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.
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 7
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