Soundmatters®, the leader in high-quality, portable speakers founded by former NASA engineer/audio legend Dr. Godehard Guenther, announced today foxLO™, the world’s first palm-sized hi-fi subwoofer. Created by Soundmatters, the company world renowned for stretching the laws of physics with their diminutively sized high-performance foxLv2 line of loudspeakers, foxLO is a true hi-fi subwoofer small enough for your desktop — or your suitcase.
foxLO features patented Linear Magnetic Drive™ woofer technology with a proprietary passive radiator system and 25 watt amplification, which brings additional clean deep bass to the already remarkable pocket-sized foxLv2 portable Bluetooth and non-Bluetooth speaker line, taking your foxL Hi-Fi speaker system (or Jambox or other speaker) deeper, creating the ultimate ultra-compact portable full-range audio system for your iPad, iPhone, Mac, PC or other portable device. The foxLO subwoofer connects directly to the foxLv2 speaker’s convenient subwoofer output, or if you want deeper bass for your small non-foxL speaker (such as those from Jawbone® or others), you can connect the music signal directly from your laptop, etc. to the foxLO subwoofer, using its full pass-through output to connect to the Jambox or other speaker.
“While people are amazed at the overall performance and bass of our little foxL by itself, coupling it with the new foxLO sub creates a truly remarkable full-range system portable enough for any traveling audio-lover,” said Lee Adams, Vice President, Soundmatters.
foxLO Key Features:
- Patented Linear Magnetic Drive™ woofer with proprietary passive radiator system and 25 watt amplification.
- USB-A charging port (for foxL, Jambox, iPhone, etc.).
- Full pass audio out (3.5mm) provides full-range signal to speakers without a subwoofer output.
- Audio input with variable bass level and power LED.
- Dimensions: (flat): 2.5h x 4.5w x 6.3d inches (63h x 114w x 160d mm), (upright): 4h x 2.5w x 6.3d inches (102h x 63w x 160d mm)
- Weight: 23 oz/651 grams.
- Includes: 18V Power Supply Adapter, 1.8m audio cable.
foxLO to be Debuted at CES – Pricing & Availability
the foxLO subwoofer will be displayed for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the Soundmatters Booth #3728, January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Priced at $149, foxLO will be available Spring 2012 through major online retailers, including ListenUp.com, Crutchfield.com, Amazon.com and more, as well as through the Soundmatters site at: www.soundmatters.com. For more information, see the Soundmatters site at: www.soundmatters.com.
foxLv2 PLATINUM Nominated for “Best of CES” Award for Most Innovative Bluetooth Technology
In addition to the foxLO announcement at CES, Soundmatters announces that it has been nominated as Finalist for the Bluetooth SIG “7th annual Best of CES Awards” (with winners to be announced at CES) for the new foxLv2 PLATINUM, the latest speaker system in the award-winning foxL series, which takes “go anywhere” listening to a new level with a trio of new performance features, including advancements in streamed Bluetooth for virtual CD quality music, new audiophile cabling, and extended battery life. The foxLv2 PLATINUM is the only portable speaker capable of taking full advantage of CSR® apt-X’s dramatic improvement in streamed Bluetooth signal. “The Bluetooth SIG Best of CES finalists and honorable mentions are shining examples of the many possibilities of Bluetooth technology today,” said Michael Foley, Ph.D., executive director, Bluetooth SIG. “If you’re looking for the most innovative Bluetooth technology has to offer, look no further than this year’s finalists.”
About foxLv2 Line of Portable Speakers
The foxLv2 line of portable speakers has won numerous industry awards and accolades, including Time Magazine’s “Top 10 Gadgets of the Year.” Sound & Vision said it is “the absolute best gift ever for the audiophile…fundamentally changes how and where we can enjoy great sound…it’s that good!” And CNN said, “So, travelers of all stripes, or any of you looking for a small system for your room or office that can fit in your pocket and go for a good long time on a full charge, this is ultimate gear.”
Soundmatters International, Inc. www.soundmatters.com was founded in 1998 by physicist, former NASA engineer, and audio design legend Dr. Godehard Guenther. A world-renowned pioneer in the field of audio, Dr. Guenther introduced many firsts to the audio market, including the world’s first in-wall speaker; in-wall subwoofer; component loudspeaker for car hi-fi; switching power supply for car hi-fi; multi-channel car amplifier; hi-fi television monitor; and first complete digital time-delay system for surround sound.