Connected Distribution has announced that it has partnered with the popular rugged speaker maker, Soundcast, to bring the company’s Bluetooth and wireless weather-resistant portable audio products to the UK market.
Soundcast has been in existence since the early 2000s and has been available in the UK before where it found fans due to its durability and sound quality mix suitable for inside or outside use.
With five loudspeaker products in the VGX series and a Bluetooth transmitter in the range, there is a product for a wide variety of applications, from a pocket sized portable and fully waterproof speaker to the flagship outdoor portable. The VG1 is diminutively proportioned at just 173mm in length and comes with dual aluminium drivers and a weighted bass radiator designed to deliver rich, clear audio with a proper bass response. Two VG1 speakers can be synced together for dedicated left and right stereo playback over Bluetooth with Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo (TWS) technology.
The VG3 is designed with two 1.5in full-range drivers and a long-throw 3in down-firing woofer for rich, full reaching sound. The VG3 features a capacitive touch interface featuring power off and on, easy-touch track and pairing control and a fuel-gauge LED array that shows power, battery and volume. The speaker’s active down-firing woofer sets it apart in its size and again provides plenty of bass.
Powered by a long-throw, down-firing 6in woofer and two 3in full range drivers, the VG5 was created top produce plentiful low-end sound to fill the listening environment even if its large. The largest model in the range, the VG7 utilises a 7in long-throw woofer in a downward-firing configuration and four 3in full-range drivers in a stereo 360º array presenting a 55-20kHz (+/-3dB) frequency response.
All VGX products are housed in durable rubberised cases weather resistant, with the VG1 being fully waterproof. They feature Bluetooth 4.2 technology with multiple memory slots, high-def AAC, aptX codec, lip-sync support, NFC pairing capability and Qualcomm True Wireless Stereo (TWS) circuitry. The rechargeable internal battery with USB power supply provides extended wireless use and playback can also be achieved while plugged into USB power.
Bringing the power of Bluetooth audio to legacy audio systems, the VGtx is a long-range transmitter that enables speakers to extend beyond the standard 10 meters and increases to 50 meter transmission. The VGtx is connected to existing audio source equipment via a 3.5mm analogue input or digital Toslink with zero lag.
Mike Bonnette, technical director of Connected Distribution, comments, “We are delighted to be able to bring this extensive range of very high-quality products to the UK. Never before have we been so impressed by the sound quality, ease of use, build and extensive feature set of Bluetooth speakers.
“They really do open up a whole world of outdoor and indoor entertainment options for consumers and installers alike. We believe the addition of Soundcast to our portfolio of products will open up new channels and opportunities for Connected Distribution and enhance the offering of our existing business partners for their customers.”