Simple Audio expands range with Listen and Go Bluetooth speakers

Simple Audio, the company behind the Roomplayer multiroom system, is branching out into wireless A2DP Bluetooth speakers with two new models: the £79 Go, a single portable speaker, and the £399 Listen stereo pair (above).

The company says the new Bluetooth models "bring audiophile sound, designer styling and versatile connectivity to today's music lovers".

The Simple Audio Listen speakers incorporate a fully digital signal path, DSP (Digital Signal Processing), biamplification, Bluetooth, USB and line-in connections and a 40W per channel Class D digital amplifier.

Sound is handled by a 1in ferro-fluid, silk-dome tweeter and 3in long-throw woofer with neodymium magnets. If you want more bass, there's a subwoofer output via RCA. You can control power, volume or mute via the capacitive controls on the speaker itself, or by using the infra-red remote control, which also handles play/pause, fast forward and review.

For those who want a compact, portable Bluetooth speaker the Simple Audio Go will last for up to eight hours on a single charge, will fit easily into a bag or backpack and includes an integrated microphone for use as a speakerphone. Charging is via the USB port.

Simple Audio says the Listen and Go Bluetooth speakers will be available later this month online and at selected retailers.

By Andy Clough

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.