Weekend Wrap: Limited edition Zipp, new company Steljes Audio, B&O Play adds Google Cast and more

Libratone has launched a new Copenhagen Edition of the Zipp wireless speaker, which sports an aluminium base, leather handle and a soft wool cover - something we missed when the new Zipp speakers were launched last year.

Everything else about the speaker is the same as the regular edition, including 360-degree sound and multi-room capabilities.

The Copenhagen Edition is available from 15th February for £289, and the Zipp Mini Copenhagen for £249. Additional covers are available for £29 each.

MORE: Libratone Zipp (2015) review

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B&O Play adds Google Cast support

B&O Play has announced it will bring Google Cast to all current and future network speakers, with current models getting the update by the end of Q1 2016.

Owners of Play speakers will be able to stream music from a wide range of services, including Spotify, Deezer and TuneIn.

"With Google Cast, you can enjoy music directly from the cloud instead of playing music from your device. This gives premium audio quality and ensures that incoming calls or texts do not disrupt the music listening experience," said Corporate VP of B&O Play, Henrik Taudorf Lorensen.

The update will be available for the BeoPlay A6 and second-gen BeoPlay A9. For more information, visit the B&O website.

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New hi-fi company Steljes Audio launches

The new company, Steljes Audio, has been formed as a division of Steljes Ltd, the AV company founded in 1987. It has launched nine products: a trio of powered stereo speaker systems; two soundbars; two radios; a streaming adapter and a stereo amplifier.

The stereo speaker systems comprise two desktop and one floor-standing model and connect to devices via Bluetooth.

The radios offer DAB/DAB+/FM tuners alongside Bluetooth and Spotify Connect on the SA60.

Finally, the ML30 stereo amp uses valve technology and has built-in Bluetooth.

All new products in the Steljes Audio range will go on sale in April. For more information, visit the Steljes Audio website.

Atlas Cables headphone upgrade cable

Atlas Cables has unveiled the Zeno headphone replacement cable. Designed to work with a range of headphones, it is claimed to deliver "a significant audio improvement over average quality cables supplied with even high-end headphones".

It is available in 2.5, 3.5 and 6.3mm versions, as well as 4-pin XLR mini for the headphone end and 3.5mm, 6.3mm and 4-pin XLR for the amplifier end.

Prices start at £145 for a 1.5m Zeno 1:1 cable with 3.5mm-3.5mm termination, and £215 for a 1.5m 2.5mm or XLR 4-pin mini headphone end termination.

See all our Atlas Cables news and reviews

Chord & Major Tonal earphones

Nue World Ltd has introduced the Chord & Major Tonal earphones to the UK, which have been designed to complement different genres of music. The range is made up of five pairs: world; ballad; jazz; rock and classical, although Nue World claims the genre designation is “more about the presentation, rather than the type of music.”

Chord & Major Tonal headphones are available now from £180 to £200 model dependent.

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Dynaudio's new R&D centre

Dynaudio has announced the start of construction on a new 17,200 sq ft research and development centre next to its headquarters in Skanderborg, Denmark. Building is expected to be completed by the end of 2016 and the new centre will be home to the company's expanding R&D team.

Lars Prisak, CEO said: "Expanding our physical space was naturally the next step. We have put our money where our mouth is with the new center, as it offers the optimal working conditions for our R&D department. This will secure that we always have top technologies."

MORE: 9 things to expect from the new Dynaudio

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Max is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.