Posted Tue Oct 24, 2017 at 08:50 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The first DTS Play-Fi enabled wireless speaker with Amazon Alexa Voice Service is now available.
Phorus and DTS have announced the launch of the Phorus PS10. The wireless speaker is now shipping for an MSRP of $249.
"Phorus is continually pushing the boundaries of the DTS Play-Fi ecosystem with new innovative products as demonstrated by the Phorus PS10 smart speaker, the first wireless multi-room speaker to ship with Amazon Alexa Voice Service built-in," said Dannie Lau, general manager of DTS Play-Fi. "The Phorus PS10 is also the first Alexa-compatible product to include one-touch music station presets and support for hi-res 24-bit/192kHz content, giving the product category-leading convenience, performance and sound quality."
The tabletop speaker features an integrated far-field microphone system in order to support the Alexa Voice Service, allowing users to access information, control playback, and manage other functions through voice commands. Under the hood, the device uses a built-in 30-watt amplifier with DTS Sound post processing, two 65mm Neodymium full range transducers, and two four-inch bass radiators in a sealed enclosure. In addition, the unit also incorporates DTS Play-Fit tech, enabling customers to wirelessly play high quality lossless music from smartphones and tablets over an existing Wi-Fi network throughout the home. The tech can synchronize playback of a single source to multiple speakers; can stream different sources to different speakers simultaneously from the same mobile device; and can support individual music streams to separate speakers from different devices at the same time. Likewise, Play-Fi is not brand exclusive. This means that Play-Fi audio products from different manufacturers can actually work together seamlessly. Airplay and Spotify Connect are offered as well, and the speaker includes a 3.5mm input and a line-level audiophile grade output.
Beyond the new Phorus PS10, the upcoming Onkyo Smart Speaker P3 and Pioneer Elite Smart Speaker F4 are also set to include DTS Play-Fi and Amazon Alexa Voice Service support.
UPDATE 10/24/17: After initial rollout in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan, Amazon Music support via DTS Play-Fi is now available in France, Italy, and Spain. Per DTS, more countries will follow in the coming months.
Source: DTS via Business Wire
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