Savant Announces New Wireless Surround System at Cedia 2019
The Savant Smart Audio family of products leverage WiSA technology to deliver high-resolution 24-bit digital audio wirelessly to surround and subwoofer channels, providing superb sound quality plus integrated smart home control.
Savant introduces the Smart Audio family of entertainment products that includes a high-performance, powered 55-inch 3- channel L/C/R sound bar, optional Smart Audio wireless powered surround speakers and the Smart Audio Nano 1X subwoofer. Users will love Savant’s integrated smart home experience with all popular streaming services, such as Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn, Tidal, and more. The award-winning Savant Pro App provides easy setup and customisation of shortcuts to favourite music and artists. Never before has an entertainment system and smart home software been merged seamlessly together as a single, fully functional premium solution.
“The Savant Smart Audio family of products looks better, sounds better and is smarter than any line of entertainment products on the market,” said George Katsiris, VP, Product Evangelist at Savant. “This is the world’s first surround sound system that can control the TV and become the foundation for a complete smart home, giving integrators a tremendous opportunity to satisfy every client with the features they want now and those may desire in the future.”
World’s Smartest Sound Bar
The Savant Smart Audio Soundbar is a truly high-performance, DSP-optimised loudspeaker designed by industry legend Cary Christie, delivering levels of detail and clarity typically associated with audiophile floor-standing speakers. Built in to this intelligent sound bar is everything an integrator needs in order to provide their clients with state of the art smart home functionality and a premium entertainment system, including compatibility with Savant’s on-screen user interface, the Smart Home App for Apple TV.
The 55-inch Smart Audio L/C/R sound bar comes with a matching grille but can also be ordered with a custom-sized grille to seamlessly match the width of any TV. This elegantly designed smart sound bar features a built-in Savant processor delivering smart home functionality including all popular streaming music services, up to six zones of audio and two zones of video along with whole-house control of lighting, energy management, climate control and countless other smart devices. Savant Smart Audio systems can be expanded using built-in IP Audio over AVB, and integrators will appreciate the flexibility of Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity as well as control ports for local devices. Savant Smart Audio speakers are also fully compatible with the Savant Home App for Apple TV and Apple HomeKit featuring Siri control.
The Wonders of WiSA Wireless Technology
The Savant Smart Audio family of products is also WiSA compliant, giving them wireless capability that delivers superb sound quality anywhere in the home for 2-channel or multi-channel entertainment systems. The scalable WiSA wireless platform transmits high-resolution 24-bit digital audio at 48 kHz/96kHz with less than 1/10th the latency of a Bluetooth audio device, keeping movie soundtracks and music content in perfect sync. WiSA’s precise wireless protocol ensures that all speakers in the system are certified to be synchronised within 1/1,000,000 of a second even when using all eight channels. WiSA automatically recognises audio channel configurations from 2.0 to 7.1 and even 5.1.2.