Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

New Products

Amazon Courts Audiophiles With Echo Companion Products

Amazon announced four companion products for Echo that make Alexa not only sound better, but work with existing speakers and stereo systems.

Amazon Echo Link Amp with Echo Dot

In addition to the all-new Echo Plus and Echo Dot for 2018, Amazon has begun to offer ways to improve Alexa’s sound-quality and connectivity choices. The easiest option for deeper bass extension is to add a wireless subwoofer called Echo Sub for $130. Then there are options to integrate Alexa’s voice features into any existing stereo system or loudspeaker. Echo Input is a nifty $35 adapter that makes any powered speaker Alexa-enabled, whether it’s wired or wireless. Budget-minded audiophiles will appreciate both preamp (Echo Link) and integrated amp (Echo Link Amp) components that allow Alexa to work with existing passive speakers or higher-end power amplifiers.

Amazon Echo Link

Echo Input is a disc-shaped device that adds Alexa into existing speakers. Echo Input connects to a speaker via 3.5mm audio cable or Bluetooth, and features a four-microphone array so you can talk to Alexa from across the room. It’s like an Echo Dot, but without the built-in speaker so all audio is played through the connected speaker rather than through Echo Input itself. At just 12.5mm tall, Echo Input blends easily into every room and makes it possible to create new or existing multi-room music groups throughout a home. Echo Input will be available in black and white.

Amazon Echo Link

Echo Sub is the first wireless Echo subwoofer for those who want to pump up the bass when listening to music on their existing or new Echo devices. Echo Sub is compatible with Echo devices to create a 1.1 or 2.1 pairing for stereo sound. Plus, with the equalizer feature you can adjust the bass, mid-range, and treble of the pairing simply by using your voice. Just say, “Alexa, turn up the bass.”

Amazon Echo Link

Echo Link

Amazon Echo Link Rear

Echo Link Amp

Echo Link and Echo Link Amp are for music lovers who want to use Alexa to stream music to their existing audio equipment. Have old speakers or amplifiers, no problem. Now they too can work with Alexa, and bring digital music streaming into old stereo systems.

Echo Link is an audio component that connects to your high-fidelity stereo system to stream music services. Echo Link includes analog, optical, coax, headphone 3.5mm, and subwoofer line-outs; and analog, optical, and coax line-ins. It has a volume knob for granular control, an Ethernet port for reliable connectivity, and support for multi-room music through Alexa.

Amazon Echo Link Rear

Echo Link (Rear View)

Echo Link Amp (Rear View)

Echo Link Amp is Echo Link with a built-in 60W, 2-channel amplifier. Additionally it has left-right speaker binding post outputs to support wiring directly to passive and non-powered speakers.

Both Echo Link and Echo Link Amp can be controlled through the Alexa app or another Echo device in your home. Simply say, “Alexa, turn up the music in the living room,” to listen to tunes through your existing stereo system.

Price and Availability

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You May Also Like


The tech titans couldn't have built their empires without songs -- and now they are destroying the cultural ecosystem that made them rich.

Daily Deals

Amazon's New Prime Early Access Sale Kicks Off October 11-12 by offering early holiday deals for prime members.


Amazon Prime Day is coming July 12 -13, 2022! Check out some of the initial deals along with important tips on how to spend...


Amazon is changing the name of its IMDb TV free ad-supported streaming service to Freevee. Find out what you need to know.

Digital Music Systems

Sonos has added support for Amazon Music HD and Dolby Atmos to its lineup of wireless loudspeakers and soundbars. Is TIDAL next?

New Products

JMGO offers up a UST projector for those with small budgets. Check out what the O1 1080p Ultra-Short Throw LED Projector has to offer.

New Products

Amazon's wall-mountable Echo Show 15 inches closer to Smart TV territory with Alexa and built-in mic/camera.


HBO Max has left Amazon Prime and that's probably a good thing for subscribers in the long-term.


ecoustics is a hi-fi and music magazine offering product reviews, podcasts, news and advice for aspiring audiophiles, home theater enthusiasts and headphone hipsters. Read more

Copyright © 1999-2023 ecoustics | Disclaimer: We may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

SVS Bluesound PSB Speakers NAD RSL Speakers Crutchfield ProjectorScreen Focal Naim Audio Cambridge Audio