Juke Audio has introduced its new multi-room audio amplifier, the Juke+. Juke first introduced its Juke-6 and Juke-8 products in 2019 and has delivered a series of free firmware upgrades, adding new features and capabilities since then. The Juke+ inherits all of this research, now contained within a new hardware technology. This new model is a compliment to Juke’s product line and represents a commitment to the higher-end of the custom install and consumer audio market with enhanced capabilities and pristine audio quality while remaining rooted in Juke’s core principle: sound made simple.
Juke+ can power up to 6 zones (12 channels) of audio with a power output of 100 watts per channel (50 watts RMS) into 8 ohms, making it capable of powering in-ceiling, in-wall, and landscape speakers across an entire house or commercial space. Multiple users can stream wirelessly to any combination of rooms, fine tune any room to their own preference with audio equalization capabilities, hook up third-party devices such as televisions, subwoofers, CD players, etc., and wirelessly control all components of the system from any phone, tablet, or computer.
“We listened to feedback from customers and audio visual installation groups over the past few years and synthesized the best ideas into a new addition to our product line with the Juke+,” said Colton Forth, president of Juke Audio. “We verified a strong desire in the market for the modern and intuitive streaming options our amplifiers possess, and we wanted to apply those capabilities to a new product that would impress the audiophile clientele who like their music really loud and exceptionally clear. We see this new product as a great complement to our current offerings. Our customers and industry partners now have the choice between the incredible value of our Juke-6 and Juke-8 models or a more powerful, feature-enhanced version. Also, for larger homes or commercial spaces with more than six zones, you can use any of these products in combination. For example, the Juke+ can power areas with greater volume or containing large floor speakers while the Juke-6 or Juke-8 can be used to power the speakers in bedrooms and other areas.”
All Juke audio systems are controlled via an app available for both Apple and Android. Each of the connected speaker zones can be displayed independently within AirPlay2 and Spotify, which allow users the ability to play to their desired rooms directly from their own music apps without needing to learn a new app or use a shared login. Additional audio input types now also include Bluetooth and DLNA, and the Juke+ has RCA and optical inputs and outputs.
The Juke+ is 1.75 inches tall, can fit in a 1U rack slot (using the optional rack ears included) and weighs only 6 pounds. It retails for $2499.
For more information, visit https://www.jukeaudio.com/product/juke-plus.