I’ve met the UK-based AV brand Lithe Audio a couple of times now. Their latest announcement adds Alexa to their rather neat Bluetooth ceiling speaker range.
Lithe Audio’s innovative range of ceiling speakers are impressive. Now they have added the Amazon voice-controlling AI, Alexa.
As well as Alexa, other new features include a volume-capping function. This enables whoever is controlling the speakers to reduce the volume output by 50%.
This is ideal for a kid’s bedroom if the parent wants to restrict the volume levels or for hotel rooms, to ensure that guests are not disturbed by over-loud beats from the neighbouring room.
The updated models have a new switch that, when used with a pair of speakers, enables you to switch easily between mono and stereo output.
The Lithe speaker range also features an IP44 rated waterproof version. These are ideal for bathrooms and kitchens.
What makes Lithe speakers neat?
Until now it hasn’t been easy to retrofit Bluetooth speakers in a ceiling without connecting to a separate amplifier or running cables through your walls.
But Lithe Audio has launched a design that is completely different from anything else currently available in this sector. The innovative speakers are a fully integrated all-in-one solution.
The 6.5-inch Kevlar woven cone woofer and 1.2-inch titanium cone take care of business with a 50 Watt amp providing the power.
Simply connect power from your lighting circuit, pair any Bluetooth-enabled device and play your music.
The high-performance speakers deliver superb sound quality with pin sharp clarity and are easy-to-install.
The speaker ‘pair’ are wireless via Bluetooth (the ‘Master’ speaker is Bluetooth and the ‘Slave’ is connected to the Master via speaker cable) so you can connect via your smartphone, tablet, TV or PC.
Designed by Lithe Audio’s team of specialist home electronic product designers, the frameless speakers only protrude 3mm from the ceiling, and have clever magnetic grille covers that can be removed easily for cleaning or for replacement with a different coloured finish.
The grilles can also be painted to match your ceiling for a barely-there look.
Price and availability
£199.99 for a single Bluetooth Ceiling Speaker; £269.99 for a pair; £229.99 for the IP44 version for safe use in kitchens & bathrooms.
Visit http://www.Litheaudio.com to find local stockists.