Audio Pro Multi-Room Bluetooth & Wireless Speakers: The Definitive Guide | 2021

Audio Pro Multi-Room Bluetooth & Wireless Speakers: The Definitive Guide | 2021

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Audio Pro multi-room speakers are widely regarded as producing some of the best Wi-Fi & Bluetooth enabled wireless speakers available - and for good reason.

Known the world over for producing class-leading multiroom equipment, Audio Pro is a brand that is tried and tested by thousands of happy customers amounting in many great reviews. 

With a range that offers excellent performance and unmatched versatility - Audio Pro has a speaker that will suit almost any budget.

Below you'll find our 'Definitive Buyer's Guide' to the full Audio Pro Bluetooth and wireless speaker range - guiding you through all of their options so you can find the best solution for your particular needs!


CONTENTS:

  1. Who Is Audio Pro?
  2. Common Features Between All Audio Pro Models
  3. Audio Pro C3
  4. Audio Pro C5
  5. Audio Pro C10
  6. Audio Pro C-Sub
  7. Audio Pro Drumfire
  8. Audio Pro A26 Active Speakers
  9. Audio Pro A36 Active Speakers
  10. So Which audio Pro Speaker Is For You?

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Who Is Audio Pro?

Launched in 1978 in Helsingborg, Sweden - Audio Pro came to market with a simple driving philosophy - 'to give you the best sound quality at the best price possible'.

With a rich history in Hi-Fi design, powered speakers and subwoofer technology, Audio Pro has leveraged this experience to now focus on a core multi-room range that is pioneering many aspects of wireless speaker performance, aesthetic and versatility.

Known as the 'Sound of Scandinavia', you'll now find their products filling homes with high-quality sound and winning countless industry awards in Australia as well as 45 other countries across the globe.

Common Features Between All Audio Pro Models

For the many different features available, all of the Bluetooth / Wi-Fi speakers in the Audio Pro range share the following features:

  • Multi-room functionality and grouping
  • Simple network connection and compatibility
  • Multiple connectivity options - Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, auxiliary, Apple AirPlay)
  • Streaming from all your favourite music and entertainment services (Spotify, Apple Music, podcasts, internet radio)
  • A range of supported audio formats

As mentioned, there are many more features unique to each specific model. Read on below for an in-depth look at each model and find the best match for your audio goals.

 

1.) Audio Pro C3 - Wireless Battery Powered Bluetooth Speaker

Audio Pro C3 Battery Powered Bluetooth Speaker

The Audio Pro C3 is the jumping-off point in the C-series, offering an excellent balance between audio performance, versatility and price!

Being the only battery-powered model in the range, this speaker is the one for those looking for high-quality sound that can accompany them outside the house.

It isn’t one of those battery-powered speakers that only gives you a couple of hours’ worth of high-quality sound either, the C3 delivers an incredible 9 hours when playing at full volume - more than enough for a day out at the park or down the beach.

To top that, the play-time you’ll get from the C3 extends to 15 hours at half volume, meaning that whatever you have planned for the day, you’ll never be without your music.

(Hot Tip: - Turn the volume up on your phone and down on your speaker to keep the speakers' battery use at a minimum)

Back at home, the C3 continues to pack a punch - delivering seriously impressive audio quality for a speaker of its size. If you have multiple C-series speakers you can easily make use of Audio Pro's famous multi-room functionality too - pairing them up for immersive and house-filling sound.

For a mobile, battery-powered speaker, you’d be hard pushed to find anything delivering sound this good at such a great price.

Click here for our best price on the Audio Pro C3

 

The Audio Pro C3 Is Best For…

Getting out and about with your favourite music. The most portable of the bunch, the C3 is perfect if you're often on the go and don't want to settle for poor sound quality (perfect for road-trips!), or simply want that extra flexibility of moving it around the house without the need to find a powerpoint!

 

Specifications:

Amplifier & Drivers: Amplifiers: 2x5W + 15W Digital class D. Tweeter: 2 x 3⁄4” textile dome. Woofer: 3.5” long-throw

Inputs: Wi-fi + Ethernet, Bluetooth V4.0, and 3.5 mm stereo

Frequency: Range: 60 - 20,000 Hz | Crossover: 5.200 Hz

Dimensions: HxWxD: 115 x 215 x 135 mm

Multiroom Functionality: Audio Pro Multiroom

Network Compatibility: 802.11 b/g/n, only 2.4 GHz

Streaming Features: Spotify Connect, Apple Airplay & Bluetooth

Audio Formats: MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, Apple Lossless


2.) Audio Pro Addon C5 Bluetooth Speaker

Audio Pro Addon C5 wireless speaker

The middle child in Audio Pro's 'C-series', The Addon C5 is a multi-award winning speaker that is super compact and won’t blow a hole in your wallet - and will also deliver when it comes to sound quality.

The Addon C5’s 40W digital class D amplifier drives two tweeters and 4-inch woofer to deliver solid sound throughout any of your smaller to medium rooms. Being so compact also means it's easy to move and reposition from room to room for wherever you want to listen (note: this is a powered model and will require a power outlet).

Aside from the obvious capability to stream via Bluetooth, the RCA inputs allow you to easily connect the Addon C5 up to a CD player or turntable - giving you various ways to enjoy your music and bring life to your older collections!

We love this speaker for its versatility - having a playlist at your fingertips via your smartphone is great while also being able to pair with your older sources (CD & Vinyl) makes it even better!

 

Click here for our best price on the Audio Pro Addon C5

 

The Audio Pro C5 Is Best For…

Enjoying high-quality sound from a small and super portable speaker with multi-room functionality. The Addon C5 delivers incredible dynamics and bass for its price and size, making it a great value and high-performing Bluetooth speaker.

Specifications:

Amplifier & Drivers: 40W Digital class D amplifier. Tweeter: 2 x 3⁄4” textile dome. Woofer: 4” long-throw"

Inputs: Wi-fi + Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, RCA and 3.5 mm stereo

Outputs: Sub output, USB DC out/max. 5V, 1000 mA

Frequency: Range: 50 - 20,000 Hz | Crossover: 3,800 Hz"

Dimensions: HxWxD: 130 x 250 x 150 mm

Multiroom Functionality: Audio Pro Multiroom

Network Compatibility: 802.11 b/g/n, only 2.4 GHz

Streaming Features: Spotify Connect, Apple Airplay & Bluetooth

Audio Formats: MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, Apple Lossless

 

3.) Audio Pro Addon C10 Speaker

Audio Pro C10 Bluetooth Speaker

The Audio Pro C10 is the top dog of the C-series Bluetooth speakers and packs a solid punch!

The C10 packs double the power when compared to it's smaller C5 sibling, sporting an 80W digital class D amplifier to drive the 5.25-inch woofer and 2x 3/4-inch tweeters. The undeniable 'heavyweight' of this range, it delivers solid dynamic range and thumping bass for its size and price.

As with all speakers in this series flicking between different sources is effortless, and pairing them up throughout your house will produce a beautifully cohesive multi-room system with plenty of punch for any social gathering.

The C10 can also be easily hooked up to your CD player or turntable via a simple RCA connection - giving tonnes of music source options.

This is my personal pick for Australia's best value Bluetooth speaker - offering outstanding performance at a very reasonable price.

 

Click here for our best price on the Audio Pro Addon C10

Use The Audio Pro Addon C10 For…

Filling your larger areas and living spaces with quality sound and music. The C10 will take your home sound system to another level while still allowing you to enjoy the convenience of a small speaker that you can move from room to room, or hook up with other audio pro speakers to enjoy its multi-room functionality.

 

Specifications:

Amplifier & Drivers: 80W Digital class D amplifier. Tweeter: 2 x 3⁄4” textile dome. Woofer: 5.25” long throw"

Inputs: Wi-fi + Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, RCA and 3.5 mm stereo

Outputs: Sub output, USB DC out/max. 5V, 1000 mA

Frequency: Range: 45 - 22,000 Hz. Crossover: 2.500 Hz

Dimensions: HxWxD: 166 x 320 x 180 mm

Multiroom Functionality: Audio Pro Multiroom

Network Compatibility: 802.11 b/g/n, only 2.4 GHz

Streaming Features: Spotify Connect, Apple Airplay & Bluetooth

Audio Formats: MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, Apple Lossless


4.) Audio Pro Addon C-Sub: Wireless Multiroom Subwoofer

audio pro c-sub wireless multiroom subwoofer

Small, wireless and easy to position - the Addon C-Sub brings all of the bass you crave to your multiroom system.

Sporting a 6.5-inch woofer driven by a 200W amplifier and all housed in a 23cm cube, the Addon C-Sub can be easily configured to automatically wirelessly connect to the nearest Audio Pro speaker and seamlessly integrate to effortlessly deliver those low frequencies.

This not only provides a much better bass response for your entire system, but frees up your other multiroom speakers to better express the mids and high-range frequencies - giving a much better overall sound.

Aside from wireless connection it also features RCA inputs and a variable crossover - making it a super versatile subwoofer for both multiroom music as well as wireless home theatre!

Finally - just like anything else in the Audio Pro multiroom family, you can pair up as many C-Subs as you like, allowing you full control of your bass in any room at any time!

 

Click here for our best price on the Audio Pro Addon-C Subwoofer


Use The Audio Pro Addon C-Sub For…

Adding deep, tight and rumbling bass to your multiroom music system or wireless home cinema, while simultaneously freeing up your other speakers to perform at their best!

Specifications:

Amplifiers and Drivers: Amplifier: 200W Digital class D Woofer: 6.5” long-throw passive radiators: 2 x 7.5"

Inputs: Wi-fi + RCA in Wireless Auto Connect for simple setup

Frequency: Range: 30 - 120 Hz. Variable crossover: 50-120Hz. Variable phase: 0-180 degrees

Dimension: HxWxD: 230 x 230 x 230 mm

Multiroom Functionality: Audio Pro Multiroom Free app for iOS & Android

Network Compatibility: 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4 GHz only

Audio Formats: MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, Apple Lossless

 

5.) Audio Pro Drumfire Speaker

Audio Pro Drumfire

Stepping beyond the realms of the small and compact Bluetooth speakers of the Audio Pro range leads you straight into the wildly impressive Drumfire.

Although the Drumfire is designed as a multi-room speaker, it is also a powerful stand-alone unit that will produce enough sound to fill almost any space. However, if you choose to go all out and pair two of these in a left/right setup - you will have nothing short of a small concert right in your own home!

Despite the capacity to produce seriously loud music, the full beauty of the Drumfire is that even at low volumes your music comes alive with finesse and clarity to give a full listening experience.

While definitely not as easy to shift as the smaller C-series speakers - the Drumfire is slick, elegant and still very manoeuvrable - allowing it to blend in seamlessly with any room you put it in.

 

Click here for our best price on the Audio Pro Drumfire

 

Use The Audio Pro Drumfire For…

Filling large rooms with an immersive top-quality sound that you can feel in your chest, or pairing up with your other multiroom speakers to bring the full concert feeling into your own home. If you love your music loud, clear and full of detail - then the Drumfire is for you.

Specifications:

Amplifier & Drivers: 300W total, Digital class D amplifier (100W for top, 200W for subwoofer). Tweeter: 2 x 1” textile dome. Woofer: 2 x 4.5” long-throw. Subwoofer: 8" long-throw

Inputs: Wi-fi + Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, RCA and 3.5 mm stereo. Subwoofer: RCA in

Outputs: Top: Sub output

Frequency: Range: 45 - 22,000 Hz. Crossover: 2.500 Hz. Subwoofer range: 30-120Hz. Variable crossover: 50-120Hz. Variable phase: 0-180 degrees

Dimensions: Top: HxWxD: 155 x 365 x 190 mm. Subwoofer: HxWxD: 500 x 365 x 190 mm

Multiroom Functionality: Audio Pro Multiroom

Network Compatibility: 802.11 b/g/n, only 2.4 GHz

Streaming Features: Spotify Connect, Apple Airplay & Bluetooth

Audio Formats: MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, Apple Lossless

 

6.) Audio Pro A26 Active / Powered Bookshelf Speakers

audio pro wireless active speakers

Undeniably some of the most versatile and best value active speakers currently available in Australia - Audio Pro's A26's have hit the mark with countless happy customers.

As an active speaker pair, the Audio Pro A26's showcase a great level of detail, clarity and separation in the music. They are driven by 1x 75W amplifier per speaker, with each speaker sporting a 4.5-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter driver configuration.

Affectionately termed 'the soundbar killer', their HDMI ARC input allows the A26's to seamlessly connect to your smart TV for immersive audio and functionality - far beyond what most traditional soundbars can provide. Via the ARC input you can easily control them with your TV remote, as well as finetune the bass/treble and add a virtual surround effect.

Connectivity options are definitely one of the A26's strong points. Adding to the TV/ARC input, you'll also find aptX Bluetooth 5.0, a 3.5mm mini-jack) and a TOSLink optical digital input, as well as Spotify Connect & Apple AirPlay options.

As multiroom experts, Audio Pro have created the A26's to be completely compatible with the rest of the 'family', allowing distributed audio throughout your entire home with the C-series and all of their other multiroom products.

 

Click here for our best price on the Audio A26 Active Speakers

 

If you've got a minute, I'd highly recommend you watch the video below as Dan (our Digital Designer) completes an in-depth product test and review on the A26's. He runs them through their paces for music, movies and gaming - showcasing all of their performance features and class-leading versatility:

Use The Audio Pro A26's For…

Taking your TV and movie experience to another level and / or listening to all of your favourite audio in nearly any format imaginable - all without breaking the bank! The A26's also form part of our Living Entertainment exclusive 'Bases Covered' Pack - pairing them with the excellent Pro-Ject T1 Turntable for a brilliant Hi-Fi combination.

Specifications:

Amplifiers And Drivers: Digital Class D amplifier, 2 x 75W - 1” textile dome tweeter. 4.5" woofer
Inputs: Bluetooth standard 5.0 with apt-X® Low Latency codec. Aux In 3.5mm. TOSLink optical digital (only PCM). ARC/TV (only PCM)
Outputs: RCA Sub Out
Frequency: Range: 45 – 20.000Hz. Crossover: 2.800Hz
Dimensions: HxWxD: 238 x 150 x 200 mm
More: Remote milled out of solid block of aluminium.

 

 

7.) Audio Pro A36 Active / Powered Floorstanding Speakers

audio pro a36 wireless floor standing active speaker

If you love what you've read about the A26 Active Speakers above but are thinking you might need a bit more punch or require a floorstanding speaker for your room layout - then the A36's are your ticket.

As the bigger sibling to the A26 bookshelves, the A36's pack in 2x 4.5-inch woofers and a 1-inch textile dome tweeter per speaker. This extra woofer combined with much larger cabinets than the A26's delivers a noticeably bigger bass response and clearer separation in your audio.

From a connectivity standpoint, the A36's share all of the same features and functionality that their smaller counterparts introduced - from aptX Bluetooth 5.0, TV ARC, a 3.5mm & TOSLink optical through to Spotify Connect, Apple AirPlay and easy pairing with all other Audio Pro wireless speakers.

Offering unbeatable versatility and performance for their price point, the A36's are not only blowing most soundbar options out of the water but also offer great dynamics, clarity and detail for your favourite music.

 

Click here for our best price on the Audio A36 Active Speakers

Specifications:

Amplifiers And Drivers: Digital Class D amplifier, 2 x 75W - 1” textile dome tweeter. 2 x 4.5" woofer
Inputs: Bluetooth standard 5.0 with apt-X® Low Latency codec. Aux In 3.5mm. TOSLink optical digital (only PCM). ARC/TV (only PCM)
Outputs: RCA Sub Out
Frequency: Range: 32 – 25.000Hz. Crossover: 2.900Hz
Dimensions: H x W x D: 832 x 190 x 210 mm
Multiroom Functionality: Audio Pro Multiroom
More: Remote milled out of solid block of aluminium

 

 

So, Which Audio Pro Speaker is For You?

Audio Pro has an incredibly versatile range of wireless, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speakers that offer excellent performance and some of the best 'value' in the market.

A big consideration when choosing any speaker is room size as this has a huge impact on its bass response and overall performance. I definitely recommend you watch our video below to get a better understanding of this before making your purchase.

Whether it's multi-room audio, portable Bluetooth speakers or a small home cinema you're after, you'll find something in their range that hits the mark.

We hope this guide has gone a long towards helping you find what you're after. If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to get in touch - we are here to help!