Audio Pro has made quite a noise in the wireless multi-room speaker market thanks to its Addon range (which includes the C3, C5 and C10) and more recent Drumfire speaker - both of which have just picked up What Hi-Fi? 2018 Awards.
The Scandinavian brand clearly wants to fill your house with its multi-room ecosystem, but it recognises that not all tastes and interiors – which is why it is moving away from its Koala-looking box-shaped design for its latest speaker.
The forthcoming A10 has a round design with an fabric front (in two choices of grey finishes) so, as you can see for yourself, it doesn’t look a million miles from the likes of Sonos One and Amazon Echo.
Nor does it behave unlike them. Like its Audio Pro siblings, the A10 offers networked playback over wi-fi, Amazon Alexa voice control and control via the Audio Pro Control smartphone app. It’s also equipped with Bluetooth and an aux (3.5mm) input.
The A10 is equipped with an aluminium control top panel, allowing users to manually adjust the volume and source as well as set four presets for shortcuts to, say, a Spotify playlist or internet radio station.
The A10’s BMR-unit is coupled with a woofer, and Audio Pro claims that when playing at lower volumes the bass is enhanced to deliver a fuller sound.
Those wishing to attach the A10 to the wall will be able to do so by purchasing a dedicated bracket.
The A10 will be available within the next month or so, priced £200.
Audio Pro also plans to announce the availability of another new multi-room speaker, the block-shaped A40 (pictured above), soon. Details and pricing to follow.