updated 04:55 pm EST, Fri November 17, 2006
Final Sound woofers/panels
Final Sound is releasing a new range of electrostatic speakers and subwoofers, which the company says can cut voltage by 75 percent over conventional formats. The down-firing S110 subwoofer produces 100W with an eight-inch throw, and spans frequencies from 25 to 220Hz; the front-firing S220 has 220W of power with a 12-inch throw, and hits frequencies between 20-200Hz. The 220 also has its own digital amplifier. Since subwoofers are meaningless without speakers, Final is also releasing the 300i speaker panels (pictured), which are 48 inches tall but only one inch deep. Their size means they be mounted on a wall as well as stood on the floor. No wattage has been suggested, but they can cover frequencies of 95Hz to 22KHz.
All three products should be out in the US by January. In the United Kingdom, the S110 costs £338 ($639), while the S220 is £677 ($1,280). A pair of 300is costs £1,219 ($2,304).