FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Audio manufacturer RIVA, the lifestyle brand of Audio Design Experts, Inc. (ADX™) recognized for its best-in-class audio products, today introduced the WAND Series, a customizable and easy-to-use multi-space audio system that delivers high-quality, patented stereophonic sound from a single speaker. The result is an unrivaled audio experience that can play to any room or outdoor location from any networked or online source; offering a new way to wirelessly play all your favorite music without restrictions. The system is easy to setup and use thanks to the RIVA WAND app that can easily create zones, stream different music/audio content through the environment and voice control the system. The RIVA WAND Series will include the ARENA and FESTIVAL speakers and is expected to be available for purchase late November at RIVA Audio retailers and at rivaaudio.com.
"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."
Listen to high-resolution music, podcasts, YouTube channels, or music services through multiple connectivity options including Wi-Fi, DDMS, Spotify Connect, AirPlay®, DLNA and Bluetooth®. The WAND series is even Google Cast™ ready. Unlike most wireless speakers, the RIVA WAND series offers multiple connectivity options, from a single direct connection to a whole-environment wireless networked audio system that can simultaneously stream to up to 32 speakers without acoustic latency. Take the speakers outdoors and they can easily create their own ad hoc network. The ARENA model is splash resistant and, with the optional connected battery pack (16+ hours), can be used anywhere. The ARENA and FESTIVAL include analog and USB inputs with charge out for phones and tablets, and the FESTIVAL will also include an optical input. These inputs are beneficial for users with an existing wired or wireless system who want to introduce RIVA's superior Trillium™ audio into their home. No one is excluded.
Setup is easy and intuitive and guided through the RIVA WAND app. Once connected, pull up your music library or open a favorite streaming service to start listening immediately. Use the RIVA WAND app to create zones and stream different music throughout the home or business. You also have the freedom to play directly from your favorite third party apps.
RIVA's WAND Series features the compact RIVA ARENA and full-range tabletop RIVA FESTIVAL speakers, both featuring RIVA Audio's patented Trillium™ audio technology. Trillium™ is ADX's™ proprietary 3-channel audio technology that enlarges the audio image while allowing the power of the audio to be reproduced. What does this mean for listeners? Trillium™ gives listeners an audio experience as close to live as it gets by using three discrete channels to create stereophonic sound much larger than the actual speaker size. Compare this to most wireless speakers that are mono or quasi-stereo. WAND products produce truly immersive sound with deep, powerful bass just about anywhere.
The compact RIVA ARENA speaker uses 3 full-range custom ADX™ drivers with 3 passive radiators to create up to 101dB of enveloping sound. ARENA can be configured for single or stereo pair use and will have an optional 16+ hour battery pack for use as a portable speaker. The RIVA FESTIVAL drives 6 custom ADX™ woofers and tweeters coupled with 4 passive radiators to produce up to 106dB without dynamic range compression, while bass plays down to 38Hz for excellent depth and impact. ARENA and FESTIVAL set up and control is easy through the RIVA WAND app with supported voice commands. Both speakers are high-resolution compatible, playing music files up to 24-bit/192kHz resolutions. Audio Codecs supported include: MP3, ALAC, APE, FLAC, FLAC HD, HLS, WMA Streaming, RTSP and PCM/WAV.
THE RIVA WAND SERIES INCLUDES
- Splash-Resistant I/O Cover
- Patented Trillium™ audio technology
- Voice Assistant (future)
- IOT Connectivity (future)
- 72" International Power Cord
- Braille Raised Control Dots
- Free download of the RIVA WAND App for iOS or Android™
- 3.5mm analog connector
- Optical/SPDIF connector (RIVA FESTIVAL only)
- Optional Battery Pack (RIVA ARENA only)
- Charge Out for Phone or Tablet
- 3.5mm analog connector, USB Type-A female for playback and reverse charging, DC figure 8 plug
- Support for FLAC, FLAC HD, PCM/WAV, HLS protocol (HTTP Live Streaming), HTTP/1.1 Audio Transport, WMA Streaming (both MMS and WMS), RTSP, MP3, ALAC and APE audio formats
The RIVA WAND Series will be in-store in November and range from $249.00 - $499.00. The ARENA will be available in Black/Titanium and White/Silver. The FESTIVAL will be available in Black/Titanium.
RIVA Audio will be exhibiting at CEDIA Dallas September 15-17, 2016. For more information about RIVA Audio or to locate an authorized RIVA Audio dealer in your area, please visit www.rivaaudio.com or 844-GET RIVA.
| ABOUT RIVA AUDIO |
RIVA Audio was born from a simple yet powerful idea: That legendary audio guru Rikki Farr (Chairman of ADX™) coupled with passionate designers, patent awarded engineers, pioneering rock 'n' rollers and leaders from the world of commerce could create a real alternative to much of today's over processed audio. RIVA designs award winning audio products by combining the very best components with the true art of audio tuning for people who are passionate about music and are seeking great performance, value and enhancement of their modern lifestyle. RIVA is a philosophy, a bold new standard and a defiant rejection of the idea that people can't afford great audio and therefore must accept the bland experience of today's tin-can wireless speakers. RIVA is headquartered in Southern California where they create and design their RIVA family of products. For more information about RIVA, please visit www.rivaaudio.com or connect with us at www.facebook.com/RIVANation, www.twitter.com/rivaaudio, www.instagram.com/rivanation, Google + http://ow.ly/Pzi9k, www.youtube.com/user/RIVAaudio, www.pinterest.com/rivanation/
| ABOUT AUDIO DESIGN EXPERTS, INC. |
ADX™ is committed to re-inventing the way people think about high performance audio. Through ADX's™ innovative designs, intellectual property, esteemed partners, and years of creative experience, the company is able to develop truly cutting-edge, hardware and software-based audio solutions that fit within a customer's budget.
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