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LISTEN UP! FROM A P ORTABLE SPEAKER SO TOUGH IT CAN SURVIVE A RUN-IN WITH AN F-150 TO A MASTERFUL MODERN HI-FI SETUP, WE BRING YOU OUR TOP PICKS OF SOUND SYSTEMS AVAILABLE LOCALLY AND ABROAD
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I. The Clear Winner
Most speakers are engineered to stand out; the ClearViewAudio Clio is designed to disappear. The bulk of the Bluetooth speaker’s body is composed of a 1-mm-thick wall of acrylic glass that not only blends in with any surroundings but also acts as an audio transducer, spreading waves in all directions. The result is bright, clean, room-filling sound, all from a source that doesn’t need to be seen to be heard. US$349; clearviewaudio.com
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