Precise: Sony SS-AR2 Loudspeaker
Audiophiles know that a speaker is more than a medium. In fact, Sony’s flagship SS-AR2 is an instrument.
Just like a piano, it’s crafted chiefly out of wood—and not any ordinary kind. As with the earlier SS-AR1, Sony sources the wood for the SS-AR2’s baffle board from the Japanese island of Hokkaido, where winters are extremely cold, resulting in hard maple with a tight grain. The speaker’s side and rear panels, however, are made from Finnish birch. Both materials hold together without glue; the units are the product of a cabinet-making company that provides precision components for musical instruments.
The SS-AR2 Loudspeaker is a four-unit, three-way, floor-standing, vented-box speaker system.
Sony SS-AR2 Loudspeaker System | $20,000 from select dealers