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Sony's high-style 4K projector is actual AV furniture for $30K

The LSPX-A1 is a novel short-throw projector with a marble top, aluminum legs and a wooden shelf. Really.

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Sony is no stranger to expensive ultra-short-throw projectors, but its latest example, the LSPX-A1, strives to be different.

It's designed to look like a stylish credenza or side table. The top is artificial marble, the frame is finished in half-mirror aluminum and there's a wooden shelf below. Turned off, it would blend into a modernist living room seamlessly.

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Built into the top, however, is a 4K resolution, HDR-compatible SXRD laser projector. Placed just 9.6 inches from the wall, it can create a 120-inch image. 

Sony didn't forget the audio. The company says the projector's built-in speakers deliver room-filling sound thanks to organic glass tweeters installed on the front legs. In person they're really cool-looking and yes, actually made of glass. There's a separate subwoofer underneath and three midrange speakers (center, left and right) hidden inside to complete the soundscape.

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Part of Sony's LifeSpace UX concept series of products, the LSPX-A1 is depicted projecting not only TV shows and movies content but, well, other stuff. Take it away, press release:

Imagine a forest appearing on your living room wall, with the relaxing images and sounds of nature enveloping the entire space. LSPX-A1 is designed to transform your living space with beautifully detailed pictures and atmospheric sound that blend in effortlessly with your surroundings, creating striking 4K visuals emerging on your walls and crystal clear sound filling every corner of the room.

The Sony LSPX-A1 goes on sale this spring for $30,000.

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