I’m eagerly awaiting the 2017 iMac, which I think will arrive this spring (hopefully, in March). And I’d love for it to contain an audio system similar to that of the recently announced Dell XPS 27.
Its an all-in-one computer with almost certainly the best built-in audio setup around. The sound system has a distinctive integrated sound bar which includes 10 discrete speakers powered and controlled by digital dynamic amplifiers producing 50W per channel.
According to Dell, “two tweeters produce clean high notes and crystal clear voices with lively, yet accurate stereo imaging,” “four full range drivers provide a powerful punch and clear, accurate midrange,” and “two passive radiators reinforce the lows and provide a rich, deep bass.”
The XPS 27 is the apparently the world’s first personal computer with two independent, down-firing full range speakers. These work to augment front-firing speakers for heightened sound ambiance and are tuned to work in conjunction with the stereo drivers to fill the room with immersive sound, so you feel like you’re in the recording studio with your favorite artist.
The current 27-inch iMac with 5K display has an excellent monitor and good speakers. I want the next model to have an excellent display and excellent speakers.