When I was 20, somehow I got hold of a kick-ass pair of speakers. They were big and strong enough to sit on, and as long as I had the amp to drive it, you could probably hear the sound it kicked out in the estate near where I lived. I even connected up my computer to my video to the sky connection downstairs to my hifi system and I could play whatever I wanted everywhere through those big assed speakers.
Times have changed. Systems have gotten smarter, and now quality plays as equal part in my enjoyment. Also, I don’t have a VCR player. The idea of connecting things to other things to play stuff still lives on, and this is where Harmon Kardon have created a somewhat interesting set of speakers that piqued my interest in CES.
In their latest wireless (HD, no less) audio system, they’ve partnered up with MixRadio to be able to broadcast straight to their brand new Omni system. They say they’ve got 35 million tracks, so I’m betting that there’ll be somethingthat I’ll enjoy listening to once I’ve got a little of that multi-room goodness set up to blast my bass-heavy music all over the house.
The full information can be found in the press release here:
MixRadio are today announcing their launch as a fully integrated streaming service on the new Harman Kardon Omni speakers, their latest wireless HD audio system.
Integrating MixRadio into the first time user experience of the Harmon Kardon app will allow people to access 35 million tracks, mixed for their unique music taste, straight out of the box. Bringing together Harmon Kardon’s effortless multi- room streaming with MixRadio’s easy personalized music streaming, creates a new level of seamless music listening in the home.
Listeners can also enjoy the hundreds of curated mixes from global music experts and top artists available on MixRadio.
James Bradbury, Business Development at MixRadio, comments “MixRadio provides people with the world’s easiest music streaming experience. We are constantly exploring how to bring this experience to music lovers on different platforms, and the partnership with Harman shows how well it has translated in the home. For people who want music to be easy and fun, MixRadio will deliver that on any platform”.
Robb Mason, Senior Director of the Connected Home Division from Harman Kardon said “Adding MixRadio to the Harman Kardon Omni experience helps us to deliver on our promise of seamless and effortless music enjoyment in the home. With this integration people have the great first time use experience of fully personalized music streaming with no complicated set up”.