Party animals, specifically those who love to make a disco out of their home or just about anywhere, you will be glad that Sony has just the right equipment for you. No, it is not a DJ console (but it can do that too). It is what Sony called “high-power home audio systems.” Altogether, there are three models: two “all-in-one box” varieties, MHC-V71D and MHC-V41D, and a “3-box” model MHC-M20D. The objective is clear with these new systems: to produce loud, powerful sounds that fill every corner of the room and hence, the upright boombox design that, with the help of Spread Sound Generator technology, will produce 360-degree LIVE sound and 360-degree psychedelic party lights to boot. Now, that’s a party. Who cares if there’s a party globe or not.
Thanks to the gesture control feature and the new TAIKO model, you can play the part of DJ, add a variety of virtual instrument samplers, drum tempo into your favorite songs, simply by swiping over the top of the device, or tapping the touch panel. TAIKO is a game too, letting your friends and you compete against each to see who has the best sense of rhythm. And then there’s a social feature called “Party King” which can let your social media network know that you having a party. Moreover, you can even be certified as a Party King and get yourself inducted into the party ranking where the more you party, the higher your rank will be in this crazy new feature.
Attaining achievements will unlock special samplers for even more party fun. Hmmm, why do I have a feeling that some parents and neighbors won’t be liking this ‘radical’ party boomboxes? Finally, it can connect up to 50 compatible (yes, 50!) systems to, you know, kind of bring the house down, while multi-device connectivity lets you pass on the power of the DJ to others to play DJ.
Strangely, I can’t find these boomboxes on Sony U.S. press site, and so, what we have here are pricing and availability in EU/UK. So, here goes: MHC-V41D and MHC-V71D will be available starting in April 2018, priced at €420 (£400) and €600 (£550), respectively. The MHC-M20D is priced at €300 (£280) and it will only hit the market a month after in May.
Images: Sony UK.