Audio manufacturer Riva introduced the Wand series, a customizable multi-space audio system that delivers stereo sound from a single speaker.
The system is set up and used via the Riva Wand app that can create zones, stream different music/audio content through the environment and voice control the system. The Riva Wand series will include the Arena and Festival speakers and is expected to be available for purchase late November at Riva Audio retailers and at rivaaudio.com.
The Wand series is Google Cast, Wi-Fi, DDMS, Spotify Connect, AirPlay, DLNA and Bluetooth ready. Unlike most wireless speakers, the 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 32 speakers without acoustic latency, the company said.
The Arena model is splash resistant and, with the optional connected battery pack (16+ hours), can be used anywhere. The Arena and Festival include analog and USB inputs with charge out for phones and tablets, and the Festival will also include an optical input.
Riva’s Wand series features the compact Riva Arena and full-range tabletop Riva Festival speakers, both featuring Riva Audio’s patented Trillium audio technology. Trillium is ADX’s proprietary three-channel audio technology that enlarges the audio image while allowing the power of the audio to be reproduced, the company said.
The compact Riva Arena speaker uses three full-range custom ADX drivers with three passive radiators to create up to 101dB of enveloping sound. Arena can be configured for single or stereo pair use and will have an optional 16-hour-plus battery pack for use as a portable speaker. The Riva Festival drives six custom ADX woofers and tweeters coupled with four passive radiators to produce up to 106dB without dynamic range compression, while bass plays down to 38Hz for excellent depth and impact. Arena and Festival set up and control is easy through the Riva Wand app with supported voice commands. Both speakers are high-resolution compatible, playing music files up to 24-bit/192kHz resolutions.
The Riva Wand series will be in-store in November and range from $249 to $499. The Arena will be available in black/titanium and white/silver. The Festival will be available in black/titanium.
Riva Audio is exhibiting at CEDIA.