The latest in a line of WiSA connected systems, System Audio’s Silverback 1 system offers smart wireless connectivity and room-filling full-range sound from the most discreet system design.

Launched to UK audio fans at the recent UK Hi-Fi Show Live 2023, the Silverback 1 system is conceived for music lovers desiring a large and detailed soundstage without the physical in-room footprint associated with traditional wired systems. 

As an upgrade to the established smart speaker brands, the system of speakers, Stereo Hub and smartphone is capable of delivering room-filling wireless audio up to 24/192 resolution from any source, including network players, PCs, CD players, games consoles, turntables and TVs. 

Designed for on-wall or bookshelf operation, each two-way Silverback 1 active speaker marries a specially designed 5.5-inch woofer and waveguided 1-inch soft dome tweeter with twin 80W power amplifiers within a white or black satin cabinet (including built-in wall bracket), measuring just 31 x 32.5 x 13.5 cm. 

The Silverback 1s will work wirelessly with any WiSA-enabled device (Primare’s SC15 network player/DAC for instance) but are intended to partner with System Audio’s compact Stereo Hub (4.1 x 17 x 10 cm) and Remote Control, which work together to transform system connectivity and performance options with Roon Ready, Google Chromecast, Apple Airplay 2, Bluetooth, DLNA UpNP and Spotify Connect built in, as well as USB Audio SP/DIF 24/192, HDMI ARC, 3 optical inputs, coax digital and two analogue inputs. 

Easy speaker setup and room correction are via System Audio’s ‘SA Cockpit’ app for both Android and iOS on Google Play and App Store.

System Audio’s new ‘Surround Hub’ will allow the Silverback 1s (and other Silverback speakers) to be part of a WiSA-enabled Dolby Atmos home cinema system with up to eight channels of 24/96 resolution audio.     

The System Audio Silverback 1 system will be available in November 2023 via Karma AV at the following prices (inc VAT): Silverback 1 (pair): £1799.00; Stereo Hub and RC: £399.00.

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