Arena Wireless Speaker
Festival Wireless Speaker
PRICE Festival, $499; Arena, $249
AT A GLANCE
Excellent build and sound quality
Away mode and optional battery for portability
Chromecast multiroom interface
Riva Audio continues a tradition of excellent sound quality with the WAND series, the company&rsquo;s first wireless multiroom speakers.
I first met Riva Audio founder Rikki Farr and chief engineer (now also president) Don North in the fall of 2014 when they marched into Sound &amp; Vision&rsquo;s New York City conference room to demo their first product, a Bluetooth speaker called the Turbo X. North was a youthful, glasses-wearing geek who had just enough of the right credentials and tech swagger to suggest he really knew what he was doing.