Lithe Audio's iO1 for in and outdoor use

UK company Lithe Audio has just launched its new iO1 all-in-one wireless speaker that can be used both in and outdoors. With an amplifier and connectivity all built in, the company says: “This active surface-mount speaker is easy to install and just requires power from a standard or outdoor electrical outlet or existing lighting circuit to deliver premium audio quality”.

It’s weather-resistant IPX6 rated and offers the option of wireless or data cable connection, with an optical input and two Ethernet ports around the back.

It features dual 76mm full-range bass drivers, a 19mm titanium tweeter and 100W RMS power (2x 50W) Class D amplifiers, delivering 24-bit/192kHz resolution. Embedded with Airplay 2, Chromecast and Spotify Connect, it’s compatible with suitably equipped speakers for multi-room setups. It also features Bluetooth and offers voice control with Google Home and Alexa.

Designed for areas that require high-end audio quality but can’t accommodate a traditional ceiling speaker, the iO1 can be installed in six different orientations: on-wall, in-corner, on-corner, ground spike, countertop and pendent. It comes covered by an aluminium grille in a choice of white or black and is priced at £550 for the active cabinet and £250 for the passive one.

Available to buy now, you can find out more about the iO1 here.

Lithe Audio