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S I M P LY A B U DH A B I
With a range from wool-wrapped portable Airplay speakers to
bigger, wall-mountable speakers, the sound quality of
Libratone’s products is exceptional. The nightingale in
Libratone’s logo is a clue to this dedication to high-quality
sound, as it refers to the Danish poet Hans Christian Andersen's
The Nightingale’, which tells the story of a nightingale that
revives a dying emperor with its beautiful song. Libratone is all
about purity of sound.
The company has racked up a slew of industry accolades and is
sure to continue going from strength to strength based on all
the praise heaped onto their products. Their Zipp portable
speaker features a single 4-inch bass driver and two 1-inch
ribbon tweeters driven by 60W of digital amplification. This
technicality provides what Libratone describe as ‘360-degree’
audio – meaning the quality of sound will be the same nomatter
whereabouts in the room you are. An internal rechargeable
battery means the Zipp can go entirely wireless, with Libratone
claiming up to eight hours of runtime if you plug in your source
direct, or half of that if you’re using AirPlay. And all this
presented wearing a posh cashmere cardigan! We want one.