27 Jun RIVA Audio’s WAND Series: The Next Generation of Music Streaming Products Now Available For Purchase!
Fountain Valley, CA, June 27, 2017 – RIVA Audio, the lifestyle brand of Audio Design Experts, Inc. (ADX™) recognized for its best-in-class audio products, announced today that the award-winning RIVA WAND (Wireless Audio Network Design) Series is now available for purchase. The customizable and easy-to-use multi-room “+” wireless audio system combines the freedom to deliver high-fidelity audio to every room or outdoor location with the flexibility to play from any networked or local source. RIVA’s WAND Series features the compact ARENA and full-range tabletop FESTIVAL speakers. Utilizing RIVA’s patented Trillium™ technology and unique audio design, the WAND series is perfect for music enthusiasts who demand an audio experience that’s as close to live as it gets. Users can enjoy more freedom thanks to a multitude of connectivity options including WI-FI, Bluetooth®, AirPlay® and DLNA and can stream seemingly unlimited audio content with Chromecast built-in and Spotify® Connect. Last but not least, WAND’s integrated Away Mode, splash resistance and optional battery pack give you the freedom to listen to your music anywhere; no Wi-Fi required. The WAND series’ features and performance have been impressing industry experts since its introduction and are now available to impress consumers at Crutchfield, Video and Audio Center and rivaaudio.com.
“We have designed and engineered wireless speakers to stream audio so clear you can hear the future,” says Rikki Farr, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, RIVA Audio.
The WAND Series proves easy to use, thanks to the inclusion of Chromecast built-in and integration with the Google Home app for a quick and easy setup. Once connected, simply pull up your music library or open a favorite streaming service to start listening immediately. Use the Google Home app to create zones and stream different music throughout the home or business. The RIVA WAND app offers advanced features including custom listening modes and playback from local music sources such as USB, AUX and optical inputs.
WAND is also designed to play audio as honest and authentic to the original recording as possible. This starts with RIVA’s patented audio technology, Trillium™ that helps recreate the live audio experience by using three discrete channels to create stereophonic sound much larger than the actual speaker size. Trillium enlarges the audio image while allowing the signal power of the audio to be reproduced without perceptible compression. Superior sound quality continues with custom-built ADX drivers to help WAND products produce truly immersive sound with deep, powerful bass. The ARENA and FESTIVAL speakers are Hi-Res Audio compatible as well, 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.
In addition to superior sound quality, RIVA’s WAND series is designed with an open architecture for maximum flexibility. Unlike most wireless speakers, WAND offers multiple connectivity options, from a single direct connection to a whole-environment wireless networked audio system that can simultaneously stream to up to 30 devices
without acoustic latency. Users can listen to high-resolution music, networked digital music files, podcasts, YouTube channels, or music services like Spotify and Pandora through multiple connectivity options including Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect, Wi-Fi, AirPlay, DLNA, and Bluetooth. RIVA’s WAND series Wi-Fi is dual band, supporting both 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks for greater robustness and reliability against interference.
All this flexibility is paired with immense freedom. The ARENA and FESTIVAL speakers’ Away Mode offers the freedom to create an ad hoc network when no Wi-Fi is available, for example. With an optional 20+ hour battery pack, splash-resistant exterior and charge out for your phone or tablet, one can take the ARENA to the lake, beach or pool and listen to their favorite music without restrictions.
Since it’s introduction into the market, the RIVA WAND Series has already received numerous awards from media outlets and trade associations, including the prestigious CES 2017 Innovation Honoree Award, CTA’s CES 2017 Mark of Excellence Award, Residential System’s 2016 CEDIA Best of Show Award, TWICE’s CEDIA 2016 Best of Show Award, Innovation & Tech Today’s Editor’s Choice Award and the TWICE CES 2017 Pick Award.
RIVA ARENA is the compact multi-room “+” wireless speaker in RIVA’s WAND series. ARENA is perfect for the music enthusiast looking for a LIVE audio experience at home, the office or outdoors thanks to an optional, 20+ hour battery pack. ARENA uses 3 full-range custom ADX™ drivers with 3 passive radiators to create up to 101dB of enveloping sound and reproduces more of the musical spectrum than comparable products.
FESTIVAL is the unconditional, mother-of-a multi-room “+” tabletop wireless speaker in RIVA’s WAND Series. FESTIVAL employs an interior MDF cabinet to reduce vibrations and colorations to keep the audio as close to live as it gets. FESTIVAL drives 6 custom ADX™ woofers and tweeters coupled with 4 passive radiators to produce up to 106dB of output without dynamic range compression, while bass plays down to 38Hz for immersive sound with pure, deep, powerful bass.
Both speakers will be available in black with a titanium grill, or white with a silver grill. The ARENA will sell for $249 and FESTIVAL for $499. The ARENA battery pack will be available in black or white and will sell for $99.
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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google +, Youtube and Pinterest.
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