with so many wireless speakers going around, it is hard for any to really stand out – less you have like a real wood top, wraparound fabric grille cover, and a model named after a neighborhood that’s synonymous with music. and that’s exactly what the Polk Audio Woodbourne Wireless Speaker has. under its 1/2″ thick MDF enclosure and beyond its lattice grille (wrapped in fabric) is a dual 2-way design comprising of two 70W 5 1/4″ long-throw drivers and two 20W 1″ silk dome tweeters, giving this beautiful system a total of 180W RMS – which is pretty awesome by our books anytime and it’s aesthetic is, needless to say, also right up our alley. it supports two current popular wireless streaming standards: Apple AirPlay for streaming lossless audio from your iDevices or iTunes-equipped computers, and Bluetooth wireless technology with apt-X for streaming from virtually any Bluetooth-enabled media devices.
other inputs include a USB port with charging function for your Apple small devices, auxiliary input, as well as an Optical input with Dolby Digital decoding for TV, CD, or DVD sound. a couple of other noteworthy features include dual IR sensors for wide communication range with the supplied remote and a highly sophisticated Digital Signal Processing (DSP) engine capable of 150 millions of instructions per second. the design is undeniably pretty and what goes into it is backed by Polk’s audio legacy, so we can expect some serious sound, but all that comes with a rather hefty price of $599 when it hits the stores.