What would our world of high-end audio look like if there were only active wireless loudspeakers? If even the half a million dollar mega-beasts were internally amplified and connected via wireless and controlled from an iPad?
No more boxes. No more wires and cables.
Would we have come full circle, back to the days when music reproduction systems were self-contained?
Would this mark the end of separates and their interconnections?
What would the next generation of sound reproduction systems look like? (Probably nothing because by then they’ll likely be invisible.)
If we look back over the past 142 years since Edison introduced the phonograph there is a clear pattern. All-in-one systems grow and grow until they explode into a multiverse of separates then contract back into a new version of the all-in-one.
The circle is complete.
Telling the future isn’t all that hard if you take a look at the past.