JBL to Ship Hybrid Subwoofer

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JBL Hybrid Car Subwoofer

JBL will ship December 1, a subwoofer that can undock from the car for use as a portable streaming Bluetooth speaker.

Called the BassPro Go, the subwoofer was originally shown as a prototype at CES 2017, but is finally set to reach consumers.   It delivers the same power as an 8-inch subwoofer when it’s mounted in a car docking station. But it can be removed for use elsewhere as a streaming music speaker that works with up to three smartphones or other devices.

In portable mode, the subwoofer delivers 8 hours of play back.   Users can also wirelessly link two BassPro Go speakers together for amplified sound.

“The JBL BassPro Go is the first of its kind and will set a new standard in the Aftermarket industry,” said Shawn Spedding, Director of Sales, Mobile Audio Aftermarket at JBL parent, HARMAN.

The BassPro Go has a retail price of $549.

JBL BassPro Go Features:

  • Performs as well as an 8-inch subwoofer when inside the vehicle
  • Wireless streaming via Bluetooth Version 4.2 when out of the vehicle
  • Waterproof with IPx5 marine rating
  • Easy to dock and undock – no tools required
  • JBL Connect compatibility
  • USB outlet for recharging devices out of the vehicle
  • Built-in rechargeable NiMH battery with up to 8 hours of playtime outside the vehicle

 

Technical Specifications:

  • Two-full range transducers
    • High efficiency 50mm driver
    • Frequency response: 160Hz to 20kHZ
    • Sensitivity: 85db IW/I m
  • One Active Subwoofer:
    • High efficiency 140mm driver
    • Frequency response: 50Hz to 5kHZ
    • Sensitivity: 83.5db IW/I m
  • Two Passive Radiators
    • 120mm cone diameter

 

 

 

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