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System Audio Silverback 1: smart & wireless

System Audio Silverback 1

System Audio Silverback 1 wireless speakers

The latest in a line of award-winning 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.

Since 2020, Denmark’s System Audio has built a deserved reputation for excellence in the wireless speaker market. The on-wall Silverback 1 speaker 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.

System Audio Silverback 1

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 Cockpit app for both Android and iOS. 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.

System Audio Silverback 1 features

Recommended location: wall or shelf
Frequency range: 45-25kHz +/- 1.5dB
Finish: white satin/ black satin
Built-in amplifier: 2 x 80W (2-way active)
Inputs: wireless WiSA + line in
Woofer: 1 x Silverback 3.6 (5.5-inch)
Tweeter: 1 x DXT Ti (1-inch soft dome)
Wall bracket: built-in. prepared for wall bracket W.5
Recommended for use with SA Stereo Hub, SA Surround Hub or similar WiSA transmitter
Dimensions (W x H x D cm): 31 x 32.5 x 13.5

Features when used with Stereo Hub and RC
HDMI ARC, Roon Ready, 3 optical inputs, USB Audio SP/DIF 24/192, coax digital input, 2 x analogue inputs, Google Chromecast, Apple Airplay 2, Bluetooth, DLNA UpNP, Spotify Connect, Room Correction and speaker setup with SA Cockpit app.

Typical UK prices Silverback 1 (pair): £1799, Stereo Hub and RC: £399 with distribution via Karma AV.

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