Elipson W35 Xi, active planetoid multiroom connected speaker

The French manufacturer Elipson presents its latest addition to the W35 range, the active wireless multiroom connected speaker W35 Xi.

As usual with Elipson, the W35 series is made up of spherical speakers, so the W35 Xi is no exception. And if you are wondering about the why and how of this reference, know that it refers to the diameter of this ball speaker, 35 cm exactly.

Elipson Planet W35 Xi, 350 W and Hi-Res Audio

The Elipson Planet W35 Xi speaker is a two-way speaker, each of which is built around a 2.5 cm tweeter and a 16.5 cm woofer. The claimed frequency response is 47 Hz to 22,000 hertz. The maximum power delivered by the Class D amplification is 350 W and the onboard DAC is 192 kHz/24 bits allowing the management of Hi-Res Audio files.

Elipson Planet W35 Xi, connectivity

In terms of functionality, Wi-Fi n Dual Band, Bluetooth 5.0, Chromecast (integrated) and AirPlay 2 compatibility are included, the last two opening the multiroom world to the Elipson Planet W35 Xi speaker. Likewise, the integration of the music platforms Amazon Music, Deezer, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Qobuz, and direct access to web radios (TuneIn) are required, the same for the playback of MP3, WMA, Wav, Flac, AIFF files. , Alac and AAC.

Elipson Planet W35 Xi, the connectivity

New generation of the W35 range, the W35 Xi connected active speaker of course has wired connection options, including a Toslink optical input and a 3.5 millimeter auxiliary mini-jack input. For home automation, multiroom installations or to avoid waves, an Ethernet socket is present. Note that it is of course possible to connect two W35 Xi speakers, to obtain an even more impressive stereo image (stereo is already available with the speaker alone).

The Elipson app supports up to ten Elipson Planet W35 Xi speakers. Transport buttons on the speaker are also used for its control.

Available. Indicative price: 699 euros.

Reminder of the key characteristics of the Elipson W35 ;• Power: 350 W

• Connections: 1 3.5 mm mini-Jack input, 1 optical, 1 Ethernet port

• Spotify Connect certification

• MP3, WMA, Wav, Flac compatibility , AIFF, Alac and AAC

• Frequency response: 47-22,000 Hz

• Bluetooth 5.0 compatibility

• WiFi n Dual Band compatibility

• Airplay 2 compatibility

• Chromecast compatibility (integrated)

• Dac 192 kHz/24 bits

• Multiroom: yes

• Dimensions (L x D x H): 350 x 350 x 350 mm

• Weight: 7.6 kg