Polk Audio just announced their first tabletop streaming audio speaker that works with AirPlay or Bluetooth, as well as wired connections. The new Woodbourne Wireless Speaker System combines two 5-1/4″-inch mineral filled injection molded PP cone mid-woofers with rubber surrounds and two 1″ silk dome tweeters. The built-in 180-Watt RMS (70 x 2 and 20 x 2) high performance audio amplifier delivers clear, detailed sonics throughout the audio spectrum with near-zero distortion, for room-filling sound.
The Woodbourne was inspired by classic mid-century American furniture, it will make a sophisticated statement in a house, apartment or office. A mahogany wood veneer top compliments the brass-finished user interface. The AC-powered Woodbourne’s shallow depth and elegant white cabinet enables easy placement on a table, countertop, shelf, desk, or just about anywhere else a consumer wants to enjoy great sound at home or work. It measures 24 inches wide by 7 inches high and 6 7/8 inches deep, and weighs 17 pounds 8 ounces.
“The Woodbourne tabletop audio system is the finest sounding and most attractive way to enjoy music from an iPod, iPad, Android, or any other audio device in a living room, office, den, kitchen or other interior space,” said Al Baron, Polk Audio’s Product Line Manager. “Our goal was to combine warm, approachable industrial design with high connectivity and superior sound quality. With five wireless and wired inputs it is truly the audio system of the future, available today.”
Five Input Connections:
- Apple AirPlay wireless to Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
- Bluetooth wireless connections for use with other tablets, portable music players, and smartphones. The Woodbourne’s advanced engineering includes the Apt-X codec for superior Bluetooth audio quality.
- Digital optical connection for wired connectivity to TVs, CD/DVD players, FM tuners, etc
- USB port facilitates connection to iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad
- A traditional analog audio input provides connectivity to older devices.
All together, these five input types cover practically any audio source one could imagine, providing near-universal connection compatibility.
Price and Availability
The Polk Audio Woodbourne will be available in Q2 2013 for $599.