Aperion Audio announced ARIS, a table-top wireless speaker that streams music into any room from any PC. The ARIS speaker connects to your home network using Ethernet or Wi-Fi and works with Windows 7 and/or Windows 8 Consumer Preview operating systems.
The ARIS wireless speaker eliminates the need to move music files between devices or plug and unplug cables to hear specific tracks. Using the Windows 7 “Play To” feature, music lovers can send music from any device on the network to an ARIS speaker located where they want to listen.
ARIS connects to a home network at the push of a button using Wi-Fi Protected Setup. The all-in-one ARIS speaker system includes six internal drivers and four amplifiers that provide a total of 100 Watt RMS power. The brushed aluminum enclosure, measuring 6.5 inches high by 14.75 inches wide, increases rigidity to fill most rooms with full-range, distortion-free stereo sound.
You can use either Windows Media Player, or the Windows Play To feature directly to stream your music to an ARIS speaker, from any of the music libraries available on your network. Just right click the music tracks you want to play, select “Play To” from the drop down menu, and then select the ARIS speaker that you want to stream to. You'll be able to control playback and volume right from your PC.
To stream music from your smartphone or tablet, you'll first need to download and install an app on your device. Aperion plans to offer ARIS Music Apps for Apple iPad and iPhone devices, Android devices, and for Windows 8 Metro very soon. Other DLNA-enabled apps should already work.
- Single-piece brushed aluminum enclosure
- Adjustable and removable steel base
- 100 Watt RMS total power
- Six internal speakers (four powered drivers, two passive radiators)
- Three sound modes: natural, bass boost and enhanced stereo
- Push-button connection to home network using Wi-Fi Protected Setup
- Compatible with Windows 7 (Compatible with Windows 8 pending)
- DLNA certified
Pricing, Availability and Warranty:
The Aperion ARIS Speaker with ARIS Wireless Card for Windows will be available mid-June 2012 for $499 with one-year limited warranty.