Audio Pro, the specialist loudspeaker company from Sweden has announced the latest addition to its wireless multi-room audio range – Allroom Air One, a single stereo speaker that combines Apple Airplay and DNLA compatibility with modern leather-covered Scandinavian style.
Additionally, Audio Pro’s ‘Direct Link’ feature allows for users without a wireless network to stream direct from their device whilst additional sources can be connected via USB, analogue 3.5mm and optical digital TOSLINK inputs.
The speaker uses four drivers (2 x 1” soft dome tweeters and 2 x 4.5” bass units) driven by a 100W amplifier (4 x 25W Class D amplifiers) under the command of DSP (Digital Signal Processing). If additional bass reinforcement is required, users can attach a subwoofer such as the matching Living LVSUB. There’s also a free app that can be used to control the loudspeaker.
Allroom Air One is available now from in red, white or black and has a UK SRP of £499.00.
To mark its 35th anniversary year, UK loudspeaker manufacturer Harbeth has unveiled an exciting new model at this years Munich High End show. The Harbeth Monitor 30.1 features a new, RADIAL2™ mid/bass drive unit a new SEAS tweeter and a redesigned crossover. Harbeth claim a “more open sound, a smoother response with greater, more even dispersion which means less critical stand height and a more involving listener experience.”
World-wide shipping will commence in June as the new model is rolled out around the globe.”
Day The First ….
I’d been ecstatically happy with the Leema Xavier speakers I bought on an “eBay whim” a few months previously, and this year’s hifi budget allocated by swmbo (aka Lindsey, my wife) was pretty much depleted anyway. So I was looking forward to the rest of the year settled down with the highly musical Xaviers. Life could be worse.
But a few days ago we came into a bit of an inheritance and swmbo allocated a top-up to the 2009 hifi budget (what a fine lass she is!). What’s a box-swapper to do? …. I hoofed it on to eBay pronto, that’s what, to see what was cookin’!
I saw these on auction with a couple of days to go …. did a bit of on-line research, and promptly fell in lust with them. A query to the seller resulted in the offer of personal delivery for £40 petrol money – you cannot be more reasonable than that.
So, here they are, arrived around noon yesterday.
Big cabinet – 51 inches high, 18 wide but only 11 deep. 12 inch woofer and the legendary EMIM ribbon midrange and EMIT high frequency units.
The Infinity RS 2.5 in Situ Chez Jerry
The bass unit crossover is set at 300Hz.
They weigh-in at 53Kg each.
I’ll forego detailed sonic description for now, as after a few hours listening and positional tweaking they simply seemed to be the best speakers I have ever heard. More realistic vocals I have not heard from a speaker. Maybe it’s just a “1st day pride of ownership” thing. We’ll see.
They sound just fine with the covers in place, so that’s the way they are in my room. More »