19 Nov Riva Audio’s Arena And Festival Speakers Named As Ces 2017 Innovation Award Honorees

The Company’s Multi-Space WAND Series Offers Consumers a Customizable, Simple Solution to Play Music in Any Space Wirelessly from Any Networked or Online Source

Fountain Valley, CA, November 10, 2016 – RIVA Audio, the lifestyle brand of Audio Design Experts, Inc. (ADX), announced today that the RIVA ARENA And RIVA FESTIVAL have both been named CES 2017 Innovation Award Honorees. RIVA is widely recognized for its best-in-class audio and the ARENA and FESITVAL represent the first two speakers in its upcoming WAND Series of products. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.


“RIVA is proud to accept this award from such a prestigious program as recognition of our team’s dedication and hard work,” said Rikki Farr, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of RIVA Audio. “People want a quality music experience that’s as close to LIVE as you can get. They also want the freedom to take their speaker anywhere and stream from an unlimited number of sources without restrictions. WAND gives you the best of both of these and is unique in the ability to do this.”

The WAND Series is a customizable multi-space audio system that delivers high-quality, patented stereophonic sound from each single speaker. The result is an unrivaled audio experience that can play to any room or outdoor location from any networked or online source. WAND offers a new way to wirelessly play all your favorite music without restrictions. Listen to high-resolution music, podcasts, YouTube channels, or music services through multiple connectivity options including Wi-Fi, DDMS, Spotify Connect, AirPlay, DLNA, Bluetooth and Chromecast built-in.

Options in the system include a single direct connection to a whole-environment wireless networked audio system that can simultaneously stream to as many as 32 speakers without acoustic latency. The ARENA and FESTIVAL can create their own ad hoc network and work outdoors with the ARENA’s optional battery pack for even more freedom, no wi-fi required. The RIVA WAND app easily creates zones, streams different music/audio content and provides voice control of the system. You can also use your
favorite third party apps to stream audio directly to WAND.

Both the ARENA and FESTIVAL feature RIVA Audio’s patented Trillium™ audio technology. Trillium creates three discrete channels to provide stereophonic sound in a single speaker that sounds much larger than the actual speaker size.

The RIVA WAND Series will include the ARENA and FESTIVAL speakers and is expected to be available for purchase later this year at RIVA Audio retailers and at rivaaudio.com. The ARENA will be available in Black/Titanium and White/Silver for $249. The FESTIVAL will be available in Black/Titanium and and White/Silver and will sell for $499. The ARENA battery pack will be available in Black and White and will sell for $99.

The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the producer of CES 2017, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

RIVA Audio’s WAND Series will be displayed at CES 2017, which runs January 5-8, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. A selection of Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled New York, which features dozens of exhibitors and networking opportunities and runs 3:00-7:30 PM November 10 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York.

Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, unique/novel features present and how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace.

Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect the most innovative design and engineering of some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.

CES 2017 Innovation Honoree products are featured on CES.tech/Innovation, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo and URL.

RIVA Audio will be exhibiting at CES Las Vegas January 5-8, 2017. 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

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 our social media pages:

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.

Eva Lopez Noyd Communications Inc.

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