OPPO just revealed the OPPO Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker. While the name OPPO is commonly linked to smartphones when mentioned, they actually have a separate entity, called OPPO Digital, which specialises in high-end audio visual equipment.
OPPO Digital had earlier produced award-winning products such as Blu-ray players and headphones with matching amplifiers. But this is the first time they are launching a speaker, and it’s a Wi-Fi speaker at that. Let’s check it out!
The OPPO Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker Presentation
OPPO Digital Sales Manager, Adrian Lee, starts with some details on OPPO Digital. Then he details the key features of the OPPO Sonica Wi-Fi speaker.
The OPPO Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker Hands-On Preview
This video examines the OPPO Sonica Wi-Fi speaker, and allows you to hear for yourself, its audio fidelity and power output.
The OPPO Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker
The OPPO Digital Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker comes in a compact package, but don’t let that fool you. It is power packed with state of the art technology while delivering audiophile sound quality. It is powered by separate amplifiers set up in a time-tested 2.1 stereo configuration for the best possible performance.
A single-channel combined power output of 30-watts powers the 3.5″ bass woofer and two 3″ passive radiators, while another pair of amplifiers, 10-watts each, powers a stereo pair of 2.5″ wide-range drivers. Igor Levitsky, the same designer behind OPPO’s award-winning PM-series planar magnetic headphones, had a hand in the acoustic design and tuning of the OPPO Sonica. The speaker drivers, amplifiers, and chassis have all been expertly tuned to provide a deep, pure, and engaging sound.
The OPPO Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker comes not only with Wi-Fi capabilities, but also Apple AirPlay as well as Bluetooth capabilities. It comes with both Android and iOS apps that makes managing multiple speakers on the same network a lot easier. The OPPO Sonica app has the ability to make every speaker play the same song in unison or you could also create a different listening experience around each unit. The app can also further optimize the sound quality of the OPPO Sonica Speaker with built-in presets for different room sizes, speaker locations, and listening preferences!
The OPPO Sonica is capable of decoding audio files up to 24-bit / 192 kHz. It also supports lossless audio formats such as FLAC, WAV, and Apple Lossless, so you don’t have to compromise on quality. Multiple built-in adaptive antenna with MIMO technology ensures stellar signal strength up 2.4/5 GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi standards (backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n).
Other than that, the OPPO Sonica doesn’t only come with Wi-Fi, AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity, on the back of the speaker, it features even more connectivity options, which includes a regular network jack, USB port, as well as a 3.5mm AUX-in jack!
Price & Availability
The OPPO Sonica is now available in Malaysia stores nationwide for RM 1299 / ~US$325 with a one-year warranty. For a complete list of stores, please visit http://www.oppodigital.com.my/outlets for more details. For more information, please visit https://www.oppodigital.com.my/sonica/.