A £250 Bluetooth speaker? That’s going to have to be good.
The makers of the Spaced360 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker say that it’s “meticulously engineered to deliver mind-blowing, spine-tingling sound” and it certainly looks the part..
To be honest I was getting a bit lost when I was reading into the specs. The technology involves six “powerful radiators” which, if they’re the type I’m thinking of, will definitely deliver some really hot tunes.
It’s powered by patented airSOUND technology to create “an immersive, infinite sweet spot” and, using 3D metal grilles it boasts “a completely new sonic concept.”
The system provides up to 8 hours of music playback and connects in seconds via Bluetooth. There’s a selection of seven covers for it and it’s available today from Spaced360. The speaker itself is available in black and silver.
The specifications list confuses me a little, but it sounds very good, even if I don’t understand any of it. Get this, it has three 2” neodymium speakers (neodymium??) and three mass loaded bass radiators equally spaced to reduce cabinet vibration and improve bass response. So there. It weighs just over 1KG and has a base charger for easy recharging. There’s also low-latency, high fidelity apt-X Bluetooth, NFC for simple pairing, a micro USB input for firmware updates and a 3.5mm stereo jack.
The 3 digital amplifiers pump out around 20W on each channel, so it should be more than loud enough.
Full press release below..
Off the Charts: New Spaced360 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker Delivers Unrivalled, Fully Immersive Music Experience
London, UK, 11 April 2014: Today’s launch of the Spaced360 is set to shake up the UK market of wireless speakers. Shattering any preconceived ideas of how a Bluetooth-enabled portable speaker should look or sound, Spaced360’s design was deliberately created to deliver spine-tingling sound, effortlessly wrapping listeners in full spectrum audio wherever they are.
Meticulously engineered and powered by patented airSOUND™ technology, the portable speaker with apt-X Bluetooth creates an immersive, infinite ‘sweet spot’. By using three high powered 2″ neo speakers and three mass loaded bass radiators that are all equally spaced, the resulting forces are balanced, bass response is improved, and cabinet vibration is greatly reduced. The highly tuned system of Spaced360 is designed to wrap partygoers in a 360 degree sound-space.
Original, out-of-the-box design looks as good as it sounds
This breakthrough design perfectly balances form and function; with 3D metal grilles formed around airSOUND Technology, Spaced360 breaks away from traditional design language for better sonic performance. Engineered for durability, this pick-up-and-go speaker measures only 22 x 19 x 8.8cm and weights just over 1KG.
The sleek base charger means recharging is easy, making this extraordinary piece of audio kit ultra-portable or thrown in a back-pack to enjoy crystal clear wireless audio on the go.
Fully charged to experience music anytime and anywhere.
With simple set-up, Spaced360 connects to any Bluetooth device within seconds enabling friends to share their favourite playlists instantly. So, whether it’s a house party, a summer BBQ or just a bedroom disco, Spaced360 will get the party started and keep the party going. Boasting a whopping 8 hours of music playback and fully recharged within three hours, Spaced360 offers total wireless freedom. Active NFC means one touch from an enabled device and users are fully connected and ready to play.
Spine-tingling, innovative technology
Spaced360 is the result of more than 40 years of acoustic research and experience in sound engineering by Spaced Audio Ltd, a British company, focused solely on producing unparalleled sound quality for today’s hyper connected generation.
Bringing the Spaced360 attitude to some of UK’s most popular shopping destinations, customers will get hands-on experience with Spaced360 and be immersed in the infinite sweet spot. For a limited period customers can add their style and colour with a free case (£30 RRP) with every Spaced360 bought from a Spaced Station.
Spaced Station locations include: Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow | Lakeside, Greys Essex | Bluewater, Greenhithe Kent | Metro Centre, Gateshead
The Spaced360 will retail at £250, from 11 April 2014, available from www.spaced360.com in black and silver with a range of protective cases in seven striking on-trend colours for £30