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Wren Sound Systems has announced the Wren V5BT Bluetooth Speaker. It's designed using old-school audio materials and build quality and engineered to "deliver rich, room-filling sound from any Bluetooth-equipped device and stunning sound performance when paired with a source device powered by CSR aptX," says President and CEO Mike Giffin.
It has a wood finish and works with iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry smartphones. It sports two custom-designed 3-inch long throw drivers with four layer voice coils. High frequencies are rendered silky and natural by a pair of edge-driven, wide dispersion 19mm soft dome tweeters optimally positioned on the front baffle to create a wide, realistic soundstage that floats high and free above the stereo cabinet, says Giffin. The system is powered by Intersil’s D2 50-watt DSP-controlled class D amplifier, enabling room-filling sound without breakup or distortion.
The Wren V5BT is available and shipping now in rosewood for US$399 at www.wrensound.com, www.crutchfield.com, and www.onecall.com. Natural bamboo is available for pre-order and will ship December 10th, just in time for the holidays.