-FI SPEAKERS
Inventive and surprising, Philippe Starck has created speakers reflecting his genius and personality exclusively for Parrot. Their stunning, ultra-modern sculpted shape incorporates advanced technology that delivers an intense and powerful sound with spectacular clarity.From Tokyo to Mexico and from Paris to New York, Philippe Starck turns everyday life upside-down, from urban and prestigious architecture to our very own bathrooms. Find all the amazement of a Starck invention in your living room.
IPHONE / IPOD COMPATIBILITY
Discover the perfect combination of your Apple iPod/iPhone and these impressive speakers. The Parrot speakers by Starck have been designed for compatibility with your iPhone and the lastest generation of iPod and iPod Touch.By placing your device in the docking station built into one of the columns, you can listen to your favorite music while recharging it. Control your speakers and iPhone from the comfort of the sofa using the intelligent remote control.
IMMERSIVE SOUND TRANSMITTED AT 360°.
Zikmu is a daring blend of design and acoustics. We wanted to create an elegant high performance object that would integrate harmoniously into any interior. After nearly three years of research, and with the help of leading audio specialists, these loudspeakers of a different kind are now available. The concept is based on a unique combination of various acoustic technologies, made possible by means of sophisticated signal processing (DSP). The result is an impressive sound image emanating from an unobtrusive beautifully-designed object.
NXT technology uses a quite different principle from a conventional loudspeaker. A honey comb membrane structure is vibrated by a set of exciters located in carefully defined positions. In addition, the panel's characteristic radiation diagram shows that radiationfrom the edges is low, making it possible to minimise reflections on the sides of the panel and prevent interference with furniture in the room. Unlike a conventional loudspeaker acting as a point source, a panel's emitting surface is wider, resulting in uniform energy distribution. Reflections from the room's walls are more diffuse, that enrich the sound image rather than imparing it through destructive interference.
COMPACT BASS CASING
The bottom part of the loudspeaker contains a powerful woofer placed in the downfire position, and a bass-reflex system. Bass reproduction is amplified by placing the housing as close as possible to the floor, although size remains at a an unobtrusive level. The woofer is equipped with a neodymium magnet for maximum power in minimum space. The box interior is reinforced by a metal structure that eliminates distortion.
FLAWLESS STEREO IMAGE
Parrot draws on its wireless technology to deliver a perfect stereo image. Two real left and right speakers provide rich and deep sound. Thanks to the wireless link between the two speakers, you no longer have to settle for second best as with other iPod docking stations. With our PC software, you can easily assign the left reo channel to either of the speakers.
THE POWER OF DSP
The combination of panel and woofer was made possible by very specific control of all electrodynamic elements via a system of DSP processing and amplifiers. Unlike conventional loudspeakers designed to produce an ideal axial response, Parrot By Starck loudspeakers radiate energy homogeneously throughout the entire room. The electronic architecture is ideally suited to this type of use. A powerful DSP synchronised at 200MHz carries out the digital filtering and feeds into a set of amplifiers dedicated to each driver. Therefore Class-D amplifiers were chosen so as to achieve maximum efficiency and minimum heat dispersion.
The combination of radiation from the woofer and the flat panel is therefore perfectly controlled. It is this unique use of a DSP with individually controlled exciters that makes it possible to obtain very high quality sound from an elegant minimalist object.
THE MAGIC OF WIRELESS
From Bluetooth to Wi-Fi, the Parrot speakers by Starck stand on the cutting edge of the new wireless technology. At last, relive the music stored on your PC by transferring it to the speakers by Wi-Fi. Stream your music in style from your cell phone via Bluetooth.
Zikmu enables you to listen to the music you love using all the modern digital devices. The iPod® / iPhone™ dock uses Apple®'s digital encryption chipset. Transfer is entirely digital and supports all digital formats, including Apple Lossless.
Wi-Fi enables you to listen to any piece of music from a PC. The Parrot virtual sound card provides the interface with all your PC's audio players: Windows Media Player, iTunes...The Bluetooth Stereo wireless technology (A2DP) is available on Mac laptops and desktops as well as A2DP mobile phones and future 3.0 iPhone™ release. Finally, an analogue Hi-fi input enables you to connect your CD players or TV set.
- Technical Specifications
Warranty 1 year (local) Availability Discontinued Product Type Speaker - Home/Desktop (Wall-socket Powered) Style/Type Desktop Speaker Type Desktop Stereo Bookshelf (Passive) Features Apple 30-pin Docking, Bluetooth
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