SmartHouse - - FIRST LOOK // ELAC - Writ­ten by ROMA CHRIS­TIAN

Ger­man-based, ELAC, has an­nounced its new Dis­cov­ery Z3 Wire­less Speaker is now avail­able in Aus­tralia for A$899. The new 24-bit/192kHz net­work speaker claims to de­liver pow­er­ful am­pli­fi­ca­tion and “room-fill­ing stereo sound” in a com­pact unit.

Syn­ergy Au­dio Vis­ual Manag­ing Direc­tor, Phil Sawyer, af­firms the ELAC Dis­cov­ery Z3 is an in­tu­ituve wire­less speaker which will “trans­form how we stream at home”.

The Dis­cov­ery Z3 wire­lessly con­nects to ELAC’s Dis­cov­ery mu­sic server, and sup­ports stream­ing from Ap­ple AirPlay, Blue­tooth and Spo­tify Con­nect.

The de­vice op­er­ates as both a stand­alone unit and multi-room set-up once con­nected to the larger Dis­cov­ery ecosys­tem. Af­ter con­nect­ing to a home net­work, users can con­trol their sys­tem with their smart­phone or tablet us­ing the ‘Roon Essentials’ app.

Via im­proved damp­ing char­ac­ter­is­tics (in lieu of plas­tic or pa­per drivers) the Dis­cov­ery Z3 aims to de­liver broader band­width with a “smoother re­sponse” for ac­cu­rate au­dio re­pro­duc­tion. In­cor­po­rat­ing 100mm pas­sive ra­di­a­tors, two 25mm pas­sive ra­di­a­tors and four am­pli­fiers, the Dis­cov­ery Z3 de­liv­ers 140-watts of built-in am­pli­fi­ca­tion with a “cus­tom-de­signed trans­ducer” for clar­ity and deep bass.

The de­vice en­deav­ours to of­fer seam­less tran­si­tion be­tween Spo­tify, AirPlay and the Dis­cov­ery Z3 app (An­droid/iOS).

The ELAC Dis­cov­ery Z3 Zone Mu­sic Speaker is now avail­able to pur­chase from se­lected Aus­tralian re­tail­ers for RRP $899.

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