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The OPPO Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker Revealed

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!

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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/.

 

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Sony SRS-XB3 & SRS-XB2 Wireless Speakers Launched

20 June 2016 – Sony has unveiled a powerful addition to its wireless speakers line-up, a new range that is dedicated to delivering deep bass. Expanding the existing EXTRA BASS series for when you’re on the move and bringing club sounds into your home, dance music lovers can now enjoy the intensity of deep bass notes in a variety of locations using the one box high power audio system or portable wireless speakers.

 

SRS-XB3 / SRS-XB2 Portable Wireless Speakers

Impress your friends when you’re out and about with the SRS-XB3 and SRS-XB2 portable wireless speakers with dedicated EXTRA BASS button to pump up the party.

A whole host of big technologies are housed inside the XB3 to achieve a hugely punchy bass for its small size. These include a newly developed 48mm large full range speaker unit, Sony’s unique DSP which dynamically applies the optimal compression process to suit each level of a track, a large capacity battery to achieve stable, significant output power and dual passive radiators to augment the bass ranges.

Weighing just 930g, small enough to carry around and with a battery life of 24 hours of continuous wireless use, you can party from dusk till dawn.

The smaller SRS-XB2’s powerful sound belies the eyes; its palm-sized design weighs just 480g but encompasses a newly developed 42mm gauge full range speaker unit. Its extra strong magnets deliver a pure bass sound and the lightweight diaphragm improves sound pressure levels. The SRS-XB2 also houses Sony’s DSP and passive radiator which can deliver higher acoustic pressure and punchier bass notes than ever heard in a compact size.

A four hours recharge of the battery provides approximately 12 hours of continuous wireless use, so you do not have to worry about running out of tunes.

Both wireless speakers have multiple usage options. The SRS-XB3 is a party chameleon; use it horizontally or vertically depending on your own style or space limitations. Both the XB2 and XB3 enable you to wirelessly add two speakers together using the ’Speaker Add’ function for even more powerful sound; Double mode will play music back through two speakers simultaneously and Stereo mode will play the music in stereo.

Forget about spillages if your pool party is pumping as the speakers are water resistant . They’re also so simple to use; with NFC one-touch Bluetooth connection, all you have to do is touch your smartphone or music device to the speaker, and you can start listening to your party tracks instantly.

 

Pricing & Availability

The SRS-XB2 (priced at RM339 / ~US85) and SRS-XB3 (priced at RM499 / ~US125) audio products from Sony are now available in Malaysia at our Sony Stores (The Curve & KLCC), selected Sony Centres and www.sony.com.my.

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Specifications

 

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