Orbitsound Launch £12,000 Wireless Stereo Speaker

By Paul Joseph

British audio brand Orbitsound has unveiled a beautiful new wireless speaker system that is being described as the world’s only high-end one box luxury loudspeaker.

Called the Orbitsound Air D1, the single-unit active wireless speaker system has been designed as an object of art with a beautifully finished wooden box held in place by an industrial grade stand.

Orbitsound’s chief audio engineers have been working to improve Airsound – the brand's proprietary technology that allows a single enclosure to produce an omnidirectional stereophonic image.

And for the Air D1, Orbitsound has taken the technology to the next level, through a combination of front and side firing drivers that  presents a spatially wide stereo image without a sweet spot, no matter where you stand.

The speaker unit also uses a ‘transconductance’ amplifier design that reduces distortion and improves clarity by dynamically monitoring the output of the loudspeaker in relation to input voltage.

To match the speaker’s high-level of audio engineering and top-level performance, it’s been equipped with a full suite of connectivity, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for streaming music, along with a single optical and three aux inputs.

It also has an Ethernet socket to allow users to manually connect to the home network through cable.

The Air D1 will be available exclusively through Harrods in the UK during the initial phase, priced at £12,000. Orbitsound also says it’s in talks with global retailers currently and will expand to other international markets soon.

By Paul Joseph