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Damson Jetstream 1 wireless speakers auto adjust to suit room acoustics

Damson Jetstream 1

British speaker company Damson is using CES for the global launch of its first wireless multiroom music system. It's not alone of course: the likes of Pure, Samsung and LG have already unveiled similar systems here in Las Vegas.

But the Damson set-up does have an unusual twist: its Jetstream 1 speakers use the firm's Optimized Room Audio (ORA) technology to allow the speaker to 'learn' the acoustic qualities of the room it's used in and adjust itself accordingly.

The Damson Jetstream 1 speakers also offer multi-one use as eight of them can be synced together to operate in party mode with the same music playing simultaneously in each room with no delay.

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"Most speakers on the market are cookie cutter in delivering a single audio 'mix' regardless of the differing environments in which they're used," says Damson founder and CEO James Talbot. "With the Jetstream 1 line we are introducing the notion of 'adjustable' audio, which the speaker does on its own."

Talbot says the Jetstream speakers operate over DLNA and use the same frequency as home wi-fi networks for simple connection via a smartphone, router, NAS drive or home server.

There are three models in the range: the pint-glass sized Jetstream 1 Midi, the Jetstream 1 Large (self-explanatory) and the Jetstream 1 Soundbar with two built-in subwoofers for use with flatscreen TVs. UK prices to be confirmed.

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 whathifi.com 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.