EXC!TE 2018 Winner: Spot for Dot by Vanco
Spot for Dot from Vanco International is a patent-pending, high quality, digital in-wall amplifier that is engineered to hold an Amazon Echo Dot.
When paired with speakers, Spot for Dot adds voice control of smart devices, scenes, and other functionality to as many zones of audio that an installer desires. The Spot for Dot amplifier is compatible with most smart speakers, and improves sound quality significantly over traditional smart speakers, offering high-quality stereo sound for two speakers and has the power to run up to four 8-ohm speakers.
Spot for Dot is a perfect solution to pair with most free-standing or in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, such as those from Beale Street Audio, without the requirement to install large hardware or boxes in the wall. Spot for Dot is designed with a wall plate that is as a double gang wall outlet and when connected to an Amazon Echo Dot, provides a concealed, decor-friendly voice control and audio option to any residential or commercial space.
Spot for Dot vertical, in-wall design improves the quality of sound, pick-up and responsiveness of the Amazon Echo Dot, making it easier for users to request commands, stream higher quality audio and get the most out of their Echo Dot devices.
Traditionally, most Amazon Echo Dots are placed horizontally and freestanding on shelves and tables, reducing the acoustic quality and amplification capacity from audio and streaming via the device. Spot for Dot benefits the installer community by providing them with an inexpensive and convenient solution that connects to existing distributed audio systems, without the need to run wires back to a central location.
It also offers an unobtrusive design that fits behind a double gang outlet, making it the perfect option for enhancing the unique features of the Echo Dot.