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Boston Acoustics MC100 Blue
Bluetooth® powered speaker system with aptX® audio streaming
Item # 065MC100BT | MFR # MC100BLUEB-01201
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Our take on the Boston Acoustics MC100 Blue by Crutchfield's Ralph Graves
The slender Boston Acoustics MC100 Blue makes a great addition to bedroom, den, or office. This compact speaker system delivers big sound without taking up a lot of space. The system is Bluetooth-enabled, so you can stream music wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet, or other portable device.
Tap-to-pair with NFC
The MC100 Blue also features NFC (Near Field Communication). Just touch a compatible portable device — such as a smartphone or tablet — to the system for instant wireless pairing. Then with one touch you can play music, stream audio from videos and games through the MC100 Blue without wires and without logging into a network.
The system features aptX® audio coding, an advanced type of Bluetooth wireless streaming that retains virtually all the detail of the audio signal it carries. If your smartphone or tablet is compatible with this technology, you'll get even better performance.
And if it isn't, don't worry. The MC100 Blue also handles standard Bluetooth transmission, so you can enjoy music from just about any Bluetooth-enabled device.
Great sound from a small system
The MC100 Blue features two full-range speakers that deliver rich, detailed sound. Boston Acoustics' patented BassTrac® circuitry continually monitors the signal to prevent distortion and ensure clean, clear bass.
- Bluetooth with aptX audio coding for greater sonic detail with compatible devices
- range: 30 feet
- NFC (Near Field Communication) lets you wirelessly pair with a compatible device by simply touching it to the MC100 Blue
- two 3-1/2" full-range speakers
- frequency response: 70-20,000Hz
- BassTrac® circuitry monitors the audio signal to prevent audible distortion
- stereo minijack headphone output
- stereo minijack auxiliary input for portable devices
- integrated keyhole slots for wall mounting
- remote control
- AC power adapter
- 15-3/4"W x 6"H x 4-1/4"D
- weight: 4.5 lbs.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Bluetooth powered speaker
- AC power adapter (w/ attached 6' DC cord)
- 2 AC power plugs (US/EU)
- Remote control (CR2025 battery installed)
- Owner's Manual
- Quick Start Guide
Full-Range Sound w/ BassTrac Circuitry: Thanks to dual Boston-designed, high-performance 3.5" drivers in separate vented chambers, the MC100 Blue plays full-range sound from a compact speaker. The MC100 Blue Bluetooth speaker plays your music with a wide range and very natural sound reproduction, so you can enjoy music as the artist intended (and not rely on the tiny speakers found in your mobile phone, tablet, or computer). Chances are, you'll hear notes and instruments you hadn't noticed before. The MC100 Blue also features BassTrac circuitry for consistent, superior sound. BassTrac is a Boston-designed patented technology that controls bass output dynamically dependent on volume level for satisfying bass at any listening level.
Elegant Styling: High-grade materials both inside and outside the speaker add to the simple style. The buttons are discreetly located on the top, conveniently positioned for intuitive use. A seamless base positions the speaker so it leans back slightly to create an elegant look. The clean, minimalist design of the MC100 blends easily into its surroundings and is perfectly suited for the home or office setting. The only color you will see is a blue LED volume indicator behind the grille, which lights only when the volume is changing.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming + aptX: The Boston Acoustics MC100 Blue features built-in Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP technology which allows you to wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, or laptop/computer. You'll be able to stream stored music or music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled device and control playback from the included remote control. The MC100 Blue also features aptX which allows for CD-quality sound when streaming from a Bluetooth device that also includes aptX. The audio quality from aptX is indistinguishable from wired music, matching CD performance for a top-quality listening experience. You will continue view song/artist information and perform advanced music navigation from your Bluetooth-enabled device.
Simple Pairing w/ NFC: A single button press pairs your Bluetooth-enabled device with the Boston Acoustics MC100 Blue. The unit is also equipped with NFC (Near Field Communication) for simple tap-to-pair connectivity from Android mobile devices that are NFC equipped. Simply place your NFC-enabled mobile device, such as a smartphone, near the top of the MC100 Blue to initiate pairing. The MC100 Blue can be paired with up to 8 devices (only one can be used at a time). Once paired, the Bluetooth speaker will automatically re-connect to the last device used when in wireless range (30').
Note: 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 Boston Acoustics MC100 Blue.
Remote Control: The included IR remote control operates the system's volume up/down and muting. The remote also supports basic playback functions of your Bluetooth streamed music, such as Play/Pause and Track Forward/Reverse.
Auxiliary Input: The Boston Acoustics MC100 Blue is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary input to connect virtually any portable audio device with a headphone output.
Headphone Output: There is a side-panel 3.5mm headphone jack which allows you to connect a set of headphones for private listening. When a set of headphones are connected, the system's built-in speakers are muted.
Mounting Options: The Boston Acoustic MC100 Blue can simply be placed on a table, desk, shelf, or stand. You can also wall mount the MC100 Blue using its two rear-panel keyhole slots (spaced 3.9375" apart).
Note: The MC100 Blue will sound great just about anywhere. If you put it near a wall or corner the bass response will be enhanced. Blocking the bass ports on the rear of the cabinet will reduce bass response.
AC Power: The wireless Bluetooth speaker system operates off of standard household AC current using the supplied AC power adapter.
- Input: 100-240V~50/60Hz, 0.9A
- Output: 15V - 1.8A
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