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WiSA Announces Certification of System Audio’s Legend Silverback Speakers

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Legend 40 Silverback speaker wins “Best of HiFi Award” at HIGH END 2019 in Munich

WiSA® LLC, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association founded by Summit Wireless Technologies (WISA) and comprised of leading consumer electronics brands, today announces the certification of System Audio’s Legend Silverback speakers.

Available now through System Audio’s dealer network, this exciting new line of digital speakers includes the SA Legend 60 Silverback floor standing speaker (€8,199/pair), SA Legend 40 Silverback floor standing speaker (€5,399/pair) and SA Legend 5 Silverback bookshelf speaker (€3,000/pair).

The SA Legend Silverback present a unique family of active speakers that can be used wirelessly with a WiSA hub or WiSA USB Transmitter or connected to a preamplifier. Each speaker has 2-4 built-in digital amplifiers of up to 560 watts, lossless digital active crossovers and a digital signal processor (DSP). The speakers can be combined to create a wireless 7.1 home theater system offering uncompressed audio in 24/96 high-definition resolution.

Recently showcased at the HIGH END 2019 trade show in Munich, the SA Legend 40 Silverback floor standing speaker earned the “Best of Hifi Award” from Germany’s HiFi Eins Null Magazine.

“WiSA’s technology is the most important innovation for high-end audio in decades,” said Ole Witthoft, founder of System Audio. “It can be difficult for listeners to integrate premium sound experiences into their modern lifestyle and home decor, but WiSA and its interoperability standard present the necessary solution. We are proud of our new WiSA Certified™ Legend Silverback speakers and for playing a role in the evolution and simplification of high-performance multichannel audio.”

All WiSA Certified and WiSA Ready™* components work together seamlessly to deliver wireless, multi-channel audio and authentic movie theater sound that immerses the listener into the middle of movies and video, music, sports, gaming/esports and more. As a result, consumers can expect an audiophile experience, but unlike traditional audio systems, set up is simple and takes just minutes even for larger 5.1 and 7.1 setups.

“It’s exciting to be adding new members and certifying audio systems at such a great pace in 2019,” said Tony Ostrom, president of WiSA. “System Audio is a staple in the industry, and the Legend Silverback speakers are stunning examples of what is possible when great brands implement powerful technology.”

The WiSA Association and its members are committed to revolutionizing the home entertainment experience by delivering immersive, uncompressed, high-definition, multichannel sound through the universal standards established and certified by the WiSA Association.

For more information about the WiSA Association, its technology and products, please visit www.wisaassociation.org.

About System Audio

Established in Denmark in 1984, System Audio is an award-winning loudspeaker manufacturer whose speakers are known for their simple Scandinavian design, superb build quality and extraordinary sound. System Audio values tradition, craftsmanship and modern innovative technologies and is committed to bringing music and movie lovers closer to the artists and away from technological complexity. For more information about System Audio, please visit: www.system-audio.com.

About WiSA, LLC

WiSA, the (Wireless Speaker and Audio) Association is a consumer electronics consortium dedicated to creating interoperability standards utilized by leading brands and manufacturers to deliver immersive sound via intelligent devices. WiSA Certified components from any member brand can be combined to dramatically increase the enjoyment of movies and video, music, sports, gaming/esports, and more. WiSA also ensures robust, high definition, multi-channel, low latency audio while eliminating the complicated set-up of traditional audio systems. For more information about WiSA, please visit: www.wisaassociation.org.

About Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc.

Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (WISA) is a leading provider of immersive, wireless sound technology for intelligent devices and next generation home entertainment systems. Working with leading CE brands and manufacturers such as Harman International, a division of Samsung, LG Electronics, Klipsch, Bang & Olufsen, Xbox, a subsidiary of Microsoft, and others, Summit Wireless delivers seamless, dynamic audio experiences for high-definition content, including movies and video, music, sports, gaming/esports, and more. Summit Wireless is a founding member of WiSA, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association and works in joint partnership to champion the most reliable interoperability standards across the audio industry. Summit Wireless, formerly named Summit Semiconductor, Inc., is headquartered in San Jose, CA with sales teams in Taiwan, China, Japan, and Korea. For more information, please visit: www.summitwireless.com.

* WiSA Ready TVs, gaming PCs and console systems are “ready” to transmit audio to WiSA Certified speakers when a WiSA USB Transmitter is plugged in and a user interface is activated through an APP or product design like LG TVs.

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