This week Wharfedale officially confirmed its Diamond Active range of bookshelf and floorstanding speakers, Onkyo stepped up its commitment to hi-res audio with two new network players and a compact stereo system. Also, Spotify announced new subscriber figures that put it way ahead of Apple Music.
Wharfedale's new A1 and A2 Diamond Active speakers are a little different from your usual powered speaker. Signals are transmitted via a hub (dubbed the H1), removing the need for a physical connection and allowing the speakers to be placed anywhere in a room. The A1 bookshelf (£600) and A2 floorstander (£1000) both go on sale in October.
To celebrate its 70th anniversary, Onkyo will release two hi-res network players (NS-6130 and NS-6170) in September, with a hi-res compact stereo system to follow in October. Expect the usual suite of streaming features, with Onkyo improving the DACs in all three products for a better sound performance.
Despite increased competition, music streaming service Spotify continues to grow, with confirmation that it has 39 million paying subscribers. That figure is around a third of its overall userbase (an estimated 125 million), and double the number currently paying for its nearest rival Apple Music.
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