Elipson Prestige BT
Following the recent launch of their new passive hi-fi loudspeakers, Elipson has teamed up with Google to announce two new powered wireless versions featuring Google's Chromecast Audio supplied for full multiroom streaming capability. Elipson's new bookshelf Prestige Facet 6BT and floor-standing Facet 14BT speakers are the company's new generation of connected speakers.
The Facet BT speakers are easy to install too by simply plugging the powered speaker into the mains, connecting the other speaker with the loudspeaker cable supplied, then just pair with a Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet or laptop or connect the Chromecast dongle to receive the source over your Wi-Fi network. The APTX HD Bluetooth receiver can handle 48kHz/24bit high-resolution audio files whilst the Google Chromecast dongle can boost your signal and dynamic range still further to 96kHz/24bit for audio reproduction without compression and an increased output level to 1.4V/2V RMS.
The Prestige Facet 6BBT allow the Facet family to count itself among a new generation of connected speakers. Standing at the crossroads of high fidelity and connected speakers, this model offers the best of both worlds. From the hi-fi universe, it inherits its precise and extremely musical sound, all while offering wireless connectivity and compatibility with any Bluetooth device. Benefiting from the same quality of manufacturing as the Prestige Facet 6B, the Prestige Facet 6BT additionally feature a Class-D amplifier and relies on energy efficient components for its power supply. Easy to install, they simply need to be plugged into the mains supply and paired with a smartphone, tablet or Bluetooth-enabled computer, thus guaranteeing you a simplified user experience on a daily basis. The APTX Bluetooth receiver handles high-res files. Also equipped with several analog inputs, including a phono input, and featuring a digital optical input, the Prestige Facet 6BT are highly versatile and can be connected to all your personal audio devices. Facet 14FBT's amplifier delivers 150 W and relies on energy efficient components for its power supply.
The Chromecast function also allows you to transform your system into a full multi-room solution (when using other compatible speakers) using the App. In addition to wireless connectivity, the speakers are also equipped with wired connections including RCA Line, RCA Phono and 3.5mm inputs, together with a digital Optical input and Sub Output. The Prestige Facet 6BT and Facet 14BT loudspeakers will be available in black, white and walnut vinyl cabinet finish with black or white matching high gloss lacquered front baffles. Google's Chromecast Audio dongles are supplied at no extra cost to the consumer. Info and photos by Elipson.