Category Archives: Riva Audio

The new Alexa-enabled Riva Voice Series: Hi-Fi Plus gets an exclusive preview of the next generation of smart speakers

Riva Audio’s new Voice Series was just launched at IFS in Berlin and will come to market soon. Pairing Alexa’s brains and voice control with RIVA’s premium award-winning audio, its aim is “to bring you the next generation of smart speakers”. Following an exclusive preview of the ‘Concert’ model in late beta form, Hi-Fi Plus is excited by the series’ potential.

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“Truly excellent”: Hi-Fi Plus reviews Riva’s Arena wireless loudspeaker

Riva’s WAND (Wireless Audio Network Design) series of multi-room wireless speakers gives you best-in-class audio with the freedom and flexibility to easily listen to anything you want, however you want and anywhere you want. Hi-Fi Plus editor Alan Sircom runs the Arena model past a discerning pair of audiophile ears in the magazine’s September issue.
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Magnepan, Raidho, Gamut, Larsen & Riva loudspeakers collect multiple Editors’ Choice Awards from The Absolute Sound

US-based hi-fi magazine The Absolute Sound has just published its prestigious Editors’ Choice Awards for 2017.

Editor-in-Chief Robert Harley and his team of expert audiophile reviewers offer their top product recommendations from across the world of all things audio, along with mini-reviews of each award-winning product. First up, loudspeakers….
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Riva S Bluetooth loudspeaker: “another winner” & “one of the best” say Hi-Fi Plus & Hi-Fi World

“Portable Bluetooth loudspeakers can be something of a mixed bag,” says Jon Myles, writing in the June 2016 issue of Hi-Fi World. “There’s a delicate balance to be achieved – light and small enough to be carried around, yet sufficiently sturdy in their construction and driver arrangement to make them a rewarding listen.”

The Riva S aims to address both of those challenges head-on. Light and petite out the outside, on the inside it packs seven drivers – three active, firing right, left and forwards, plus four passive bass radiators. It’s an unusual arrangement, designed to deliver a bigger soundstage than might otherwise be expected from its bijou dimensions.

“Yes, it’s compact,” agrees Myles, “but the little Riva S is also rather potent.”
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Hi-Fi Plus & Hi-Fi World review Riva Turbo X Bluetooth speaker

“What musically satisfying yet highly cost effective choices are available to today’s newcomers to the world of high-performance audio?” asks Chris Martens in the March issue of Hi-Fi Plus.

Pondering the question further, Martens reaches the conclusion that “perhaps the best starter system might not be a traditional system at all, but rather a compact, affordable, yet surprisingly capable single-chassis device such as the Riva Turbo X Bluetooth speaker.”

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