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Amazon Unveils New Echo Speakers, Subwoofer, Audio Adapter, Receiver and Amplifier

September 20, 2018 / JEREMY HORWITZ

Amazon unveiled a broad new line-up of Alexa-powered smart speakers and accessories at an event in Seattle on Thursday. These devices include a revamped Echo Dot that is designed to be louder than its predecessor, a streaming audio adapter, a Alexa-controlled subwoofer, a receiver and an amplifier as well as revamped versions of its Echo Plus speaker and Echo Show smart display.The new Echo Dot is fabric-covered, giving it a less metallic look, and is supposed to be 70% louder than the first generation of Amazon’s smallest smart speaker. The device is available in three colors (white, light gray and charcoal), and will cost $49.99 — the same price Amazon charged for the original Echo Dot. Consumers will be able to order the device starting today, and Amazon will begin shipping it next month.Amazon also unveiled a new audio adapter that can bring voice control and streaming music to any existing stereo system. Dubbed Echo Input, the adapter comes with four microphones on-boa...