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New AQ SmartSpeaker A2 with AirPlay Now Available

19 Dec 2012

The second generation of the sleek and intelligent Airplay speaker from UK-based AQ Audio offers freedom for indoor AirPlay, left and right channel separation, new color options with a black rubber back cabinet, lower price point and Android and Windows capabilities

MANCHESTER, UK – December 19, 2012 – AQ Audio, an established UK audio leader, introduces the second generation of their popular AirPlay speaker AQ SmartSpeaker A2. Making its debut today, it follows the great features of the original SmartSpeaker but now with new colors and a lower price point. The highly regarded speakers known for their acoustic clarity and unique left and right channel separation were a favorite and this version is set to aim to please. Featured in the previous version and this new one is AQ Direct mode which permits users to break free from the Wi-Fi network and enjoy AirPlay technology anywhere.  Although it has AirPlay capabilities built for Apple, it also empowers Android and Windows users via a special DLNA Certified App available at the Google Play Store and via Microsoft’s “Play To” feature.

AirPlay Function. AQ Direct Freedom.

Apple enthusiasts will enjoy the AQ SmartSpeakers’ simple and intuitive one-touch Airplay set up. AirPlay lets you stream not only your iTunes Libraries but Internet Radio stations, Spotifiy, audio from films or TV programs and other popular music Apps.  The innovative AQ Direct technology will enable the freedom to listen to music anywhere and connects again seamlessly to your AirPlay network.  AQ Direct is ideal for giving your iTunes library freedom from over 50 meters

Not just for Apple users, its also Android-friendly
Offering Android and Windows compatibility, the device allows you to send audio from any Android or Windows device to the elegant, luxuriously finished speaker using AQ Play (AQ Audio’s proprietary Android Audio App), which will soon be available at the Google Play store. The AQ SmartSpeaker A2 will also connect with any Windows device, running Windows 7 or above, through Microsoft’s “Play To” feature.

The AQ SmartSpeaker A2 is eco-friendly with an auto-shut off feature that powers down the unit after one week of non-use allowing users to cut down electricity costs.

Double up the sound
As a stand-alone speaker, the AQ SmartSpeaker A2 delivers spectacular stereo sound. Using two AQ SmartSpeakers, you can select left and right channel separation, giving true hi-fi sound when transmitting your iTunes.

Doesn’t skimp on Design
The AQ SmartSpeaker A2 is designed in conjunction with an internationally recognized multiple Red Dot Design Award Winner resulting in its smooth organic shape and high quality finish which looks perfectly at home in all surroundings.

AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A2

Price: $149  Twin Pack: $289 Four Pack: $555

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About AQ Audio
Innovative, British company AQ Audio has a combined 100 years’ experience in the consumer and professional audio industry. AQ Audio’s technical director has brought more than 25 products to market at a leading global consumer electronics company. Several of these have gone on to win a prestigious EISA award. In particular, the company has specialist knowledge of wireless technology, with its background spanning the radio spectrum from analogue FM to 5.8 GHz digital delivery systems. Meanwhile, AQ Audio’s industrial design manager has won multiple, coveted RED DOT design awards for audio devices.


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