Swedish speaker manufacturer Audio Pro will in mid March add the A15 – a powerful, portable, and rain-resistant speaker – to its growing roster of award-winning products.
In the growing market for multi-room speakers, there has been an increase in demand for products that not only work well within the home, but also deliver crisp sound when placed in the garden and other outdoor spaces. To do this, you need portable products that can withstand the weather and extensive usage.
Jens Henriksen, CCO at Audio Pro, explains, “Our customers have shown an increasing interest in products that can be carried out into the garden and withstand rainwater. And the long battery life that we have been well-known for on our previously portable products, of course, creates an expectation from our customers that we want to continue to meet. A15 is our latest product that manages to meet all three needs.”
Arriving in March, the A15 will come with a fabric-covered front that has previously featured on the A10, G10, A26 and A36. The speaker intends to complement the new range while not drawing away from the original aesthetic. Jens clarifies: “With our products, you tailor-make your own personal multi-room system, and choose from different sizes and looks based on the character of that specific room. And with the A15, you can also extend your multi-room system all the way into the garden, since your multi-room system can be as big as your WiFi reaches.”
The A15 offers three different multi-room systems; AirPlay 2, Google Cast and Audio Pro's own multi-room system. This means that the speaker can be connected in a system with other AirPlay 2 and Google Cast-compatible speakers. The powerful battery is enough for a full 11 hours of quality sound at half volume level. For loud parties with full volume on the speaker, the battery lasts just over 8 hours.
“Our speaker is IPX2 rated, which means that it can withstand rain - and this, together with a handle that is ingeniously designed using the speaker's port, means that we have created a speaker with a rather neat and precise look. Minimalist design has become popular outside Scandinavia, so we expect this speaker to be a popular option further afield, too.” concludes Jens Henriksen.
Audio Pro is a Swedish company with strong roots in the early HiFi industry. The company has designed, developed and manufactured speakers since 1978 and is today available in over 55 countries globally. Audio Pro launched in the 70’s a range of active speakers with advanced technology and high sound quality, that have become milestones in the history of speakers. Today Audio Pro is still a strong and innovative company, managed with high entrepreneurial spirit, and the active speakers have now been equipped with wireless, multiroom and smart voice-control features. Since 2012 the company have also entered the commercial segment with a range of products for retail and hospitality. The brand Audio Pro Business offers wireless speaker systems for stores, restaurants, hotels etc. In recent years, Audio Pro has increased its focus on more sustainable solutions, by e.g. prolonging the life span of its products.