The $599.99 Etón AIR4 premium multi-room WiFi streaming speaker (www.etoncorp.com), with Italian design and German engineering, the Etón AIR4 combines professional audio quality with the latest in Wi-Fi technology to deliver a multi-room audio experience.
Users can effortlessly stream audio content via Apple AirPlay or Google Chromecast. It offers sound playback from a dual-concentric speaker design at a high output of 80 watts. This guarantees clean and powerful bass and throaty mid-tones using a premium-quality carbon diaphragm, while soft dome tweeters deliver smooth treble notes. Its matte finish metal mesh grille is surrounded by a high-polish chrome surround and sports a multifunctional control dial on the front of the speaker.
Three color combinations are offered: mint/red, white/silver, and black/silver. The rear panel of the speaker offers a variety of audio interfaces: a LAN Ethernet port, a USB port, a 3.5 mm AUX-in stereo jack for playback of fine analog playback devices (such as a phonograph) and a 3.5 mm stereo output for connecting a pair of headphones.
The Etón smartphone app, available for both iOS and Android devices, makes it possible to utilize the full spectrum of the AIR4’s functions by providing a link between almost any smartphone or tablet and the speaker. Multifunctional and multitalented, the AIR4 can be controlled intuitively via the dial on the front, using the included remote control or directly from a smartphone, tablet or computer.
It can receive Bluetooth 4.1 and 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz Wi-Fi at a streaming rate of 192 KHz/24 bit. It can even handle lossless audio formats and is able to recognize WMV9, AVS, VP6, FLAC DSD, APE and WAVE. The high-performance digital sound processor tunes the music continuously, dissolving the auditory boundaries between digital and analog music.