Longtime Apple Designer Christopher Stringer's Latest Project Is a High-Fidelity Speaker With AirPlay 2

Christopher Stringer, a key member of Jony Ive's design team who spent 21 years at Apple before departing in 2017, is resurfacing today with his new venture Syng, which seeks to make an impact in the high-end audio market.

syng cell alpha
Stringer, who contributed to many of the most iconic product designs in Apple's history, announced his plans roughly a year ago, and Syng is today introducing its flagship product, the Cell Alpha.

Priced at $1,799 with a table stand or $1,969 with a floor stand, Cell Alpha uses "Triphonic" audio technology to create a dynamic, immersive sound field, and multiple Cells can work together for even greater spatial control. Both wired and wireless connections are supported, and Cell Alpha includes support for AirPlay 2.

syng space app
A Syng Space app is used to manage the Cell speakers from initial setup to customization of the audio experience, and will be flexible to add future capabilities. Spotify integration is also included along with an audio visualization component.

The Cell Alpha is available today through Syng's website.

Tags: AirPlay, Syng

Top Rated Comments

NPC Compliant Avatar
39 months ago
Bet HomePod is looking far more reasonably priced now, huh?
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
39 months ago

Priced at $1,799 with a table stand or $1,969 with a floor stand
Don't have that kind of money to drop on a speaker, but I like the idea of people thinking I own one.

Guess I'll remove the tire from a wheel and put the wheel in a fishbowl.



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Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zackkitzmiller Avatar
39 months ago
I ordered one. I'm really interested to see what this sound quality is actually like plugged into a decent sound source. I'm running mostly McIntosh for my office HiFi, really excited to see how this works together with all of that
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dmylrea Avatar
39 months ago

https://www.thehouseofmarley.com/stir-it-up-wireless-turntable/
Odd combination of a junk turntable with a $1700 speaker. Your sound is only as good as your weakest link.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Razorpit Avatar
39 months ago
Gotta love the hipster turntable. My buddies use to give me a hard time for buying LP’s over cassettes before the CD. Now they’re all spending $20 and up for vinyls. ?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
39 months ago
I like it! It looks pretty cool.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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