27 Jun Award Winning RIVA WAND Wireless Multi-Room “+” Portable Audio Product Line Focuses on Integrator Channel
Fountain Valley, CA, June 27, 2017 – RIVA Audio, the lifestyle brand of Audio Design Experts, Inc. (ADXTM) recognized for its best-in-class audio products, announced today that the award-winning RIVA WAND (Wireless Audio Network Design) Series is now available to retail and channel partners. The customizable and easy-to-use multi-room “+” wireless audio system combines the freedom to deliver high-fidelity audio, up to 24- bit/192kHz, to every room or outdoor location with the flexibility to play from any networked or local source. RIVA’s WAND Series features the compact ARENA and full- range tabletop FESTIVAL speakers. Utilizing RIVA’s patented TrilliumTM technology and unique audio design, the WAND series is perfect for integrators whose music-enthusiast clients demand an audio experience that’s as close to live as it gets. Integrators can also offer more user freedom thanks to a multitude of connectivity options including WI-FI, Bluetooth®, AirPlay® and DLNA and can stream seemingly unlimited audio content with Chromecast built-in and Spotify® Connect. In addition, WAND’s integrated Away Mode, splash resistance, and optional battery pack gives the user the freedom to listen to their music anywhere; no Wi-Fi required. The WAND series’ features and performance have impressed industry experts since its introduction and are now available to impress and entertain your customers, as well.
As RIVA’s new WAND Series of multi-room “+” speakers prepared for launch, they were winning significant industry praise as well as awards. At this year’ CES show, the RIVA ARENA and RIVA FESTIVAL speakers were each honored with the likes of the CES 2017 Innovation Awards and received the 2017 Mark of Excellence Award for the Multi-room Audio/Video Product of the Year category. In addition, the WAND Series was awarded the TWICE Picks Award at CES and has received Residential System’s and TWICE’s Best of Show Awards at CEDIA 2016.
“Our team has designed and engineered speakers to stream audio so clear you can hear the future,” says Michael Gleason VP, Sales for RIVA Audio. “And our system has been created to support the consumers’ demand for the flexibility to listen to whatever and the freedom to listen wherever they want. At RIVA, we are focused on providing an easy and profitable solution to the CEDIA channel.”
RIVA’s WAND Series allows installers to profitably create a customizable, simple solution for their customers to conveniently enjoy high-quality music in every room wirelessly from nearly any networked or online source. The RIVA WAND ecosystem offers outstanding versatility starting with a multitude of connectivity options including Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect, AirPlayTM, DLNA, and Bluetooth®. An installer won’t need to worry about compatibility or configurations. As a Google Chromecast built-in partner, our customers can enjoy over 100 music streaming services and an open system designed to promote creativity for our CEDIA partners. The RIVA WAND ecosystem can be played directly from numerous streaming service apps including Spotify, Pandora, TIDAL and more.
Installers are being introduced to the RIVA WAND Series starting with the compact WAND ARENA and full-range, tabletop WAND FESTIVAL speakers. Since all the speakers in the WAND ecosystem include RIVA Audio’s patented TrilliumTM audio technology, the installer can offer stereo solutions in every room with minimal speakers. And with built- in full range custom ADXTM drivers, he or she can offer high-quality audio, as well, with output levels up to 106dB and full-range sound down to 38Hz.
RIVA’s WAND series provides the greatest flexibility to choose which source the user wants for 30+ speakers, in multiple zones, individually or simultaneously and will give the installer complete freedom on how zones are named with no confusion on what player is being controlled. Each RIVA speaker has their own IP address which allows you to take multiple speakers to a vacation home with no internet and still get music to all of them using RIVA’s own mesh network. The installer can even offer his or her consumer the ability to bring speakers outside while still being part of the home network and group them to extend the listening outdoor experience with no need for electricity with the ARENA’s optional battery. This creates greater flexibility for these speakers to be played indoors or out giving the consumer even more freedom to play where they want.
FESTIVAL is the unconditional, mother-of-a multi-room “+” tabletop wireless speaker in RIVA’s WAND Series. FESTIVAL employs an interior wood cabinet to reduce vibrations and colorations to keep the audio as close to live as it gets. Use the optical input to take your listening options even further. FESTIVAL drives 6 custom ADXTM woofers and tweeters coupled with 4 passive radiators to produce up to 106dB of output without dynamic range compression, while bass plays down to 38Hz for immersive sound with pure, deep, powerful bass.
RIVA ARENA is the compact multi-room “+” wireless speaker in RIVA’s WAND series. ARENA is perfect for the music enthusiast looking for a LIVE audio experience at home, in the office, or outdoors thanks to an optional, 20+ hour battery pack. ARENA uses 3 full-range custom ADXTM drivers with 3 passive radiators to create up to 101dB of enveloping sound and reproduces more of the musical spectrum than comparable products.
Both speakers will be available in black with a titanium grill, or white with a silver grill. The ARENA will sell for $249 and FESTIVAL for $499. The ARENA battery pack will be available in black or white and will sell for $99.
RIVA has hired the best independent reps and distributors in each territory and is proud of their Azione buying group partnership. Like all RIVA products, WAND is backed by world-class technical support and customer service, full warranties and robust dealer and integrator channel programs typical for loudspeaker products. Custom installers and Integrators can purchase RIVA products through channel partners globally.
For more information about RIVA Audio or to locate an authorized RIVA Audio channel partner, please visit www.rivaaudio.ca/locator or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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RIVA Audio was born from a simple yet powerful idea: That legendary audio guru Rikki Farr (Chairman of ADX™) coupled with passionate designers, patent awarded engineers, pioneering rock ‘n’ rollers and leaders from the world of commerce could create a real alternative to much of today’s over processed audio. RIVA designs award winning audio products by combining the very best components with the true art of audio tuning for people who are passionate about music and are seeking great performance, value and enhancement of their modern lifestyle. RIVA is a philosophy, a bold new standard and a defiant rejection of the idea that people can’t afford great audio and therefore must accept the bland experience of today’s tin-can wireless speakers. RIVA is headquartered in Southern California where they create and design their RIVA family of products. For more information about RIVA, please visit www.rivaaudio.ca or connect with us at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google +, Youtube and Pinterest.
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