Soundmatters unveils foxLv2 aptX Bluetooth speaker with $199 price tag

Soundmatter's just debuted its latest entrant into the portable Bluetooth speaker arena: the foxLv2 aptX. Picking up where its predecessor left off, the foxLv2 aptX keeps the same form factor while predictably adding aptX support, which promises CD-quality audio in addition to improved sound and picture sync for games and video. A built-in mic for noise cancellation during speakerphone use, a rechargeable battery and audio output from 80Hz to 20kH also make a return. Those yearning to pick up the refreshed hardware can already do so for $199. Hit the jump for the full spec rundown.

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New foxL Wireless Speaker Takes Pocket-Portable Sound to the Next Level with aptX Technology

foxL – the Original & Gold Standard in Hi-Fi Portable Speakers-

Adds Entry-Level aptX Model with Improved Music Quality & Sound/Picture Sync with Same Pricing as foxLv2 Bluetooth

Reno, NV, December 3, 2012 – Soundmatters www.soundmatters.com, the leader in high-quality, portable speakers founded by former NASA engineer / audio legend Dr. Godehard Guenther, announced today its entry-level aptX® Bluetooth equipped model, the foxLv2 aptX. Based on the foxLv2, the gold standard in hi-fi portable speakers (TIME Magazine's "Top Ten Gadget of the Year") and at the same price, the foxLv2 aptX takes go-anywhere music to a new level with CSR® aptX's advanced streamed Bluetooth technology for wireless CD-quality music and improved sound/picture sync for movies and gaming available with aptX-equipped devices (like the latest Samsung smartphones/tablets and Apple computers). The foxLv2 aptX entry level model joins Soundmatters' high-end aptX-equipped foxLv2 PLATINUM, named 2012 Best of CES Finalist by the International Bluetooth Consortium.

foxLv2 aptX is the portable speaker that audio purists love, with a range of unique sound features, including foxL's patented "Twoofers," "BassBattery," and other technologies that provide a smoother deeper bass and an "open & airy" listening experience that provide tablets, smartphones and other devices with the superior sound quality they need to allow you to enjoy movies and music to the fullest.

foxL is the Standard that Other Audio Companies Aspire to Reach

Priced at only $199 (with no price increase over the current foxLv2 Bluetooth model) and incredibly small at 5.6" wide x 2.2" high x 1.4" deep, with up to 12 hours (or more) of rechargeable battery-time, the foxLv2 aptX is the gold standard that other audio companies aspire to reach. Created for the growing range of aptX equipped phones and tablets, from companies such as Samsung, HTC, Motorola, it features a full range of audio output, from 80Hz – 20kHz with real bass for amazingly great Bluetooth music streaming in a tiny package that fits with your portable lifestyle.

foxLv2 aptX Features:

  • Streams aptX's Virtual CD-Quality Bluetooth music wirelessly when with used with aptX-equipped phones, tablets or computers.
  • Patented Audio Technology: provides more audio output for louder, distortion-free sound.
  • Dual 1-inch Linear Magnetic DriveTM "Twoofers" more likely found in large expensive hi-fi speakers for remarkable clarity and range.
  • "BassBatteryTM" Technology turns the battery into a woofer for smoother deeper bass.
  • "DomeForwardTM" driver alignment and high-transparency acoustic grill provide an "open and airy" listening experience, typical of good home speakers.
  • Built-in Noise-canceling Mic: for "business quality" wireless speaker phone/conferencing.
  • Plays & Charges Anywhere: Along with its patented re-chargeable built-in woofer/battery (for up to 12 hours of play), it plays and charges with the included universal AC charger (with four international adapters) and included USB cable.

Pricing & Availability

The foxLv2 aptX is priced at $199, available immediately through major online retailers, including Amazon.com. BestBuy.com, ListenUp.com, OneCall.com and more, as well as through the Soundmatters site at: www.soundmatters.com. It comes with the portable speaker, re-chargeable built-in woofer/battery, universal AC power charger, four international charger adapters (for US, Japan, Europe/China, UK/HK, and AU/NZ), USB computer charging cable, stereo 3.5mm audio cable, wrist strap, travel pouch, anti-slip mat, and manual. In addition, Soundmatters provides a wired version of foxLv2, priced at $149.