Sony's two new Muteki audio shelf systems, which are both “Made for iPods,” have tossed aside that whole thin, streamlined aesthetic. The result: the iPod looks like something climbing out of a monster truck.
The LBT-ZX66i delivers 560 watts of sound through two separate three-way bass reflex speakers, each of which have a 7-inch dual hybrid subwoofer and a 1-inch horn tweeter. Besides being iPod-ready, it also comes with a five-disk CD changer and Game Sync Mixing for hooking up to video game systems. It'll be out in March for $450.
The LBT-ZX99i, pictured at top,i one-ups the 66i with four two-way bass reflex speakers containing 9-inch subwoofers and two 2-inch tweeters. It can be cranked up to 720 watts and will be available in March for $650.