Libratone Live Speaker with AirPlay Technology

Libratone Live Speaker with AirPlay Technology

$549.95

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 9 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    The Libratone Live AirPlay Speaker is easy to use - simply select the music you want to listen to on your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Mac, press play and listen. The Libratone Live begins to play your music as soon as your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Mac is within range and stops playing when you're outside it.

    No wires, no worries

    PlayDirect is wireless sound out of the box, because it needs no Wi-Fi access point or router. Just press Play on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Mac to stream your music.

    Apple AirPlay technology

    Stream high-quality audio wirelessly from your iPod, iPhone or iPad to your Libratone Live.

    FullRoom sound

    Libratone Live plays music like an acoustic instrument, dispersing sound waves in all directions and reflecting them off the walls giving a 360-degree FullRoom sound experience. Whether you're dancing, working or playing, and no matter how far you are from the speaker, the audio experience will stay the same.

    App-enhanced experience

    The Libratone Live app (available free from the App Store in iTunes) allows you to enhance and customize your FullRoom musical experience. The app lets you input information about the placement of your Libratone Live and it then automatically adjusts the sound to fit your room. The app also allows you to use your iPod, iPhone or iPad to control the volume, eliminating the need for an extra remote.

  • Highlights

    • FullRoom acoustic technology for exceptional sound performance
    • AirPlay for high-resolution wireless audio streaming
    • Libratone PlayDirect creates a direct wireless network between your iOS device and Libratone Live, eliminating the need for a Wi-Fi access point or router
    • Built-in Digital Signal Processing and Digital Amplification
    • Five drive units - one bass, two midrange and two ribbon-based tweeters - for crystal-clear sound
    • Wrapped in Italian wool
    • Libratone app (available free from the App Store) - allows you to enhance and customize your FullRoom experience
  • Did you notice?

    PlayDirect lets you connect via AirPlay anywhere, even where no Wi-Fi network is available.
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  • What's in the Box?

    • Libratone Live AirPlay Speaker
    • Power cable
    • Quick start guide
  • Tech Specs

    • Frequency Response: 45 to 20,000Hz
    • Input Type: 3.5mm Stereo Jack
    • Other Features: AirPlay
    • Connections: AirPlay, Headphone port
    • Drivers: One 5-inch bass; two 3-inch midrange; two 1-inch ribbon-based tweeters
    • Power: 95-255 VAC, 50/60Hz
      Power consumption 80/6 W; energy-saving standby power consumption of only 1 W
    • Power Source: AC
    • Height: 18.5 in./47.0 cm
    • Width: 5.9 in./15 cm
    • Weight: 14.3 lb./6.5 kg
    • Length: 6.0 in./16.0 cm
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: LT-110-US-1001
    • UPC or EAN No.: 5710957001177

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: One-year limited

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Sound ok, airplay issues

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    After using the Live for a full month I returned it. I very much liked the design of the Live, and the mid range and high end is r After using the Live for a full month I returned it. I very much liked the design of the Live, and the mid range and high end is really quite good even though you must listen to it reflected off walls due to the design. The bass is only so-so for music with any serious bass. Of course classical, Sinatra, etc. sound great. Having tried various positions vis-a-vis the wall as recommended, with accompanying app settings, the idea of stereo separation with this design (as one would suspect) is unsuccessful, although one can get the sense of the room being filled with sound, depending on finding the right location. The software app works well and gives a large variety of choices with which to customize the "sound" of the audio. The real problem is the constant drop outs from AirPlay - not short ones, but often permanent, effectively negating the ability to listen in a relaxed manner to anything. Libratone blames Apple and AirPlay. I don't think that's the whole story. After testing, the Live had many, many more drops (often permanent drops needing various reboots) than my AudioEngine system on the same Airplay network, which dropped as well, but only very occassionally, and never permanently. So all-in-all beautiful design, but performance not good enough for the price.

    • Written by from Lincoln

    63 of 73 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Sound ok, airplay issues
  • Great Sound, but...

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I was excited about this speaker and it has fantastic, rich sound. However, Airplay is completely unreliable over Libratone. The m I was excited about this speaker and it has fantastic, rich sound. However, Airplay is completely unreliable over Libratone. The music drops out every few minutes, and resumes after a few seconds. Sometimes the link is lost altogether.

    I have fantastic wireless coverage around the house, and have never had problems streaming Netflix movies to my TV over WiFi. Music is a much less bandwidth intensive application, and yet the Libratone speaker can't stay connected.To troubleshoot I even tried to stream music from Pandora using my old iPhone docking station over the iPhone WiFi connection. Pandora streams flawlessly over WiFi in the exact location where Libratone fails to function.

    I even tried a wired connection to my iPhone through the 3.5mm connector. Predictably, this is a reliable connection, but I found that to switch between Airplay and a wired connection I need to reboot the speaker.

    I am seriously considering returning this unit. What a shame.

    • Written by from Menlo Park

    36 of 40 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Sound, but...
  • Great speaker system

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    When I first hooked the Libratone Live up using my home wi-fi I also experienced some signal drop out. I now have my iPad configur When I first hooked the Libratone Live up using my home wi-fi I also experienced some signal drop out. I now have my iPad configured as a personal hot spot and play my music direct from the iPad. With this configuration the Libratone Live connects quickly every time and sits there and will play for hours without any issues. I really like the sound quality as well as the portability. I bought a Pelican case and took the Libratone Live on vacation.

    • Written by from Montchanin

    23 of 25 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great speaker system
  • Good sound, Wi-Fi connection issues

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I was looking the Libratone Live for a while but couldn't justify spending so much. I was finally able to snag one for half the re I was looking the Libratone Live for a while but couldn't justify spending so much. I was finally able to snag one for half the retail price. Setting it up should have been easy, but it was a nightmare. Even with the latest firmware, you cannot connect Libratone speakers to WiFi networks with characters other than letters and numbers. Our Airport network has an ampersand (&) in the password which I had to change. Of course this affected everything else that connected to the Airport, and I had to reset and restart everything connected to it: 3 Airport base stations being used to extend the network, 2 other Airplay speakers, 2 IP cameras, a hub for the remote control, a doorbell, and all the Macs and iOS devices in the house. All of that trouble simply because Libratone cannot handle special characters in WiFi connection.

    However, once connected, the sound is really good.

    • Written by from Long Beach
    Was this useful? Good sound, Wi-Fi connection issues
  • Looks and sounds great!

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    PROS
    -Spectacular fit and finish
    -Great sound (compared to other AirPlay speaker systems)
    -Easy set up

    CONS
    -Relatively he PROS
    -Spectacular fit and finish
    -Great sound (compared to other AirPlay speaker systems)
    -Easy set up

    CONS
    -Relatively heavy (may limit placement)
    -Cannot use special characters for WiFi password. (! are OK)

    If you've ever setup a non-Apple wireless router before, then setup will be a breeze. If not, just follow the simple included instructions. Will not work with WiFi passwords which have #,$,% etc. Frustrating that this wasn't mentioned anywhere in the manuals (a quick web search led me to their support page).

    After setup, it has performed flawlessly with my computer and various iOS devices. Sounds great, except maybe to serious audiophiles.

    Very happy with purchase. Simplified previous setup, which was a pair of speakers connected to an old AirPort Express. Would buy again if I was looking for AirPlay enabled speakers.

    • Written by from Elk Grove

    2 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Looks and sounds great!
  • Good sound, bad connectivity.

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    The sound quality is very good. The form factor is good and fit my space perfectly. The big downside is the wireless connectivity. The sound quality is very good. The form factor is good and fit my space perfectly. The big downside is the wireless connectivity. I am constantly having to restart the unit to get it to show up. It also slips into some weird sleep mode that makes it invisible on the network. They are charging far too much money for such marginal AirPlay support. I would sure appreciate a firmware update to bring this thing up to the standards that such a high price would imply.

    • Written by from Grand Junction

    19 of 21 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Good sound, bad connectivity.

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