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Acoustic Research's $120 ARS60 Bluetooth speakers seem oddly familiar


This is Acoustic Research's ARS60, a portable Bluetooth speaker that's weirdly pint-shaped, pumps out 16 watts of RMS power and has a battery rated for ten hours of play at medium volume. Of course, we're fairly sure that this is a re-badged SuperTooth Disco 2, albeit slapped with a $120 price-tag. If you're interested in picking one up, it'll be available in the Spring, but if you don't want to wait that long, you could always just buy one of the originals at a cheaper price.

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Acoustic Research Bluetooth Portable Wireless Speakers Sets Your Smartphone's Music Library Free

Stream and control music wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled device

LAS VEGAS, NV – January 7, 2013 – International CES, Center Hall, Booth 10415 –
Acoustic Research (AR)
, a brand owned by VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX), today unveiled a new addition to its line of Bluetooth indoor portable wireless speakers -- the ARS60 portable wireless speaker. Using advanced audio coding, this next generation Bluetooth® equipped product offers sound quality that's indistinguishable from wired systems, with an impressive dynamic range. The ARS60 is shaped to inspire, sized to go anywhere and sounds like miniature audio furniture.

The AR ARS60 Bluetooth wireless speaker lets you bring your favorite music with you no matter where you go. This system lets you stream and control music from your smartphone or tablet, comes with dual drivers and a bass reflex system, and delivers 16 powerful watts of sound. The system also features a NiMH rechargeable battery, offering ten hours of music play time (at medium volume), a 3.5mm stereo input for wired devices, and includes a carrying pouch for safekeeping on the go. The ARS60 will be available in the spring of 2012, with a suggested retail price of $119.99.

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