System Audio launch NEW Silverback 1 wireless discreet speaker system
System Audio from Denmark has built a reputation for excellence in the wireless speaker market with no fewer than four EISA* awards, the latest for the Silverback 1. EISA’s On-Wall Speaker of the Year 2023-24 is a slim A4-sized active speaker pair designed for discreet wireless operation with the addition of the company’s
bijou ‘Stereo Hub’ WiSA transmitter and control centre.
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 super compact Stereo Hub (4.1 x 17 x 10 cm) and elegant 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 2 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: https://system-audio.com/en/product/sa-cockpit/
Similarly transforming features aboard 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 8 channels of 24/96 resolution audio.
Price and availability
System Audio Silverback 1 system Availability: November 2023
Typical UK prices (inc VAT)
Silverback 1 (pair): £1799.00
Stereo Hub and RC: £399.00