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Griffin releases Twenty digital audio amplifier

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By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
News Categories: iPod Accessories, iPad Accessories, iPhone Accessories

Griffin has launched Twenty ($100), a digital audio amplifier that uses AirPlay to connect the AirPort Express — or any digital audio source — to speakers. First seen at this year’s CES, Twenty basically turns any set of speakers into an amplified AirPlay wireless system.

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Featuring 2.1 channel sound, Twenty provides connections for left and right channel speakers along with an RCA connector for a powered subwoofer. Although specifically designed to dock the original Airport Express, Twenty works with any compatible digital audio source. It is currently available.

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“Twenty basically turns any set of speakers *and an AirPlay receiver* into an amplified AirPlay wireless system.”

There, fixed it.

So it’s pretty much an integrated amp with a built-in DAC and a slot to hold a digital audio source that happens to no longer be made.

Strikes me as a device that’s showed up too late to the party.

Posted by Ward on November 14, 2012 at 3:02 AM (PDT)

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I have been waiting for this product to be released. I have been looking for exactly this solution, and there is nothing anywhere near as slick. There are a few amplifiers available for the same price or less, but none have a Toslink optical port, they all have power bricks, and their output power is less. With refurb Airport Express units still on sale at Apple’s web store, this will be $169.  Assuming the audio quality is good, these will make some people very happy.

Posted by Chrystopher on November 14, 2012 at 5:33 AM (PDT)

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