Testing Ground

Onkyo VC-PX30: a small active speaker compatible with DTS Play-Fi—which integrates Qobuz in Hi-Res—and offering honorable sound performances!

Qobuz Testing Ground On June 25, 2018
It can be said that digital music started a true golden age for small speakers that adopted wireless connections, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi ones ahead, which have more or less untied them down and some of which can even understand what you say. This is the case of Onkyo’s VC-PX30, which possesses a Wi-Fi connection and is driven by the DTS Play-Fi application integrating Qobuz in Hi-Res and by Amazon Alexa’s speech recognition software.

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