As always, Sony has a lot to show at this year’s CES, but nothing will catch our eyes like the Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector LSPX-A1 from the brand’s Life Space UX product line. Unlike LG’s, Sony isn’t going for portability or compactness. On contrary, the LSPX-A1 is huge in every aspects from the price to the size to the performance promised. At a glance, the projector looks like a home entertainment console by itself (yes, it is that big), but rest assure, the size and illusion of it being a furniture are all part of the design which is line with the Life Space UX’s mission.
Featuring Sony’s Ultra Short Throw Technology and Advanced Vertical Drive Technology of the Glass Sound Speaker, the LSPX-A1 is designed to dish out 4K images on your pristine white wall at a distance as close as 9.6 inches (24.4 centimeters) with crystal-clear, life-like audio that promised to fill the room to boot. Interestingly, the Glass Sound Speaker happens to be the front ‘legs’ of the projector. Clever, eh? Very clever, indeed. No efforts were spared in trying to blend this monstrous home entertainment projector into your home decor.
Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector LSPX-A1 is a self-contained system that negates the need for separate surround sound speakers or subwoofers, thereby minimizing cable clutter. In addition to the organic glass tweeters-equipped Glass Sound Speaker, LSPX-A1 comes packaged with a separate subwoofer, plus three midrange speakers that will have the left, right and center covered.
Other worthy noteworthy details include up to 120-inch (diagonal) projected image, blindly bright 2,500 lumens laser projection, Sony’s 4K SXRD projection and HDR technology, native resolution of 4,096 x 2,160 pixels, support 4K streaming from a variety of devices, and finally, an engineered marble top, half mirror finished aluminum frame and wooden shelf, and a rear cover for easy cable management completes the package.
Now, for the good news. The Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector LSPX-A1 is no concept; it will be available to the US market come Spring 2018 for a bank-breaking price tag of around $30,000. Yep. That’s 30 grand right there… for a projector. Would you buy it if you have that kind of money? Anyways, With the princely asking sum, surely you would want to see in the flesh first, right? If so, then you want to take note of this date: beginning January 23 when you can see the LSPX-A1 in person at Sony Square NYC. The LSPX-A1 will also make its appearance at the Architectural Digest Design Show in NY from March 18-22, 2018.
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