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Edifier Intros Portable AIO Speaker System

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Here's a good way to crash a party or camping trip with a portable AIO for your laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Looking to turn your laptop, smartphone or tablet into a portable party machine? Edifier may have what you need with the release of Sound To Go PLUS, an all-in-one micro speaker system with a built-in rechargeable Lithium Ion battery and a soft protective carrying pouch for safe transportation while on-the-go.

"Sound To Go PLUS is a self-contained portable mini speaker system that delivers exceptional audio performance above and beyond any built in laptop or tablet speaker.  Sound To Go PLUS is a great solution for home, business and travel use," the company said on Thursday.

Encased in a brushed aluminum chassis, Sound To Go PLUS features a two-channel stereo with two full range 1.25-inch drivers on each channel (magnetically shielded). It also features a built-in ‘Class D’ amplifier and a 3 x 1.25-inch magnetically oval passive radiator (5Ω). An auxiliary input enables the use of multiple host devices such as ‘smartphones’ and iPads (any MP3 enabled device).

The product page specifically states it has USB audio streaming capabilities in addition to the auxiliary input. The battery promises up to 10 hours of playback, and its overall size is 10.28 x 3.6 x 4.4-inches, weighing a mere .82 pounds.

Here are additional specifications:
* Total power output: RMS 1W x 2
* THD + N (testing level): 0% Signal to noise ratio:≥75dBA
* Frequency response: 20Hz - 20KHz Distortion: ≤1%
* Input sensitivity: USB -- 800mV ± 50mV (THD+N=1%) AUX -- 500mV ± 50mV (THD+N=1%)

Sound To Go PLUS can be purchased from Edifier here for $49.99 USD, and at retailers across North America.

 

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    ughmas , August 26, 2012 4:12 PM
    that thing is massive.. ill take the x mini II for half the price and fits in your pocket
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    nukemaster , August 26, 2012 4:35 PM
    If they sound half decent, for the price it may not be too bad. I mean laptop speakers seem to vary greatly in audio quality.
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    danwat1234 , August 27, 2012 12:39 AM
    Yay 2 watts... and it has a radiator why? I think you mean RAMsinks.
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    rickl7069 , August 27, 2012 1:26 AM
    2 watts of power for a portable party machine? Are they kidding? Unless it's worth breaking out a REAL system and hooking it up to a laptop, stick with earmuffs. Don't show up to a party of mine and hook this crap up, I'll provide better.
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    LukeCWM , August 27, 2012 5:16 PM
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    two full range 1.25-inch drivers on each channel

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    * Frequency response: 20Hz - 20KHz Distortion: ≤1%


    Anyone else irritated that apparently all consumer speakers and headphones advertise 20Hz - 20KHz when that is so far from the truth? With 1.25-inch "full-range" drivers, they'll be lucky to get 130Hz - 12KHz, and there will be massive peaks and dips in the frequency response.

    Every frequency specification needs to be fitted with a scale, like +-3dB or +-6dB. Anything else is pure bloated advertising and is meaningless.
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    LukeCWM , August 27, 2012 5:25 PM
    Also, this looks like the "Me too!" to the JamBox. My father has a JamBox that he takes with him when he travels. No matter what the marketing hype and ignorant reviews say, it still sounds bad, like a $30 set of Logitech speakers (even though you pay $200). But the convenience of being battery powered and connectable by Bluetooth is undeniably cool.

    If you want decent sound on the cheap, get some low-cost bookshelf speakers. Polk and Pioneer have speakers are sold frequently on sales that dip as cheap as $50/pr. Couple that with any simple receiver/amplifier made in the past 40 years, and turn off all "enhancements" and other marketing gimmicks. And if you want some bass, get a cheap Hsu Research subwoofer and you will be amazed at its value. Or if you're very tight on money, go with the $100 Polk subwoofer. The resulting system will sound better than any computer speaker package, home-theater-in-a-box package, or iPod dock of any brand no matter the price.
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    nukemaster , August 27, 2012 6:15 PM
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    Yay 2 watts... and it has a radiator why? I think you mean RAMsinks.

    A "passive radiator" is a speaker without a magnet and voice coil. It is used to give you "more" sound in the bass region(it replaced use of a port). It comes at a cost of overall volume vs a ported speaker, but works well if setup right.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passive_radiator_%28speaker%29

    EDIT.

    And just so everyone knows, Back in the day(before inflated numbers), 2 watts RMS could actually be fairly loud. And a 60 watt x 2 RMS stereo would piss off the neighbors with ease(without even pushing 1/4 of its total power).