Archive for Speakers

Sony Launches Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Posted in Speakers by Darrin Olson on May 9th, 2014

Sony SRS-X1 Bluetooth SpeakerSony has released a new Bluetooth speaker to add to its vast offering with the SRS-X1. This model is boasted as waterproof allowing you to safely use it poolside, in your boat or even in the shower.

The SRS-X1 is a small sphere at just over 1.5 inches in diameter with a 5W output and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery giving it up to 12 hours of continuous play. As with standard Bluetooth, it has about a 30-foot range and also has a 3.5mm stereo jack if you want to connect it directly.

Jerrycan Gas Can speakers

Posted in Speakers by Reuben Drake on August 3rd, 2011

Just because these speakers come in a gas can form, doesn’t mean they will cost you a fortune on gas to run. They will just cost a fortune. These Jerrycan Gas Can Speakers are a gas. My jokes have run out of fuel at this point.

They will cost you £285 ($470) and weigh about 55 lbs, and are even available in a variety of colors.We’ll let you decide if they are worth it.

Libratone Live AirPlay wireless speakers

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on July 22nd, 2011

Libratone has announced a new speaker that uses the AirPlay Wi-Fi streaming feature on Macs to deliver audio and podcasts from your iTunes library to anywhere in your network. They will go on sale in the UK in September for £599.

The Libratone Live AirPlay speaker has an output of up to 150 Watts with five dedicated amplifiers. The speaker is said to create a “room-filling soundscape with the tweeters and midrange drivers dispersing 360-degree sound”.

Procella P15 Long-throw 15-inch Subwoofer

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on July 19th, 2011

Procella Audio has launched the P15 long-throw 15-inch subwoofer for your large home cinemas, commercial cinemas and larger rooms in general which are up to 3,000 cubic feet. This active subwoofer features dual 15-inch drivers, individually powered by 350-watt amplifiers and 28bit/56 bit ADI Sigma DSP controls.

The device produces a frequency response below 22Hz with a maximum output of 125dB at 50Hz. So how much to bring it home? The new Procella P15 long-throw 15-inch subwoofer is a hefty $6,000.

OMA Monarch Speaker System

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on July 18th, 2011

When your speakers look like beautiful butterflies, your sound will fly to new heights. Oswald’s Mill Audio has released just that in a new two-way speaker. The OMA Monarch Speaker System is two 15-inch woofers in a unique enclosure that deliver outstanding bass even when using the smallest of tube amplifiers.

The wings work. They actually help to load the woofers to deliver better sound. The Monarch is available in several wood types and finishes, but there is no word on pricing yet.

Audio Technica AT-SPB30 2.1ch Active Speaker

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on July 15th, 2011

Want a speaker that looks sort of like a cheap camera? This is your lucky day. The Audio Technica AT-SPB30 2.1ch active speaker measures 120mm x 250mm x 110mm and offers 47k of impedance and a frequency response of 60Hz – 20,000Hz.

The Audio Technica AT-SPB30 uses four AA batteries, (Just like a cheap camera) which gives it enough power for about 40 hours. It’s available in black or yellow and retails for $142.60.

Acoustic Lab Zeta 2.0 speaker set

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on July 10th, 2011

Dutch designer Christian M Andersen has designed a set of high-end performance speakers called the Acoustic Lab Zeta 2.0 speaker range. The range pairs good looks with high functionality. The shape helps to enhance the sound and it has a linear sound spectrum, which will provide clear sounds.

They can easily be placed on the wall or any other surface with the help of additional wall brackets. These speakers have a frequency range of 110 to 20.000 Hz, while the amplifier works in a range of 20 to 20.000 Hz.

Maxell Unveils Tabletop Soundbar

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on July 7th, 2011

Maxell has introduced the SSB-1 soundbar speaker, which has 30 watts of power and a built-in subwoofer. This one requires no mounting or installation and is designed to support a TV or monitor up to 55 pounds. Just park your set on it and you are good to go. Finally, a soundbar speaker that will be out of your way!

Features include a high-gloss-black finish, two 3.5mm aux jacks, a remote control, a 3.5mm-to-3.5mm cable and a 3.5mm-to-RCA cable. It has a $129 price tag.

Soundfreaq Sound Step wireless speakers

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on July 6th, 2011

Soundfreaq has announced a few new wireless speaker systems: the Sound Step and Sound Step Recharge. Both of them are nice and compact and the Sound Step Recharge even has a built-in rechargeable battery that will give you up to six hours of playback time. Not bad.

It is also an iPad docking station, so you can stream music wirelessly from your iPad while charging and a USB charging port will also allow you to charge another gadget at the same time.

Rubik’s Cube Speaker

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on July 6th, 2011

Here’s another geeky item for your desk or your shelf. This speaker will connect to almost any music source, via a stereo jack and power comes from your computer’s USB port, and a 5W speaker plays your favorite songs. But sadly you can’t solve this cube. It’s just for music.

Great addition to your nerd gadget stash at just $30 even if you can’t twist the thing and puzzle your brain. It’s still a neat retro speaker.

Mark Neumann Coliseum XLS Speakers For $40,000

Posted in Speakers by Reuben Drake on June 28th, 2011

If you have a spare $40,000, these Mark Neumann Coliseum XLS speakers are what you want. Only 13 pairs will be produced. They reproduce audio using 360 degree disbursement capabilities inspired by the grand piano.

Made from wood, these speakers each measure 43.75-inches tall, 18-inches wide and 22-inches deep. They also feature a few 7-inch E7 reference drivers with high frequency tweeters on each channel and a bass system that features two 8-inch woofers with a frequency range of 20Hz to 20,000Hz.

Mai Metal Portable Speaker

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2011

If you are looking for a lightweight speaker to travel with you, why not check out the Mai Metal Portable Speaker. It’s a lightweight speaker that features a 1.5 Watt amplifier and a built-in rechargeable Li-Polymer battery that delivers enough juice for up to 8-hours of music.

The speaker connects to your portable CD player, MP3 player, music phone, laptop, iPod and iPhone via a 3.5-mm audio jack. The Mai Metal Portable Speaker is just $29.99.

TDK Life On Record Sound Cube

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

The TDK Life on Record Sound Cube packs in two 5 1/4-inch coaxial drivers that deliver space-filling sound in a unique, compact design. It also has an equalizer to visualize your music with and retro rotary dials to control everything. It’s a speaker system, it’s a cube.

Digital data streaming allows premium audio decoding and playback while it’s charging your Apple iPod and iPhone. Other features include a 3.5mm audio jack, a USB port and Apple’s 30-Pin dock connector. We love the look of this one.

UltraLink UFi UCube USB Speaker

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

The UltraLink UFi UCube USB Speaker looks like an intercom or something from an old Sci-Fi movie. No wonder we like it. It comes from Ultralink/XLO Products and this portable speaker uses a DSP-controlled power supply, allowing the special Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) driver to pump out 15 Watts of peak power with a 170-degree listening angle.

Not bad right? That aluminum stand puts the speaker at just the right angle for your listening enjoyment. The UltraLink UFi UCube USB speaker will set you back $149.99.

Ion Audio Anyroom Wireless Speaker

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on May 10th, 2011

The Anyroom wireless speaker from Ion Audio allows you to enjoy the music from your iPod or iPhone anywhere in your home without headphones. The speaker delivers CD-quality audio transmitted wirelessly from your iPod or iPhone directly to speakers in your home.

Other features include a total of 32 Watts speaker output, a range good for up to 300 yards, RCA audio inputs and outputs, and the system can be expanded with additional Anyroom units. The Ion Audio Anyroom wireless speaker is just $199.99.