The new product from the Armour Group company enables high-quality music streaming from personal entertainment devices. The launch acknowledges the fact that, as QED founder Bob Abraham puts it, "the combination of stored music, video and games, together with a plethora of streamed content from the internet, especially free music services, has transformed the way people access media".
"But," continued Abraham, "how do you 'liberate' this often protected content and wirelessly deliver a very high-quality music stream to your sound system? Bluetooth is the only way to do this natively. Now, thanks to apt-X, you can enjoy wireless, streamed music with CD quality sound."
Developed to address this emerging requirement, the 'puck'-shaped QED uPlay is a discreet BlueTooth hi-fi receiver which incorporates the apt-X codec and the latest Bluecore 5 chipset. The device seamlessly switches between the standard SBC Codec and apt-X, depending on the transmission source.
According to QED, uPlay is ideally suited to connect to an existing hi-fi system, home theatre system or the iPod dock fitted with an aux in socket.