The lives we live are fast-paced. Having a speaker to take on the go reaps great benefits. For this reason, there is much to consider when purchasing a compact speaker to fit the role of many jobs. We are happy to boast about these remarkable little wireless speakers that are packed with innovative technology. First, let’s take a journey in time back to the early 70’s to see why these speakers exist.
The Roots of RIVA
The founder is regarded as a true “Golden Ears” throughout the music industry with a deep passion for delivering the real truth and joy of music. Beginning his career in the UK, Rikki Farr, was in the heart of the music industry. He hosted the infamous 1970 Isle of Wight, which was said at the time to be one of the largest human gatherings in the world. With estimates of over 650,000, this event surpassed the attendance at Woodstock. The line-up featured some incredible artists such as The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis and The Doors. Ricky later developed a touring company and produced 4,700 shows with leading artists Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Rod Stewart, Tom Petty, Bob Marley, Bob Seger, Guns N Roses, Nirvana, and much, much more.
In addition, Ricky is no stranger to live music. His experience drove the passion to create the “Riva philosophy”. The philosophy basically is to design and produce speakers and technology that can reproduce music and sound so pure you can hear the future.
Why Elite A/V Recommends this Wireless Speaker
As of 2017, RIVA Audio has received some of the highest awards in the world of high-performance wireless audio. Of course, we had to jump on board with such a high standard of sound. So what are the specs of this roaring lion packed in a little body?
This two part article will feature our favorite two wireless speakers: RIVA ARENA and RIVA FESTIVAL Let us see which one is right for you.
The Small but Powerful RIVA ARENA
A compact multi-room wireless speaker that delivers stereophonic sound. What exactly is stereophonic? It is a sound reproduction using two or more separate channels (Arena having 3)to capture the dimensions of a performance. The depth is separated into the performer and their acoustic surroundings. This elevates your experience and allows your ears to resonate with a realistic sound of a live concert.
Pretty incredible huh? Not to mention lightly, the speaker doubles as a USB charger and is equipped with Spotify connect and Chromecast built-in for unlimited streaming capabilities.
Designed and Engineered from the Inside Out.
- 50 watts of power
- The Arena connects with Wifi or with Bluetooth, Airplay, DDMS, and DLNA.
- It supports High-resolution audio up to 24-bit/ 192kHz
- Play all of your favorite audio hassle free, from any source and anywhere you want. No Wi-Fi required!
- Optional battery pack allows 20+ hours before recharging.
All things considered, this speaker from the wand series of Riva audio is an exceptional choice if a compact speaker is a huge asset you want to have. If size isn’t the most concerning feature, you may like the RIVA FESTIVAL. Keep a look out for the next article.