Riva Audio today announced their second portable wireless speaker named Riva S for $249. You might think of it as the smaller brother to Riva’s Turbo X we recently reviewed, yet the pint-sized model adds stereo pairing of two model S speakers.
Riva S packs in 3 full-range, custom, 40mm ADX drivers and 4 custom dual-piston bass radiators all powered with a best-in-class 30-Watts amplifier. Bluetooth wireless sound quality is further improved through the addition of AptX technology. Plus Unique Trillium audio processing enlarges the audio image while reproducing the power of the audio signal without excessive compression.
Thanks to the high-quality battery, the RIVA S will last up to an impressive 13+ hours at 73db, and 5+ hours at the single speaker’s maximum 94+dB output, giving you a full day’s worth of audio at the beach, in the backyard or around the house. That portability can even include the pool-the speaker is certified with an IPX4 rating that means it is fully water resistant and can take splashes from any direction. And now with TrueWireless, you can take your sound to the next level by syncing two RIVA S speakers together to create true left and right channel stereo imaging-for when you want that Hi-Fi experience in a more portable location.
“The RIVA S is designed to amaze!” said Rikki Farr, RIVA Audio and ADX Chairman and Chief Creative Officer. “RIVA S delivers clarity and separation that are audible from all the instruments and voices playing, allowing you to hear the true bass, all the drums, the passion, the nuance, the expression of words and all that was so carefully put together in the recording studio. We also included in the package everything necessary for traveling the world or visiting your next-door neighbor. There are no extras to be bought; in fact, we have even included a unique phono EQ mode that allows you to play your vinyl, a world’s first. When seen against comparable products for the sound, the features and the accessories, RIVA S is fully loaded and therefore unrivaled.”
RIVA Audio also includes unique Capacitive Touch controls to make it easy to operate the speaker in the dark, the RIVA Audio mobile app allows the user to manage the entire listening experience from a phone or tablet. Available for iOS or Android, the RIVA Audio app is available for free from the App Store or Google Play.
Convenience features include a dual-microphone speakerphone with noise and echo cancellation processing technology for crystal clear conference calls, and a USB Charge Out allows you to recharge your mobile devices when you’re away from a wired outlet. Carrying case and
carabiner clip are also included.
Price and Availability
RIVA S is available for purchase in November 2015 in the U.S. at www.rivaaudio.com for $249.99. It will also be available at select authorized RIVA dealers including Amazon, Crutchfield and BestBuy.com