We live in a world where everything has gotten a whole lot more connected – ranging from our phones to our homes and the vehicles in which we drive in. In fact, if something is no longer hooked up, it is considered to be archaic, and manufacturers are always on the lookout to see whether they can connect a particular device to an online service of sorts or not. Acoustic Research, a leader of innovative and high-performance wireless audio solutions, has just announced the retail availability of their speaker series by delivering not one, or even two, but a quartet of new indoor/outdoor speakers for spring this year. This range of quality Bluetooth speakers will cater to just about any budget, and at the same time, it does not skimp on style, either, where they will comprise of the Hatteras, Glendale, Pasadena, and Mainstreet speakers.
First of all, the $219.99 Hatteras happens to be a high-power outdoor Bluetooth stereo speaker system that delivers not only style but functionality as well which can be used all year round. The Hatteras wireless speaker will comprise of a pair of 20-Watt amplifier systems that delivers a total of 40 Watts of power, all crammed into a rather imposing looking 2-foot tall tower that has a quartet of active drivers which produce true stereo sound. In addition, there is an oversized built-in passive rear subwoofer that delivers superior bass clarity and reproduction. Since it is meant to see action outdoors, it will be weather- and UV-resistant to boot, and offers a performance level that belies its price point. Parties will also be a whole lot more fun with 360 degree area lighting alongside multiple settings that include full area lightning, soft mood glow, in addition to a party lighting mode.
As for the Glendale wireless speaker, this $119.99 device was specially designed with an architectural theme in order to have it blend into any home décor, as well as to add acoustic flare and style to your living space. It will feature a powerful midrange driver, tweeter and booming rear passive subwoofer, offering 10 watts of powerful sound to your living room or wherever else you would like to listen to your music. It comes with an AC adapter, or you can go portable with optional AA batteries. An IPX weather resistant case will also allow the Glendale to make its stand against the elements.
The Pasadena wireless speaker was designed with the classic American craftsman style in mind, sporting simple lines and recognizable features which belie the quality workmanship. It might stand at just 9.5” in height, but they are not only stylish but durable as well, delivering a performance that is far beyond their size. Each Pasadena speaker delivers 10 Watts of power via a 2-way speaker system and a large passive rear facing bass subwoofer. Expect the Pasadena to retail for just $99.99, and yes, it is also IPX weather resistant just in case you were wondering.
Last but not least would be the $79.99 Mainstreet, where it comes with versatility as well as style, not to mention delivers big, bold sound in order to obtain the most music for your hard earned buck. You can stream and control your music from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or other compatible devices via Bluetooth wireless technology, or make use of the built-in Aux Input for other wired sources. It tips the scales at under 4 pounds, and can be easily moved around the porch, patio or poolside. Dual power options with half a dozen AA batteries or the included AC adapter will keep it running along just fine.
So, what is your choice at the end of the day?