The audiophile market in India is on an upward swing of late and Amazon being the leader in this segment is making most of it.The Seattle-based multinational only recently launched Amazon Echo Show with a 10-inch HD screen, speakers, and Alexa AI voice assistant at a price of INR22,990 in the Indian market. And today the company has further expanded its smart devices portfolio with the launch of Amazon Echo Link and Echo Link Amp.
Both the devices are priced at INR19,999 and INR29,999 respectively.
The devices duo can be integrated with Alexa Assitant and are meant for hi-fi online music streaming, music selection, volume and playback control. To recall, the Amazon Echo Link and Echo Link Amp were first launched in the United States last year.
The Echo Link is a small box with a chunky volume knob up front while on the back it sports an array of audio inputs and outputs. The Echo Links connects to a receiver, an amplifier or to powered speakers via on-board analog, optical, or coaxial output jacks. It comes with a sub-woofer line-output with an adjustable crossover frequency and a 3.5mm amplified audio jack.
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On the other hand, the Amazon Echo Link Amp is an extension of the features and functionality offered by the Amazon Echo Link. Apart from its bigger size, Echo Link Amp comes with an integrated 60W Class D per channel stereo amplifier capable of connecting to non-powered passive speakers.
Both the devices feature the volume knobs for granular control. Moreover, both also come with Wi-Fi and Ethernet port for effective internet connectivity. However, it is important to note that the Echo Link duo doesn’t support casting over Bluetooth.
Not only the Echo Link and Echo Link Amp can be paired with their Echo smart speakers but also with audio systems that include Multi-Room Music group for streaming music for playback in multiple rooms.
If we talk about the availability, the Amazon Echo Link will be available to buy on April 16, whereas the Amazon Echo Link Amp will go on sale on May 3. Both the devices are now already up for preorders on Amazon India e-commerce website.