We've always been oh-so-tempted to order a pair of Neil Poulton's LaCie speakers due to their modernist aesthetic, but reports of some audio hiss always gave us second thoughts. Well, we now have a second contender, also designed by Poulton, LaCie's newest "high-end speakers" modelled after acoustic engineering company Cabasse's loudspeaker technology: the LaCie Sound2 Speakers...
The LaCie Sound2 Speakers are a collaboration between LaCie and Cabasse, one of the most respected hi-fi sound-system companies in the world since 1950. With their sophisticated and advanced acoustic engineering, the Sound2 Speakers represent a step up from previous generations of USB speakers, and most importantly, demonstrate that high-quality sound doesn't have to come at a high price. With a Class D Digital Amplifier, magnetic shielding, a bass reflex system, and a 30W total peak system output, the Sound2 Speakers provide amazing sound quality. Cabasse's own Wide Band Driver comes with the speakers, helping them to provide some of the best performance, at a great value. The Sound2 Speakers' built-in USB cable ensures that you'll never lose it, and when you aren't using your speakers, you won't be left with a tangle of wires. In addition, the dual power mode allows you to use the speakers with a USB cable or with the included power supply for optimal quality.
The 30W peak seems good enough for our small office (though some may prefer a system with a subwoofer), and we're digging the minimalist circular shape. Current listed UK price is £89, so about
$140 $99 retail. We think these will look quite nice on our slim workspace, so count us in, Neil!