Differentiating from other smart speaker offerings, the Phorus PS10 offers improved audio quality via a built-in 30-watt amplifier with DTS Sound post processing, two 65mm neodymium full range transducers, and two four-inch bass radiators in a sealed enclosure. The PS10 supports playback of high-resolution audio files wirelessly via DTS Play-Fi technology and features four hard button music station presets, allowing for easy, one-touch access of a user’s favorite streaming music stations.
Just like the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, advanced signal processing techniques reliably capture spoken commands in noisy environments and from across the room, even when the speaker is playing music. With the inclusion of DTS Play-Fi technology, the PS10 can connect to more than 200 DTS Play-Fi-compatible products to form an Alexa-powered whole-home audio system, regardless of brand.
“Phorus is continually pushing the boundaries of the DTS Play-Fi ecosystem with new innovative products as demonstrated by the Phorus PS10 smart speaker, the first wireless multi-room speaker to ship with Amazon Alexa Voice Service built-in,” says Dannie Lau, general manager of DTS Play-Fi. “The Phorus PS10 is also the first Alexa-compatible product to include one-touch music station presets and support for hi-res 24-bit/192kHz content, giving the product category-leading convenience, performance and sound quality.”
Multi-room music control on the Phorus PS10 is easy using the Phorus Apps for Android, iOS, and Kindle. When compatible DTS Play-Fi products, including the Phorus PS5 speaker and Phorus PR5 receiver, are grouped with the PS10, music simultaneously plays to the group with playback controlled by Alexa. Each member of a family can also use the Phorus app on their smartphone or tablet to listen to music in their own room or groups of rooms. Users can also control their system using their Apple Watch or Android Wear device.
The Phorus PS10 also supports playback through Airplay, and Spotify Connect, includes a 3.5mm input for connecting any analog source, and a line-level output for connections to high-performance audio components. Using DTS Play-Fi, the 3.5mm input can be streamed wirelessly to DTS Play-Fi enabled products in other rooms of the home. The line out features variable volume output control and a Wolfson high-resolution DAC for improved sound quality. Additionally, the PS10 will support Amazon’s Connected Speaker API with a future firmware update. This will enable the PS10 to select and control the playback of music on all DTS Play-Fi enabled speakers throughout the home.
DTS Play-Fi technology enables lossless multi-room wireless audio streaming from popular music services including Amazon Music, Deezer, iHeartRadio, Juke, KKBox, Napster, Qobuz, QQ Music, Pandora, SiriusXM, Spotify and Tidal, thousands of Internet radio stations, as well as personal music libraries, on any supported product.
The DTS Play-Fi ecosystem already features the largest collection of products in the whole-home wireless audio space, with more than 200 interoperable speakers, soundbars, set-top boxes, and receivers from brands such as Aerix, Anthem, Arcam, Definitive Technology, DISH TV, Elite, Fusion Research, Integra, Klipsch, MartinLogan, McIntosh, Onkyo, Paradigm, Phorus, Pioneer, Polk Audio, Rotel, Sonus faber, THIEL Audio and Wren Sound, with products from Soundcast, SVS Sound and more forthcoming.
The Phorus PS10 is now available for $249 MSRP via Phorus.com and Amazon.com.
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