Posted Wed Oct 3, 2018 at 12:50 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The company has launched pre-orders for its latest wireless audio products.
"It's no secret that the smart speaker category is dominated by a belief that no one cares about great sound and the only thing that matters is connectivity and user interfaces," said SVS President and CEO, Gary Yacoubian. "We're taking uncompromised, reference quality sound and marrying it with an intelligent user interface, future-facing connectivity and all the amazing things people love about wireless audio. SVS Prime Wireless delivers a truly immersive listening experience with the convenience and simplicity of smart wireless speakers so audio fans can have the best of both worlds."
The Prime Wireless Speaker System features an active-passive stereo speaker array with integrated wireless Bluetooth and Dual Band Wi-Fi connectivity. A 200-watt (50 watts x 4) internal Class-D amplifier and a 192KHz/24-bit DAC are integrated as well. In addition, optical and line level inputs are also included for wired connectivity, and a subwoofer output allows users to connect a separate subwoofer for added bass. Playback and settings can be accessed via a connected app, and the system also supports voice control via a separate Alexa device. Likewise, the unit supports the DTS Play-Fi platform for robust music streaming and multi-room functionality.
Here's a rundown of key specs per SVS:
Meanwhile, the Prime Wireless SoundBase is designed to add high-res wireless streaming support to existing speakers. The unit features a 300-watt amplifier and 192KHz/24-bit DAC, allowing users to power conventional stereo speakers through standard five-way binding posts (150 watts per channel). In addition, the device can also connect to existing AV systems through a receiver or two-channel stereo system via line level output. Dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity are integrated, along with support for the DTS Play-Fi platform, offering robust music streaming support for many popular services like Spotify, SiriusXM, Pandora, Amazon Music, Tidal, NPR, Internet Radio and more. Likewise, the SoundBase is compatible with voice control through a separate Alexa device.
"The Prime Wireless SoundBase is transformational on many levels and there’s really no audio component available that delivers the combination of massive, effortless power, intuitive control options, pristine sound quality and future-facing connectivity," said SVS President and CEO, Gary Yacoubian. "It literally brings any pair of speakers, AV Receiver or two-channel audio system into the future of great sound by converting it to a smart wireless audio zone and a hub of connectivity for all devices and every way we enjoy music. More importantly, it exemplifies the Prime Wireless mission of bringing audiophile sound quality to the wireless audio space for the first time."
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