Trend: Wire­less speak­ers

The big noises in multi-room mu­sic

Australian T3 - - CONTENTS -

Pa nas onic SC-ALL se­ries

A three-pronged, Sonos-es­que wire­less at­tack con­sist­ing of the wall-mount­able SC-ALL8 speaker (pic­tured), a smaller SC-ALL3 and the SH-ALL 1C, which up­grades ex­ist­ing stereos to re­ceive tracks from the Mu­sic­Stream­ing app. Plays friendly

with both iOS and An­droid de­vices, sup­ports Nap­ster and Spo­tify, plus pipes in tracks stored on PC or NAS drives, too.

pana­sonic.com/au, out June

Sim­ple Au­dio Room­player+

Get the Sim­pleAu­dio app on your smart­phone, PC or NAS drive and this pow­er­ful but un­der­stated set-top cre­ates a li­brary of mu­sic to play via Blue­tooth or Air­Play, with sep­a­rate ac­counts for each fam­ily mem­ber. Deezer sup­port tries to make up for the lack of Spo­tify, but un­com­pressed tracks pumped through the 50W amp are strong – once you’ve out­layed for speak­ers.

sim­pleau­dio.com, out now

Mu­saic Wire­less Hi-Fi Syst em

This Kick­starter-funded sys­tem has 36W and 60W of power re­spec­tively in its MP5 and MP10 (pic­tured) speak­ers. Both pump out MP3s and FLAC loss­less au­dio, scat­ter­ing sound across your con­nected home from any de­vice and some stream­ing apps (not Spo­tify yet). In­ter­est­ingly, it prom­ises to link your smart light­ing and se­cu­rity sys­tems, too.

mu­saic.com, out septem­ber

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