The Residence Max was launched in 2017 as Google’s top-tier speaker, combining the brains of a Google Residence with the large subwoofers and tweeters extra generally present in hi-fi setups. It has gone on sale for decrease and decrease costs over the previous few months, and now we all know why — the Residence Max is not being manufactured.

Google has supplied the next assertion to Android Police, saying the Residence Max is discontinued and that the Nest Audio is the meant successor:

We’ve bought out of Google Residence Max and can not be manufacturing the system. With the launch of Nest Audio, we’re providing a spread of nice house audio options, notably with two Nest Audios paired for stereo sound.

Current Google Residence Max customers shouldn’t fear as they received’t see any change of their service. We’ll proceed to supply software program updates and safety fixes to Google Residence Max gadgets. We’re dedicated to delivering nice sound and entire house audio options throughout all of our Assistant-enabled merchandise.

Shopping for two Nest Audio audio system to run in stereo mode will price you $200, which is not precisely low-cost, however that is nonetheless half the introductory worth of the Google Residence Max. Nevertheless, the newer Nest audio system cannot attain the identical quantity ranges because the Residence Max — the Residence Max has a pair of 114mm subwoofers and 18mm tweeters, whereas a single Nest Audio has a 75mm woofer and a 19mm tweeter. The Nest Audio additionally does not have an AUX enter, which was accessible on the Residence Max.

The Google Residence Max continues to be in inventory at choose shops, together with Verizon and BuyDig, so there’s a while left to choose up Google’s largest and baddest sensible speaker in new situation.