Copenhagen, Denmark-based SOUNDBOKS (www.soundboks.com) recently released a follow-up version of their popular party speaker, known among music festival participants and other party goers as “The loudest battery-powered speaker.” High performance, long battery life, and rugged good looks are what make the new SOUNDBOKS 2 stand out from the crowd. Among other improvements, the updated version features two Merus Audio MA12070P amplifier ICs and is now available.
“After a very successful initial product launch, our intended primary design target for the SOUNDBOKS 2 was to make the new product even louder, while delivering better audio performance and extending its battery life,” explained Ruben Bjerregaard, SOUNDBOKS lead engineer. “This sounded like an impossible quest, but the all-digital amplifier and patented eximo® switching amplifier technology from Merus Audio has helped us to realize this. The SOUNDBOKS 2 is now rated at 122dB SPL. It is optimized both for indoor and outdoor use, and battery life is now extended to 40 hours.”
Weighing in at just 33lbs. (15kg), SOUNDBOKS 2 is driven by two 10-inch (Ø 254mm) professional woofers and a single 1-inch (Ø 25mm) state-of-the-art neodymium silk dome tweeter. The result is a universal speaker with frequencies all the way down to 40Hz and the crystal clear highs of 20kHz.
“The combination of our advanced multilevel switching topology and embedded dynamic power management really pushes the boundaries of efficiency,” said Martin Helms, Merus Audio Director, Global Sales. “We are extremely pleased that the guys from SOUNDBOKS were able to put this to good use with their new product. At the same time, the durability requirements from SOUNDBOKS put our technology to the test. If your product can survive a week at the Roskilde Festival playing full blast under all weather conditions it can pretty much withstand anything. We feel that being selected by SOUNDBOKS is both an important endorsement and a valuable quality stamp for us.”
Denmark-based Merus Audio is a market leader in creating audio amplifier solutions that maximize output power, audio performance and design freedom for applications in consumer and professional portable, home and automotive audio/video markets. eximo® is based on a unique and patented multilevel audio amplification technique that provides a higher resolution output with high efficiency and exceptional audio quality.
“eximo® is the world’s most advanced switching amplifier technology, enabling the smallest possible amplifier solutions for slim and compact audio products for home and commercial applications,” continued Helms. “The combination of a multilevel switching topology and a dynamic power management scheme pushes the boundaries of efficiency and the compactness of audio amplifier solutions. The low power losses of eximo® also ensures the longest battery lifetime for portable products, also making it the perfect amplifier technology for modern home and outdoor commercial audio products. In the world of portable audio, eximo® multilevel technology enables more powerful sound combined with the lowest power consumption and the smallest footprint for battery-powered audio devices.”