V-MODA Invents ‘REMIX’, Bluetooth Speaker And Headphone Amplifier – March 18, 2017– Milano, Italy (Techreleased) – V-MODA, the award-winning maker of the world’s finest high-fidelity audio devices, today announced the availability of REMIX ‑ the company’s first portable Bluetooth® speaker that delivers uncompromising sound quality and design along with unrivaled 3D-printed customization options for every surface. The culmination of three years of R&D involving dozens of engineers and over 50 prototypes, REMIX is the next chapter in the V-MODA story.
“After developing our critically acclaimed headphones, we felt it was time to evolve, to “remix” the V-MODA sound into a new form. We already had our innovative headphones with their world-renowned sound, materials and personalization: why can’t a speaker achieve the same goals and excel at the same vision?” says Val Kolton, V-MODA CEO. “Now, after three long years of development, V-MODA’s REMIX is ready – travel-friendly and compact, yet with full-bodied sound that’s as detailed at low volumes as it is at full power. It is a historic landmark product, because it is the first consumer product available where all surfaces are customizable via futuristic additive-manufacturing technology.”
Superior Sound Reproduction Wherever You Need It
Measuring just over 8” (20cm) wide, REMIX is designed to go anywhere, delivering phenomenal, lifelike sound wherever you go. Powered by a newly designed glass-fiber diaphragm and long coil drivers, REMIX also features a rear-mounted bass reflex port for an accurate, clearly defined sound that’s powerful enough for monitoring duties during mobile recording and production. REMIX is not just for traveling – it is also ideal for the home or the office, completely transforming the sound of a laptop computer, or bringing superior audio reproduction into the bedroom or outdoors.
AMP® Headphone Amplifier Built-In
Another remarkable world’s first is that REMIX includes a headphone amplifier in wired analog mode which is comparable to standalone headphone amplifiers worth $200 or more. Owners of high-end, higher-impedance headphones can drive them as they were made to be driven ‑ with 83mW x 2 energy ‑ thanks to REMIX’s built-in V-MODA VAMP technology and experience. Headphone amplifiers have far greater wattage than conventional smartphones and computers, which are generally built to drive earbuds rather than hi-end headphones. Audiophiles have long understood the benefits of including a headphone amplifier in their audio setup and now consumers can too.
Easy to Pair, 10+ Hours Playback, Ready to Assist via Alexa Echo Dot™
In addition to high-fidelity sound that can go anywhere, REMIX is versatile and easy to use. Bluetooth® pairing is fast and simple, while a full charge via USB-C (another world’s first feature for a portable speaker) gives ten hours or more of cable-free music playback. The built-in microphone is perfect for online meetings or Skype calls, as well as communicating with voice assistants like Apple®’s Siri®, “Ok Google” Assistant.
Multitaskers can connect two Bluetooth® sources simultaneously, such as a smartphone and laptop, or a smartphone and smartwatch. An unlimited number of REMIX speakers can be daisy-chained via cable for an even bigger sound that is truly unbelievable in scale. It also connects with Amazon’s Alexa™ via the Echo Dot™ – either wirelessly via Bluetooth or wired with the included cable.
The World’s First Full-Facet 3D Printed Custom Product
As the world’s first 3D-printed custom speaker, all six sides of REMIX can be personalized (patent-pending). Using V-MODA’s renowned jewelry-grade 3D-printing expertise, owners can add new sides, change the front grill or even replace the main “C-shell” housing for the ultimate in bespoke appearance.
A range of materials is available: lightweight matte fiber in 9 vibrant colors (from $40 to $250 depending on the parts), 5 distinctive versions of steel ($140 – $2,000), raw brass and bronze (sides only, $3,500), sterling silver (sides only, $4,500), 14k gold-plated and rhodium (sides only, $5,000), 14-karat gold (sides only, $130,000) and even platinum (sides only, $370,000).
REMIX product specifications:
- Dimensions (L x W x H) – 8.1×2.5×2.5 (in) / 205x63x63 (mm)
- Weight – 1.9 lb/850g (Silver); 1.6 lb/710g (Black)
- Frequency Response – 20-20,000 Hz
- Wireless Range – 33ft (10m)
- Battery Capacity – 3400mAh (up to 10+ hours music playback)
- Speaker Sensitivity – 79 dB ± 3dB at 1kHz
- Microphone Sensitivity (Omni-directional) – -42 ± 3dB at 1kHz
- Speaker Wattage – 10W x 2
- Driver Impedance – 4 Ω
- Headphone Amplifier Wattage – 83mW x 2
- Headphone Amplifier Impedance – 12.8 Ω