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Soundmatters foxLv2 Bluetooth ver. 2.2

Rechargeable portable Bluetooth® powered speaker system

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by Ralph Graves
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Soundmatters FoxLv2

The Soundmatters foxLv2 is small enough to wear around your neck on the go

Picture this: you want to share some hot tracks with your friends. You pull your smartphone out of one pocket, and a compact speaker system out of the other. You set the speaker on the table and start streaming music from your phone — and impress your friends away with some great sound. That's what it's like with the Soundmatters foxLv2 portable speaker system.

Bluetooth connectivity for music and talk

The foxLv2 system works with virtually all Bluetooth-enabled devices, including Android™ phones, iPhones®, iPads®, Blackberrys®, and PDAs. The system uses Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) Bluetooth technology to ensure the best quality wireless signal from your device.

Small system — detailed sound

Four high-performance amplifiers provide up to eight watts of total power to give your music some punch. The are two 1" speakers and each is an ingenious combination of woofer and tweeter, delivering solid mids and clean high tones. There's even an ingenious "BassBattery." The system's lithium-ion battery, encased in rubber, doubles as a bass radiator to pump out the lows.

And Soundmatters includes a small "yoga mat" to place the foxLv2 on, to keep it from vibrating across the table when the bass kicks in. But if that's still not enough, a line-level output lets you connect the system to an external sub.

For more than music

Built-in microphones let you carry on hands-free conversations through the foxLv2. You can even use it as an impromptu speaker phone for conference calls.

There's also minijack input, so you can connect the foxLv2 to your laptop or other portable devices through their headphone jacks. Watch videos on your PC or play games with your handheld and enjoy them with bigger, better sound from the foxLv2.

Portable convenience

The foxLv2 is made for on-the-go listening. It features a removable hinged grill that swings out to serve as a stand. Its built-in rechargeable battery gives you up to 5 hours of operation, and can be charged either through its AC adapter or a USB connection to your computer or other device. And with the included international power adapters you can always keep the foxLv2 charged wherever you are.

When you're ready to go, just slip the foxLv2 into its travel pouch, and tuck it into your pocket. Or carry it by the included lanyard. Either way, you're ready to relocate the party.

From the review Soundmatters foxLv2 Bluetooth: Can go from pocket to party in under a minute

"Slipping the slender foxLv2 into my pants or jacket pocket seemed natural to me — as natural as doing the same with my phone. And what a great combination. I'm hard-pressed to think of a portable speaker system this small that sounds this good."

— Ralph, Crutchfield Blog Editor and A/V Writer

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Highlights:

  • for phones and other portable devices with built-in Bluetooth
  • compatible with iPod touch, iPhone®, iPad, Blackberry, and Android devices
  • Bluetooth v2.0 A2DP for wide audio bandwidth and low distortion
  • wireless range: 30'
  • built-in microphones for hands-free wireless speakerphone and conference calls
  • one touch reject/answer/end call functions
  • two 1" full-range speakers with bass driver
  • 8 watts total system power
  • minijack auxiliary input for laptops handheld game consoles, and other portable devices (minijack cable included)
  • USB input for charging (USB cable included)
  • line-level mono output for subwoofer
  • rechargeable battery lasts up to 5 hours
  • travel pouch and anti-skid mat
  • AC adapter and international power adapters
  • 5-5/8"W x 2-1/4"H x 1-7/16"D
  • weight: 9.5 oz
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Bluetooth speaker
  • AC power supply (with attached 54" DC cord)
  • 4 AC adapter plugs (US/UK/EU/AU)
  • 24" USB charging cable (with a mini-USB type-B connector on one end and a USB type-A connector on other end)
  • 58" Stereo minijack cable
  • Wrist-strap
  • Non-skid pad
  • Drawstring pouch
  • User Guide
  • Important Operation Note

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Features

Personal Audiophile Loudspeaker: The Soundmatters foxLv2 is pocket-sized, personal music system that upgrades the listening experience from your smartphone, MP3 player, laptop, mobile gaming system, or portable/micro projector. The Soundmatters foxLv2 provides clear highs and smooth bass from a compact, self-powered speaker. The foxLv2 can be connected to your compatible audio source via a stereo minijack cable or Bluetooth (A2DP). The Soundmatters foxLv2 even features a built-in microphone for hands-free communication from your smartphone. The foxLv2 operates off of standard AC household current or battery power.

Digital Amplifiers: On-board amplification is supplied by four ultra high-efficiency digital amplifiers delivering a total power up to 8W @ < 0.1% THD (via AC power). The amplifiers are limited to 4W @ < 0.1% THD (via battery power).

Linear Magnetic Drive Twoofers: The Soundmatters foxLv2 employs two dual voice-coil 1" (25mm) Linear Magnetic Drive Twoofers (tweeter/woofer combination) that provide wide response with remarkable clarity. The foxLv2 is engineered around this pair of proprietary, highly sophisticated acoustic drivers, unique in their ability to reproduce both extreme high (tweeter) and low (woofer) frequencies from a single very small diameter 1" (25mm) dome speaker, dubbed the "Twoofer". The Twoofers incorporate soundmatter's Linear Magnetic Drive topology featuring field-focused, back-to-back, dual Extreme-Energy neodymium magnets and a 1-inch, dual voice coil.

BassBattery/Flatmagic: The foxLv2 pocket-sized, personal music system's dual digitally powered Twoofers are assisted in their task of reproducing low frequencies by a miniaturized version of the high mass "moving-wall" passive bass radiators found in Soundmatters' award-winning SUBstage home subwoofers. To add the additional bass driver, without compromising stringent weight and space restrictions, Soundmatters engineers developed an innovative solution, known as the "BassBattery". This patented design was created by rubber-encasing the unit's built-in high capacity, lithium-ion battery, enabling it to provide the mass for, and do double duty as, an acoustic suspension bass driver.  Moving the battery from the inside of the speaker to become part of a "moving-wall" radiator, frees up critical internal airspace to drive the bass.

"Skintight" DomeForward Enclosure: The Soundmatters foxLv2 incorporates high-tech glass-filled composite walls to form a "skintight" ultra-rigid totally sealed acoustic enclosure (often confused with metal, but much lighter for portability). Unlike other manufactures that mount their acoustic drivers in manner that actually obstructs the sound, especially if the listener is off-axis from the front of the speaker; the foxLv2 Twoofer speakers, are mounted "dome forward" from the enclosure, protected by a grille designed to maximize acoustic transparency.  Another reason why unlike typical small speakers, the foxLv2 sounds open and airy, almost regardless of its location.

Bluetooth Technology: The Soundmatters foxLv2 pocket-sized, personal music system offers Bluetooth music and hands-free capabilities. The foxLv2 automatically connects to your Bluetooth enabled device for instant wireless streaming from your smartphone or music player. Bluetooth wireless technology offers a 25-30' range.

  • Music Streaming (A2DP): The Soundmatters foxLv2 features Bluetooth wireless A2DP stereo technology for audio streaming from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone, music player, or laptop. The foxLv2connects automatically and is optimized for maximum audio fidelity, including low distortion and minimal noise. This unit does not offer Bluetooth AVRCP (remote control).
  • Hands-Free Communication (HFP): The foxLv2 features Bluetooth HFP wireless hands-free communication and provides a built-in "business-quality" microphone for speakerphone/conferencing calling. The built-in noise and echo canceling microphone circuitry, coupled with the Twoofers remarkable voice clarity, make the foxLv2 a superb choice for hands-free and conference call applications. When a call comes in while listening to music streamed via Bluetooth, the foxLv2 automatically switches so you'll hear and be able to speak to the caller. When the call is finished, your music returns. With a quick press of the unit's front Bluetooth button, you can even remotely reject, answer, or terminate a call.

Note: Not all Bluetooth enabled devices will be compatible, due to the differences in Bluetooth technology.

Apple Device Compatible: The foxLv2 is compatible with the iPad (1/2), iPhone (3G/3GS/4/4S), and iPod touch (2nd gen/3rd gen/4th gen) via Bluetooth and 3.5mm auxiliary connection.

Auxiliary Input: The Soundmatters foxLv2 is fitted with a 3.5mm stereo audio input for a hardwired connection of your smartphone, MP3 player, or laptop.

Subwoofer Output: The foxLv2 features a 3.5mm stereo audio output to connect a powered subwoofer for extra bass.

Fold-Out Stand: The foxLv2 pocket-sized, personal music system's protective grille doubles as a foldout speaker stand.

Anti-Slip Acoustic Mat: The Soundmatters foxLv2 includes a anti-slip, acoustic mat to help deaden any unwanted resonance.

Power Requirements: The Soundmatters foxLv2 pocket-sized, personal music system can be powered from using the included external AC power supply or the unit's integrated Lithium-ion battery.

  • AC Power: The foxLv2 operates off of standard household current using the supplied AC power supply. The unit's output wattage doubles when powered via AC (up to 8W) vs. battery (up to 4W). A universal power travel adapter kit is included with 4 types of AC power adapter plugs (for US/Japan, Europe/China, UK/HK, and Australia)
  • Battery Power: The foxLv2 also features an integrated rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that can last up to 5 hours on a full-charge, depending upon volume levels. The integrated Lithium-ion battery can be recharged via the included AC power supply or via USB, using the included USB charging cable.

Optional Carrying Case: The Soundmatters UK PRO TT10 travel case (602UKPRO10, sold separately) is designed specifically for the Soundmatters foxLv2 portable powered speaker. The travel case has just enough room to accommodate the Soundmatters foxLv2 portable powered speaker, its AC adapter (disassembled), and audio cable.

 
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Great speakers; pricey but worth it

Written By jh, El Paso TX on Saturday, January 04, 2014
 
I bought this actually from a local audio store on my quest of finding an alternative to my bulky Bose sounddock. I went in looked at a variety of products they had, some were either too big, too expensive, ect but I came across this, the guy had brought this out of the back room to demonstrate and I simply could not believe the amount of sound that was coming from this small unit. The bass quality was amazing especially for a small unit, it can get fairly loud if you want it to be. That's it I was sold I actually bought the platinum version that they had on sale for $199, I have had it for almost a month now and have been very pleased with it. I like the fact that it's very portable I can hook it up to my computer and use it as the main speaker for that or anything else you want to hook it up to with the audio cord or any other device that's Bluetooth compatible. I have been especially pleased with the bass it makes no, it's not gonna perform like a full size subwoofer or anything like that but it will perform very well considering its small size. The clarity rivals my old Bose sound dock, which really performed great just wasn't so easily portable. Battery life is great actually better then expected I've had it on all day and used it a good bit of that day maybe 4-6hrs at a time and it still has life left after that. Yes this does cost more then some other alternatives that cost less, but those that I saw don't sound nearly as good as this, 5 stars from me!
Pros:
great sound, the bass, small, battery life, versatile
Cons:
price, but if I can get over it, it's gonna be the best portable speaker you ever owned
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4 out of 5

Soundmatters foxLv2 Bluetooth ver. 2.2

Written By T.K., Illinois on Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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Easy to use and sounds great..
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Written By andrew, nyc on Saturday, February 11, 2012
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