I heard the deepblue system this year at AXPONA, and it was a hot little demo. There’s just no reasonable way that such sound was coming out of such a teeny box. Hopefully, we’ll be getting one of our very own to play with at some point, but in the meantime, the rest of you folks now have a crack at it, too. Check ’em out. I’m positive that your eyebrows are gonna crawl right off your face, catch a flight to the Keys, and sip margaritas while you try and figure out WTF just happened.
Info and pics after the fold.
Peachtree Audio’s new three-way Bluetooth Speaker set to shake things up.
Bellevue, WA – May 14, 2013
Peachtree Audio’s new Bluetooth Speaker, deepblue, is a one-box music system that produces room-filling sound and shockingly deep bass from a very small footprint. The sealed elliptical enclosure contains five custom-made speakers, including a 6.5″ bass driver, two 3″ mid-range drivers, and two 1″ soft dome tweeters to form a true three-way speaker. The speakers are powered by a 240-watt five-channel amplifier – double the amount of power found in most wireless speakers. Featuring a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) fine-tuned by Peachtree Audio’s award-winning design team, deepblue is more than your average Bluetooth speaker. It’s a high-performance home audio system that sounds great in any size room, works with your favorite mobile devices, and is very simple to operate.
The technical challenge was creating big sound out of a small box with the deep bass and output that much larger systems have – while not making it a cost-no-object product. deepblue uses the most powerful amplifier in its class and overbuilt custom speakers to produce a surprising amount of sound. People’s faces light up when they hear deepblue. Our engineers exploited the laws of physics and tweaked the Digital Signal Processing to produce a level of sound quality that is unlike any other wireless speaker currently on the market.
– Jonathan Derda, Director of Training for Peachtree Audio
While deepblue is loaded with a lot of technology in its compact box, Peachtree Audio also focused on making it easy to use. With only three buttons on deepblue, and only 12 on the included remote, anyone can use it to its fullest capability within seconds. Bluetooth sources with AVRCP, like the iPhone, can be controlled from the remote for functions like track skip and play/pause. deepblue also features a four-step digital bass equalizer, providing adjustable bass for the best sound in any room and for any song. A 17-step volume control allows you to adjust volume to exactly where you want it, while the DSP adjusts frequency response to maintain rich and clear sound at any volume.
deepblue connects wirelessly via Bluetooth or wired with a 3.5mm stereo connection to virtually any smartphone, tablet, music player, or computer. iTunes, Pandora and Spotify are just a few of the familiar apps that are easily streamed wirelessly, thrilling anyone in ears’ reach.
deepblue will be available for $399 from peachtreeaudio.com and select retailers June 2013.
Connectivity: Bluetooth and 3.5mm stereo analog input
Size: HWD: 8”H X 15 3/4”W X 6 1/2”D
Net weight: 16.1 pounds
Power: 240-watt 5-channel amplifier
Frequency response: 40Hz-20kHz
Speakers: 1 x 6.5” subwoofer, 2 x 3” mid-range, 2 x 1” soft dome tweeters
Color: Black and Gray
Accessories included: Remote control, power cord, and 3.5mm stereo cable
About Peachtree Audio
Since 2007, Peachtree Audio has manufactured high performance and high value audio components for enjoying music in the home. Based in Washington State, Peachtree is owned and managed by a small group of audio professionals with a long history in consumer electronics and music reproduction. You can find their products at select audio retailers and online at peachtreeaudio.com
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Peachtree has come up with the perfect 21st century boombox with deepblue! I am constantly blown away by the bass response, and, more importantly, it’s imaging capabilities considering its size. I’m loving it. Putting it up against the large Jambox by Jawbone (which isn’t terrible) was like listening to a high end system – and then switching to an Aiwa mini-system from the 80’s!