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Davone Meander all-in-one system

I was truly won over by the Meander in so many ways, none of which hug my inner audiophile. And that’s excellent and how it should be, as it allows the listener to focus on listening, which is – perhaps surprisingly – what good audio should be about. It changes your listening too; you don’t sit enrapt at the apex of a perfect triangle of loudspeakers, listening out for details in the soundstage, you get up and listen to the electro-house of ‘Head Back’ by elkka or the dubby trance of ‘Mindforms’ by SYZ. These aren’t the kind of tracks that get played often by stick in the mud audiophiles, but I love ‘em because they are new and fresh and show that even the male-dominated world of trance and electro are getting their own slice of girl power!

The Meander doesn’t meander

In fact, for many the big thing Davone gets wrong about the Meander is its name. It doesn’t ‘meander’ through your music collection; it runs, headlong, into your music joyously devouring every moment. You need to have moved past the stuffy audiophile phase and gone into ‘smartphones are fun, aren’t they?’ mode. Music passes effortlessly from phone (or tablet) to speaker and that intuitive interaction is just part of the fun of the Meander, and at that point you don’t just ‘meander’ through your music, you frolic and gambol through it.

I think the Davone Meander is a game changer for contemporary, metropolitan listeners. It’s an extremely elegant design in the Scandinavian sense, and it understands that we all live out of our smartphones and not only accepts that but makes it an intrinsic part of its functionality. And best of all, it sounds fun without making it seem like ‘funishment’. If you like those clean lines and aren’t one for overdamped, heavily furnished living rooms, the Meander is mighty!

Technical specifications

  • Type All-in-one stereo Wi-Fi loudspeaker
  • Drive units 2× 25.4mm anodised aluminium tweeter dome,
    2× 178mm mid/woofers
  • Amplifier 200W closed loop Class D
  • Streaming services Google Chromecast, Spotify Connect, Apple Airplay 2, DLNA, Bluetooth Audio and all Chromecast and Airplay-2 enabled apps, OTA upgrades
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5Ghz)
  • Bluetooth 4.2, BLE supported
  • DSP Quad core 32bit/192kHz ADAU1451
  • Finishes quarter cut lacquered walnut, quarter cut oiled oak
  • Frequency Response 35Hz–22kHz
  • Recommended room size 15–70m2
  • Dimensions (H×W×D) 77 × 44 × 44cm
  • Weight 16.5kg
  • Price £2,900

Manufacturer Davone Audio

URL: davoneaudio.com 

Tel: +45 23 88 71 72

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