Drunken speakers

Anything with the word "sake" in it immediately piques our interest, which is probably why JVC made sure to mention that its new compact home theater system features "sake-soaked wood cone speakers." JVC's new EX-A10 includes laptop-sized stackable receiver and DVD player as well as a pair of wood cone speakers, which sit inside cherry cabinets. Add TV, stir, and you've got a full-on home theater setup.

According to JVC, what makes the EX-A10 unique is the sake-soaked speakers. Apparently, it took 20 years for engineers to figure out that soaking solid sheets of wood in sake allows you to form them into cones without splitting the wood. Who knew sake was useful for more than just chasing raw fish?

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