Published on January 29th, 2015 | by The GC Team0
Audio brand Clint Digital launches in the UK
Danish audio brand Clint Digital has launched in the UK with the contemporary Clint Asgard™ series Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speakers, brought to the UK market by network audio specialist Sygnifi.
The brand, which claims to have been pioneering DAB, DAB+ and internet radio technology and winning product and design awards in the Nordics since 2008, was founded by a group of well established entrepreneurs in the field of digital audio with roots going back to 1994.
Now it is actively seeking independent dealers in the UK, pitching its products as a viable and stylish alternative to mainstream brands.
The Clint Asgard™ series initially comprises the Freya – a compact, portable wireless loudspeaker in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth variants, and the flagship Odin – a powerful Wi-Fi stereo speaker which delivers room-filling sound.
Both models major on design, ease of use and flexibility, with the Clint Asgard™ control App and a built-in battery in the Freya.
Wi-Fi versions offer push button Wi-Fi setup, multiroom mode, Airplay and DNLA streaming, Spotify Connect, internet Radio and a point-to-point Wi-Fi Music Direct function which links with a mobile device without the need for a Wi-Fi network.
The Freya is a cylindrical wireless speaker of 100mm in diameter and 215mm tall driven by a Class D amplifier. It offers a multifunction USB port that can be used for charging portable devices, music playback from iOS devices, or a Subwoofer upgrade. The built-in Li-Ion battery offers up to 6 hours of portable playback and a 3.5mm Aux-in input means it can be used with any available music source.
The Bluetooth-only version will link to any Bluetooth-enabled device while the Wi-Fi version adds a suite of network functionality including DNLA-based streaming up to 24bit/192kHz audio, multiroom, Airplay, Spotify Connect and 4-speaker party mode. Both versions (Wi-Fi & Bluetooth) can be linked to create a stereo pair.
The Odin, a contemporary full-size wireless loudspeaker for larger rooms, is said to offer audiophile performance with cutting-edge functionality. At nearly 400mm tall on its aluminium stand, the Odin Wi-Fi stereo speaker brings 2x25Watts of Class D amplification in a bass reflex enclosure for rich, deep bass.
The unit can also be accessed through the Clint Asgard™ App and offers push button Wi-Fi set-up, Airplay and DNLA streaming, Spotify Connect, internet radio, multiroom, 4-speaker party mode, stereo pairing and is capable of streaming a range of audio formats, from MP3 to FLAC up to 24bit/192kHz. It also has a USB port for iOS device connection, subwoofer upgrade or charging a mobile device and a 3.5mm jack input for connection to any legacy source.
The Clint Asgard™ products will be sold through leading retail stores, backed up by a live customer helpdesk and service centre based at the Sygnifi head office in Sevenoaks, Kent. Further additions to the range are planned for release throughout 2015.
Products are available in chalk white or charcoal grey finishes. Freya Bluetooth £143.95 SRP; Freya WiFi £189.95 SRP; Odin £319.95 SRP.