Posted Thu Sep 1, 2016 at 06:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The company has detailed two new wireless multi-space speakers.
RIVA has announced the latest additions to its audio lineup. The upcoming Wand Series features the new Arena and Festival speakers.
"Many talented people have worked very hard to bring such quality and flexibility at a very affordable price," noted company Chairman and Chief Creative Officer Rikki Farr. "They've created a compact, open system that consumers can play with any source. Finally, I can listen to the music of my past played back as close to LIVE as it gets in a compact system that integrates into any situation! Very rewarding."
The Wand Series features multi-space wireless speakers with patented stereophonic sound, allowing users to listen to various music sources through multiple connectivity options including Wi-Fi, DDMS, Spotify Connect, AirPlay, DLNA and Bluetooth. Likewise, the Wand Series offers support for a single direct connection or a whole-environment wireless networked audio system that can simultaneously stream to up to 32 speakers. In addition, customers can use the RIVA WAND app to easily create zones, stream different music/audio content through the environment, and voice control the system.
The series includes the compact RIVA Arena and full-range tabletop RIVA Festival speakers, which both use the company's patented Trillium audio technology. The RIVA Arena features 3 full-range custom ADX drivers with 3 passive radiators for up to 101dB of sound. Likewise, the model can be configured for stereo pairing, and customers can add an optional 16+ hour battery pack for portable use. Meanwhile, the RIVA Festival uses 6 custom ADX woofers and tweeters along with 4 passive radiators for up to 106dB. Both speakers include analog and USB inputs with charge out for mobile devices, and the FESTIVAL also includes an optical input. In addition, both models offer high-resolution audio compatibility for up to 24-bit/192kHz playback. Supported audio codecs include MP3, ALAC, APE, FLAC, FLAC HD, HLS, WMA Streaming, RTSP, and PCM/WAV.
The RIVA Wand Series is expected to launch in November. The Festival will retail for $499 and the Arena will retail for $249. The new series, joins the company's previously released RIVA Turbo X and RIVA S Bluetooth speakers.
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