Soundmatters outs pocket-friendly DASH 7 wireless soundbarView gallery - 4 images
Soundmatters has pulled the curtain back on a new diminutive wireless soundbar ahead of CES in Las Vegas next week. The foxL DASH 7 pocket-portable Bluetooth soundbar speaker system and noise-canceling speakerphone holds the promise of true high-fidelity sound in a package that – at just 0.7-inches (18 mm) tall and tipping the scales at just 7.1 ounces (201 g) – won't take up much room in the gadget bag at all.
We've been impressed with the big-sound-from-a small-package wireless speakers from Soundmatters for a good while now, and the latest offering packs even more audiophile-pleasing oomph into a smaller form factor. With dimensions of 7.5 x 2 x 0.7-inches (190.5 x 50.8 x 18 mm) – that's 40 percent smaller than its foxLv2 stable mate.
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It can be aimed upward for omnidirectional sound or the included case transforms into an angled stand for more precise directional control. The DASH 7 features aux-in connections in addition to its wireless capabilities and has a sub output to cater for connection to the company's foxLO travel-sized subwoofer (or any other powered bass thumper). Soundmatters has included fifth generation digitally-powered Twoofer and patented BassBattery audio technology for a wide dynamic range and over 12 hours of battery life.
The company reports that "our measurements for frequency responses are within ±3 dB from 68 Hz to 17 kHz, wattage will be 4W x 2 (5V in) or 2W x 2 (3.6V in) at 0.1 THD, SPL is 90 dB at 0.5m."
The new foxL DASH 7 will be available from this month in red and white, followed by black and silver in February, for a suggested retail price of US$249.
Visitors to CES 2013 can hear the soundbar in action at the Soundmatters Booth #5829 in the iLounge, North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Product page: DASH 7View gallery - 4 images