- foxL Wins DTG
Magazine’s Product of the Year!
- “FoxLv2 Platinum
Bluetooth Audio Purists’ Ultimate Hifi Portable Speakers actually
deliver on their advertising claims -- and then some! Yes, we got
the promo from Karen Thomas -- and she's usually pretty much on the
money,” said Fred Showker, DTG Magazine.
Magazine Product of the Year : FoxL Bluetooth Speaker
DTG Magazine Product
of the Year : FoxL Bluetooth Speaker
by Fred Showker
Platinum Bluetooth Audio Purists’ Ultimate Hifi Portable Speakers actually
deliver on their advertising claims -- and then some! Yes, we got the promo
from Karen Thomas -- and she's usually pretty much on the money -- but they
were strong words, we'd heard before. I was detirmined to get a good set of
portable speakers for use in the Roadtrek and on the road. But I really
didn't decide to make the leap until I saw the Jordan video.
Karen sent me the info on Soundmatters portable speakers and it included a
link to Jordan Rudas' video. I'm a HUGE fan of Jordan -- probably the most
talented musician in the industry today -- so I had to look. I had already
heard and tested the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speakers which are
truly amazing, as usual for Bose, but too big to carry along. We had also
listened to and played with the Jawbone JAMBOX Wireless Bluetooth Speakers
which were also pretty nice -- but short battery life, and still a bit large
for real portability. I checked out the Jabra SOLEMATE Bluetooth Portable
Speakers which are pretty awesome speakers, but still a little large, and
really didn't have the bass response.
All were close to the same price, but the FoxL had Jordan's endorsement so I
jumped. As you can see in the photo, it's going to fit in my gear bag hands
down, and will sit anywhere in the Roadtrek, or outside for tailgating.
Designed by former NASA engineer/audio legend Dr. Godehard Guenther, this
little beauty has a special battery cover that doubles as a bass woofer --
and it does deliver bass! It takes full advantage of CSR apt-X’s dramatic
improvement in streamed Bluetooth signal from apt-X equipped devices. The
hook-up was quick and painless, and works transparently on iPad, iPhone and
the Lion MacBook Pro. And the sound is HUGE. I jammed along with acoustic
guitar players -- loading my iPad with "Pocket Organ" the Hammond B3 app,
and filled the blues quartet with Hammond riffs.
This little speaker delivers big sound and all the claims Soundmatters made.
But don't take my word for it, just listen to Jordan . . .
foxLv2 PLATINUM Bluetooth Key Features:
Virtual CD-Quality Bluetooth music: wirelessly with CSR apt-X*
Better wired for sound with included Audioquest cable.
Battery Life that’s even more impressive: Up to 10 Hours (or more) Bluetooth
On, up to 20 Hours (or more) Bluetooth off.
Pocket-sized Portability: uniquely combines high-resolution fidelity and
Bluetooth Speakerphone Capability: with built-in noise-canceling microphone.
Connect to any music source via standard 3.5mm stereo audio cable:
audiophile Audioquest Evergreen cable included.
Lithium-ion BassBattery™ re-chargable via USB or included high-power 5 Volt
2 Amp universal wall charger: includes AC prong adapters for US/Japan,
Germany/China, UK/HK, Australia/NZ.
Output wattage doubles when powered via AC wall charger (included).
Tiny Dimensions: 143 x 55 x 35 mm (5.6 x 2.2 x 1.4 inch).
Lightweight: 269 gram (9.5 oz).
Although I paid $229
for mine, (I travel and the flxv2plt-bt Foxl v2 "international" comes with
plugs for various countries in Europe, South America and Africa) -- you can
get a version for $199 = the original Soundmatters foxLv2 in black, or for
the non-bluetooth version as low as $149. When you arrive at any of these
pages, you'll also find some pretty cool accessories like a bike clip for
your handlebars, a car clip for dash-mounting, carry-case and even a
"stereo" version to slaves two FoxLs together for stereo!
Soundmatters Foxl v2 Platinum Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Soundmatters foxLv2 Bluetooth Loudspeaker System (Black)
Jordan Rudess' YouTube Channel for a real ear-full!
Jordan Plays iPad and Tachyon awesome
Learn about Jordan's various apps
Hook up your FoxL speakers and listen to THIS
If you grab one of these, and we run into each other one day -- I'd sure
love to jam! We'll have a great time. . .
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Soundmatters International, Inc.
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. Through Soundmatters, Dr. Guenther is dedicated
to developing exceptional performance audio products that enhance, rather
than complicate consumer’s lifestyles.
foxLv2 has received numerous rave reviews, including a review from
Sound+Vision, that called foxL “the absolute best gift ever for
audiophiles,” TIME Magazine, that chose foxL the “Top Ten Gadget of the
Year,” and Men’s Journal that named foxL “BEST in CLASS.” In addition,
Soundmatters licenses the foxL technology to Jawbone®. For more information,
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