Hi-fi specialist Lenco, distributed by Amber Technology, is the latest player to join the multiroom speaker market with the launch of Playlink.
The system comprises of the PlayLink4 (RRP $359 excluding battery, RRP $399 with removable battery) and the PlayLink6 (RRP $549) which both operate as a hi-fi speakers, and the PlayConnect (RRP $249) which turns existing audio systems into a wireless music streaming system receiver.
“The priorities for consumers looking to upgrade their home audio products generally include improved sound quality, ease-of-use and price — in that order. The new releases by Lenco — PlayLink6, PlayLink4 and PlayConnect — address these needs,” said Scott McKenzie, national sales manager – lifestyle products, Amber Technology.
McKenzie points to the quality of audio produced by the PlayLink system that sets it apart from the competition.
“Designed to provide the best possible listening experience, PlayLink is one of the first to offer music playback in high-resolution, ‘lossless’ audio files of up to 192 KHz and 24-bit output, such as FLAC and ALAC. These audio formats replicate as closely as possible the quality of sound produced in studios by musicians and audio engineers. This ensures sound quality remains at an equally high level — whether it’s playback from locally stored media or via cloud-based sources.”
The PlayLink 4 and 6 offer a simple plug and play set-up and do not require a bridging unit to operate. PlayLink streams music wirelessly to speakers throughout the home thanks to the state-of-the-art Qualcomm AllPlay Smart Media Platform and the system is controlled using the free iOS/Android PlayLink app. PlayLink is compatible with nine internet streaming services with more to be added in the future.
In addition to Wi-Fi connectivity, users can also stream music via Bluetooth connection and Near Field Communication (NFC).