Technology and wiring accessories specialist, The Wandsworth Group, has launched the ‘i-fi’: a docking and speaker unit range for use with iPods and iPhones.
Designed to provide complete flexibility and a discreet and stylish audio solution for residential, hotel, leisure and office markets, the i-fi range is available in a wide range of contemporary finishes including Super Mirror Stainless Steel, Matt Black, White and Satin Stainless Steel. All have been designed to fit flush to the wall with a full range of interior assembly and back boxes available.
Options within the range include a single plate for docking station or charger and a double plate for docking station or charger, each with integral audio amplifier. For enhanced sound quality docking station/charger and single speaker units are available in both vertical and horizontal options as well as a horizontal unit with docking station/charger and twin speakers. In addition, single speaker outlet plates are also available, enabling specifiers to enhance the sound quality by locating speakers around the room or into another room such as an en-suite bathroom, for example.
Andy Howe, sales director of The Wandsworth Group: “By designing a range that allows specifiers to choose whether to incorporate speakers within the same plate as the docking unit or as a separate speaker unit, we have created a system that is flexible and scalable, depending on the installation. The design options also provide increased choice to suit most interiors.”
The i-fi system offers both line-out outputs for connection to multi-room systems and stereo input for external music players. An optional infra-red remote control is also available, offering users volume, play, pause and skip functions when the device is fitted in the unit. Where enhanced sound quality is required, Wandsworth can also supply compatible loud speakers which can be connected to the stereo amplifier to improve the listening experience.
Andy continues: “Increasingly people are carrying their music tastes around with them on their iPhone or iPod and want the freedom to listen wherever they go. This range allows that facility to become a permanent fixture within a room, whilst remaining unobtrusive and complementing other wiring accessories and providing the security that a portable plug-in device cannot.”