Multi-Room Streaming Amplifier

sound made simple

(3 customer reviews)
Clear
    Reset options
    • 19 $

Amplification: class D-amplifier outputs 40 watts a channel of high quality audio

Streaming:  4 embedded wireless inputs for simple streaming from phone/tablet to any combination of rooms

Analog:  2 analog inputs for sources such as Surround Sound Receiver, Echo Dot, CD player, etc.
(Adaptor Required)

It’s a great time to buy: our introductory pricing ends soon, after which the Juke-8 will be $1,599
juke image
juke image

Amplification: class D-amplifier outputs 40 watts a channel of high quality audio

Streaming:  4 embedded wireless inputs for simple streaming from phone/tablet to any combination of rooms

Analog:  2 analog inputs for sources such as Surround Sound Receiver, Echo Dot, CD player, etc.  (Adaptor Required)

It’s a great time to buy: our introductory pricing ends soon, after which the Juke-8 will be $1,599

juke image

Amplification: class D-amplifier outputs 40 watts a channel of high quality audio

Streaming:  4 embedded wireless inputs for simple streaming from phone/tablet to any combination of rooms

Analog:  2 analog inputs for sources such as Surround Sound Receiver, Echo Dot, CD player, etc.  (Adaptor Required)

It’s a great time to buy: our introductory pricing ends soon, after which the Juke-8 will be $1,599

Questions and answers of the customers

    We are doing a major renovation and are considering installing ceiling speakers. I believe sending a mono (L+R) signal to the speakers will provide a more balances sound throughout each room. Can each channel be bridged to mono?
  1. 0 votes
    Q We are doing a major renovation and are considering installing ceiling speakers. I believe sendin...... Read more answer now
    A

    The best way to achieve balance sounded in a room is by utilizing a stereo (L+R) pair.  This is the most common arrangement for whole home audio, and what Juke typically supports.  Our units do not offer the ability to bridge each channel to mono, but in an instance where there is only one speaker per room, you can buy a speaker that takes both a left and right channel from the Juke and blends them together. 

  2. While using Airplay is the volume for each zone variable output from the amp? Or do I need analog volume controls per zone? I plan 9n using the Juke web interface for control, is the volume per zone easy to control while streaming from apps like Spotify?
  3. 0 votes
    Q While using Airplay is the volume for each zone variable output from the amp? Or do I need analog...... Read more answer now
    A

    Within Juke's web interface, there is an ability to adjust the relative zone volume to any level of your choosing.  However, the master volume will be the source you are playing from directly, i.e., the volume slider in your streaming app (Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, etc.)

    There are no analog volume controls needed as that can all be controlled digitally with Juke.  But if you are retrofitting an older system that already has analog volume controls installed, they will still work if you choose to use them. 

     

     

     

  4. is this airplay 2 compatible and does it have physical knobs options for each room for quick volume adjust of each zone?
  5. 0 votes
    Q is this airplay 2 compatible and does it have physical knobs options for each room for quick volu...... Read more answer now
    A

    We have recently rolled out Airplay 2 as part of our new firmware release that is available as a free upgrade for all active units.  The key benefits of Airplay 2 is the ability to stream to Juke and another Airplay 2 enabled device concurrently with the audio playing to those two devices in perfect sync.  Two of the common use cases for this are:

    1. Incorporating a portable Airplay 2 enabled speaker in an area of a home that does not have wired speakers installed, essentially making an additional output zone of Juke.
    2. Streaming audio to Juke's connected speakers and a separate media room / theater that has speakers  powered by an Airplay 2 enabled surround sound receiver.  

    The only limitation is that only one of Juke's 4 embedded airplay inputs can be set to Airplay2. Although any and all output zones can be turned on for a single input.

  6. So is it 1 speaker per zone? For example in my living room I have 5 Sonos speakers. Would my living room take up 5 out of the 8 zones leaving me with only 3 more zones for my kitchen set and my bedroom set which each have two speakers?
  7. 0 votes
    Q So is it 1 speaker per zone? For example in my living room I have 5 Sonos speakers. Would my livi...... Read more answer now
    A

    Juke is meant to support a left and right speaker pair per zone.  So for example, our 6 zone unit, the Juke-6, is intended to power 12 speakers, and our 8 zone unit, the Juke-8, is intended to power 16 speakers. 

    For a maximum of one of the zones on the Juke, you can power 2 speaker pairs (4 total speakers) on that zone without overdriving the amp, but you will then lose the ability to stream to those speaker pairs independently in the Juke web interface.

    If you have a single speaker in a zone, Juke will be able to power that as well.  It will sound fine but just not be as loud as using a standard left and right speaker pair in that zone as described above. 

  8. What is the blue tooth range on the Juke?
  9. 0 votes
    Q What is the blue tooth range on the Juke? answer now
    A

    Instead of using Bluetooth, Juke utilizes embedded wireless inputs such as Airplay and Spotify Connect.  These communication methods are based on Wi-Fi connection and therefore have far greater range than Bluetooth, allowing for flexible streaming across an entire home with no dropouts as long as the Wi-Fi connection is strong. 

    In the event you do still want to use Bluetooth, it can be achieved through the utilization of a few adapter pieces.  Please see the FAQ section on our website for further details on how to do that. 

  10. Does it work with alexa? Does every zone have own input ? Every zone have output?
  11. 0 votes
    Q Does it work with alexa? Does every zone have own input ? Every zone have output? answer now
    A

    While Juke does not yet have a wireless integration with Alexa, you are able to utilize an echo dot as a wired input to the Juke, which will then communicate with the other Alexa enabled devices around your home.  

    Using the Juke web interface, you're able to assign turn on any combination of zones for any of Juke's 4 inputs.  All of Juke's inputs are preset to wireless out of the box, but 2 of the 4 can be adjusted to take wired analog inputs, such as an Echo Dot mentioned above.  In order to do so, it does require this digitized USB to RCA adapter.

Send me a notification for each new answer.

3 reviews for Juke Audio Multi-zone Streaming Amplifier

  1. Erik (verified owner)

    This is a truly revolutionary product.

    I have a 14-zone home audio system left over from the prior owner, and wanted to make it operate with my phone, the internet, etc. A home audio company quoted me $15K for a cabinet full of equipment to do that, Juke did it in two quite small boxes that cost me a total of $2600, and just WORK without any hassle. (Only difference between the 8 and the 6 is that on the 6 two zones are disabled via software: you can pay to have them unlocked in the future.)

    With that said, the product isn’t perfect. One issue we have could be solved by future software updates: Although each box can take 4 audio sources, when you link them together (which the boxes do, automatically, without you doing much of anything) you still only get 4 audio sources. 4 sources for 8 zones was already a bit close for us, 4 sources for 14 zones is too few.

    The web interface could also use a bit of refinement: when you have two boxes, you can’t really toggle between them on a computer (but it is easy on a mobile device).

    It would be great if the product worked with Alexa/Echo. Again, hoping for a software refinement.

    The only big wiff is on wired sources: there is just one USB in. Given that Air Play is not without its glitches, it would be nice to have more reliable connections from devices.

    Finally, although the product has built-in wifi, it doesn’t work that well. Just get an extra router and connect an ethernet cable to the amp. Much better!

  2. Lucas Stone

    I am a dumby when it comes to electronics and surprisingly found it very easy to install. Loving my Juke ever since. My wife and kids are both loving it too. Super easy to use from all of our phones.

  3. Brandon Martin

    Fantastic product for the price point. It’s simple and just works how I need it to. Was originally planning to put in 6 Sonos amps but thankfully found Juke instead.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

30 Day return policy

1 Year warranty

Personalized tech support

Assembled in the USA

30 Day return policy

1 Year warranty

Personalized tech support

Assembled in the USA

progress

Continued Improvements

Product upgrades made available for all units via over the air firmware updates

Energy Efficient

At just 9lbs, Juke operates much cooler than traditional amplifiers

Easy Install

Connect the speaker wires, get the unit onto your Wi-Fi, and name your zones. EST Time: 30 minutes

Testimonials

Don’t just take our word

It was easy to access and enabled me to play my library with no issue. On Thursday, Mac (our 16 yr old) wasn’t digging my music so he connected easily and DJ’d throughout the day. Very cool.

— Lynn, Westchester, PA

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What speakers do you recommend?

A: Juke is quite flexible in terms of the speakers we support.    However, one company we have found great success with is  MSE Audio.  If you would like  specific speaker recommendations  based on your setup please send us an email at email@jukeaudio.com

Juke is capable of powering speakers with impedances between 2 and 8 Ohms, with 4 to 8 Ohms being typical. Most ceiling/wall/landscape speakers will work well. Juke can take any speaker wires between 12 and 22 guage.

Q: How do I play audio from my TV to Juke?

A:  The most seamless option would be to utilize an Apple TV to send the audio wirelessly over Airplay  to Juke in the same way you would from your phone/tablet.    Our latest firmware has perfect audio to video synchronization aka lip sync.  

Another options is to get a separate  sound  bar or surround sound receiver  for a main media room  or theater.  If it  Airplay 2 enabled then you’ll be able to stream to Juke and it from your phone in unison. 

Q: How do you connect an analog device as an input to Juke?

A: Juke has two USB ports, so it is capable of supporting up to two devices that provide line-level analog signals (e.g. line-out from a surround-sound receiver, CD players, Bluetooth adaptor).  In order to utilize this USB input we require the purchase of this adaptor: USB 2.0 Audio Capture Card

Q: Is Juke compatible with Android?

A: Yes. Android users can connect to Juke in  three different ways:

1. Spotify Connect – Just as seamless as Airplay from an iPhone but you are limited to Spotify streaming.

 

2. Double Twist Pro and AirMusic – Both of these apps have the major streaming services and music library options embedded into them and allow Android users to stream to Juke

 

3. Use an  audiocast  and plug it into the USB port on Juke to stream a wide array of sources via Chromecast.  It will also require the   USB to RCA adaptor.

Q: What do I do if my house has wall panels installed from an older system?

A: Nothing is needed to be done with them. Either bypass them, or just set them a full volume. You can control the volume and which zones are on or off via Juke’s interface.

Q: Does Juke support Bluetooth?

A: Yes. This can be accomplished by plugging the USB Audio adaptor into the USB port on the Juke and then plugging this Bluetooth Piece into the other end. Then you can designate 1 of the 4 sources to that bluetooth device. See details in the configuration section of the instructions tab for info on how to do that.

Q: Does Juke have an app?

A: No, it doesn’t need one!   Users can   stream to Juke directly using whatever app they are accustomed to using (Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, YouTube, etc.).  You can connect to Juke within all these major streaming apps directly from your Airplay or Spotify Connect menu. 

There is a simple web interface that is used to  turn zones on/off for your wireless or analog inputs.  That interface is what’s shown on the  “Control Your Audio” portion of the homepage on our website. 

Q: Can I pair multiple Jukes together?

A: Yes you can. Users can pair multiple Jukes to play music across 12 zones, 16 zones, 24 zones, etc. with all of them still being able to be controlled in the same interface! Perfect solution for those with large homes.

Q: What is Juke's power output?

A: Juke produces approximately 40W peak per channel (80 W peak per zone). The RMS power is 20W per channel (40W per zone). The total aggregate peak output power of zones operated simultaneously is approximately 400W, and the RMS value is 200W. While Juke’s output power is perfect for whole-home audio with architectural speakers, it can also be used in combination with surround-sound receivers. The receiver powers larger speakers in a TV/listening room that require more wattage, and Juke powers all the architectural speakers in all the other rooms. If this is of interest, I’d be happy to send an application note.

0
    0
    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop