Variety Of Sources
ADX Trillium Audio Technology: The Riva Arena utilizes patented
Trillium audio technology that produces stereophonic sound from a single
speaker. ADX Trillium up-mixes the left & right stereo signal and outputs it through
three channels of amplification, three active drivers, and three passive
radiators to create a stereophonic image with a wide listening area much larger
than the actual speaker size.
Multiple Driver Array: The Riva Arena is equipped with three unique
active drivers and three passive radiators. The three active drivers,
positioned left, center and right, mix in-air to create virtual left and right
speakers outside the enclosure. The three passive radiators use a symmetrical
arrangement to balance the vibrational forces, converting more of the passive
radiators' energy into sound with more low-end bass.
- 3 Active Drivers: Riva's active drivers are high-output,
wide bandwidth, compact speakers that deliver a much broader range of the
musical spectrum without colorization or distortion.
- 3 Passive Radiators: Riva's proprietary passive radiators are
designed with dedicated dual suspensions and custom bobbins and frames to
support the highly impressive low-frequency performance.
3-Channel/50W Total Amplification: Patented 3-channel amplification
technology with a total of 50W and advanced digital signal processing maximizes
audio performance and produces full-range, room-filling sound that you would not
expect from an compact active speaker.
EQ Modes: With the free Riva Wand app on your
Apple iOS 8.0+ or
Android OS 4.4+ device, you can choose between four unique EQ modes to
complement your listening application.
- Studio Mode (default): Stereo audio is played back from one
speaker with zero compression and no acoustic distortion.
- Power Mode: Maximizes output for large areas and outdoors.
- Stereo Mode: Allows you to pair two Riva Arena speakers together
for true stereo sound with one speaker configured as the left channel and
the other speaker configured as the right channel.
Multiroom Audio: The Riva Arena offers multiple connectivity options, from
a single direct connection to a wireless networked multiroom audio
system that can simultaneously stream to up to 32 speakers without acoustic
latency. A Multiroom audio system can be setup via
Chromecast Built-in and the Google Home App (for
Apple iOS 8.0+ and
Android OS 4.0.3+) or using the Riva Wand app (Apple iOS 8.0+ or
Android OS 4.4+).
- Chromecast Built-In/Google Home: You can create a multiroom audio
system by syncing multiple Chromecast compatible speakers together and play
the same Chromecast Built-in music app throughout your home.
- Riva Wand App: You can create a multiroom audio system by syncing
multiple Riva Wand Series speakers together and stream different music apps
and connected sources to throughout your home.
Variety Of Sources
Built-In WiFi: The Riva Arena is equipped with dual-band (2.4/5GHz)
WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) for wireless connectivity to your home's WiFi network
router. Once you are connected via WiFi, you can access a variety of local and
online music sources - like Chromecast Built-in, AirPlay, Spotify Connect, &
DLNA audio files.
Note: There is no Ethernet (RJ-45) jack for a wired connection to your
home network's router.
Supported Music Files: The Riva Arena is high-resolution compatible, playing
music files up to 24-bit/192kHz resolutions. Audio Codecs supported include -
FLAC, PCM/WAV, ALAC, MP3, and WMA.
Chromecast Built-in lets you instantly stream select music apps from your
Apple iOS or Android mobile device to the Riva Arena speaker system. Chromecast
Built-in offers Internet Radio apps like
iHeart Radio; plus online
music service apps like
(requires Premium subscription),
Google Play Music, and more. You can even mirror exactly what's playing on
your Android phone or tablet to the Riva Arena speaker. Or, if you're on your
laptop or computer, you can also cast any music streaming website through the
- Google Home App: Multiple Chromecast Built-in speakers
can be added to the same WiFi network to form a multiroom audio system using
the Google Home app. Using the Google Home app for
Apple iOS 8.0+ and
Android OS 4.0.3+, you can sync multiple speakers with Chromecast
Built-in in multiple rooms of your home to play the same song throughout
your house at the same time. Only Chromecast Built-in compatible music apps
- Voice Control (Optional): Purchase the Google Home
Wireless Speaker (8064658762,
sold separately) and gain voice control of compatible Chromecast Built-in
music apps. You'll be able to access a specific music app and then select a
specific station or song using only your voice. You'll also have voice
control over Play, Pause, Skip, & Volume. The Riva Arena & the Google Home
Speaker must be connected to the same wireless (WiFi) network.
Spotify Connect: The integration of
Spotify Premium users to instantly see, select, and stream audio to the Riva
Arena wireless speaker from within the Spotify app (Apple
AirPlay Compatible: AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream music
directly from your Apple iOS device (running iOS 4.3.3+) or from your iTunes
library on your Windows (XP-up) or Mac computer (running iTunes 10.2.2+) to the
Riva Arena speaker system, over your home's WiFi network. By downloading
Remote App onto your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad you don't even need to be
in the same room as the speaker or your computer to play, pause, skip, and stop
the songs in your iTunes music library.
DLNA Compliant: The Riva Arena speaker system is DLNA certified. By
connecting the Riva Arena to your home's network, you can wirelessly listen to
music stored on your Windows PC or a DLNA compatible media server.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: Thanks to built-in Bluetooth with
support for A2DP and AVRCP, you can wirelessly stream stored music and music
apps on your Bluetooth source device (such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or
computer) to the Riva Arena speaker system. You can also control Play/Pause &
Previous/Next Track functions of your Bluetooth music source from the top-panel.
You can pair up to eight Bluetooth source devices, but only one device can be
connected for playback at a time. Once a device has already been paired, the
Riva Arena will automatically re-connect with it when it comes within wireless
range (up to 33').
Note: The Riva Arena does not support Bluetooth
hands-free phone communication.
USB Playback: The rear-panel USB (type-A) port lets connect
a USB mass storage class (MSC) device for playback of music files stored on a
USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. You
can also charge your mobile device through the speaker's USB port
Note: The USB port does not support music playback from
Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad or Android smartphones/tablets.
Aux Input: The rear-panel Aux (3.5mm) input lets you connect
practically any external analog audio device with a headphone jack or analog
audio output for music playback through the Riva Arena.
Riva Wand App: The Riva Wand app is a convenient remote control app
that can be used to operate the Riva Arena speaker and other Riva Wand Series
speakers directly from your
Apple iOS 8.0+ or
Android OS 4.4+ device. The Riva Wand app guides through an easy setup of
your Riva Arena and Riva Wand Series speakers. The Riva Wand app lets you
personalize your audio streaming experience and offers advanced features
including custom EQ settings and playback from local music sources such as
Aux & USB inputs, DLNA music files, and your Apple iOS or Android device's music
libraries. You can even use the Riva Wand app to create zones and stream
different music from any music app or connected source throughout the home or business.
Top-Panel Controls: Top-panel playback controls include Play/Pause,
Previous/Next Track, Input/Source, and Volume Up/Down.
Splash Resistant: The Riva Arena is splash resistant and protected
from the splashing of water from any direction.
Note: This speaker is only splash resistant and is not designed to be
left outdoors permanently or submerged in water.
Mounting Options: The Riva Arena features integrated non-slip rubber
feet that allow it to be placed on a shelf, desk, countertop, nightstand, or
many other flat surfaces. The Arena also features a M6 threaded insert which
allows it to be wall-mounted using an optional wall-mount bracket (sold
separately). Riva recommends placing the speaker approximately 3" to 6"
from a corner or wall to take advantage of the natural acoustics of your room.
Power Requirements: The Riva Arena includes a detachable 6' AC power cord
which will need to be plugged into an AC outlet, surge protector, or power
Note: An optional battery pack (sold separately) provides up to 20
hours of playback at 75dB listening level (battery playback time varies with
Away Mode: The Away Mode lets you create your own wireless network of
one or more Arena speakers when there is no WiFi network available.