Qualcomm upgraded its AllPlay wireless multi-room audio technology to add multiple new features, including the ability for AllPlay speakers to retransmit Bluetooth-connected sources and wired line-in sources over Wi-Fi to other AllPlay speakers throughout the house.
Hitachi's first AllPlay-enables speakers restransmit Bluetooth sources over Wi-Fi.Other changes will:
- let suppliers access a speaker’s DSP to create custom equalization settings tailored to their drivers and cabinets.
- turn stereo AllPlay speakers into a left-channel or right-channel speaker so that two can be used as a stereo pair to widen the sound stage, thanks to an improvement in latency from less than 5 milliseconds to less than 100 microseconds.
The left-right capability also adds wireless-subwoofer capability to an AllPlay speaker system for the first time.
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