Scottish company Revo Technologies is launching a new desktop radio tower in their expanding line of digital audio products. The K2, is a sleek, well-considered machine for audiophiles—constructed using glass fiber filled ABS for rigidity then clad head to foot in anodized aluminium. Measuring approximately 13 in x 4 in, Revo claims the multi-driver acoustic design creates a near "360 degree soundfield." We like the functionality of the tower and a return to radio (this time in digital form) with support for DAB, DAB+, FM and internet radio, or wireless stream from your computer. A retractable, motorized dock for iPod, iPhone and iPad keeps the design streamlined even when not in use.
For those audiophiles, the ambition of the K2 rests in it's powerful audio hardware wrapped in a small physical footprint:
K2's proprietary audio hardware effortlessly produces 40 watts of room-filling high resolution digital audio, courtesy of a quartet of neodymium Balanced Mode Radiator speaker drivers and dual Class-D amplifiers. Digital Signal Processing (DSP) optimises drive unit control, enabling K2 to exhibit the performance characteristics of a significantly larger device. The result is near 360 degree dispersion, providing a massively expanded listening sweet-spot, detailed high-end clarity, rich tones and deep bass.
For those of us in the United States, the functionality for the Revo isn't tuned up to the service options we're used to (Satellite Radio, anyone?) but we're definitely curious about the possibilities delivered in such a compact system. Check out their site for full specs and more images of the tower after the jump.