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ClearView™ Audio Clio™
Powered Bluetooth® wireless speaker system (Dark bronze)
Item # 912CLIOBRZ | MFR # 855816005011
This item is no longer available.
Our take on the ClearView™ Audio Clio™ by Crutchfield's Ralph Graves
Sound is invisible. If you've wished your speakers could be too, consider ClearView Audio's remarkable Clio speaker system. The Clio is completely unlike any speaker you've ever seen. A gently curved clear acrylic glass panel produces the sound, and the panel is supported by a small, unobtrusive base that houses the amplifier and other electronics. You can place the Clio anywhere and it virtually disappears from view. The beauty of your room is maintained, and now you can fill it with beautiful sound.
The Clio blends into your décor so well, it's almost invisible. (Hint: look on the shelf.)
ClearView's innovative Edge Motion™ technology vibrates the acrylic panel and makes it sing. The panel acts as a stereo transducer, converting the energy into sound – rich, full sound that spans the audio range. A two-inch down-firing speaker reinforces the low tones.
Since the sound radiates from the surface of the panel, you'll hear the same clear, detailed sound from behind the Clio as you will in front of it – ideal for placing on a coffee table or other furniture in the middle of a room.
Use the Clio with any Bluetooth-compatible smartphone or tablet. Pairing is simple and intuitive. Within seconds you can enjoy the music, Internet radio, video soundtracks, game sound effects streaming from your device with the Clio's room-filling sound.
The system's base also has stereo minijack a auxiliary input, so you can connect a portable player and enjoy great sound.
Just unpacked and turned it on and paired my Bluetooth in about 1 minute. Great product. I also liked the way Crutchfield packed it with their biodegradable packing peanuts
Anonymous, Pittsfield, MA
What's in the Box:
- Bluetooth powered speaker
- AC power adapter (w/ 6.5' DC cord)
- 62" AC power cord
- 56" Stereo minijack cable
- Microfiber cleaning cloth
- Quick Start Guide
- User Manual
- powered Bluetooth wireless speaker system
- pair up to eight Bluetooth-enabled devices
- range: 30 feet
- 0.04" clear acrylic glass panel transducer
- left- and right-channel piezo-electric actuators create stereo sound
- 2" down-firing woofer for low tones
- stereo minijack input for connecting portable devices
- AC power cable
- 12-3/4"W x 8-17/8"H x 3-3/4"D
- weight: 1.9 lbs.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
ClearView™ Audio Clio™ Reviews
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2.1Ch Speaker System: The Clio features an optically clear acrylic glass stereo transducer with proprietary left and right channel Piezo-electric actuators for excellent high-frequency and midrange reproduction. To complement the high and mid frequencies, the Clio also houses a down-firing 2" woofer for greater depth and detail.
Panoramic Room-Filling Sound: Unlike traditional cone speakers that push sound waves in one direction, Clio surrounds you with rich and clear stereo sound driven from both sides of the speaker. Place it anywhere and enjoy a 360° sound experience.
Edge Motion Technology: Edge Motion technology uses a very different mechanical principle to generate sound. Instead of pushing from behind, like a traditional cone speaker, Edge Motion-driven speakers use piezo-electric actuators to stimulate the sides of an optically clear acrylic glass stereo transducer to produce an extremely efficient, piston-like motion. The result is a thin, lightweight and invisible transducer that produces rich, full sound across the audio range.
Curved Acrylic Glass Membrane: The Clio speaker is a stylistic fit for any interior design because it produces sound from an ultra-thin, transparent, and gracefully curved acrylic glass membrane. Unlike traditional speakers that visually compromise the aesthetic of a room or expensive embedded in-wall speakers that are difficult to install and quickly become obsolete, Clio delivers décor-friendly audio straight out of the box.
Built-in Bluetooth: The Clio speaker system is Bluetooth v2.1+EDR compliant with support for A2DP wireless music streaming. With built-in wireless Bluetooth connectivity, the Clio gives you the freedom to place it just where you want it, and move it from one location to another, without the clutter of unsightly audio cables or speaker wires (still requires AC power).
- Wireless Music Streaming: You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, Windows PC, Mac computer and more to the Clio speaker system. You will still continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to control music playback and view song/artist information.
- Multi-Device Pairing: You can pair up to eight Bluetooth-enabled devices with the Clio speaker system. However, only one device can be used at a time.
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 Clio speaker.
Aux Input: In addition to built-in Bluetooth, the Clio is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary input for connection of almost any external audio device with an analog audio output or headphone jack.
Controls: The Clio offers side-panel, push-button controls. These include Power, Source Selection, Volume Up/Down, and Mute.
Tri-Color LED: A tri-color LED indicates status - Flashing Blue (Bluetooth pairing), Solid Blue (Bluetooth source), Solid Red (Aux input), and Solid White (Standby mode).
AC Power + Auto Standby: The Clio operates off of standard household current using the supplied AC power adapter and cord. The Clio will automatically go into an energy-saving standby mode when the speaker had received no audio source or remains in Mute mode for approximately 20 minutes or more.
- Input: 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz, 0.75A
- Output: 24V - 1000mA, 24W
3 Finishes: The Clio is available in three attractive finishes.
- Silver: Muted metallic finish; perfect for light surfaces. Compliments natural wood furnishings, nickel and steel tones.
- Dark Bronze: Sophisticated metallic finish; perfect for dark surfaces. Compliments brown wood furnishings, bronze and brass tones.
- Charcoal: Matte-finished shade of grey; perfect for all surfaces. Compliments black wood furnishings, dark granite and iron-tones.
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