Overview: The NuForce S3-BT is an active loudspeaker featuring
Bluetooth wireless connectivity with aptX for high-fidelity sound reproduction. It
also includes stereo analog inputs for your non-Bluetooth devices and a USB charging
port for your smartphone or tablet. The S3-BT's compact bookshelf size fits almost
any room or decor. The speaker cabinet is wrapped in an elegant soft black or white
leatherette (with black cloth grilles).
Two-Way Speaker Design: Each NuForce S3-BT Bluetooth speaker
features a custom 1" soft-dome silk tweeter that offers a smooth and natural
response, and a 3.5" composite paper cone woofer with rubber surround which is
constructed using a proprietary "anti-resonance" cone technique and powerful
magnet assembly. The drivers are housed in a bass-reflex enclosure with a rear-firing
Digital Amplifier: The NuForce S3-BT's right speaker employs
an efficient Class-D amplifier (18 watt x 2 channel) which powers all drivers in
the left & right speaker for clear, detailed sound and low power consumption.
Bluetooth Version 4.0: The NuForce S3-BT is Bluetooth v4.0
certified and supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of
Bluetooth-enabled audio devices; such as your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android
smartphone/tablet, computer/laptop, and digital audio/MP3 player. Basic playback
functions include - Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track.
Bluetooth aptX Codec: Bluetooth aptX, which is featured on a
growing number of Android mobile devices as well as MacBooks and Apple desktop
computers, allows audio to be broadcast wirelessly in significantly higher quality
than over standard Bluetooth. You'll instantly notice more extensive dynamic range,
deeper bass, and crystal-clear top end. Standard Bluetooth has an extremely variable
performance and its weaknesses are very apparent to music lovers. Common complaints
include a reduction in high-end clarity, muddiness or dullness in the midrange, and
its reduced signal-to-noise ratio can cause listener fatigue. Conversely, Bluetooth
aptX has a fixed performance standard to guarantee a consistently high-quality
wireless music transfer. With almost CD-quality reproduction to offer, you'll
instantly experience significantly greater dynamics and infinitely more detail
from your favorite music.
Compatible Music Sources: The range of music available from
today's iPods, smartphones, laptops, and computers is almost endless. In addition
to music stored on your iPod, smartphone, tablet or computer; online music services
of course other internet radio sources can be wirelessly transmitted to the
SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP),
you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled device to the NuForce S3-BT without having
to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a registered Bluetooth
device is in close proximity to the powered speaker, the auto connection function
automatically pairs the two units. Multiple Bluetooth-compatible devices can be
registered, but only one device can be used at a time. Due to the differences in
Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function
improperly, or may not support all features when used with the NuForce S3-BT.
Analog Inputs: The S3-BT's right speaker is fitted with stereo
RCA inputs for connecting an external audio device, which is not Bluetooth-enabled.
The stereo analog inputs can also be used for upgrading to the NuForce Air DAC
sold separately) offering even more outstanding audiophile grade audio performance.
Binding Posts: The amplified right speaker is equipped with
binding-post speaker output terminals, while the passive left speaker is equipped
with binding-post speaker input terminals. A 10' length of speaker wire is included
to connect the two speakers.
Top-Panel Controls: The amplified right speaker features
top-panel controls. Control include - Source (Bluetooth/Line-in), Play/Pause,
Previous/Next Track, Volume Up/Down. The main power switch is located on the
rear-panel of the amplified right speaker.
USB Charging Port: The amplified right speaker's USB type-A
charging port (5V/1A) lets you charge your mobile device via a USB cable.