CES2013: Acoustic Research Introduces Stream Wireless Home Audio System
Acoustic Research announced a new wireless home audio system aimed at iTunes and iOS device users. It leverages Wi Fi, iTunes and your iOS devices to manage wireless home audio. Read on for details.
Acoustic Research announced a new wireless home audio system aimed at iTunes and iOS device users. It leverages Wi Fi, iTunes and your iOS devices to manage wireless home audio. Here is the press release:
Acoustic Research Introduces the Stream Wireless Home Audio System
Two and three room systems put high-performance whole-home audio within reach without custom install or expensive proprietary systems
LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 7, 2013 – LVCC, CENTER HALL, BOOTH 10404 – Acoustic Research® (AR) introduced today the Stream Wireless Home Audio System (STREAM2 and STREAM3), which will grant consumers high-performance whole-home audio by leveraging two technologies consumers already use: Wi-Fi and iTunes. Since the Stream System is wireless, it eliminates the expensive and messy custom installation most consumers associate with whole-home audio. And because Stream uses an existing Wi-Fi network, it skips complicated wireless setup.
“The marketers and developers at Acoustic Research asked a pool of consumers a simple question: if you could have a sound system in your entire home for less than $800, would you be interested? The response was an overwhelming yes. So, we made it happen,” said David Geise, President of VOXX Accessories Corp. “The Acoustic Research Stream Wireless Home Audio System takes the technology many consumers already have in their homes—Wi-Fi and iTunes on their computer—and leverages them to give consumers full, rich sound anywhere and everywhere at home.”
Because the Stream System uses AirPlay wireless technology and specially-tuned speakers, the result is as good as systems that cost several times as much. In addition, the Stream System is as easy to control as it is to set up—select speakers, adjust volume, choose songs and playlists, all through iTunes on a computer. You can even control the Stream System from an iOS device. The Stream Wireless Home Audio System will be available this month in two (2)-room (STREAM2) and three (3)-room (STREAM3) systems, with suggested retail prices of $399.99 and $599.99, respectively.
The Stream Wireless Home Audio System makes high-performance whole-home audio easy and affordable. Wireless means there’s no custom install. And since Stream uses the consumer’s own Wi-Fi network, setting the system up is simple. Each speaker in the system has been specially tuned to provide rich, detailed sound with lossless reproduction via AirPlay wireless.
“The Stream 2 and Stream 3 Audio Systems not only let you hear your entire music library everywhere and anywhere in your home, they also deliver unsurpassed AR-quality sound,” concluded Geise.
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This is an interesting implementation of AirPlay and should be of interest to anyone with iTunes and iOS devices in the home looking to implement a wireless audio solution. Two room systems will cost $399.99 and three room systems will cost $599.99.