Libratone's

Loop Airplay Wireless Speaker

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Ready for the most fully rounded experience in wireless home entertainment sound? Copenhagen-based Libratone does it again, and in highly versatile and remarkable style and technology. Only 13-inches in diameter, the round Loop can be placed anywhere: mount it on the wall like a picture, or position it on a surface with the "kickstand" support. It renders "black box" speakers obsolete both in looks (slim and faced in fine Italian wool, available in 8 brilliant colors, that can be easily changed out and, all-importantly function and sound.

Like its sister Libratone products (the Zipp and Live), Loop contains FullRoom™ technology. Most every speaker is contained in a closed cabinet, pushing sounds waves in a single direction. It takes at least two conventional speakers angled for the sound waves to meet and create the so-called "sweet spot" where sound is optimal—that quality otherwise known as...stereo. Libratone speakers are based on how acoustic instruments function, dispersing sound waves in multiple directions, reflecting them off the walls. With built-in Digital Signal Processing and Digital Amplification, there are two 1-inch ribbon tweeters and a single 4-inch bass driver, all firing in different directions. No need to scramble for the sweet spot: Libratone gives a 360° sound experience. The round shape of the speaker supports FullRoom™ technology by bouncing sound off walls and dispersing it in every direction.

This optimization feature allows for soundscape customization, and the voicing feature enables user to choose an equalizer setting to match category of music/audio playing. Simply download the app via Apple's App store or Google Play and type 'Libratone' in the search field.

Stream music wirelessly and directly from your device with AirPlay, PlayDirect™ or DLNA technology, without cables or a remote and throughout your entire home or office. Fill your space with sound, streaming audio controlled from your from your iOS and Android devices, as well as Mac/PC. AirPlay also enables setting up multi-room systems with iTunes on a Mac.

PlayDirect™ is wireless sound straight out of the box, with no need for a Wi-Fi network or prior setup. Simply press "play" on any iDevice or computer to start streaming music. Or stream wirelessly from Spotify, Pandora and Internet radio stations.

Base price: $499.95
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Size: 13.1" dia x 3.27" deep (33.3x8.3 cm)
Details:
Features a duo stand and wall mount for flexible placement
Wool cover can be changed in under a minute

Extra covers in Pineapple Yellow, Passion Pink, Plum Purple, Petrol Blue and Icy Blue will be sold separately this fall for $59.95.
Material: Italian wool, polycarbonate plastic
Packaging: Branded box
Shipping Info: This item normally ships in 48 hours.
Technical Info:
Amplifier: 120W total, 2.1 Stereo system with FullRoomTM DSP optimization and Full Digital Amplification for a 360° sound experience

Frequency range: 40-20.000 Hz. Max. output: 99 dB SPL/ 1m.

Drive units: 1 4-inch woofer, 1 passive radiator and 2 1-inch ribbon based tweeter.
Inputs: AAirPlay, PlayDirect™, DLNA (Windows and Android devices), USB audio (iPod, iPhone and iPad) and 3.5 mm audio minijack for analog sound.

PlayDirect™ eliminates need for a Wi-Fi access point providing AirPlay on-the-go: works with iPad (5th and 4th generation), all iPads, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 4, iPod touch (5th and 4th generations) with iOS 7 and iTunes 11.1 (Mac and PC) or later.

Stream music from DLNA ready music app on DLNA-ready Android, WP8 or Windows computer directly to Libratone speaker

Power: 100-240 Volt AC, 50/60Hz
Power consumption: 40W internal power supply
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