Riva Audio Introduces Stadium & Concert Smart Speakers
While most smart speakers put the emphasis on the “smart,” the Riva Voice series puts the emphasis on the “speaker.” While most smart speakers only feature one built-in speaker drive, both the Concert and the larger Stadium feature three. This, combined with Riva Audio’s expertise when it comes to audio, honed during its roots in the live music business, the speakers should sound incredible, at least if the company’s other products are any indication.
The speakers can even play high-resolution audio at 192kHz/24-bit.The Concert and Stadium smart speakers both feature a bunch of connections, including 3.5mm Analog inputs, USB inputs, AirPlay, Wi-Fi and of course, Bluetooth. With the Stadium, you even get an optical digital input. You can also stream music via services like Pandora, Amazon Music and Spotify. The Concert is a more portable version, while the Stadium is larger and perfect for the home.
The Concert features a splash-proof exterior, plus an optional battery pack that can provide more than 20 hours of playback time. Both the Concert and Stadium are controlled by the Riva Voice app, which lets you set up multiroom systems in addition to controlling playback and other functions.The Riva Stadium will retail for $450 while the Riva Concert will sell for $200. Both will arrive sometime this fall. A more official date to come.