A Briefing on the First Wave of Products
The magic behind the system is contributed to by something we have all heard of before. In fact, Bluetooth has been around for some time.
It's the way in which the musical integrity gets retained when making the journey through the air that makes this new system work so well.
What you see below are the brand new systems!
According to the chaps from Creative Labs, this is a specially tuned Bluetooth codec that maintains the highest level of original musical integrity (in the recording) possible.
The new range of wireless Bluetooth speakers will also feature support for a very large range of devices of all kinds, which is something that is of high importance.
We were also pleased to hear how much Creative were promoting fast and hassle free connection of their Bluetooth products. Bluetooth has not always been a totally reliable method in past experiences, so it's going to be interesting to see what Creative can get out of it here.
Above is the Australian Creative representative with the new D5.
Just briefly again on the premium Bluetooth codecs, they are 'high bit-rate APTX codecs capable of near CD quality audio'. The EQ curve has also been tested and locked in to provide optimal performance.
The processing inside these wireless systems like the D5 is actually quite unique. Full reviews will follow in the future, but just briefly, the digital to analogue converter inside uses a method of sampling the whole sound spectrum in entirety to improve audio quality.
Another interesting thing we were shown was the way in which the iPod volume control interfaces directly with the volume control on the speaker system; a nice touch!
Below were some of the other products on display at the event, including Creative's latest model ear buds and portable media devices.
Another key difference with these new systems is that they improve rigidity of the overall enclosure by implementing a single piece of material to produce the outer shell which houses the components.