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Bang & Olufsen Playmaker

In the market for a pair of high-end active speakers? Why not pick up a wireless streamer as well? Bang & Olufsen, a manufacturer of premium audio equipment, has announced its new Playmaker, a wireless audio receiver that streams wirelessly to any of the company’s own BeoLab active speakers.

Visually it’s quite discrete – the clean white design is simple and unassuming (it kind of looks like a bathroom fan–-shhh don’t tell them I said that), but this being Bang … read more >>

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Apple TV + iOS 6 = AirPlay Out

Apple TV may soon have the ability to give as well as receive. According to FlatpanelsHD, the latest beta version of the forthcoming iOS 6 update adds the capability to send audio from Apple TV to AirPlay-enabled speakers.

This is a nice addition–soon you’ll be able to stream tunes directly from Internet radio or your iCloud music collection directly to those second-room speakers without wires, a receiver, iTunes, or even an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Apple TV (and WiFi) … read more >>

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CasaTunes 4.0 adds support for Apple AirPlay

CasaTunes, a designer of intelligent multiroom music servers, now supports Apple AirPlay with the release of its new CasaTunes version 4.0 upgrade.

With CasaTunes Air, you can use your CasaTunes server to integrate your existing wired and wireless systems, and stream your tunes via AirPlay to any or all of your speakers, all over your house. But of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t be selective; CasaTunes Air can receive and distribute AirPlay signals from multiple devices simultaneously (so you … read more >>

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An AirPlay Speaker from Bose?

An FCC filing has revealed a possible new AirPlay offering from the mighty Bose. A product label from the FCC site identifies the forthcoming Bose SoundLink® Air digital music system as including Wi-Fi connectivity (and hopefully that “Air” in the name indicates a willingness to play nice with all things “AirPlay”).

Why is this significant? Bose is well known for its ability to coerce amazingly accurate, room-filling sound from the smallest set of speakers, but to date, its wireless offerings … read more >>

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New AirPlay Speakers from Pioneer

Pioneer Europe has announced a range of new AirPlay-compatible speakers to accommodate your wireless home and garden listening needs:

• the compact, entry-level XW-SMA1
• the larger, higher powered XW-SMA4
• the splash-proof XW-SMA3 (with rechargeable battery)

All models feature wireless connectivity through AirPlay, Wi-Fi, and DLNA. An auxiliary input accommodates your old-school music players, while a USB port supports a direct digital connection (and charging) for your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.

All versions incorporate two 3-inch mid-range drivers, … read more >>

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Pioneer VSX-series A/V receivers for 2012

Still looking for an affordable A/V receiver to play nice with your Apple AirPlay toys? You may find it among Pioneer’s new lineup for 2012. Building on last years offerings (which included the impressive VSX-1021-K), Pioneer has introduced three new 3D-ready AirPlay-enabled receivers: the VSX-822-K, VSX-1022-K, and VSX-1122-K.

All three offer network streaming via Ethernet, built in AirPlay and DLNA support, and Bluetooth streaming (with the optional AS-BT200 $99 Bluetooth add on). Six HDMI inputs offer considerable connectivity, and the … read more >>

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CeraAIR Two

German electronics manufacturer Ceratec has introduced a slender new AirPlay alternative: the CeraAIR Two stereo speaker.

Crafted by hand in Breman, Germany, the CeraAIR Two delivers up to 200 watts of stereo sound in a sleek, tubular form factor. The high-quality metal unit can be mounted horizontally or vertically, and inclined an additional 10° in any direction.

The CeraAIR Two can stream music wirelessly over AirPlay from your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or iTunes-equipped PC or Mac, or directly over … read more >>

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Stream Any Audio Over AirPlay With Airfoil

Many of our loyal users messaged us about Airfoil shortly after we launched. We intended to write a post on it but were busy writing about speakers and it slipped past us. I would also like to disclose that Airfoil (Rogue Amoeba) is now an advertiser on AirPlaySpeakers.com, but we were Airfoil users long before. This post is not a sponsored one, just a long overdue one. Enjoy!

AirPlay is a beautiful thing; it frees your audio and video … read more >>

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NOCS NS2 Air Monitors

So you’ve traded your iPad2 towards a brand “New iPad” and now your trusty old portable speakers seem a little tired in comparison? Why not splash out on a stylish new set of NS2 Air Monitors from NOCS?

Combining powerful sound with purposeful good looks, these 70-watt AirPlay speakers boast hand-built rubber-coated cabinets, 3″ Kevlar reinforced woofers, and 3/4″ silk dome tweeters. Express your compulsion to stand out (or blend in) with one of six great colors: red, orange, yellow, … read more >>

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iDJ Pro Premium DJ Controller for iPad

Once you’ve brought home your new AirPlay speakers, why not give them a real workout with the iDJ Pro Premium DJ Controller for iPad from Numark? Just dock your iPad, fire up Algoriddim’s djay for iPad app, and you’re ready to go.

The brushed aluminum casing features a professional dual-platter setup with large retro-style aluminum volume knobs, backlit switches, and all the looping, pitch and effect controls you need to get creative on the fly or record your mix for … read more >>

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