Good sound quality is a key feature of our HAL 9000 Bluetooth Speaker Edition and the HAL Command Console products.We have auditioned options ranging from dual 2" speakers all the way up to single 4" coaxial speakers. We found the sweet spot: coaxial 3.5" speakers. These are similar to the speakers used in high-quality car stereo systems.The speakers are big enough to provide good bass, with dedicated tweeters for sweet, clear sound. The compact depth of the speaker has the additional bonus of not making the speaker enclosure (and therefore the HAL replica itself) unreasonably deep. The chosen configuration places the speaker for optimal sound projection through the HAL panel's speaker grille area.
Photos show various speakers being auditioned:
HAL CAD drawings featuring the speaker:
As you can see from above, our Product Development Team has been hard at work making HAL the best he can be. We are working on other upgrades as well that we will let you know about shortly. Please know that even though we are making HAL even better than promised, this will not be reflected in the price. Any additional costs will be taken on by us.
Since we have been making these kinds of upgrades, we are unfortunately not going to make the original shipping date we were hoping for. Both the HAL 9000 Bluetooth Speaker and the HAL 9000 with Command Console will be delayed a couple of months. Once we have a firm date we will let you know immediately. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the delay. We are just trying to be sure you get the best HAL possible.
Happy Holidays from all of us at Master Replicas Group. As always, thanks for your continued support.