Jarre Technologies, founded in 2005 by electronic music pioneer Jean Michel Jarre, has announced the launch of the AeroSystem One, at the IFA, billed as the world's largest trade fair for consumer electronics.
The tower style speaker is compatible with iPods, iPhones, other smartphones and MP3 players, laptops, CD / DVDs and even vinyl turn-tables. According to the makers, the AeroSystem One is the result of four years research and development by Jarre and his team of sound engineers, and promises precise and enveloping sound thanks to its box beam and two directional speakers.
"As a musician, I have always strived for my albums and live performance to render a sound as close as possible to perfection," says Jarre.
"This brought me to think of what the ideal sound-system of the future should be: A product that can accept all digital formats, from MP3 to hard-disk files, as well as a vinyl turn-table or a CD player, with an aesthetic ambition while privileging optimum audio quality – with bass and a dynamic acoustic that correspond to our listening habits today - all at a most affordable price."
"AeroSystem One is the result of my cogitation and technical research, the first of a range of audio products – a range dedicated to visual is to follow."
The AeroSystem One, which comes in a choice of silver or black, costs €799, around £660. More details can be found at http://www.jarre.com.
Jean Michel Jarre is best known for his 1976 hit Oxygène and follow up Équinoxe, along with his spectacular live shows.