The Griffin Twenty Will Turn Any Speakers Into An AirPlay Compatible Sound System [CES 2012]



LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – One of the challenges facing audiophiles these days is keeping their cherished old speakers while still taking advantage of your iPhone, iPad or Mac’s advanced AirStream capability. The Griffin Twenty is a sleek new accessory that lets you keep your old warm, room-filling speakers and make them AirPlay-compatible. And it looks damn nice to boot.

Looking every bit like a piece of kit designed by Apple itself, the Griffin Twenty is a low-profile digital amplifier that hooks up to an AirPort Express and any existing speaker to give them AirPlay compatibility.

And it sounds pretty good, too: the Griffin Twenty features a 2.1 channel sound system with 20 watts output per channel and also supports a powered subwoofer with an automatic active crossover at 80 Hz.

We were pretty impressed by the Griffin Twenty. It’s sleek, and the way it integrates with the AirPort Express is just tops. If want to make your old speaker system Spotify or Pandora-compatible, or just steam to them from your Mac, this is an easy and sexy way to do it.

No availability or price yet, unfortunately, but we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, you can check out more information here.


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