IFA 2013 — Berlin — September 5, 2013 — Today Simple AudioTM announced the addition of two new hi-fidelity speaker solutions to their existing line of networked HD streaming players. The new speakers, dubbed Simple Audio ListenTM and Simple Audio GoTM bring audiophile sound, designer styling, and versatile connectivity to today’s digital music lovers.
Simple Audio Listen – Stereo Speakers with Bluetooth
Simple Audio Listen is beautifully designed to deliver breathtaking audio from compact stereo speakers that look great on the desktop, bookshelf, and in any room. The speakers incorporate technology generally reserved for high-end audiophile systems, including a fully digital signal path, DSP, and bi-amplified design to deliver amazing audio quality. And because today’s music fans listen to music from a variety of digital devices, Listen has a variety of inputs including USB, Bluetooth and line-in connections, allowing it to play music from nearly any device in the home. Listen features a unique, elegant touch interface, with no buttons, dials or knobs, and includes an infrared remote.
Simple Audio Listen specifications
- Fully integrated digital signal processor (DSP) and digital signal path
- 40W per channel class-D amplifier
- Bi-amplified design with separate amplifier outputs for each driver
- 1-inch ferro-fluid silk dome tweeter
- 3-inch long throw woofer with neodymium magnets
- User Interface
- Capacitive touch interface controls power, volume, mute, Bluetooth and line-in selections
- Infrared remote control of power, volume, mute, and source select, as well as Play/Pause, Fast Forward, and Review
- USB connection for Windows PCs and Apple OS X Macs
- Bluetooth for Apple® iOSTM and AndroidTM-based smartphones and tablets, or any Bluetooth A2DP-enabled device
- 3.5mm stereo line-in and headphone output
- Subwoofer output via RCA jack to any powered subwoofer (full dynamic range)
Simple Audio Go – Compact Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Simple Audio Go is a portable speaker that uses advanced Bluetooth 3 technology that is compatible with iOS or Android-based smartphones and tablets, and includes a built-in rechargeable battery so users can cut the cord and listen to their music anywhere. Its compact shape fits easily in a bag or backpack, making it easy to just grab and go. With a separate bass-reinforcing driver and two stereo speakers, it puts out surprisingly big sound, and the built-in microphone and echo-cancelling technology makes it a clear, hands-free speakerphone, too.
Simple Audio Go specifications
- Compact design easily fits in bag and backpack
- Full-range speakers and tuned bass port delivers surprisingly big sound
- Bluetooth 3 A2DP stereo enables wireless streaming of audio with virtually any smartphone or tablet
- Built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 8 hours and can be charged via USB port
- Integrated microphone for speakerphone support with smartphones
The Simple Audio Listen and Go speakers will be available September online and at select retail partners.
Ruben Mookerjee, Vice President General Manager of Simple Audio commented:
“At Simple Audio, we believe people listening to their favourite music on their PC, smartphone, or tablet, shouldn’t have to settle for thin, lifeless sound. We designed Listen to give today’s music true hi-fi sound from virtually any playback device.”