Sony has taken the packaging of two new premium wireless speakers: RA5000 and RA3000. The RA5000 is the one you see above, and it’s a little difficult to deny the resemblance to an electric razor. Artem claims that it looks like a set of atabaque drums.
The RA5000 and RA3000 are Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled wireless speakers with Sony̵
The tamer RA3000.
Only RA5000 is Hi-Res Audio certified; it has three speakers that shoot vertically (gives a razor effect), three speakers that shoot horizontally and a subwoofer. Sony says neodymium magnets with high magnetism and mica-reinforced mobile membrane give the speaker more impact than the size suggests. The RA3000, on the other hand, uses a full-range speaker, an omni-diffuser, a dual-passive radiator and vertically shooting beam tweeters. It is also worth mentioning that RA3000 is moisture resistant, which makes it good for use in kitchens and bathrooms.
The sharp– looks like RA5000.
Only UK and European prices have been announced so far (£ 500 / € 599 for RA5000, and £ 280 / € 359 for RA3000), with both scheduled to arrive next month, but US availability has also been confirmed.