updated 10:30 am EDT, Wed October 19, 2011
Audyssey gets into upscale wireless iOS audio
Audyssey took its high-end iOS audio wireless Wednesday through the Lower East Side Audio Dock Air. The monolithic design borrows the same unusually bass-rich technology from the South of Market speakers and adds AirPlay for iPads, iPhones, iPods, and iTunes-equipped computers to share their audio over Wi-Fi. Controls are kept to a minimum on the device itself, which relies on a passive bass radiator, two mid-range drivers, and two tweeters to produce a sound that's theoretically balanced and deep without using a subwoofer.
The system is AC-powered and has both a 3.5mm jack for direct audio input as well as a headphone output for private listening. Audyssey expects the Audio Dock Air to ship in November and will put it at the same $400 as the wired-only but dockable South of Market.