Philips SoundSphere Stereos Keep Their Tweeters Where You Can See 'EmS

Before Twitter existed, the term "tweeter" didn't describe a person but rather a thing—the part of the speaker that reproduced high frequencies. Philips' new MCi900 and MCD900 hi-fi stereos let theirs hang out for the world to see.

Before you get too excited, take note the pretty new systems were announced by Philips' Spanish division and will likely never make it to American soil. That's too bad, because there's a lot to long for:

The MCi900 and MCD900 have CD players and USB ports for taking in your tunes and a nice big color display for navigating through them. The MCi900 model has Philips' Streamium technology which lets you listen to Internet radio or stream songs wirelessly from your computer, and it also includes a 160GB hard drive for storing all that music on board.

Philips SoundSphere Stereos Keep Their Tweeters Where You Can See 'EmS

But the systems' most striking features are their SoundSphere speakers, which have bodies made out of a single piece of aluminum and include the unique floating tweeter design which supposedly delivers a more natural sound.

There's no word on how much they'll cost yet, but that's probably for the best. Even if they were in your price range, you wouldn't be able to get your hands on them anyway. [Engadget]