Hi-res: FB163

PUBLISHED : Friday, 20 June, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 20 June, 2008, 12:00am

LG has just released the FB163, a micro audio/visual system perfect for Hong Kong's cramped apartments. Finished in a shiny black piano gloss, the FB163 oozes sophistication.

The speakers are three-way and produce a subtle and dynamic sound. The hi-fi is powerful enough (80Wx2) to be a main home audio system but can also be placed in a bedroom or study, where it can sit comfortably next to the flat-screen monitor. Apart from being able to control and amplify the iPod, users can also play DVDs, CDs, MP3s, DivX, WMA music, radio, and JPG files on the system. The disc slot is at the top of the system, just in front of the iPod docking station. CDs can also be transferred to MP3 or USB at the touch of a button.

Other features include a touch sensor navigation, mood settings and a technology that claims to provide a virtual multichannel surround-sound experience like no other, but it needs to be placed a

few feet from a wall to create that spatial effect.

Priced at HK$1,890, the FB163 offers a sturdy sound, considerable value for money and good looks to boot.




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