Canton has released its Smart Soundbox 3 powered wireless loudspeaker, which is multi-room capable and has Chromecast and Spotify Connect built in, plus Bluetooth 4.0 (apt-X) and WiFi. It can be used alone as a mono source, paired with a second Smart Soundbox 3 for stereo sound, or integrated as a part of a larger and/or multi-room system using other models in Canton’s ‘Smart’ series. ‘The Smart Soundbox 3 leaves nothing to be desired in terms of sound and plays big,’ says Paul Riachi of Indi Imports, which distributes Canton in Australia. ‘This small, powerful streaming wonder can be easily set up via WiFi with the Google Home App and provides your smart home with music in the best transmission quality. With a system power of 120-watts and versatile connection options, this active, smart loudspeaker is well-suited for any application you can think of.’
The integration of Spotify Connect means the speaker can be controlled quickly and directly via the Spotify App via smartphone, tablet or computer. The control buttons on the top of the speaker allow you to save your favourite playlists on three buttons, so you don't need a smartphone in your hand to access your favourite music directly from the device. Because Chromecast is also built in, you can easily stream music. Simply select the cast icon in your favourite music app and start playback from the Smart Soundbox 3. The speaker can be controlled directly from your mobile device, no matter in which room you are at home, and all without interrupting your music: You can use your smartphone to make phone calls, play games, or send text messages any time during music playback.
Pricing on this new model had yet to finalised at the time this story was posted, so watch this page for an update, or contact Indi Imports directly.
Manufacturer’s Specifications: Canton Smart Soundbox 3
Frequency Response: 40Hz–30kHz
Crossover Frequency: 3kHz
Tweeter: 19mm aluminium
Bass/Midrange Driver: 95mm aluminium
Auxiliary Bass Radiator: 100×57mm (×2)
Inputs: 1×digital, 1×analogue, LAN, Bluetooth 4.0 (apt-X)
Warranty: 2 Years
Dimensions (WHD): 120×210×120mm
For more information, contact Indi Imports