My Wedge was delivered today and I wanted to give some quick impressions since there isn’t much content on the formation range yet. I didn’t have much time with it yet but so far I’m quite happy, so much so that I already ordered a Flex for my bathroom. I’m also receiving the Mu-so Qb 2nd gen later this week so I’ll have something appropriate to compare against shortly.
I don’t have much in terms of audio impressions at this point but I’m happy with what I heard, this will be in my bedroom where I was using a cheap bluetooth speaker previously so no point in a comparison.
Please let me know if there is anything anyone would like me to try
-It’s a roon ready device so setup is requires no effort. You get the speaker on your home network and it’ll be available as an audio source in roon
-This is my first true roon ready playback device (I’ve used a variety of raspberry pi hats over the years) so the simplification is nice. I also have the LS50 wireless and the limited roon compatibility is a bummer, guess I’ll keep a pi connected to it. I was considering the LSX for my office desk but the limited roon is a flaw I cannot unsee now.
-It feels very well built, the wood panel on the rear is exquisite
-Airplay 2 works without any fuss. Get the speaker on your network and it’s ready to be selected as a playback device. Airplay 2 and Roon are my ideal playback sources so I’m glad both work well here.
-The mobile application (ios) is very simplistic in its functionality at the moment (setup, firmware upgrades, basic tone ). I typically don’t use the speaker apps to control playback so I’m treating this as a positive.
-Before purchasing I bemoaned the lack of IR and was not looking forward to using an app to change inputs but the auto input switching is very impressive. Note that there does not seem to be a way to manually select inputs (app or otherwise) it all is done automatically. The performance of the auto switching convinced me to get the Flex for my bathroom.