What do you get if you combine Danish design and high-end audio technology with the Apple eco-system? The answer is the Libratone Live AirPlay speaker – combining the latest in streaming technology with Scandinavian design.
The Libratone Live is the big brother of last years Libratone Beat, sporting the same unique design, but with improved specifications, including Apple AirPlay streaming technology. Whilst the Beat required a 30-pin adapter to stream to the speaker, the new Live does it all over AirPlay.
Design wise you still get the same minimalistic plush portable system that comes with a satin chrome handle, with the standard model featuring slate grey fabric cover that can be upgraded to cashmere finish in either blood orange, vanilla beige, blueberry black, or lime green. A contemporary design with a Scandinavian heritage, that personally i would not mind having in my living room at all.
Inside the Libratone Live AirPlay speaker you will also find plenty of high-end audio quality. 150W of power divided over 5 dedicated amplifiers, including 1x50W bass, 2x25W midrange and 2x25W tweeter, ensures that these speakers both pack a real punch as well as deliver a well-balanced sound. The Libratone patent-pending Fullroom acoustic technology is there to ensure you get the same listening experience across the room.
“Regular speakers in a stereo setup push sound forward in one direction, creating a small sweet spot in the centre of the room and leaving other areas of the room with inferior sound. Our patented FullRoom technology eliminates the sweet spot by letting the sound reflect off the walls, creating a much larger area with increased spaciousness.”
They have also announced a dedicated app that will help you correctly calibrate the speakers based on room and location for best possible sound experience.
- Works with iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch, (4th, 3rd and 2nd generations) with iOS 4.2 and iTunes 10.1 (Mac or PC) or later
- Apple AirPlay
- 3.5-mm audio minijack for analog or optical digital sound
- 150W total. 1x50W bass, 2x25W tweeter & 2x25W midrange
- 5-inch bass, 2 x 3-inch midrange and 2 x 1-inch ribbon based tweeters
- Libratone patent-pending FullRoom™ acoustic technology
- 110-230 Volt AC, 50/60Hz. Power consumption 80/6 W
- Energy saving standby power
- Dimensions: 47 x 19.5 x 15 cm
- Weight: 6.5kg
Price & availability
The Libratone Live AirPlay speaker is available from amongst other the following UK retailers.
See more Apple AirPlay speakers here.