Amazon India has announced two new Echo companion devices – Echo Link and Echo Link Amp in India. Echo Link and Echo Link Amp are Echo devices that deliver high fidelity streaming music to your stereo system. Now you can upgrade your stereo system and use Alexa with a compatible Echo device to voice control music selection, volume, and playback.
Echo Link connects to a receiver, an amplifier or directly to powered speakers using one of the on-device analog, optical, or co-axial output jacks. It is also integrated with subwoofer line-output with adjustable crossover frequency, and a 3.5mm amplified headphone jack. Also, Echo Link has analog, optical, and coaxial line-inputs to connect and play music from another audio component, like a CD player, amplified turntable or MP3 player. Echo Link connects streaming music to your amp, receiver, or headphones.
Echo Link Amp
Echo Link Amp has the same features and functionality as the Echo Link and additionally it comes with a built-in 60W per channel stereo amplifier with left-right speaker binding posts for wiring directly to non-powered speakers. Both Echo Link and Echo Link Amp have volume knobs for granular control and an Ethernet port for connectivity.Once you set up Echo Link or Echo Link Amp as the preferred speaker in a speaker group, use another Echo device with a microphone in the same group to ask Alexa to play your favorite music or turn the volume up. Also, when connected to Echo Link or Echo Link Amp, your existing audio system can be added to a Multi-Room Music group for streaming music playback in multiple rooms. You can even create an everywhere group to hear music throughout your entire home. Once set up, simply say; “Alexa, play music everywhere.” You can also control music playback on Echo Link or Echo Link Amp through the Alexa app.
Pricing and Availability
Echo Link will be available for INR 19,999, and Echo Link Amp will be available for INR 29,999. Echo Link will begin shipping to customers from next week, while Echo Link Amp will be shipped to customers from early next month. Both products are available for pre-order now.
“Music is a big use case for customers using Alexa. Echo Link and the Echo Link Amp will help enhance this experience with high quality, immersive sound experience as well as a seamless integration of all key music sources in your home,” said Parag Gupta, Head – Amazon Devices, India.