Phorus Launches First DTS Play-Fi Speaker with Amazon Alexa Voice Service
Phorus, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xperi Corporation (Nasdaq: XPER) (“Xperi”), is pleased to announce the availability of the Phorus PS10, the first DTS Play-Fi® enabled wireless speaker with Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS). The Phorus PS10 is now available for $249 MSRP via Phorus.com and Amazon.com.
The Phorus PS10’s built-in far-field microphone array allows users to access information, play music, and control other home automation devices via the Amazon Alexa Voice Service. Just like with the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, advance signal processing techniques reliably capture spoken commands in noisy environments, even when the speaker is playing music, from across the room. With the inclusion of DTS Play-Fi, the PS10 can connect to over 200 other Play-Fi compatible products to form an Alexa-powered whole-home audio system, regardless of brand.
“Phorus is continually pushing the boundaries of the 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,” said Dannie Lau, general manager, of Phorus. “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.””
The Phorus PS10 wireless speaker produces stunning audio quality, thanks to a built-in 30-Watt amplifier with DTS Sound post processing, two 65mm Neodymium full range transducers, and two 4”bass radiators in a sealed enclosure. The PS10 supports playback of high resolution audio files wirelessly via DTS Play-Fi technology. The PS10 also features four hard button music station presets, allowing for easy, one touch access of a user’s favorite streaming music stations from Pandora, Spotify and other streaming services
Multi-room music controlon the Phorus PS10 is easy using the Phorus Apps for Android, iOS, and Kindle. When compatible 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. Naturally, each member of the 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 theirsystem using theirApple Watch or Android Wear device.
The Phorus PS10 supports playback throughAirplay, and Spotify Connect, includes a 3.5mminput for connecting any analog source, and a line-level audiophile grade output for connections to high-performance audio components. Using DTS Play-Fi, the3.5mm 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 amazing 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 the world's most 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 features the largest collection of products in the whole-home wireless audio space, with more than 200 interoperable speakers, sound bars, set-top boxes, and receivers from the top names in premium audio including 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.
For more information about Phorus, please visit www.phorus.com. For more information about DTS, please visit www.dts.com or connect with DTS on Facebook, Twitter (@DTS) and Instagram (@DTS).
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