British loudspeaker model Mission has taken the wraps off its first-ever ‘true wi-fi’ all-in-one hi-fi system. The LX Join consists of a compact hub with an OLED show, plus a pair of 60W lively wi-fi audio system primarily based on the agency’s LX-2 Mk II.
Mission says the LX Join Hub “intelligently transmits left and proper audio indicators to the suitable speaker by way of uncompressed, 5.8Ghz wi-fi audio sign transmission”. There aren’t any cables between the audio system and hub and the audio system don’t must be linked collectively. You will want to attach the ability cables, although.
Will the LX Join meet all wants of the trendy hi-fi fan? All of it seems very promising on paper. The Hub’s analogue, optical and coax digital inputs are joined by a devoted HDMI ARC connection for TVs, films and video games, and there is Bluetooth aptX for streaming hi-res audio from cellular gadgets. There isn’t any built-in Wi-Fi networking, to “preserve simplicity” based on Mission.
Getting the fashionable, 5.5cm-high Hub ought to be a chunk of cake due to the promise of one-touch set-up utilizing the massive OLED show and touch-sensitive controls. Mission says the Hub can also be Roon Examined, so the LX Join ought to slot into any Roon system simply and work over USB, HDMI, AirPlay, Sonos and Google Solid.
The 2 LX Join lively audio system could be positioned as much as 20m away from the Hub, which ought to be greater than ample for most individuals. The Hub beams hi-res audio as much as 32-bit/192kHz to the audio system, which characteristic Mission’s DiaDrive bass/midrange drive unit for improved effectivity and response.
Final however not least, Mission is eager to focus on the truth that the Hub comprises an Audiolab-designed DAC, which means it might probably double up as a high-end DAC in your headphones. Certainly, the corporate says the LX Join will “outperform most devoted headphone amp/DAC combos at this price-point”. Daring declare.
And that worth level? The Mission LX Join wi-fi speaker system shall be accessible from October at £999 (round $1400 / AU$1900). The audio system are available ‘Lux Black’ and ‘Lux White’, in addition to a traditional ‘Walnut Pearl’ end.
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