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RIVA WAND Series

RIVA WAND is a simple-to-use multi-space audio system for delivering high-quality music. Listen to hi-res music or favorite music services from any networked or online source. The RIVA WAND app creates zones, streams different music through the house, voice controls the system and will provide future features through RIVA CONCIERGE.


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Manufactured by: RIVA Audio
MSRP: Starting at $249

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CE Pro Editors · October 1, 2016

Describe your product's design and/or technological innovation. 

RIVA WAND Series is a multi-space audio system delivering high-quality sound to every room or outdoor location from any networked or online source.  Unlike other wireless speakers, the RIVA WAND series offers multiple connectivity options, from a single direct connection to a whole-house wireless networked audio system that can simultaneously stream to up to 32 speakers without acoustic latency. The system can even create its own ad hoc network. Use the RIVA WAND app to easily create zones, stream different music through the environment, voice control the system and in the future get additional features from RIVA CONCIERGE. RIVA's WAND series starts with the compact WAND ARENA and full-range, tabletop WAND FESTIVAL speakers, both featuring RIVA Audio's patented Trillium™ audio technology. Trillium uses three discrete channels to create stereophonic sound much larger than the actual speaker size. Arena uses 3, full-range custom ADX drivers with 3 passive radiators to create up to 100dB of enveloping sound. Festival drives 6 custom ADX woofers and tweeters coupled with 4 passive radiators up to 105dB without dynamic range compression, while bass plays down to 38Hz for excellent depth and impact. Both speakers are hi-res compatible, playing music files up to 24-bit/192kHz resolutions.

Describe the three most important functional features of this product. What sets it apart from other products in this category?

For one, RIVA WAND is a robust and simple-to-use wireless multi-space audio system for delivering sterophonic sound to every room or outdoor location from any networked or online source from unlimited music sources. Second, unlike competitors, the RIVA WAND Series easily creates its own ad hoc network and gives users multiple connectivity options, from a single direct connection to a whole-house wireless networked audio system that can simultaneously stream to up to 32 speakers without acoustic latency. Third, WAND utilizes voice control and is built to be IOT compatible for future integration into the smart home environment.

How does your product stand out from others in this category? 

RIVA's WAND series features RIVA's patented Trillium™ audio technology to create stereophonic sound from each speaker that is much larger than the actual speaker size. Where wireless speakers are usually mono or quasi-stereo, Trillium drives the speaker's true discrete left, center and right channels for a much wider listening area.  RIVA's WAND series also provides users multiple connectivity options, from a single direct connection to a whole-house wireless networked audio system that can simultaneously stream to up to 32 speakers without acoustic latency. Listen to an unlimited number of sources through multiple connectivity options including Google cast, Spotify Connect, AirPlay, DLNA, YouTube and Bluetooth®. Setup is easy and intuitive through the RIVA WAND app, which easily creates zones and streams different music throughout the house and allows you to control WAND with voice controls. With Google cast hundreds of services can be streamed and you are not limited by only those integrated into an app. And the series is not restricted to a fixed wireless network. Take the speakers outdoors and easily create your own ad hoc network. With RIVA WAND everyone can easily hear the integrity of their favorite music, wirelessly, wherever they want.

Describe your app/UI and what differentiates it from competitors'.

The RIVA WAND app has a number of differentiating features. For one, it creates zones and streams different music throughout the home, office, backyard and more. Also, thanks to its Google cast support, hundreds of services can be streamed from premium-level apps--you are not limited by only those apps specifically integrated into a device.  You also have the freedom to play directly from your favorite third party apps. Last, you can voice control the system through the RIVA WAND app and the mic on your mobile device. Additional features will be available through RIVA CONCIERGE in the future.



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