The new Oppo Sonica WiFi speakers was officially launched in Malaysia today. The event took place in Chandelier Wine and Dine on Jalan Syed Putra and was attended by various media reps including Mr. Dick Tan of 3DotEvent (KLIAV organiser). It was rather a simple affair but attendees were generally impressed with the Sonica which sounded big for a little guy. Steve Chua of CMY was also there to assist in ensuring the Sonica was set up to sound its best.
Mr. Adrian Lee, the sales manager of Oppo Electronics Malaysia presented the brief history and background of Oppo Digital which dated back to 2004 where they debut their DVD player. Followed by the Bluray players, headphones and headphone amp.
The features of this Sonica fits nicely in most modern homes that aim for simplicity and yet, meeting the sound quality. The list of features can be obtained from their website but here are some of it:
- Support DNLA and UPNP, hence can play from NAS and USB thumbdrive
- Able to pair with another unit to set up a stereo sound
- Multiroom capability via a single app
- Support hi res music up to 24/192 in various format
- ...and many more
The Sonica will be available for purchase starting next week from CMY and later from other authorized distributors. The RRP of the Sonica is RM1299.
From my experience listening to this unit, the unit can really go loud without sounding stress. It has high level of clarity and do not underestimate its bass reproduction. The wifi control seems to work well during the event but the ultimate test would be if a sample unit can be brought home and fully tested.
Thank you to Adrian and Oppo Digital Malaysia for the invite.