The Altec Lansing Live 5000 Wi-Fi speaker has been announced for users indulging in Android and PC as well as iOS devices. The last few weeks have seen a couple of AirPlay speakers being announced and this offering comes as a welcome change since it directly plays music found on all the aforementioned gadgets.
Once the speaker has been connected to the Wi-Fi network, users will be required to download the company’s Live Controller app via which audiophiles can create their own playlists for the system to blare out. For setting up the queue, local and online content can be browsed and listeners are allowed to manage account data on web music sources.
“Now more than ever, there are so many different ways to experience the music we love, and it doesn’t matter if it’s from the cloud, from our individual libraries or even from our friends’ phones. Whether it’s for personal listening or for a party, the Live 5000 is the device that brings your music mosaic and lifestyle together in complete harmony,” states Brendon Stead, Co-President, Altec Lansing.
Under the hood, a tri-amp system is revealed, which includes two 3-inch mid-range drivers designed with Kevlar and neodymium soft-dome tweeters to deliver high sensitivity without causing ear fatigue to listeners. A long-throw 4-inch subwoofer with a passive radiator has been thrown in for enhanced bass. The music is directly played out from the PC, Android or iOS gadgets possessing the previously mentioned app which can be downloaded for no cost at all.
The Altec Lansing Live 5000 price sums up to $499.95 and it can be expected to hit select stores and the company’s official website during summer this year. The Altec Lansing Live Controller app is now available for download on the Apple App Store, the Android Marketplace and alteclansing.com.