CES 2012: Griffin Twenty adds Apple AirPlay features to any old Hi-Fi

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Did you annoyingly pick up an iPod/iPhone dock recently, only later to realise it didn’t have Apple’s AirPlay wireless streaming technology onboard? Not to worry; Griffin have just unveiled their new Twenty add-on, which adds AirPlay functionality to practically any old speaker system.

The Griffin Twenty makes use of an Apple Airport Express to decode and deliver the wireless AirPlay streaming code, pushing out lossless, amplified sound through whichever speakers you connect to it.

Suitable for use with 2.1 channel sound systems, capable of 20W output per channel and hooking up an active subwoofer with automatic active crossover of 80Hz, the Twenty packs a port on which to mount the AirPort Express too.

Connecting your speakers via the AirPort Express, you can use either S/PIDF optical output with the included fiber optic cable, or spring-loaded right and left channel connectors. Subwoofers can be hooked up over an RCA connection.

No pricing news available yet, but Griffin say the Twenty will hit the UK very soon.

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Gerald Lynch