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
- 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