Shortly after revealing the foxLv2 aptX Bluetooth speaker, Soundmatters is adding another member to its foxL range with the Dash 7. This pocket-friendly soundbar doubles up as a speakerphone and carries a $250 sticker, boasting pristine omnidirectional sound and also bundling an angled stand for direct on-axis listening. Tipping the scales at 200g, the Dash 7 stands just about 18mm tall and is designed to be nestled below your slate without restricting the view. The speaker plays well with the diminutive foxLo subwoofer too -- a pairing that promises to add some punch to impromptu parties. The Dash 7 will come in red, white, black and silver when it lands later this month, but the core specs are currently MIA -- a problem we expect to resolve as early as next week when we encounter the accessory at CES.
SOUNDMATTERS INTRODUCES DASH7: ¾ INCH ÜBER-FLAT WIRELESS POCKET-PORTABLE SOUNDBAR + SPEAKERPHONE
Thin Bluetooth Speaker Provides Huge Omnidirectional Sound
New 5th Generation Twoofer & BassBattery for True High-Fidelity Music
Includes Stand for Even Higher Resolution On-Axis Listening
World-Class Sound for iPads, Smartphones, Laptops, Guitars, & More
Dash7 Sits in Front of iPads without Blocking Your View
Available in 4 Colors: Red, White, Black, Silver
Reno, NV, January 2, 2013 – Soundmatters www.soundmatters.com, the leader in high-quality, portable speakers founded by former NASA engineer/audio legend Dr. Godehard Guenther, announced today the new DASH7 über-flat ¾ inch-high wireless pocket-portable Bluetooth soundbar speaker system and speakerphone with huge sounding wide dynamic range omnidirectional sound in a thin size that slides into the slimmest purse or jacket pocket. To be shown at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held next week, January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas at the Soundmatters Booth #5829, iLounge - North Hall, the DASH7 soundbar/speakerphone features a new 5th generation twoofer and BassBattery for true high-fidelity sound and an angled stand for direct on-axis high resolution music for a great soundstage with better stereo separation for serious music listeners. Sleek and sexy and available in vibrant red, arctic white, midnight black, and steel silver, DASH7 provides world-class sound for iPads, smartphones, laptops, guitars and more in a slim pocket-sized package
40% Smaller than its foxLv2 Sibling – Ultimate Audio Upgrade for Tablets, Smartphones, Laptops
The inventor of the first truly high performance small portable Bluetooth speaker in 2008 with their little foxL (TIME Magazine's "Top Ten Gadget of the Year") and supplier of audio technology to the top-selling Jambox, Soundmatters created the thin DASH7 with characteristically wide bandwidth, remarkable bass, clear open highs, and loud sound (like earlier foxLs), but with 40% less internal size than the already tiny foxLv2. In addition, DASH7 fits beautifully below an iPad or other tablet without blocking your view, providing omnidirectional sound for watching movies and music videos for the ultimate audio upgrade for tablets, smartphones and laptops.
· Slim beautiful design.
· Four colors: vibrant red, arctic white, midnight black, and steel silver.
· Unique ¾" height lets you nestle the DASH7 beautifully below your tablet.
· Omnidirectional sound for watching movies or music videos.
· Included case turns into an angled stand for even higher resolution on-axis listening.
· Extended Bluetooth range.
· Noise cancelling speakerphone.
· Sub output allows you to add the optional foxLO, the travel-size powered subwoofer small enough to fit in a quart-size baggie.
· High power international USB Charger Kit (US/EU/AU/UK), powerful enough to charge your tablet.
Pricing & Availability
DASH7 is priced at $249 MSRP, $219 MAP in the U.S, available in late January in red and white, and February in black and silver through select online retailers, including Amazon.com, Bestbuy.com, Crutchfield.com, ListenUp.com, OneCall.com and more, as well as through the Soundmatters site at: www.soundmatters.com. In addition, two foxLv2 aptX Bluetooth models starting at $199 are also available, along with the foxLO, the palm-sized powered subwoofer for foxL and Jambox.
Visit Soundmatters at CES
To see the new DASH7, visit Soundmatters at CES at the Soundmatter's Booth #5829, iLounge, North Hall and at the Soundmatters' booth at the Showstoppers event during CES on Tuesday, January 8th from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM at the Wynn, Lafite Ballroom.
Award-Winning foxL Line of Portable Speakers
The foxL 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."
For more information, visit Soundmatters at CES January 8-11, 2013 at the iLounge Booth #5829 or www.soundmatters.com.
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. Soundmatters'
patented audio innovations are available through its own brand and embedded in other companies' products, i.e. from International Gaming Technologies and Aliph®/Jawbone®.