On the occasion of the 2023 edition of the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, Octavio, the Lille-based start-up specializing in the democratization of audio systems, announces Maestro, its connected speaker, at the cutting edge of innovation. Thanks to the Wi-Fi sound technology developed by Octavio, this new speaker offers a high-fidelity soundstage, without any coloration, for daily listening without auditory fatigue. Octavio Maestro completes Octavio's Hi-Fi offer, already composed of the Octavio Stream, the high-fidelity audio streamer, and the Octavio AMP, the compact and connected amplifier.
"We are delighted to announce the upcoming release of our speakers, the result of several years of work. Octavio Maestro is the next logical step in the development of our company, which aims to democratize high-fidelity sound. As musicians and music lovers ourselves, we are sensitive to the sound quality of a song, and our speakers have met our own requirements." - said David Minard and Victor Gignon, founders of Octavio.
Designed with carefully selected high-end components, Maestro's integrated audio technology ensures that the music reproduction is true to the artist's vision. The 13 cm² Kevlar drivers offer a very precise sound reproduction. Both light and rigid, they guarantee a perfect reproduction of the midrange and bass. Its metallic ogive reduces distortion and erases potential turbulences. And in addition to accentuating the spatialization of the sound, the two passive loudspeakers avoid potential problems of bass-reflex. Thanks to the Wi-Fi sound technology developed by Octavio, the audio file is played without any compression, allowing the listener to fully enjoy the quality of their songs.
All materials have been chosen with care. The high-quality textile comes from the Danish brand Kvadrat, a specialist in acoustic design. The wood, as well as the aluminum, have been selected for their durability. In addition to being compatible with any audio equipment (CD player, turntable, etc.), Octavio Maestro is the ideal speaker for watching movies and series by connecting it directly to the television. Thanks to its minimalist design, it will also fit perfectly for professional use in bars, hotels, and restaurants. Octavio Maestro uses Wi-Fi Lossless sound technology to ensure that your audio is broadcast without any loss or interference. Unlike Bluetooth, Wi-Fi does not apply any compression to your audio signal.
The result of a collaboration with the historic brand Davis Acoustics, Octavio Maestro, brings together the best of both worlds between innovation and acoustic engineering. "As a French specialist in the manufacture of loudspeakers and speakers for over 35 years, we are proud to support young French companies dedicated to music. Working with Octavio is the perfect opportunity to blend our know-how with their proprietary technology, to meet a single requirement: to be at the service of music." - said Olivier Visan from Davis Acoustics.
The Octavio Virtuose mobile application allows you to navigate easily to find all the contents with the best possible quality thanks to the Wi-Fi sound technology, all in an adapted and ergonomic interface. Pre-orders are open from today for delivery during March 2023. The Octavio Maestro speaker in Mono is available in two color versions - Light or Black - for €599, to which an aluminum acoustic grille can be added for a total price of €639. The Stereo pair is available for pre-order at a price of €1,198 (aluminum acoustic grille included). Info and photos by Octavio.