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Denon Envaya Bluetooth speaker officially revealed with aptX low latency

Tom Morgan
6 May 2014
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Denon has launched the Envaya, a portable Bluetooth speaker with aptX wireless connectivity, twin speaker drivers and a passive bass radiator

Denon has announced the Envaya, a new high-end portable Bluetooth speaker which is among the first Bluetooth devices to use the new aptX Low Latency standard - meaning wireless streaming audio will stay in sync when watching video on a smartphone or tablet.

Denon Envaya

Standard Bluetooth connections typically have a latency of anywhere between 150 and 800 milliseconds. This isn't a major issue when listening to music, but it makes the delay between video and audio particularly noticeable if you try to use Bluetooth for watching films or playing games. AptX Low Latency reduces this latency down to 32ms in compatible devices, meaning you won't have to resort to headphones if you want to watch or play rather than just listen. It's also capable of CD quality audio, which means clearer sound compared to the standard Bluetooth protocol.

The Envaya also includes near field communication (NFC) pairing for easy connections between the speaker and a smartphone or tablet, and an auxiliary input for older, wired devices. The integrated battery should last for around 10 hours of audio playback, and can also be used to recharge your smartphone using the built-in USB port - at the expense of music playback.

With two proprietary 57mm full range drivers and a 100 passive radiator, the Envaya should be able to deliver loud, powerful sound. It has a built-in kickstand to stand the speaker upright, so the drivers are facing you for the best possible audio quality.

The Envaya will launch in a choice of two finishes, gloss white and matte black, as well as a choice of four fabric covers; Lunar, Sunset, Fandango and Indigo. The grilles are interchangeable, so you can mix and match to suit a specific colour scheme.

Denon Envaya

The Envaya is due to go on sale from the 20th of May for £169. We hope to take a closer look after launch in order to bring you a full review, but in the meantime you can find more information on the You can find out more on the Denon website.

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