From the Manufacturer
Soundmatters introduces foxLv2 and foxLv2 Bluetooth, worthy successors to the first and still only portable pocket-sized stereo speaker system good enough for an audio purist. The foxLv2 Bluetooth version adds significantly improved Bluetooth music streaming (great for use with iPhone 3G/3GS/touch and other music phones) and surprisingly competent built-in dual-microphone system for "enterprise-quality" hands-free/conferencing.
Linear Magnetic Drive Twoofer
Unlike other portable speaker systems, foxLv2 is engineered around a pair of proprietary, highly sophisticated acoustic drivers, unique in their ability to reproduce both extreme high (tweeter) and low (woofer) frequencies from a single very small diameter (25mm) dome speaker, dubbed the "Twoofer".
Covered by a portfolio of patents, the Twoofer incorporates Soundmatter's Linear Magnetic Drive topology featuring field-focused, back-to-back, dual Extreme-Energy neodymium magnets and a 1-inch, dual voice coil.
Enhanced Bluetooth Hands-Free and Music Streaming
Soundmatters engineers worked closely with their factory partner, one of the largest manufacturers of Bluetooth devices, to ensure that foxLv2's implementation of Bluetooth's v.2.0 A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) technology was optimized for both wide audio bandwidth and low distortion. This extra effort ensures surprisingly high quality stereo music streaming.
foxLv2's built-in noise and echo-canceling microphone circuitry, coupled with the Twoofer's remarkable voice clarity, make it a superb choice for hands-free and conference call applications. When a call comes in while listening to music streamed via a Bluetooth-enabled music phone, foxLv2 automatically switches so you'll hear and be able to speak to the caller, and when the call is finished music returns. With a quick press of foxLv2's front Bluetooth button, you can even remotely reject, answer, or terminate a call.
"Skintight" DomeForward Enclosure
foxLv2 incorporates high-tech glass-filled composite walls to form a "skintight" ultra-rigid totally sealed acoustic enclosure...often confused with metal, but much lighter, for portability.
Unlike others that mount their acoustic drivers in manner that actually obstructs their sound, especially if the listener is off-axis from the front of the speakers' direct "line of sight," foxLv2’s Twoofer speakers, are mounted "dome forward" from the enclosure, protected by a grille designed to maximize acoustic transparency. Another reason why unlike typical small speakers, foxLv2 sounds open and airy, almost regardless of its location.
foxLv2's dual digitally powered Twoofers are assisted in their task of reproducing low frequencies by a miniaturized version of the high mass "moving-wall" passive bass radiators found in Soundmatters' award-winning SUBstage home subwoofers.
To add the additional bass driver, without compromising stringent weight and space restrictions, Soundmatters engineers developed an innovative solution: the BassBattery. This patent-pending design was created by rubber-encasing foxLv2's built-in high capacity, lithium-ion battery, enabling it to provide the mass for, and doing double duty as an acoustic suspension bass driver.