Australian company Pantheone Audio has unveiled the Pantheone I wireless audio system. The speaker, which looks more like a designer accessory, is able to work with the voice assistant Amazon Alexa and provides a very powerful and expressive sound.
The extraordinary appearance of the device is the merit of the Pantheone Audio design team, who previously worked with Jean-Paul Gautier, Cartier, Givenchy and Yves Saint Laurent. Initially, the developers were faced with the task of creating a stylish decor element that could become a source of high-quality sound.
The large floor-standing Pantheone I audio system is designed in a three-way concept. The low-frequency range is assigned to two drivers with 6.5-inch cones. A pair of 4-inch drivers are responsible for the mids, and the surround sound is provided by four silk dome tweeters. The loudspeakers serve class D amplifiers – two 70-watt amplifiers and two 130-watt amplifiers driven by bass drivers. The virtual surround sound field is generated using DSP.
The audio system supports playback of material up to 24-bit / 192 kHz. The Pantheone I can use Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth or analog aux input to connect to an audio source. A proprietary application for mobile gadgets is offered to control the audio system.
The Pantheone I supports playback of all popular audio formats from DLNA servers on the network, and also provides access to many of the network’s audio streaming services – Spotify Connect, Amazon Music and Tidal. The column supports the Apple Airplay 2 protocol for streaming music live from Apple mobile gadgets, as well as the TuneIn service, which provides access to hundreds of network radio stations.
The recommended cost of the new item is $2,200.