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QFX Adds Bluetooth PA Speaker
VERNON, CALIF.
– QFX plans early 2015 shipments of the latest in its series of Tailgater Bluetooth PA speakers.

The $399-suggested PBX-711500BTL features built-in wheels, LED-lit 15-inch woofer, FM tuner, stereo Bluetooth, USB and SD inputs, two quarter-inch TRS mic connectors, guitar connector and RCA aux input. The speaker, powered by rechargeable battery, is said to pump out 4,500 watts. It’s positioned for use at tailgate parties, as well as for dorms and first apartments.

Zvox Readies SoundBases
SWAMPSCOTT, MASS.
– Zvox plans February availability of two new entry-level under-TV speakers at $299 and $349.

The two Value-series models in the Sound- Base line are 28 and 24 inches wide, respectively, and only 3.5 inches tall. They incorporate built-in powered subwoofer to deliver bass down to 45Hz and 48Hz, respectively.

Both feature wood cabinets, AptX Bluetooth, PhaseCue virtual surround sound, and output leveling to automatically reduce the volume of commercials. AccuVoice vocal enhancement mimics the functions of a hearing aid to improve dialog intelligibility. Each model features optical (Toslink) digital input, a coaxial digital input, and two analog audio inputs.

Russound Outlines Roadmap
NEWMARKET, N.H.
– Russound rolled out Spotify to its music-streaming products and unveiled a gateway enabling integration of its installed multiroom-audio systems with KNXstandard home-control systems.

Later this year, the company will expand its selection within existing speaker categories, enter new speaker categories, offer more lightcommercial multiroom-audio products, and expand its selection of streaming-media services, which include Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn and vTuner, executives said.

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