Thiel Audio’s Wireless Speakers with DTS Play-Fi
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hiel Audio shows us two of their wireless speakers, the Aurora Home and Aurora Tour. Audiophiles know Thiel Audio as one of the very best high-end speaker manufacturers from the 70’s, but with the passing of their founder, they’ve been hard at work modernizing their line of products.
Both the Aurora Home and the Aurora Tour feature the following:
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
- DTS Play-Fi
- Apple AirPlay
- 3.5mm aux-in port
- Remote control
- Interchangable plates for the top and bottom
The speakers are compatible with DTS Play-Fi, an amazing ecosystem that connects up to 16 speakers in different zones. These speakers are then controlled via an app (available for both iOS and Android) in an easy to use interface. One example of a Play-Fi option would be to assign one Aurora Home as the left speaker and another one as the right in order to give a stereo effect.
For an affordable option connecting up to 8 speakers instead of 16, you may be interested in the Jlab Audio House Party and Block Party.
At $900, the Aurora Home uses 60 Watts to power the Class-D amplifier. That amp drives two 3 inch woofers and two 19mm dome tweeters with a port in the rear for extended bass. It’s got an elegant and minimalistic look which is helped by having all the controls and ports hidden around the back.
Their second product, the Aurora Tour, is named as such for its portability. Costing $599, it’s got a built-in battery with a playtime of 8 hours per charge. The 40 Watt Class-D amplifier drives two 3 inch full range drivers while its passive radiator doubles as a carry handle.
Both versions of Thiel Audio’s wireless speakers can be purchased directly from their website (link below.)
From the Luxury Tech Show 2017, New York City
More info: https://www.thielaudio.com