Japan's Rin Standing Speaker Emphasizes Visual Quality Over Sound Quality

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Not that we're saying the Rin doesn't sound good—there's no way we can tell without hearing it—but it seems to us anything that looks this weird can't be something audiophiles will want show off to their audiophile friends.

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The unit's made from a combination of imported Italian marble and Japanese engineering, which is great on paper since (from I remember from an art class that I took in my imagination) it's the best type of marble anywhere. Plus, those Asians have tiny hands and can get all into those electronics easier—am I right, fellow Asians?

In any case, the whole situation makes for a weird speaker system that supposedly sounds great because sound emanates like ripples on a pond. Which makes me want to pee, not rock out.

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DISCUSSION

I think that it's great that they are making animatronic speakers, especially when they look so cute standing there. But it might be distracting when they start speaking in Al Pacino's voice.

One thing tho, I thought speakers should have matching colours. Unless the blue and white shows the colour options that you can choose from. I look forward to (un)dressing those "speakers". I wonder if the tweeters have enough volume...