Fifteen months ago, JVC Kenwood Holdings announced its new RyomaX brand, with its pioneer audio-visual system to go on sale in early 2010. Fast forward past early 2010, and JVC has finally announced the RY-MA1, an all-in-one AV system with integrated digital amp, Blu-ray disc and HDD recorder, FM/AM tuner, and support for JVC’s new MELINK simulcast radio service. Its compact 22cm-depth body packs high-quality hardware from both Victor and Kenwood, including a 2-channel Full-digital Processing feature, High Resolution Sound+, and virtual surround sound; Wi-Fi connectivity lessens the number of cables required to hook up the system to make use of all of its features, including NTSC TV input, a headphone out (with dedicated amp), and HDMI 1080/24p output. 440 mm x 85 mm x 222 mm (17.32 in x 3.35 in x 8.7 in) and approximately 5.3 kg (11.68 lbs). Prepare to see this in stores in February.
Also slated for February is the SP-MA1, a very long and thin “bar-style” speaker system to go with the RY-MA1. This 2-channel system has four 8cm cone woofers and two 2.5cm tweeters, and a dedicated audio profile mode on the RY-MA1. 900 mm x 98 mm x 107 mm (35.4 in x 3.86 in x 4.2 in), 3.2 kg (7 lbs).