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Audyssey Audio Dock Air with AirPlay

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dwillars


quality posts: 0 Private Messages dwillars

I thought the cash grab would be a way for us to earn some cash...

jrs1980


quality posts: 29 Private Messages jrs1980
keep in mind that the deal you're looking at right now may not be the only deal in this space today.


6 hours left -OR- until sold out


Very, uh, crafty, Woot?

Pardon me, would you have any bags of crap?

jeffaudyssey


quality posts: 17 Private Messages jeffaudyssey

Hi Wooters, Jeff from Audyssey, I will be on here awhile to answer any questions.

Here's a nice piece from Gizmodo on our speaker.

http://gizmodo.com/5907025/the-best-airplay-speakers/

thericochet


quality posts: 24 Private Messages thericochet

People probably expected a B0C because of Black Friday. Instead they instituted yet another move away from what made woot woot ('cash grab').

rorwizard


quality posts: 0 Private Messages rorwizard

So it's a woot off without being a woot off because we just had a woot off?

jeffaudyssey


quality posts: 17 Private Messages jeffaudyssey

Some useful info on Airplay...


Apple’s new streaming technology, AirPlay®, launched on Sep 10, 2010 as an update to the now defunct AirTunes. AirPlay lets you stream all types of media—music, video, photos— from any iOS device to any AirPlay speaker system. All you need is a basic wi-fi connection. This puts AirPlay up against the venerable Bluetooth streaming technology and we set out to learn the differences between the two technologies.

AirPlay – More Listening Freedom
Bluetooth requires speakers to be within 32 feet of the audio source, AirPlay requires only that source and speakers are connected to the same wi-fi network. This means you could have your iTunes library connected to a computer in your bedroom and be able to play its content through speakers a couple of floors away using AirPlay. As long as the two devices are on the same network, AirPlay will let you stream audio from one to the other. AirPlay also permits audio streaming to several devices simultaneously from one dedicated audio hub.

AirPlay – High Fidelity Audio
Bluetooth cannot support uncompressed CD-quality audio over its network. AirPlay can. It can transmit lossless audio from content source to speaker, so music is reproduced with the highest possible fidelity.

AirPlay – More media; more information
AirPlay can stream song titles, artist names or even volume settings of the source device. This functionality does not exist in Bluetooth streaming.

alien88


quality posts: 18 Private Messages alien88

One of the complaints in PCMag - http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2398128,00.asp - was at high volume levels, the bass is extremely distorted due to the DSP. Yet, gizmodo says otherwise. So, what's the truth, folks?

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ThunderThighs


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kjwitts


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Hey Jeff,
Can you describe briefly how these work with Airplay... Also, the single unit plays in stereo?

thumperchick


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jeffaudyssey wrote:Hi Wooters, Jeff from Audyssey, I will be on here awhile to answer any questions.



Hi Jeff. Thanks for popping in to answer questions! It's always welcome when a company rep/owner takes the time to talk to the community here. I hope someone has some questions for you soon.

jeffaudyssey


quality posts: 17 Private Messages jeffaudyssey
kjwitts wrote:Hey Jeff,
Can you describe briefly how these work with Airplay... Also, the single unit plays in stereo?



Yes the single unit plays in stereo with angled tweeters. You connect the speaker via your wi-fi network, and can use up to 4 of them with one signal source.

kjwitts


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jeffaudyssey wrote:Yes the single unit plays in stereo with angled tweeters. You connect the speaker via your wi-fi network, and can use up to 4 of them with one signal source.



Thanks....in for one

thumperchick


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dwillars wrote:I thought the cash grab would be a way for us to earn some cash...



I totally pictured a flash-game version of the old school fundraiser money-grab booths. Where dollars in many denominations blow around you at impossible speeds and you have a minute to grab as much as you can - and end up with a ripped $1 bill at the end? Yeah, I'm bummed it wasn't that.

bobosims


quality posts: 1 Private Messages bobosims

So you're saying it's a ... woot-off.

jeffaudyssey


quality posts: 17 Private Messages jeffaudyssey
alien88 wrote:One of the complaints in PCMag - http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2398128,00.asp - was at high volume levels, the bass is extremely distorted due to the DSP. Yet, gizmodo says otherwise. So, what's the truth, folks?



The deep accurate bass is actually one of our strong points. We incorporate Bass XT, which is onboard software that "listens" to the content and controls the excursion of the driver. to maximize performance. This technology is unique to Audyssey.

jdavidheller


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jdavidheller

Noone seems to dig this woot, but I for am in. First woot I have gotten in well over a year. Great discount on a product that was new this year. Not a repeat item they are clearly trying to roll through back stock. Fairly good reviews all around at retail price. Well done woot.

I have read that connectivity and durability may be a concern, but I think the gamble is worth it.

jeffaudyssey


quality posts: 17 Private Messages jeffaudyssey

Here's some more good reading...

http://www.reghardware.com/2012/03/17/review_eight_airplay_speakers

ThunderThighs


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bobosims wrote:So you're saying it's a ... woot-off.

Not a woot-off. Just more sales for your Black Friday shopping frenzy.



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dwillars


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thumperchick wrote:I totally pictured a flash-game version of the old school fundraiser money-grab booths. Where dollars in many denominations blow around you at impossible speeds and you have a minute to grab as much as you can - and end up with a ripped $1 bill at the end? Yeah, I'm bummed it wasn't that.



I am in SO in for the dollar grab game...

Corrosive


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Corrosive

Living in an apartment with paper thin walls means I have no use for something like this. From the reviews and size of the discount, this is a total winner.

alien88


quality posts: 18 Private Messages alien88
jeffaudyssey wrote:The deep accurate bass is actually one of our strong points. We incorporate Bass XT, which is onboard software that "listens" to the content and controls the excursion of the driver. to maximize performance. This technology is unique to Audyssey.



Thanks - I ordered one, so hopefully I side with the Gizmodo folks!

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brnrdk


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Hi Jeff,

Have you issued a firmware update to address some of the airplay latency issues mentioned in some of the reviews of this product?

nacaxime


quality posts: 0 Private Messages nacaxime

Hey Jeff,
can be used in a galaxy 3

jeffaudyssey


quality posts: 17 Private Messages jeffaudyssey
brnrdk wrote:Hi Jeff,

Have you issued a firmware update to address some of the airplay latency issues mentioned in some of the reviews of this product?



Hi, The latency issues are not because of Audyssey or airplay speakers. They are inherent with airplay streams and all airplay speakers are affected. We are hoping Apple does something to address those issues.

jeffaudyssey


quality posts: 17 Private Messages jeffaudyssey
nacaxime wrote:Hey Jeff,
can be used in a galaxy 3



It can through the 3.5 audio jack, but not wirelessly.

nacaxime


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jeffaudyssey wrote:It can through the 3.5 audio jack, but not wirelessly.



ok

jimaudyssey


quality posts: 8 Private Messages jimaudyssey
nacaxime wrote:Hey Jeff,
can be used in a galaxy 3



Jim from Audyssey here. Let me have a shot at this one. While airplay is an iOS/iTunes technology, there are a number of apps that can help you access airplay on your Galaxy 3. We just haven't tested them, nor are they officially supported. check them out here: http://www.ekoob.com/6-android-apps-for-airplay-dlna-11510/

Oh, and you can always use the analog connection.

wumbe


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wumbe
jeffaudyssey wrote:Hi Wooters, Jeff from Audyssey, I will be on here awhile to answer any questions.




Hi Jeff,
to use the Audyssey wireless with my PC Itunes, would I also need to buy an apple airport?

alien88


quality posts: 18 Private Messages alien88
jeffaudyssey wrote:It can through the 3.5 audio jack, but not wirelessly.



just fyi - I've got an Android phone and you can stream to AirPlay devices using apps like Honey Player or Twonky.

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jeffaudyssey


quality posts: 17 Private Messages jeffaudyssey
wumbe wrote:Hi Jeff,
to use the Audyssey wireless with my PC Itunes, would I also need to buy an apple airport?



If you have wifi you should be set. Some routers are more effective than others, and the Airport is great, but not required specifically.

jeffaudyssey


quality posts: 17 Private Messages jeffaudyssey
alien88 wrote:just fyi - I've got an Android phone and you can stream to AirPlay devices using apps like Honey Player or Twonky.



Thanks we are aware of several but as Jim says have not tested them.

mdgreenwald


quality posts: 1 Private Messages mdgreenwald

They were selling for between $120 and $200 on eBay auctions at the end of October...

paroxetine


quality posts: 0 Private Messages paroxetine

Hey Jeff: FYI, the promo at audyssey.com is linked to tech.woot.com. You on the front page, baby.

thericochet


quality posts: 24 Private Messages thericochet

Jeff, do you like the Red Hot Chili Peppers?

jimaudyssey


quality posts: 8 Private Messages jimaudyssey
paroxetine wrote:Hey Jeff: FYI, the promo at audyssey.com is linked to tech.woot.com. You on the front page, baby.



Thanks for the heads up. I hope I can get my web guy to make the adjustment. He may be sleeping.

cmacclel


quality posts: 3 Private Messages cmacclel

Apparently this unit sounds great but it appears many people have issues with the Airplay.

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_807LESADAP/Audyssey-Lower-East-Side-Audio-Dock-Air.html?tp=47780#customer-reviews-tab

jdavidheller


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jdavidheller

Question to Jeff -

There have been a fair number of reviews knocking this for having difficult set ups and intermittent connectivity. Would owning an airport extreme lower the likelihood of these issues? Was this product tested solely with apple based hardware?

ThunderThighs


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This is on the Features tab but it really helped me understand how this works so I'm going to post it here as well.



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Craig234


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Still trying to figure out if this is something to buy for a gift. The woot-off had an outdoor wireless speaker I wanted to get for the gift, but Woot messed up and refused to take the order.

This isn't outdoor, but trying to see the point - does a person carry it around to different rooms? Seems like a headache.

So kind of leaning against it.