Portable Bluetooth® speaker
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Crutchfield: Aiwa Exos-9 portable Bluetooth speaker
Our take on the Aiwa Exos-9 by Crutchfield's Ralph Graves
Aiwa brings back the glory days of the classic boombox with the Exos-9 portable Bluetooth speaker. Five built-in speakers and 200 watts of continuous power ensure your music will be heard loud and clear — even in the great outdoors. And with a dedicated subwoofer the bass will be thumpin' old-school.
5 speakers for big, brawny sound
The Exos-9 features two 1" silk dome tweeters and two 3" neodymium midrange drivers for clean, dynamic sound. The midrange speakers are acoustically isolated in the cabinet to ensure clarity. A 6-1/2" dual voice coil subwoofer cranks out the lows (down to 40 Hz), further reinforced by a rear-firing bass reflex port.
Pairing and operation
Aiwa's made pairing simple – turn on the Exo-9 and it's ready to pair with your device. And the system has built-in NFC (Near Field Communication), so you can pair a compatible device just by touching it to the speaker.
Want even MORE sound? You can pair two Exos-9s together. You can either set them for simple two-channel stereo sound or have one play a summed (left + right) stereo signal.
The speaker has top-mounted control buttons. So you can control it without touching your smartphone.
Power to spare
The speaker's removable rechargeable battery gives you up to 9 hours of portable operation at full power. And you can keep your smartphone charged through the Exos-9's USB charging port.
- high-fidelity Bluetooth aptX® audio coding for greater sonic detail with compatible devices
- range: 50 feet
- frequency response: 40-20,000 Hz
- continuous power output: 200 watts
- Max. SPL: 100dB+
- Class D bi-amplification
- 5 built-in speakers
- two 1" silk dome tweeters
- two 3" neodymium midrange drivers, acoustically isolated for cleaner sound
- one 6-1/2" dual voice coil subwoofer with bass reflex port
- NFC (Near Field Communication) one-touch pairing with compatible device
- 5-band customizable EQ with 4 presets
- pair two Exos-9 speakers
- play in stereo separated (L + R), or dual stereo (LR + LR)
- stereo minijack input for portable devices
- USB charging port for smartphone
- padded built-in handle
- removable rechargeable battery lasts up to 9 hours
- micro USB port for firmware updates
- AC adapter and power cord
- 19-3/8"W x 11-5/8"H x 7-1/2"D
- weight: 13 lbs.
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Bluetooth portable speaker
- Battery pack
- 6.5' AC power cord
- 30" Stereo minijack cable
- Quick Start Guide
- Letter from Aiwa
Excellent quality sound for the price. Very good battery life. Would highly recommend it. We don't have neighbors and can truly appreciate the quality of sound.
Steve, Kansas City, KS
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Features and Specs
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Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Aiwa Exos-9 features built-in Bluetooth 4.0 with support for wireless audio streaming (A2DP) and control (AVRCP) - up to 50'. 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 Exos-9 speaker. You'll also be able to control Play/Pause and Volume Up/Down from the Bluetooth speaker.
- Codecs: In addition to supporting Bluetooth's standard SBC codec, the Exos-9 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 Exos-9 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 Exos-9 speaker. You can pair up to 8 Bluetooth source devices to the Exos-9, but only one device can be connected at a time for wireless music playback.
Note: The Exos-9 does not support Bluetooth hands-free communication for phone calls. A phone call will mute the music/audio and only play through your phone. After the call, your music/audio will resume automatically.
5 Speaker Array: The Exos-9 Bluetooth speaker is outfitted with a five speaker array which includes two 1" silk dome tweeters for crystal clear highs, two 3" neodymium midrange drivers for detailed vocals, and one 6.5" dual voice-coil subwoofer for deep bass. The speaker enclosure features a bass reflex port for greater efficiency and bigger bass response, plus acoustically isolated midrange chambers for better reproduction of male & female vocals.
200W Class-D Bi-Amplification: The Aiwa Exos-9's five driver array is powered by 200 watts (continuous) of Class-D bi-amplification with active and passive crossovers for a dynamic, broad, and natural soundstage.
Wireless Two Speaker (TWS) Pairing: Two Exos-9 speakers can be linked wirelessly via Bluetooth so they can play synchronized audio. You can have them mirror each other, or have them form a stereo pair - one plays the left and one plays the right. Wireless Two Speaker (TWS) Pairing is only supported up to 20'.
Equalizer: You can choose from 4 EQ Presets to tailor the sound by enhancing Bass (preset 1), Midrange (preset 2), Treble (preset 3) or turning the EQ off (preset 4). The Bluetooth speaker also has a 5-Band EQ (Bass, Midbass, Mid, Mid-highs, and Treble) which can be adjusted from -18 to +12dB to fine tune the sound.
Aux Input: In addition to wireless Bluetooth connectivity, the Aiwa Exos-9 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 Exos-9 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.
LCD Screen & Controls: The Aiwa Exos-9 has a front-panel LCD screen to indicate Source Selection, Volume, EQ setting, and Battery level. The LCD screen does not provide song/artist/album information from your Bluetooth or Aux music source. The screen turns off after 15 seconds of inactivity in order to save battery life; press any button to light it up again There is a front-panel rotary volume control and top-panel touch-sensitive controls to Pair via Bluetooth, adjust the EQ, as wells operate Play/Pause for your connected Bluetooth source device. The Power on/off switch is located on the back of the speaker.
Rechargeable Battery + AC Power: The Aiwa Exos-9 Bluetooth speaker can be powered using the included battery pack or AC power adapter. The included battery pack must be installed and provides 8-10 hours of playback time (depends on music & 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).
Note: There is a Battery Save mode which can be used to extend the Bluetooth speaker's battery life, by removing some of the lowest, most power-hungry bass harmonics from your music.
Carry Handle: The Aiwa Exos-9 has a convenient built-in carry handle to move the Bluetooth speaker around your house. Although the Exos-9 is portable, it is not waterproof or water-resistant.
Placement: With a large, powerful, bass-reflex speaker like the Exos-9, where you put the speaker can affect the sound. If you place the Exos-9 near a wall or in a corner, the bass may increase.
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Aiwa's Exos-9 Bluetooth speaker brings back memories of boomboxes of our youth. It's powerful, loud, and gives you rich bass. Plus, it's portable and has a 5-band EQ for getting your sound dialed...
Why did you buy this?
good reviews [ william Jun 22, 2018 ]
My husband and I love music, all genres and love to sit outside on our deck with a cocktail listening to good music. We tried a different brand of portable blue tooth speakers and returned them as the sound quality was lacking. I read the reviews and description and feel confident that this speaker will do justice for our listening enjoyment. Cannot wait to experience it! [ Penny Jun 19, 2018 ]
Good brand [ Frankie Jun 06, 2018 ]
A friend had this product and I was impressed by it, so I decided to buy one. [ Michael Jun 05, 2018 ]
Overall reviews [ Matthew Jun 01, 2018 ]
After reading the reviews this seem like the BT speaker for me! I've had the "Infinity One" ( which lost it's battery life after 18 months) and the UE/Boom & UE/Megaboom. (Which are both great!), but I'm looking for more substantial bass response and the ability for EQ adjustments. [ Wynndel May 20, 2018 ]
Excellent reviews and Crutchfield reputation. [ Terence May 20, 2018 ]
Great reviews and quality features [ Jim May 18, 2018 ]
I chose this item because I wanted the very best portable sound I could find in this price range. Many portable speakers lack real sound quality and power in my opinion. I love that this system allows you to bypass the battery completely when using power from an outlet. I like that the battery is replaceable. The many reviews I read about this Aiwa were all very very good. I also love the quality of products and terrific customer service I get when buying from Crutchfield. [ M Apr 30, 2018 ]
I'm looking forward to a clean, powerful, battery-operated music system. [ Eric D. Apr 28, 2018 ]
I purchased one for myself after seeing all of the positive reviews and I love mine. I purchased another as a gift for my daughter. Awesome product! [ Martin Mar 30, 2018 ]
Based on the good reviews. Also, I had a boombox from the same company in college and it was the party starter. [ Titus D. Mar 23, 2018 ]
I've personally heard this speaker. I like the sound and bass. Super full sound [ L Feb 09, 2018 ]
Looks like a badass unit...large sub...5 speakers...cant go wrong. I have a cube by definitive technology has been a great unit for three years, but the battery life isn't like it used to be. So I decided to upgrade. After I read the reviews on the Aiwa it was the obvious choice. Thanks crutchfield...you guys ROCK. Ron Earp [ Roland Feb 01, 2018 ]
Gonna give this speaker a try because of all the great reviews online. From many different sources. The speaker I currently have was a big disappointment (G-Project G-Boom) both in quality and sound. From what I've been able to research online, the Aiwa should be a big step up. [ Jeffrey Jan 19, 2018 ]
I tested a few Bluetooth speakers (JBL, Sony) and the sound quality was pretty terrible. I want a speaker that sounds great that I can put in my garage not my pocket. [ EDDIE Jan 15, 2018 ]
Its the best Portable Bluetooth Speaker ever made! [ Eric Dec 29, 2017 ]
Excellent reviews across the internet. [ john Dec 28, 2017 ]
Bought one previously from here [ Terry A. Dec 27, 2017 ]
I picked the Aiwa Exos-9 Bluetooth speaker because of the GREAT reviews this speaker has gotten all over the internet. I also watched many videos on this speaker and the sound quality was amazing! Also, Crutchfield easily had the best price for this speaker as well as free shipping! Who can complain about that?! [ Michael Dec 27, 2017 ]
Excellent reviews and description. [ L Dec 25, 2017 ]
You guys have helped me make a number of decisions in the past. I feel I owed you an order. (good karma) [ David Dec 09, 2017 ]
Versatility and benefit of portability, high output, cordless, Bluetooth feature. High quality brand. [ Guillermo Dec 02, 2017 ]
You had it in stock and there was no tax. Would have bought accessories if they were available through you. Carry bag and remote, Thank You! [ Richard Nov 30, 2017 ]
Reviews of this unit were overwhelmingly positive, both on build quality and sound quality. The aiwa brand is relatively young, but their quality speaks for itself. [ Alexander Nov 25, 2017 ]
Read lots of great reviews from multiple places [ Terry A. Nov 23, 2017 ]
Because this speaker have excellents reviews, I'm looking for sound quality and decided to take a risk. [ MARIO Nov 15, 2017 ]
It's awesome [ CHRISTOPHER Nov 03, 2017 ]
Excellent reviews. [ Eric Oct 26, 2017 ]
First saw on crutchfield facebook page. Been looking for a long time for a good boombox [ Grey Oct 17, 2017 ]
9 questions already asked
Yes, they will. They're cordless and wireless via Bluetooth. Charge lasts hours. Measurements are 12" high, 7" deep and 20-1/2" wide. [ Guillermo Jul 26, 2018 ]
Yes it will. You will not be disappointed. It is good to leave some clearance. I'm not sure of the recommended amount but 8-12 inches from the back to the wall work's great for me. Try out different placements for yourself to get the best sound in your set up. Fyi, I have even stacked two on top of each other and they sound great. These can be moved around easily because there are no wires to deal with. [ Alvin Jul 25, 2018 ]
Hey Steve! This speaker would work great as a bookshelf speaker. You really don't need any clearances for it, but I would leave an inch or two behind it, just for the charging wire, and airflow, other than that it is self contained. I do not think you would need two, unless it's a really really big room. One can fill my entire house easily, and sounds great at any volume. You can even purchase a remote control for it if it would help you to use it, possibly up on a shelf or out of reach. Any more questions, just ask! [ Peter Jul 24, 2018 ]
I didn't keep this speaker [ DWAYNE Jul 24, 2018 ]
There is no Int'l Power supply with this unit. It plugs into a 110 AC outlet only. [ Antonio Apr 27, 2018 ]
No I don't think it does. [ LAMBERT C Apr 23, 2018 ]
I've looked through all the information we have on it and all the information on Aiwa's site about it. I cannot find its power consumption specifications; only could find that it works on both 120V and 220-240V power grids My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul May 02, 2018 ] Staff
What is the question? [ THOMAS Apr 13, 2018 ]
Yah what do you need? [ Riley Apr 13, 2018 ]
I own 2 of the Exos 9's. They are amazing. What questions did you have? [ GEORGE K Apr 13, 2018 ]
What is the question? [ Eric Apr 13, 2018 ]
Ask. [ Dwaine Apr 13, 2018 ]
What is the question? I have owned the speaker for almost a year and love it. [ Toby Apr 13, 2018 ]
What's the question? [ Jim Apr 13, 2018 ]
What are your questions? [ Eric Apr 13, 2018 ]
Correct. It has a great connection to Bluetooth. I've never had a drop out unless I was moving away from the device say 30 ' or so. [ Dwaine Apr 13, 2018 ]
Ive used bluetooth to play music from my tablet and my phone with zero issues. Ive also used the the aux input alsonwith no issues. [ Ron Feb 05, 2018 ]
Mine has been impeccable and suits my needs flawlessly. It's been awesome! Recommended! [ Eric Feb 03, 2018 ]
Hi, I have owned it since last summer. I've had no hiccups at all with Bluetooth. Also have lot of other wireless things running around it. It is a great sounding speaker. Has a nice hi-fi sound. Only thing I didn't like, you can't use Bluetooth and line-in input at same time. Have to choose one or other. I use it for output of a 'busking' system (for playing guitar with backing tracks). Thrilled with the clean pleasant (warm) sounding silk dome tweeters (not harsh at all). It has a good balanced sound..but can pump out the bass too. The case is a must if traveling with it. It's a nice fit. I just got the larger extended life battery for it. The one in it will go for long time though. Just want extra in case. Can't beat it for the price. [ Phil Feb 02, 2018 ]
Lila I haven't had any issues with this speaker whatsoever. I use it every weekend and I love it! The bass is great and the playback is consistent and clear. [ Julienne Feb 02, 2018 ]
Very happy with our Aiwa Exos-9, no hiccups. [ Marston Feb 02, 2018 ]
The carrying case can use improvement. But it is the only thing out there right now [ THOMAS Apr 13, 2018 ]
They updated the case. More secure. If you have the speaker buy the case. [ Dwaine Apr 13, 2018 ]
We are not carrying the Aiwa carrying case for it. However, you might call an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 to see if any of other cases we have could work. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul Dec 11, 2017 ] Staff
you need 2 units [ Antonio Apr 27, 2018 ]
You need 2 units. [ THOMAS Apr 13, 2018 ]
It plays in stereo and sounds awesome but eventually you'll want two. [ Ron Nov 27, 2017 ]
The unit plays in stereo, no need for a second unit. [ Eric Nov 27, 2017 ]
Yes it plays in stereo. Beautifully I might add. They say you can hook up two together to double the pleasure, but I don't think it has anything to do with it being in stero. At least that's my understanding of it. [ FRED Nov 27, 2017 ]
Hi Jean. I touched base with our buyers this morning. They are going to contact Aiwa this morning to bring on the carrying case, so it should be available very soon. [ Jeff Oct 31, 2017 ] Staff
durable a little, not to be used like an old time boom box. I bought the case for it, I recommend getting that too. Sounds great outside by the way! A little muddy if you crank it to much, might be distorting a little if you over dive it, like anything else though. [ Antonio Apr 27, 2018 ]
It seems ok so far. A little rain got on it and it is still working fine. [ THOMAS Apr 13, 2018 ]
I would not expose the unit to water or direct sun. I purchased the vinyl bag/case to keep accidental water and dust from reaching the speaker. [ Toby Aug 22, 2017 ]