ZVOX makes some pretty nice audio equipment that we’ve reviewed before. What’s great about this company is that they offer really good value for money. These won’t break your bank but they will satisfy the need you have in your audio life. Now, the company has announced its new AV157 AccuVoice speaker.
This speaker looks a lot like many other ZVOX products but it has a few interesting features that should be popular with a target audience. Here’s what the company had to say about the new AV157 AccuVoice speaker in its press release:
ZVOX today introduced a compact speaker that features the company’s new SuperVoice dialogue clarifying technology. The AV157 uses ZVOX’s patented hearing aid algorithms to make dialogue more clear – and adds new programming – called SuperVoice – designed to reduce the level of background sound in TV programs. The AV157 is the latest addition to ZVOX “hearing” products designed to help consumers who have difficulty understanding the dialog on their TV programming.
“The best way to understand our SuperVoice technology is to picture a stage,” says ZVOX founder Tom Hannaher. “But instead of a row of actors, imagine a row of sounds. Our proprietary AccuVoice technology, which we introduced in 2016, clarifies voices and brings them forward on the stage. Our SuperVoice technology takes the other sound effects into the background – ‘pushing them backstage’ – so they don’t interfere with voice intelligibility.”
The AccuVoice AV157 speaker combines six levels of AccuVoice dialogue boost, but also allows the consumer to add SuperVoice algorithms to each of those levels – giving the user 12 levels of dialogue boost…and unprecedented voice clarity. “With 12 levels of dialogue clarifying technology,” Hannaher says “the AV157 is perfect for people who have no hearing issues at all (but want better sound than what you get from a flat-screen TV) and it’s also beneficial for people with fairly serious hearing issues. It is an extremely smart, versatile product.”
In addition to 12 levels of dialogue boost, the AV157 also includes ZVOX’s new “Alexa® Ready” feature which allows a user to connect an Alexa Echo® device to Input 2 and use it while listening to TV programming. For example, you can be watching a football game and ask Alexa for the score of another game. The AV157 automatically turns down the sound of the football game long enough for you to hear Alexa’s answer through the speaker, then automatically turns up the soundtrack for the game.
- Measurements: 17” x 3 3/8” x 2 7/8”
- Includes remote control.
- Can be programmed to respond to most infrared remote controls.
- Simple one-wire hookup – digital optical or analog.
- One year warranty.