Amazon has released Echo Sub, Echo Link and Echo Link Amp at the recent Alexa event. This is a set of three completely new products launched by Amazon to better complement their home audio system and a strong blow for Sonos.
The Echo Sub is the first wireless Echo subwoofer offering thumping 100W deep bass sound through a 6″ woofer when listening to music on their existing or new Echo devices. You can connect it to compatible Echo devices to create a 1.1 or 2.1 pairing for stereo sound. Equalizer feature lets you adjust the bass, mid-range, and treble of the pairing simply by using your voice. Echo Sub is not optimized for other Echo Dot (2nd Gen), Echo Spot or Alexa-enabled devices and does not support video playback, says Amazon.
Echo Sub is also wrapped around the fabric to match your room’s decor, of course, has a wireless design, so you just need to connect it to an Echo speaker with the Alexa App that’s ready to use, similar to most other Alexa-enabled products.
It should be noted that Echo Sub’s stereo-pairing feature is completely different from Alexa’s current Grouping capabilities. Stereo-pairing will turn the Echo Sub and two Echo speakers in a 2.1 system, while the Group feature simply divides the speakers into different groups (for multi-room needs, for example).
Echo Sub price is $129.99, is available for pre-order on Amazon and ships from October 11th, 2018.
Amazon also launched Echo Link Amp and Echo Link. Echo Link Amp has a built-in 60W internal amplifier for stereo speakers. Echo Link has been priced at $199.99 and Echo Link costs $299.99. Both of these products have no microphone and will be controlled through an Alexa voice assistant, such as Echo Dot speakers.
|Echo Sub - Powerful subwoofer for your Echo - requires compatible Echo device||$129.99||Buy on Amazon|
|Echo Sub Bundle with 2 Echo (2nd Gen) Devices - Sandstone Fabric||$229.97||Buy on Amazon|
|Echo Link Amp - Stream and amplify hi-fi music to your speakers||$299.99||Buy on Amazon|