Posts Tagged ‘Atlas’

New arrivals: Bose speaker and earphones from Atlas Singapore

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Atlas Sound & Vision has introduced four new personal audio products from Bose.

SoundLink Colour Bluetooth speaker (S$219) and SoundTrue in-ear headphones (S$149).

SoundLink Colour Bluetooth speaker (S$219) and SoundTrue in-ear headphones (S$149).

These are now available at the Atlas e-store and Atlas showrooms.

SoundLink Colour Bluetooth speaker (S$219)

The SoundLink Colour Bluetooth® speaker is a completely new SoundLink design and weighs just 567 grams.

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New Arrivals: Bose SoundTouch Wi-Fi music system in Singapore

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

The Bose SoundTouch is available for pre-order from Atlas e-Store. Prices range from S$639 to S$1,099.

SoundTouch 30 Wi-Fi system (S$1,099)

SoundTouch 30 Wi-Fi system (S$1,099)

Atlas Sound & Vision in Singapore, has introduced its first Bose Wi-Fi music system enabling users to stream music wirelessly in any room with Bose’s lifelike audio quality and ease-of-use.

The three one-piece systems in the Bose SoundTouch family include:

  • The SoundTouch 30 Wi-Fi system (S$1,099) measures approximately 10 x 17 x 7 inches. It features exclusive waveguide technology and a new proprietary woofer to deliver deep, rich sound and the power to serve as a home’s main music system.
  • The SoundTouch 20 Wi-Fi system (S$639) is more compact at about 7 x 12 x x 4 inches. It offers natural, room-filling sound and can be placed almost anywhere.
  • The SoundTouch Portable Wi-Fi system (S$639) combines full-range audio and a rechargeable, lithium-ion battery in a speaker no bigger than the average book – about 6 x 10 x 3 inches. Take it with you in and around the home, and the music keeps playing.

Through the home network, the Bose SoundTouch communicates wirelessly and can be controlled from an app available on Android, iOS, Mac OS and Windows systems, and can be downloaded and installed on mobile phones, tablets, laptops or desktops.

SoundTouch 20 Wi-Fi system (S$639)

SoundTouch 20 Wi-Fi system (S$639)

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Bose QuietComfort 20 noise cancelling headphones in Singapore

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

The Bose QC20 headphones are the first in-ear noise canceling headphones from Bose. Atlas Sound & Vision is selling the headphones online at S$499. Pre-order now for delivery by end-September.

Bose QuietComfort 20 is available for pre-order online for S$499. Delivery by end-September.

Bose QuietComfort 20 is available for pre-order online for S$499. Delivery by end-September.

Bose QuietComfort 20 headphones offers noise reduction, audio performance and comfort, and enables two ways to listen – one to shut out the world, and one to keep the listener connected by letting in selected sounds such as sirens and announcements.

The StayHear+ ear tips are really comfortable and sits snugly in the ear.

The StayHear+ ear tips are really comfortable and sits snugly in the ear.

They fit in the pocket, weigh just 43 grams, and rival the performance of much larger headphones.

Bose TriPort technology uses ports to increase the effective acoustic space of the earbud to reproduce deep lows, lifelike vocals and instruments.

Bose active equalization tunes the frequency response for improved, natural sound.

A rechargeable battery provides about 16 hours of power for the active noise cancelling.

When the battery is depleted or the power is turned off, the music plays on in the QC20 as per a normal set of non-noise-cancelling earphones.

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Atlas launches Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker in Singapore

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

The Bose SoundLink Mini is the smallest wireless speaker in the Bose family, and is 70% smaller and 50% lighter than the Bose SoundLink. Atlas Sound & Vision is selling the speaker online at S$299.

Pre-order now for delivery by end-September.

Blue, orange or green soft covers are available (sold separately but free for pre-orders) for the Bose SoundLink Mini.

Blue, orange or green soft covers are available (sold separately but free for pre-orders) for the Bose SoundLink Mini.

The new SoundLink Mini speaker fits in the palm of your hand, and connects wirelessly to a smart device or tablet, allowing you to enjoy the music out loud.

The SoundLink Mini comes with a charging cradle.

The SoundLink Mini comes with a charging cradle.

At 680 grams, the SoundLink Mini speaker weighs similar to the average tablet, measuring a compact 5 x 18 x 6cm.

That’s 30% the size and 50% the weight of the original SoundLink Mobile speaker.

Its anodised aluminum housing resists scratches and fingerprints, and is strong and durable enough for the rigors of everyday use.

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Atlas Sound & Vision brings Swiss Piega handmade speakers to Singapore

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Atlas has partnered with Piega to sell the Swiss handmade speakers in Singapore. The premium, precision-crafted speakers range from the entry-level TMicro 3 speakers (S$748) to the top-of-the-range MasterOne loudspeakers (S$54,648). Prices include GST.

Piega's most affordable speakers in Singapore- TMicro 3 (S$748).

Piega’s most affordable speakers in Singapore- TMicro 3 (S$748).

Made from 100% aluminium, these speakers are extruded from a 3 ton aluminium block in one production step pressed with a 7,500 tonne press machine, one of the largest in Europe.

Piega's top-of-the-range loudspeakers - MasterOne - can be had for S$54,648.

Piega’s top-of-the-range loudspeakers – MasterOne – can be had for S$54,648.

The process results in an acoustically perfect housing featuring very high cabinet stiffness due to optimised damping in relation to enclosure thickness.

Piega’s audio research team developed its own linear drive ribbon (LDR) ribbon tweeter – a 0.02mm aluminium ribbon foil that Piega claims surpasses all conventional dome tweeters.

With only 0.007 grams of moving mass, the aluminium riboon foil boasts an impressive frequency range of up to 50’00 Hz and 98 dB efficiency.

The linear impulse and frequency from these tweeters also results in high audio efficiency with little distortion and a clean decay spectrum, presenting robust and extremely clear audio.

Piega also introduced the coaxial ribbon system in 2000, enhancing the quality of its speakers to present an electrostatic-like performance coupled with a sleek, aesthetic design.

By having the membrane of the tweeter surrounded by the membrane of the midrange, both membranes are on the same plane in all three axes and have the same point as the acoustic centre.

Operating as a single point sound source, the virtually perfect pulse response fits perfectly with the advantages from the LDR ribbon tweeter.

This produces extreme audio clarity to deliver an exciting musical experience, with a natural, life-like sound that stirs the emotions for its audience.

I had a listen-in at the Winstedt showroom to both the TMicro 3 and the MasterOne. The showroom was deliberately NOT soundproofed so that customers could get a realistic idea of how the music will sound in their own homes.

The quality of music was indeed superb.

Piega from Lake Zurich

Founded in 1986 in Horgen on Lake Zurich in Switzerland, Piega has been handcrafting its loudspeakers in aluminium for over 25 years.

The speakers cater to audiophiles around the world and are known for their timeless elegance – inspired in the design studio of Hanns Wettstein and boasting extreme audio clarity with its unique coaxial ribbon system.

Since 1986, over 80,412 speakers have been handmade by 20 craftsmen working at the Piega facility on the shores of Lake Zurich.

Gift ideas for a melodious Valentine’s Day

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Planning to enjoy some romantic music during Valentine’s Day? Here are some gift ideas from a selection of stuff that I’ve covered in my blog previously.

Valentine's Day doodles by Suelyn Howe

Valentine's Day doodles by Suelyn Howe

First off, some doodles from Suelyn Howe that you can print out for use as your Valentine’s Day gift tag or card.

Bose OE2 (S$219) and OE2i (S$269) available in Singapore.

Bose OE2 (S$219) and OE2i (S$269) available in Singapore.

Now the audio gizmos. For improved depth and clarity, check out Bose’s new on-ear headphones, the OE2 (S$219) or OE2i (S$269), which deliver better audio performance than their predecessors and feature an updated look and stylish design.

Powered by BlackBerry 7, 10.5mm, NFCTo listen to music from a smartphone, check out the Pure White BlackBerry Bold 9900 (prices vary with Telcos), which is incredibly sexy and sleek.

With the unique white colour, she is sure to stand out in a crowd and always be looking for reasons to pull her phone out of her handbag.

Long evenings chatting on the phone to the boyfriend (that’s you) and BBM flirting (with you) will now be done in style!

For both listening to music and talking to you on the smartphone, check out the Bose Series 2 Bluetooth headset (S$249).

The headset assures conversations remain clear and natural – even in challenging environments, or when surrounding noise levels change suddenly.

Bose Bluetooth Headset Series 2 (S$249)

Bose Bluetooth Headset Series 2 (S$249)

For streaming music and movies, check out the Seagate GoFlex Satellite.

Seagate GoFlex Satellite 500 GB wireless mobile storageIt is the first battery-powered external hard drive to wirelessly extend the storage capacity of any Wi-Fi enabled device such as your Bold 9900, iPad or any other tablet and mobile device.

Couples can stream their favorite videos, music and pictures from their GoFlex Satellite (S$299) straight to their mobile device.

With 500GB (or 300 HD movies), the GoFlex Satellite allows you to connect up to three devices simultaneously.

What’s even better – if you are on a road trip or in a café and you have no internet connection, the Satellite will still work as it creates its own Wi–Fi network.

New Audio Headphones: Bose OE2 and OE2i

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Atlas Sound & Vision introduced Bose’s new OE2 (S$219) and OE2i (S$269) audio headphones in Singapore today.

Bose OE2 (S$219) and OE2i (S$269) available in Singapore.

Bose OE2 (S$219) and OE2i (S$269) available in Singapore.

The OE2 and OE2i headphones deliver better audio performance than their predecessors, and feature an updated look and design.

Bose OE2 (S$219) and OE2i (S$269) audio headphones available in Singapore todayMusic is reproduced with improved depth and clarity, and the new contoured styling creates a closer, more comfortable fit.

The Bose OE2 and OE2i audio headphones (which are not noise canceling) can be used with nearly any audio source.

They replace the current Bose on-ear headphones, and are now available in a choice of black or white.

Bose on-ear audio headphones OE2 and OE2i.The OE2i headphones come with an inline remote and microphone that lets owners interact with select Apple products, including the latest iPhone, iPod, iPad, MacBook, and MacBook Pro models.

Users can easily control volume, tracks, and voice applications – and switch between music and calls on an iPhone.

The OE2 headphones come with a standard audio cable.

Apart from the above differences, the OE2i and OE2 headphones are identical.

The OE2 and OE2i headphones feature an enhanced proprietary TriPort acoustic headphone structure.

With redesigned and newly tuned earcup ports, audio reproduction is more balanced and natural.

There is no manufactured “boost” across the frequency range; low notes are full and rich, and mid-high frequencies are smooth and clear.

Bose OE2 and OE2i audio headphones.The OE2 and OE2i headphones also feature a new design that’s smaller and lighter, with a slimmer profile.

The headphone’s ear cushions, made from memory foam, conform to the user and combine with a redesigned headband for a better, more comfortable fit.

Owners can listen for hours — commuting, working or playing — without the irritating pressure points caused by some conventional headphones.

The OE2 and OE2i headphones fold flat for easy storage and protection.  With a simple swivel of the earcups, they collapse neatly for carrying in their included case.

New Bluetooth Headset: Bose Series 2

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Bose has introduced the Bluetooth Headset Series 2. It is available in Singapore for S$249.

Bose Bluetooth Headset Series 2 (S$249)

Bose Bluetooth Headset Series 2 (S$249)

The Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2 assures conversations remain clear and natural – even in challenging environments, or when surrounding noise levels change suddenly.

The headset integrates Bose full-­range audio and A2DP, and comes in either right or left-ear versions.

The Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2 includes a proprietary dual microphone system to improve speech intelligibility beyond that of conventional Bluetooth headsets, rejecting background noise and tremendously reducing the audible effects of wind.

Bose proprietary signal processing further counteracts the unwanted sounds of a wide variety of places – gusty walkways, commuter rail platforms or airports.

To keep incoming voices clear, Bose TriPort acoustic structure and Bose Adaptive Audio Adjustment technology react automatically as noise levels change so that there’s no need to adjust volume settings or strain to hear a conversation.

The new internal antenna substantially reduces acoustic artifacts – the “pops,” “clicks” and “buzzes” familiar to Bluetooth headset owners – and minimises reception difficulty between the headset and a phone being carried in a pocket.

Compatibility

The Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2 is compatible with devices using the Bluetooth 2.1 (or earlier) specifications that support the Bluetooth hands-­free or A2DP profiles.

For consumers who want to maintain an active connection between their headset and two Bluetooth enabled devices, it includes multi-point functionality.

New Soundbars: Bose Lifestyle 135 and CineMate 1 SR systems

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Bose has unveiled its first soundbars. The Bose Lifestyle 135 System (S$4,999) and CineMate 1 SR System (S$2,999) are now available in Singapore.

Bose Lifestyle 135 System (S$4,999) from Atlas Singapore

Bose Lifestyle 135 System (S$4,999) from Atlas Singapore

Bose’s first soundbar solutions offer audio performance and placement flexibility to deliver home theatre sound from a single speaker array, and a new wireless Acoustimass module

“Most conventional soundbars are bulky and hard-to-place, or thin but unable to deliver life-like sound,” said Dr. Michael Tien, CEO of Atlas Sound & Vision.

“The new Lifestyle 135 and CineMate 1 SR systems deliver a powerful audio experience that defies their size and elegant design – whether you’re watching a movie, playing a video game, or listening to music.”

The Lifestyle 135 system includes a media console for up to six HD sources (four HDMI inputs), an AM/FM tuner, and a dock for iPod or iPhone.

Featuring the proprietary Bose Unify intelligent integration system, the media console acts as a central hub and makes connecting devices to the console hassle-free.

The CineMate 1 SR system attaches directly to a TV with just one cable – simple and easy.

Both soundbar set-ups feature a programmable remote that controls the system and nearly any connected source, be it a Blu-ray Disc player or a cable box.

PhaseGuide Technology:
Immersive Sound From One Visible Speaker

The Lifestyle 135 system and CineMate 1 SRsystem are the first Bose speakers to feature the advanced PhaseGuide sound radiator technology.

PhaseGuide sound radiator technology

PhaseGuide sound radiator technology

This technology was originally used in the company’s VideoWave entertainment system – Bose’s high-definition television that integrates a complete home theatre sound system behind a 46” 1080p LCD display.

Combined with proprietary TrueSpace digital processing circuitry, PhaseGuide technology transforms the listening experience.

Discrete sound seem to emanate from places where there are no speakers, and it comes from a single array that measures just 2.4″ deep, 36.8″ wide and 4.9″ high.

Remote control the system and nearly any connected sourceThe new Acoustimass module delivers low notes with cinematic impact.

Smaller than previous Bose Acoustimass modules, its wireless link allows it to be hidden, completely out of sight.

Soundbar Setup:
Horizontal, Vertical, Anywhere in the Room

Unlike conventional soundbars, the Lifestyle 135 and CineMate 1 SR systems have true placement flexibility: they can be positioned near the TV, wherever it is, and in two orientations – without compromising audio performance.

The Bose FlexMount automatic placement compensation senses whether the speaker has been placed horizontally on a table, or mounted vertically on a wall.

It automatically adjusts the sound, offering owners two choices for soundbar setup with the same assurance of spacious, natural sound.

Bose ADAPTiQ audio calibration technology offers another performance assurance: the system will deliver optimal sound in any room.

It first recognises where the system is located, then compensates for how the acoustics of the space affect its audio quality.

The sound is then customised based on the room’s unique size, shape, even furnishings.

Listening to the Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Curious as to the performance of the newly launched Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker, I paid a visit to the Somerset showroom of Atlas Sound & Vision to try it out.

Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker @ 111 Somerset

Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker @ 111 Somerset

The Atlas showroom at 111 Somerset occupies two levels, with three sound rooms on the upper level. The shiny white sound rooms reminded me of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. – minimalist with round corners and viewports that looked out onto the Somerset Road outside.

Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile speakerThe first impression of the Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker was how compact it was – less than two inches thick and about the size of a hard cover text book.

At 1.3 kg, it’s not exactly feather weight, but it’s definitely light enough to tote around to a party, a hotel room or even throw in the back of a car. The design is sleek and classy as well.

Setting up is straightforward. Open the cover and fold it backwards to become a stand – like the cover for the iPad 2. Closing the cover back automatically turns off the speaker.
Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile speakerTo connect, simply turn on Bluetooth on the mobile device – be it a smartphone, tablet or laptop – and press a button on the speaker. The two devices hook up automatically and gives you a beep.

Sleek and classy design

Sleek and classy design

Simply play the song on the mobile device. You can control the volume from the mobile device itself.

Sound wise, the quality was surprisingly impressive, considering I had reservations about the degradation that the Bluetooth connection would impose.

Mid-range and treble was excellent, although the bass could be stronger. But considering how small the speaker was, the bass performance was already pretty impressive.

Placing the speaker against the wall improves the bass somewhat – 3 dB according to the sales staff.

And if you don’t need the wireless connectivity, you can bypass the Bluetooth degradation by connecting an audio cable from the source to the speaker.

Bring the SoundLink to the beach as a boom box!

Bring the SoundLink to the beach as a boom box!

As with other Bose audio products, the SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker does not come cheap, but its price tag reflects the confidence that Bose has in its audio products.

Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker at S$549 and S$639 for the standard and premium versions.

The standard speaker is priced at S$549 while the LX model, with premium trim level and leather cover, sets you back by S$639.

Accessory covers in nylon (bright red or royal purple) and leather (burgundy or tan) are available separately for S$59 and S$99, respectively.