AUDIOCASE Portable Speaker 4

AUDIOCASE Portable Speaker Review

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Introduction


AUDIOCASE is a brand new company based out of Copenhagen, Denmark. The company has just launched their first-ever product, and it is quite a feat. Their briefcase-sized speaker packs four drivers and two passive radiators. The company's goal is to provide a solidly performing, durable speaker that is capable of powering a party for roughly a day.

The design approach is different than what we are used to. The enclosure looks like a briefcase-sized flight case complete with bulky edge protectors and a rugged handle, despite not weighing a lot.

AUDIOCASE wants to be that one speaker that sounds great while providing a good size-per-power ratio. As it is right now, there is no app and no fuzz - you just connect via Bluetooth 4.2 and enjoy. Price-wise, the AUDIOCASE is in the expensive category at US$602 / €537 / kr3995.



Specifications

  • Amplifier: Class-D PurePath smart amp, 120W (4 x 30W active crossover)
  • Drivers: 2x 5¼" neodymium midwoofers, 2x 5¼" passive radiators, 2x 1" soft dome tweeters
  • Frequency response: 55 - 20,000 Hz
  • Max Output: 114 dB SPL @ ½m (ground plane, 1% THD)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5 mm mini-jack
  • Battery: 18.5 V - 4500 mAh lithium-ion, charger included
  • Playback time: 12-24 hours
  • Cabinet: Plywood box with 2 mm linoleum surface. aluminum angles, steel ball corners, leather handle
  • Weight & Dimensions: 6.4 kg / 14.1 lb, 28 x 45 x 17 cm /11 x 17.7 x 6.7 in
The driver configuration is quite uncommon. Using two relatively large mid-woofers along with two tweeters is a bit special since you would usually have a dedicated midrange driver to bridge the gap. Considering the area the drivers occupy, it is pretty amazing that they managed to fit these inside a case of relatively modest dimensions.
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