Libratone Lounge Speaker with AirPlay Technology
Libratone Lounge Speaker with AirPlay Technology
The Libratone Lounge 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 Lounge begins to play your music as soon as your iPod, iPhone, iPad, or Mac is within range and stops playing when you are 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 via AirPlay.
Libratone Lounge 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, playing, or watching TV, and no matter how far you are from the speaker, the audio experience will stay the same.
The Libratone 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 Lounge 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 thus eliminating the need for an extra remote.
- 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 Lounge, 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 the FullRoom experience
Did you notice?PlayDirect lets you connect via AirPlay anywhere, even where no Wi-Fi network is available.
Apple Recommends ForClassic Scandinavian designed speaker lets you listen to the music from your iPod, iPhone, iPad, or Mac in full 360-degree stereo sound.
What's in the Box?
- Libratone Lounge Speaker
- Power cable
- Wall mount
- Analog/digital cable
- Quick start guide
- Frequency Response : 38 to 20.000 Hz
- Connections : AirPlay,Headphone port
- Speaker Configurations : Stereo
Power : 95-255 VAC, 50/60Hz
Power consumption: 80/6 W; energy-saving standby power consumption of only 1 W
- Height : 8.7 in./22 cm
- Width : 40 in./100 cm
- Weight : 27 lb./12 kg
- Mfr. Part Number : LT-210-US-1101
- UPC or EAN No. : 5710957001238
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- Warranty : One-year limited
iPad (1st generation)
iPad 2 (2nd generation)
iPod touch 2nd Generation
iPod touch 3rd Generation
iPod touch 4th Generation
Ratings & Reviews
Very nice, UPS did their best to get road rash all over the outer carton and I was bit concerned
At first glance.
The packagin g is almost bombproof, when I finally got it opened I thought the Italian wool was pretty wrinkled but that turned out to be yet another protective wrap that was encased in heavy flexible styrofoam stuff.
It sounds great, the whole room setup seems overrated to me because I can't hear a big difference, could just be me though.
Aside from sounding great even though Wifi hiccups occasionally, what I thought was a really nice feature is that you can preview songs on iTunes and use it for games or anything with sound. Ikaossilator sounds awesome but it lags abit.
I give it 4 thumbs up. …
- Written by gerry G from calgary
79 of 94 people found this useful
Review after 2 months
Now that I'm used to this speaker, it is lacking in some important areas.
If you listen to vocals or Jazz it's pretty decent, b ut any other genre even simple stuff makes this speaker seem challenged.
There is too much music that sounds like soup spilt on a hot stove element to make it worth the money, plus it has a very annoying habit of cutting out even if the wifi is at max signal strength.
Maybe there will be some type of update to fix this. …
- Written by Gerald G from calgary
74 of 98 people found this useful
Looks great, sounds better
I saw this in the Apple Store Fifth Avenue in NYC. The wool grille made everyone want to touch it. As a house present for Christma s my wife thought it was all about my preferences for how powerful it is, not just how good it looks. But since she is addicted to her iPhone and iPad, she now loves how she just clicks to AirPlay whatever she is hearing or watching and this speaker just fills the room. I like that is has optical audio for my HDTV sound effects, and I also like that you can replace the wool grille with another cover should you want to freshen up the look in a room, down the road. …
- Written by GEORGE E from Toronto
60 of 72 people found this useful
The libratone Lounge is the only genuinely high end
AirPlay speaker available and it is absolutely awesome. So much so that I bou ght 2!
The sound quality is really good. I can only compare the sound directly to my pro audio recording system (genelec 8040a's + fireface audio interface) and although the quality isn't quite as high as that (it would be unreasonable to expect it to be as it is at a significantly lower price) the sound stage is much better. At higher volumes you can fill a large room. For lower volumes, I found that two units sounded much better in my lounge (9m by 5m). The airplay audio is in perfect sync between them.
The sound is balanced but you do not get the big thump at the bottom end, so if your main listening is hip hop you may wish to look elsewhere. I like the bass - it's refined and clear, and let's me listen at higher volumes without annoying the neighbours. The mid range is very good and the high end is fantastic - not exaggerated but just really crystal.
I had some issues with regular dropouts to start with but they have been resolved with the latest software. I rarely get dropouts now. Connection is fast - after you hit play, the music plays within 3 seconds or so. Pausing and volume changes are almost instant.
It's hard to review the Lounge without reviewing AirPlay too. There are limitations on the AirPlay system (that you don't have with Sonos) but that is Apple's fault not Libratone's - for example you can only stream to one speaker from an iDevice yet you can stream to as many as you like from iTunes. But on the plus side when using an iDevice you can use intelligent music apps like groove to get better mixes of your songs. And like everything Apple, it looks great and just works.
I highly, highly recommend this. Yes you can get a more expensive separates hi-fi system that will sound even better, and you can connect some device to get AirPlay working with it, but it will be a mess of wires and ugly. This is beautiful, simple and sounds fantastic to me - and I am generally very picky when it comes to sound quality. …
- Written by Sachin P from london
10 of 12 people found this useful
Libratone sounds great!
I received my speaker today and it is beautiful. It looks very high end.
It sounds even better. Set up was a breeze, just fol low the included instructions. Signal strength reads is 66% for Wifi signal but works just fine. I also hooked it up to my HDTV and holy cow does it make my old 5.1 system seem boring. There is no need for a receiver and big speakers when you have Libratone Lounge.
My only complaint is that the Libratone app (downloaded from app store on iPhone 5) leaves a lot to be desired. They need to add volume control for +/- buttons on iPhone, using the sliding volume control on iPhone is touchy. They also need to release codes to cable companies to control the volume for digital output on your cable remote... This will have to be a must!!! They haven't been in the USA for very long, I hope they catch on and listen to our recommendations.
Everything advertised about this speaker is true. Beautiful, easy to set-up, and sounds great. I love that AirPlay overrides TV sound.
If you can, get one, I highly recommend it! …
- Written by scott G from Plano
11 of 13 people found this useful
The answer to my music needs......or not!
This is a review I wish I did not have to write. Last holiday season I gave my wife 3 Libratone speakers. She has been wanting wh ole house quality music for years and we have gone as far as having companies come to the house to price systems. The numbers were always crazy so Libratone seemed like the perfect solution.
The units are aesthetically beautiful and amazingly easy to set up. The sound is also very good (probably not for an audiofile but for the other 99% of us seeking great sound this fits the bill).
Now the other shoe..........I cannot get the darn speakers to stay connected. The sound constantly drops out for between 5 seconds and a minute and then magically re-appears. I have worked with Libratone through email and have been through their software update etc, no change.
If they could fix this problem then it is a 5 star product but until then.......stay away …
- Written by Jonathan B from Atlanta
19 of 20 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Roger C
- Jan 7, 2013
Kind of. It does and doesn't.
You can now listen to music and music videos via AirPlay with the lat est update to your ATV, but movies will not play audio through the speaker. Maybe an update will change this in the future. …
- Answered by Karl C from Palmerston North
- Nov 12, 2012
- Asked by Sam E
- Oct 17, 2012
Libratone Lounge streams music via AirPlay, which allows you to stream you music wirelessly from you r iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and from iTunes on your Mac and PC. You need to be within reach of a functioning internet network to use AirPlay, but when you are connected you can stream to more Libratone speakers at the time from iTunes, and it is all really simple to set up! …
- Answered by Trine M
- Oct 23, 2012
Max output for Lounge is 103 dB SPL/ 1m.
- Answered by Trine M
- Oct 23, 2012
Hi Will this product be useable i norway? We have 230V , and I'm wondering if there is a switch for this?
- Asked by Hans Christian H
- Sep 9, 2012
According to the tech specs, the power is 110-230VAC.
So yes, this will work in Norway.
- Answered by Cobo W from Mount Joy
- Sep 16, 2012