MOST audiophiles won’t go anywhere near one-box solutions, but that won’t stop big-name hi-fi manufacturers from going in that direction. After all, there is a whole lucrative world of music-loving fans who place musical enjoyment ahead of nitty-gritty elements, and in today’s state of the economy, any business is good.
Of course, when something like the Kiko music system emerges from a company like Linn, everyone is bound to pay attention. And why not, when it’s so eye-catching. Essentially a network music player with an integrated amplifier, Kiko lets you play all your digital content and control it via your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Just add … oh, right, it even comes with a pair of speakers to complete the musical experience. Beats the computer hands down for sound quality and convenience.
Linn touts it as the hub for all your music, and it certainly seems like it. The compact unit is sleek and chic, so placement is not issue. All you need is a broadband connection at home and you’re ready to explore the world of music on the Internet, sans wires. You can also hook up your other sources to Kiko for audio playback.
The decor conscious will be especially pleased with the six different colour choices, including blue and black. If you’re looking for a way to liberate your music from the computer, Kiko beckons … so invitingly.