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Soundcast VG7

Waterproof portable Bluetooth® speaker

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Overview

Our take on the Soundcast VG7

At 21 pounds and 1-1/2 feet tall, the Soundcast VG7's quite a bit larger and heavier than most Bluetooth speakers. But when you hear what it can do, you'll appreciate the difference. This brawny speaker features four separately enclosed drivers plus a down-firing subwoofer for powerful and detailed 360° sound. Indoor and outdoor EQ modes help you get the sound dialed in right for your space. And the VG7 is waterproof, so you can use it poolside or at the beach.

A premium indoor/outdoor speaker

Soundcast VG7

Four speakers plus a down-firing subwoofer create an immersive 360° soundscape.

At 21 pounds and 1-1/2 feet tall, the Soundcast VG7's quite a bit larger and heavier than most Bluetooth speakers. But when you hear what it can do, you'll appreciate the difference. This brawny speaker features four separately enclosed drivers plus a down-firing subwoofer for powerful and detailed 360° sound. Indoor and outdoor EQ modes help you get the sound dialed in right for your space. And the VG7 is waterproof, so you can use it poolside or at the beach.

Bluetooth extras

The speaker features aptX® audio coding, an advanced form of Bluetooth that allows higher-fidelity sound with compatible Android™ device. Thanks to built-in NFC (Near Field Communication), you can pair a compatible device just by touching it to the VG7.

Power and portability

The internal rechargeable battery gives you up to 20 hours of playback. A USB charging port lets you keep your smartphone or tablet powered up when you're on the go. The VG7's integrated handle balances the speaker so it's easy to carry along.

Product Highlights:

  • built-in Bluetooth
  • aptX audio coding for high-fidelity streaming with compatible devices
  • IP67-rated waterproof and shock-resistant
  • 4 discretely enclosed 3" full-range drivers with down-firing long-throw 7" subwoofer for 360° sound
  • frequency response 55-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • 3 Class D amplifiers with a total of 60 watts RMS
    • 15 watts x 2 for full-range drivers, and 30 watts for the subwoofer
  • pair two VG7 speakers for two-channel stereo (second VG7 available separately)
  • 3.5mm stereo minijack input for portable devices (stereo minijack cable included)
  • selectable indoor and outdoor EQ modes
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) one-touch pairing with compatible Android™ devices
  • USB charging port for portable devices
  • removable rechargeable internal battery lasts up to 20 hours (USB charging cable included)
  • integrated carry handle
  • 11"W x 18-15/16"H x 11"D
  • weight: 21 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Bluetooth portable speaker
  • Battery pack
  • AC power adapter (attached 4' DC cord)
  • 6' AC power cord
  • 43 AC power plugs (UK/AU/EU)
  • 40" microUSB-to-USB cable
  • 42" Stereo minijack cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Lithium-Ion Batteries Safety Instructions
  • Safety/Disposal Instructions
  • Warranty Information
Reviews

Soundcast VG7 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(2 Reviews)

Soundcast VG7

Albert from Cidra, PR on 6/4/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Did not meet my expectations Sorry

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Cons:

Defiantly a musical insrument!

Raymond from New York on 11/23/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I am surprised to see no reviews for this speaker. I bought one of these from Crutchfield a while ago. I bought this without hearing it on the highly recommended review from Sound and Vision. I trust these guys. Been a subscriber for years. Well, I am not one to do reviews, but I feel I need to since there isn`t any for this speaker. I bought this not for the Bluetooth, but for the 3.5mm input from my laptop hooked in line with my Audio Quest Dragonfly Red(which is perhaps the best audio pc I have ever bought, especially for the money!) and a Big Sur interconnect. With radio music and you tube music I give it a B+ cause these are not HiFi signals., but is defiantly acceptable! With my CD quality music service(Tidal) the sound has me floored at times. Defiantly an A to an A+ at times. Detailed delightful highs without being bright,beautiful mids being full and solid, and solid bass. I found that you have to turn on the bass boost and turn it off when your inside cause sometimes it can get boomy with it, not so much outside though. I am sure with placement with this speaker can be a good equalizer, which I have not felt a need to do yet. So lately I have been kinda lazy and just been running my cell phone`s Bluetooth with this speaker and as long as it`s with my music service it is very impressive for being wireless, which I did n`t have much faith in. Not too impressed with my radio of my cellphone, it is listenable however. Overall very impressed! Would b

Pros: See review, not sorry with this purchase at all!

Cons: Expensive? You get what you pay for most of the time! Not the last word in bass, but very very good! Again placement can be the answer, that I have not experimented with to be fair.

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Features and Specs

Features
Weather-resistant Yes
Waterproof Yes
Speakerphone Mic No
NFC Touch Pairing Yes

Product Research

Features

360º Sound: The Soundcast VG7 utilizes four 3" full-range drivers with aluminum cones, butyl rubber surrounds, and a high SPL Neodymium motor design. The 3" full-range drivers are configured in a stereo 360º array for immersive sound. The VG7 also houses one 7" long-throw woofer in a downward-firing configuration with a high-performance IMPP (Injected Molded Polypropylene) cone and butyl rubber surround, plus high efficiency BL ferrite motor design for increased bass response.

Class-D Amplification: The VG7 uses Class-D amplification to power the full-range drivers and woofer. A 15W (RMS) x 2Ch Class-D amplifier powers the four 3" full-range drivers, while a 30W (RMS) x 1Ch Class-D amplifier powers the 7" long-throw woofer.

Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Soundcast VG7 features built-in Bluetooth 4.2 with support for wireless audio streaming (A2DP) and control (AVRCP). You can wirelessly stream stored music, music apps, and other content on your Bluetooth enabled smartphone (including iPhone & Android), tablet (including iPad & Android), laptop (including Windows & Mac), or desktop computer (including Windows & Mac) to the Soundcast VG7 speaker. You'll also be able to control basic playback functions; such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, and Volume Up/Down from the VG7 speaker.

  • Codecs: In addition to supporting Bluetooth's standard SBC codec, the VG7 lets you enjoy high-quality Qualcomm aptX (compatible with most Androids) & AAC (compatible with iPhone) audio codecs, so you can enjoy the highest quality sound that is rich and crystal clear.
  • Pairing: The VG7 supports SSP (Simple Secure Pairing) & NFC (Near Field Communication) to wirelessly connect your devices. Simple Secure Pairing allows you to wirelessly pair most Bluetooth device without having to enter a pin-code. Near Field Communication allows you to wirelessly pair Android OS 4.0+ and other devices that support NFC by simply touching the device to the VG7 speaker.  You can pair up to 8 Bluetooth source devices to the VG7, but only one device can be connected at a time for wireless music playback.
Note: The Soundcast VG7 does not support Bluetooth hands-free communication for phone calls.

True Wireless Stereo (TWS): True Wireless Stereo (TWS) lets you sync two Soundcast VG7 speakers together over Bluetooth for dedicated left and right stereo playback.

Indoor or Outdoor Use: Thanks to its weather resistant enclosure, the Soundcast VG7 Bluetooth speaker can be used both indoors and outdoors. The speaker even features an Indoor/Outdoor EQ modes which configures the speaker for indoors or outdoors. An built-in ergonomic handle lets you easily carry the speaker around the house and outside.

Aux Input: In addition to wireless Bluetooth connectivity, the Soundcast VG7 is outfitted with a 3.5mm aux input for connecting a portable audio player with an analog or headphone output.

USB Charging (5V/1A): The VG7 is capable of recharging the battery of your Bluetooth-enabled device from the speaker's built-in USB-A (5V/1A) port. Now you don't need to carry an extra charger to keep your devices powered up. This USB port does not support audio playback.

AC & Battery Powered: The Soundcast VG7 Bluetooth speaker can be powered using the included battery pack or AC power adapter. The included battery pack must be installed and provides 10-20 hours of playback time (depends on volume level). The included AC power adapter can be used to power the speaker, as well as charge the battery (it takes approximately 2-3 hours for a full charge).

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good reviews- Sound & Vision [ R  Aug 07, 2017 ]
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