Bookshelf Speakers

Zikmu Wireless Speakers

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Introduction

Philippe Starck is a very prolific French designer. He focuses primarily on interior design and product design. Probably the most seminal example of his work is the Philippe Starck Salif juicer, which looks a lot like a miniature Martian war machine from "War of the Worlds". It has become a very popular cult item on the internet.

Specifications

  • Power: 50W (3-Channel Class D Amplifier)
  • Mid/Tweeter: Bi-Polar Honeycomb Panels
  • Woofer: 1~5" (125 mm)
  • Mfr.: 50 Hz – 20 kHz
  • RF Remote
  • Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi b/g with SES/WPS
  • Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
  • Profiles supported:
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control profile)
  • Maximum range: 50 feet, 15 m
  • Stereo RCA
  • Dimensions
  • Height: 29.2 in., 750 mm
  • Bottom: 12.5 x 11.3 in., 320 x 290 mm
  • Top: 5 x 1.4 in., 130 x 35 mm
  • Weight: 17 lbs., 3.5 kg
  • MSRP: $1,600.00/pair
  • Zikmu

Here, Starck teams with Parrot, a company best known for their Bluetooth hands free car audio systems. Together they created the Zikmu wireless stereo speaker system. These self-contained wireless speakers have a digital iPod dock on one of the mini towers (the dock pulls a USB feed off your iPod) while the other mini tower has touch sensitive controls for basic operation. In addition to the iPod dock, the Zikmu system can also synch to a total of 10 individual Bluetooth or WiFi devices. There is a web interface for controlling the mini towers from a PC or Mac. Each mini tower includes 50 watts of Class D amplification, a small down-firing woofer and a bi polar panel for the mids and highs.