Altec Lansing has released the inAir 5000 Wireless AirPlay Speaker (MA5000) that allows users of iTunes, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch to stream music wirelessly over their Wi-Fi network to any room in the house.
The inAir 5000 is the first in a new series of AirPlay-enabled audio networking product. AirPlay is an Apple feature for streaming music, video and photos wirelessly from iOS and OS X to the Apple TV and other AirPlay-enabled devices.
The new inAir 5000 is designed as a companion for an iPad, iPhone and iPod touch as well as computers running iTunes, according to Brendon Stead, co-president, Altec Lansing. Using the Altec Lansing inAir Guide App (free at the Apple App Store), users can quickly and easily setup their new speaker system, he says. What’s more, when using iTunes on a Mac or PC, users can play music to multiple inAir 5000 speakers throughout the home or office.
The inAir 5000’s dual 3-inch mid-range drivers are constructed of Kevlar to deliver true vocals and mid-tones with minimal distortion, according to Stead. Triple amplifiers drive the system, with dedicated power to the mid-range drivers, the neodymium tweeters and the 4-inch subwoofer.
The inAir 5000 Wireless AirPlay Speaker (MA5000) will be available in late February at http://www.alteclansing.com and select retailers worldwide. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is US$499.95.