updated 06:10 pm EDT, Tue August 20, 2013
Modular wireless speakers use Wi-Fi, Bluetooth for communications
Pure is expanding its Jongo multiroom music system with two additional wireless speakers and a new Pure Connect on-demand music streaming service. The two new wireless multiroom speakers, Jongo T2 and Jongo T6, come in different sizes and mounting options and join the line's first two products -- Jongo S3, a rechargeable, portable wireless speaker and Jongo A2, a wireless hi-fi adapter. Any combination of Jongo speakers can be used to play synchronized music in a single or multiroom environment.
The Jongo T6 is a wireless speaker with dual concentric loudspeakers and two premium 5.25-inch full-range drivers, hand tuned by Pure audio experts to achieve full-range audio with phase control and depth. Jongo T2 is tailored for everyday living and delivers Class D audio through three-inch mid-range drivers.
All Jongo products work with the free companion Pure Connect app for iPad, iPhone and Android allowing users to listen to multiple products in a single room, or multiple rooms. Jongo uses Wi-Fi to stream perfectly synchronized audio within a single or multiroom environment, while Bluetooth allows users to stream content from any audio app on their smartphone or tablet, including locally stored music, to a single Jongo product. Users can add extra Jongo speakers or adapters on the same Wi-Fi network to build a multiroom system.
Pure is also announcing the US availability of its on-demand music streaming service to Pure Connect, allowing users to discover, explore and stream millions of music tracks. The music service, which will be available in September, also includes a premium option for offline listening allowing users to download playlists to mobile devices and listen without relying on the wireless network, ideal for listening to favorite tracks on the move.
There are now three services to choose from -- a free service (Pure Connect Green), which gives users access to over 20,000 radio stations and in excess of 200,000 free on-demand programs and podcasts, a $5 per month service (Pure Connect Blue), which allows users to stream over 15 million tracks, and a $10 per month service (Pure Connect Violet) for the addition of offline listening.
The full Jongo multiroom music system, including the T6 and T2, will be available from a wide range of online stores and other retailers. The T2 retails for $149, and the T6 sells for $349.