Polk today unveiled the latest addition to the company’s growing Play-Fi wireless multiroom speaker family, the new Omni S6.
Designed to fill the room with sound, Polk claims the new S6 offers the power and sound quality of a pair of bookshelves in a single speaker — without the stereo separation, obviously. The S6 stands a little over 8-inches high, carved into a curvy monolith with an ample selection of drivers locked beneath its sheathed facade.
The drivers on board include dual 4-inch full range drivers, matched by dual 0.75-inch tweeters. The system is driven by a hefty punch of power from a four-channel dedicated amplifier pushing a claimed 100 watts. And remember that lack of stereo separation we mentioned above? The S6 comes with the added feature of stereo pairing, allowing users to link up two of the speakers over a Wi-Fi connection to spread out the sound through the room.
It should be no surprise the S6 works well with others. As part of the Play-Fi family, the S6 is designed to link with any of several speaker designers over the Polk Play-Fi app, allowing users to mix and match speakers not only from Polk’s growing Omni lineup, but also with speakers from Definitive Technology, Martin Logan, Paradigm, Anthem, Wren, and others, all through a single dedicated app. Apart from sourcing audio from mobile devices, and NAS drives, Spotify Connect, and Pandora are also on board the Play-Fi train.
Other features for the speaker include a 3.5mm input for hardwiring directly to the speaker, which can then be “re-streamed” to any other Omni speaker, as well as offering Polk’s proprietary Dynamic Balance technology designed to offer “an authentic and immersive listening experience.”
Polk’s new Omni S6 is available today for $350 from Amazon, Best Buy, and Crutchfield, and directly from Polk’s website.
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