FrontRunners: Aire Rave

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    It has arrived well after its competitors, but the McIntosh McAire desktop wireless music system (www.mcintoshlabs.com) outperforms them all. Priced at $3,000, it is easy to use and syncs with any Apple AirPlay–enabled device or home-network music library. It also offers a wired connection via USB or RCA inputs. Each of the system’s two channels features a 4-inch ported woofer, a 2-inch midrange driver, and a dome tweeter. All of those are powered by internal digital amplification that fills even large rooms with a big soundstage, solid bass, and crystalline musical details.

    The state-of-the-art converter plays nearly any audio format…
    The sleek amplifier utilizes proprietary circuitry to ensure the cleanest possible sound…
    The distinguished audio manufacturer has put big amplifier technology into a small package…
    The new Bluetooth music pod stands out as an innovative leader of compact luxury audio systems…
    The N100H incorporates two different hard drives for improved sound playback…
    Listen to mastering-quality sound on the go with this new device…
    The new amplifier and headphones look good and sound great…
    High-end, audiophile-grade stereo systems have become requisite amenities in today’s top vehicles…
    Clients can customize the phone to match the leather and stitching of their own Bentley car...
    Eclipse’s TD712zMk2 monitors and TD725SWMk2 subwoofer put music under the microscope…