Norway-based high-performance audio manufacturer Electrocompaniet is entering the uber-competitive U.S. wireless whole-house audio market with its EC Living line, engineered to provide home-tech integrators with products that pair high sound quality and modern industrial designs.
The existing line includes the TANA SL-1 Streamer & Speaker, the TANA L-1 Add-On speaker, the RENA SA-1 Streamer & Amplifier, the RENA S-1 Streamer and the SIRA L-1 Wireless Subwoofer. Electrocompaniet plans to introduce its new EC Living ALNA series at CEDIA 2017 in San Diego in booth #2239.
Because of its low-voltage and small form factors, the ALNA line is specifically designed for custom installation, and can drive any passive installed speaker. The line will launch with a choice of three products: the S-1 wireless or wired streamer, the A-1 2×75-watt power amplifier and the SA-1 that offers streaming and amplification with 2×75 watts of power.
ALNA products are compatible with the existing EC Living products to allow integrators to mix-and-match products to assemble complete whole-house audio systems.
All ALNA models incorporate built-in 24-bit/192kHz DACs (digital-to-analog converters) and power connections, including 2-32-volt DC, PoE and AC. USB connections provide local content storage connectivity options, and Electrocompanient says the devices also include other connectivity options such as Toslink, phoenix connector speaker outputs and Gigabit Ethernet.
EC Living by Electrocompaniet supports the Spotify Connect and TIDAL streaming services, as well as Internet radio, Apple AirPlay and UPnP applications.
The products are also capable of playing locally stored music via file formats, including WAV, AAC+, ALAC, FLAC, WMA and Vorbis up to 24-bit/192kHz levels, and they also support DSD files up to DSD 128 (5.6MHz).
Electrocompaniet says its products use Scandinavian industrial designs as well as cloth, wood and metal to help the products complement a variety of home interiors.