Lithe Audio, a U.K.-based manufacturer of wireless audio systems for residential and commercial installations, announced the company’s new iO1 all-in-one wireless indoor and outdoor speaker for Indian markets. Offering a variety of mounting configurations to meet the needs of any space, the iO1 features a high-efficiency amplifier, wired and wireless connectivity options, and high-quality components in one weather-resistant, IP66-rated speaker with an aluminium grille that requires only a power source for installation.
Designed for areas that require high-end audio quality but can’t accommodate a traditional ceiling speaker, the iO1 can be installed in six mounting configurations — on-wall, in-corner, on-corner, ground spike, countertop, and pendant. Featuring dual full-range woofers, Waterproof tweeters, and 2 x 50W RMS Class D amplifiers, the speaker delivers full high-resolution audio at 192 kHz, 24 bits in these spaces. For connectivity, the iO1 supports both Bluetooth 5.0 and 5GHz and 2.4GHz WiFi, while embedded AirPlay 2 and Chromecast technologies enable the simple creation of distributed audio systems.
Available in black and white, the speaker features an optical input and two Ethernet ports — one for a hardwired network connection, and one for daisy-chaining another speaker. The iO1 can be powered by a standard electrical outlet or existing lighting circuit; is available with drivers for Control4, Elan, KNX, and Loxone control systems; and provides support for Alexa and OK Google for convenient voice control.
“With its multiple mounting methods, variety of connectivity options, and simple installation, the iO1 offers integrators a single product to accommodate virtually any project — and it does so without sacrificing audio quality,” said Amit Ravat, managing director at Lithe Audio. “With the iO1, it couldn’t be easier to create systems of any size — from a single speaker hanging over the patio table to a whole home audio system both indoors and outdoors. We can’t wait for its debut, so be sure to stop by our booth at Smart Home Expo for a sneak peek.”
The iO1 from Lithe Audio is set to be showcased at the Smart Home Expo 2023, taking place from May 4th to May 6th, 2023, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.