The Marshall Uxbridge Voice is the newest Bluetooth speaker from Zound Industries, and it provides AirPlay 2 assist to the lineup for the primary time. Together with Apple’s streaming expertise, the speaker additionally helps common Bluetooth and Spotify Join, and you’ll management it utilizing the Alexa voice assistant. The speaker will probably be out there beginning on April eighth for $199 (£169.99 / €199).
In contrast to earlier Bluetooth audio system launched underneath the Marshall model, the Uxbridge’s bodily controls encompass a sequence of quantity rockers, slightly than guitar amp-style knobs. Throughout the highest, there are rocker buttons to show its quantity, bass, and treble up and down, there’s a play / pause button, and likewise a button to disable the speaker’s Alexa-enabled far-field microphone.
AirPlay 2 and Alexa assist imply the Uxbridge Voice can be paired with different audio system that use the identical applied sciences to construct a multiroom setup.
Together with assist for Alexa, Zound can also be promising so as to add assist for Google Assistant to the Uxbridge Voice lineup on June 11th. Nevertheless, not like Sonos, which added assist for Google Assistant through an replace to its current Alexa audio system, Zound is releasing a wholly separate model of the Uxbridge Voice with assist Google’s voice assistant. It’s just like the strategy it took with its first two Alexa-enabled Marshall audio system, the Stanmore II and Acton II, which additionally obtained separate Google Assistant fashions afterward.