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Roadshow Video Reviews
2007 LA Auto show: Art.Engine Audio SystemAt the intersection of Ferrari collectibles and iPod accessories lies the Art.Engine audio system.
^M00:00:01 [ Music ] ^M00:00:05 >> Oh I know you sea netters [assumed spelling]. You're sandbaggin' but you've got your 612 in the garage with the bespoke [assumed spelling] interior, your B&B Italian sofa in the living room. Only the best beans go into your cappuccino. But then you get to your desk, fire up iTunes and you listen to some crappy 25 dollars plastic speakers in the computer store. It doesn't make sense. Here's a solution. Check out the art engine from David Weiner ventures. This is a single ray stereo, one module. You've got two arrays of speakers as you can see. They're all small, but there's a lot of mass being moved by the number of drivers here; a total of 18. You've got a couple of tweeters here and a whole lot of somewhat larger drivers. This is Ferrari-oriented; these are Ferrari stock colors they offer, you can really get any Ferrari color on custom order but they have four of them right off the bat in the catalog. Four 200 watt pure digital amps so everything is digital right up until you get inside the cabinet then you go D to A to keep things really clean. It's much better pushing an analog signal right out of the receiver 50 feet down speaker cable. Things get all wandery and weird if you do that. So how does this signal get in here? This system has a wireless receiver. Its own router comes with it and it looks around your home network, seeks out iTunes, it automatically listens to iTunes. Whatever's coming out of iTunes is coming out of here in brilliant, brilliant sound. Now it's not cheap; they're gonna make a thousand of these, a limited run, 20 grand a piece. As I mentioned four-stock Ferrari colors but you can get whatever Ferrari color you really want and yes the carbon fiber accents and on the drivers, that's the real thing, not that flow carbon you see on a lot of cars. So if you really need the ultimate iTunes accessory, this has to be it.