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Connecting your home audio system to the cloud. Phorus.

Techstination feature for Thursday, November 27, 2014

Connecting that old home audio system to the cloud.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   If you’re wishing that otherwise perfectly good home audio system could connect to online music sources, a company called Phorus, part of DTS, has a solution.   It’s new PR5 Receiver connects wirelessly to smartphones and tablets and to a variety of online services.   It uses what DTS calls Play-Fi technology.  The advantages?  Phorus VP Sharon Graves…

“First of all it sounds great.  We use Wi-Fi so we’re able to stream audio losslessly.  Bit for bit accurate.  So from your device to the speaker nothing is lost, nothing is compromised.  Then you get the advantage of range so you can stream anywhere your WiFi network works.”

The PR5 Receiver sells for under 180 dollars.   Also on the way is the impressive new PS5 speaker using the same technology, arriving next month.   You can find us at   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Consumer Electronics