Soundmatters to showcase foxL Duet system and Dash7 speaker at CES 2013

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The portable audio specialists at  Soundmatters have announced two new products to be shown off at next week’s 2013 International CES in Las Vegas.  The first is the company’s Dash7 portable Bluetooth speaker.  The other is its foxL Duet, and interesting combo featuring a diminutive “palm-sized” subwoofer and the foxL aptX portable speaker. We’ll be paying Soundmatters a visit on the CES show floor, but until then, let’s take a look at what we can expect to see.

The Dash7 – The harmonica-sized speaker is a mini sound bar of sorts, and is said to deliver clean, omnidirectional sound from its bite-sized frame. It connects easily to Bluetooth-enabled devices, provides an enhanced soundmatters foxl duet dash 7 dash7 580x326noise-cancelling speaker phone feature, and is available in four colors: red, white, black, and silver. The device also comes with a Lithium-ion rechargeable “BassBattery” – a clever design which uses the battery as a sort of subwoofer – and includes a case that doubles as an angled stand for the speaker. Soundmatters has the Dash7 priced at $250, but further details are scant this close to the show. We’ll be sure to get the goods next week.

The foxL Duet – Though this combo may look best suited to the residents of Lilliput, it is, in fact, built for standard-sized ears. A Linear Magnetic Drive woofer with a dual passive radiator system and 30 watts of built-in amplification help this speaker punch above its weight and hit with bass below the belt. The foxL Duet can handle frequencies as low 38Hz; impressive (if not totally unbelievable) for such a small system. The foxL aptX speaker is representative on its own, but throw in the sub, and you’ve got yourself a portable party. Expect to pay around $350 for the combo. 

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