We're big fans of Sonos' wireless speakers, but they're not exactly built to handle deep bass. The Sonos Sub ($600-$700) is. This self-powered subwoofer connects effortlessly to your existing Sonos system, adding a healthy dose of low-end aptitude thanks to two force-canceling speakers that are positioned face-to-face to eliminate cabinet buzz and rattle. Available next-month in a gorgeous glossy black finish, with a matte black model arriving in October for a $100 discount.
Vinyl made its comeback some time ago, but the record player has yet to catch up. Until now. The Symbol Record Console ($18,500) is a bench-made modern record player that pays homage to the all-in-one console hi-fis of the '50s, but bests them with an incredibly clean, modern look. Features include solid American Walnut construction, a metal base, two 6.5-inch full-range speakers, a second, hidden amplifier and subwoofer, built-in Wi-Fi for streaming music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod, or computer, and a hand-built tube amplifier and turntable, which are set into patinated steel plates to lend the appropriate sense of style to the proceedings.
Like your Jambox, but wish it had just a little more oomph? Say hello to the Jawbone Big Jambox ($280). Looking enough like its predecessor that you might not notice the difference at first glance, the Big Jambox is, in fact, a bigger Jambox, featuring the same Bluetooth music streaming and hands-free mojo as the original, but with more powerful precision-tuned drivers and dual passive bass radiators for bigger sound, a 15-hour built-in rechargeable battery, LiveAudio technology, and the ability to receive updates via Jawbone's MyTalk website. Available in graphite, white, and red.
We're not going to pretend to understand what a Rubidium atomic clock — 100,000 times more stable than a traditional crystal oscillator! — has to do with sound quality, but we do know that the Rubicon Atomic Preamp ($TBA) is the first DAC to ship with one. Other features include Antelope's 64-bit Accoustically Focused Clocking technology, 384 kHz USB streaming, DLNA support, dual stage headphone amps, and dual S/PDIF de-jittered outputs. [via]
It might not be for everyone, but if you've got an iPhone, iPad, or are just heavily invested in iTunes, AirPlay should be on your checklist for your next speaker purchase — and the Logitech UE Air Speaker ($400) offers exactly that. Packed inside the sleek black body are dual tweeters and dual subwoofers, as well as a pop-out iPad/iPhone/iPod dock that helps with effortless setup, streamlined top-mounted controls, and a 3.5mm input for other audio devices — cable not included.