Cleer Audio Crescent Smart Speaker Launched

Posted on 9th January, 2020

Cleer Audio Crescent Smart Speaker Launched

Cleer Audio’s Crescent smart speaker promises to sound as good as it looks.

Cleer Audio may be a relative newcomer to the scene, but it appears that it has the likes of Bowers & Wilkins in its sights with the Crescent desktop speaker revealed at CES 2020.

Cleer Audio Crescent CES 2020

Slipped within its sleek shape is a linear array of eight custom 40mm full-range drivers and a pair of 3.3-inch rear-firing subwoofers. The eye-catching design is formed by a curvaceous speaker grille wrapped around a reinforced speaker cabinet with glass fibre ribs for reduced vibrations and sonic resonance.

Cleer Audio Crescent CES 2020

Naturally, the Cleer Audio Crescent supports Hi-Res Audio formats (AAC, FLAC, WMA and Apple Lossless) and stream from sources such as Spotify Connect, Apple AirPlay 2 and Chromecast. Wi-fi, 3.5mm Aux, and optical inputs cover connectivity options.

Additionally, it sports a voice-activated assistant and boasts an optimised mic array and noise-rejection for far-field voice recognition.

Cleer Audio Crescent CES 2020

Owners can dial in their preferred EQ via the Cleer+ app which also offers several bespoke audio modes to choose from. For instance, Wide Stereo Mode produces an hi-fi-like soundscape; Room Filling Mode is the choice for parties as it disperses music throughout a room, while 3D Immersive Mode uses beamforming technology to channel sound to a single sweet spot, according to Cleer.

Price and availability

The Crescent Smart Speaker goes on sale in August 2020 and will cost $599.99 US / £599.99 (TBC).

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