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Wren Sound Systems redefines wireless audio performance, design with V5AP

Wren Sound Systems is pleased to announce the official launch of the Wren V5AP, a wireless audio system designed for use with AirPlay®.

Designed by a team of engineers and industry veterans led by former Harman International Senior VP Mike Giffin, the Wren V5AP combines cutting-edge technology, old school materials and build quality, and classic audio know-how. The result is a wireless speaker that harnesses the latest audio and WiFi technology to deliver detailed, room-filling sound, superior ease of use and a refined, elegant design.

Beautiful on the Outside, Beautiful on the Inside

The Wren V5 is constructed of natural bamboo or rosewood veneers over half-inch thick MDF board. The cabinet is internally braced to provide a chassis free from resonance and coloration. A reinforced, acoustically transparent grille frame provides stiffness without diffraction, and a 4mm low durometer silicone pad covers the base, eliminating surface coupling buzz and sound coloration.

Powered by Intersil’s D2 50 watt DSP-controlled class D amplifier, the Wren V5AP makes beautiful music using two 3-inch long throw drivers with four-layer voice coils for deeper bass and superior power handling. High frequencies are rendered silky and natural by a pair of edge-driven, wide dispersion 19mm soft dome tweeters optimally positioned on the front baffle to create a wide, realistic soundstage that floats high and free above the box.

The Convenience of AirPlay

The Wren V5AP allows users to stream music wirelessly from AirPlay-enabled devices, including iTunes® for PC and Mac (10.1 or later), iPad®, iPhone® (3G and later) and iPod Touch® (second generation and later). The Wren V5AP can serve as a wireless sound output option for OS X Mountain Lion®, allowing users to experience big sound from movies, music, games and more.

The included 30-pin USB dock connector extends Wren’s compatibility to the first generation iPod Touch, iPod Nano® and the original iPhone.

Setting up your Wren V5AP is fast and easy; the included quick start guide provides step-by-step instructions. Once initial setup is complete, controlling the Wren V5AP with an iDevice or computer is simple; most audio functions can also be controlled using simple onboard buttons or the included wireless remote.

Pricing and Availability

Because the Wren V5AP is sold only directly to consumers at wrensound.com, it offers premium sound, beautiful wood cabinetry and durable construction for just $399 – a fraction of the price of comparable AirPlay sound systems.

The Wren V5AP is backed by a no-risk guarantee and the strongest warranty in the industry. Every Wren ships with a prepaid return shipping label – if the buyer isn’t completely satisfied, he or she can return the sound system within 30 days for a full refund. And every registered Wren V5AP is covered by an industry-leading three-year warranty.

About Wren Sound Systems

Wren Sound Systems creates high-performance wireless speakers for smartphones, tablets and computers. The Phoenixville, Pa., company – founded in 2011 by Mike Giffin, former Senior VP of Global Brands for Harman International’s consumer audio business – is dedicated to combining cutting-edge technology, old school materials and build quality, and classic audio know-how to deliver beautiful, affordable sound systems to music lovers who have a passion for simplicity, quality and great design. Wren’s exclusively direct-to-consumer sales model eliminates retail markup, allowing the company to use the best materials and internal components available while maintaining wallet-friendly prices. To learn more or browse the Wren Store, visit http://www.wrensound.com.

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