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Mass Fidelity launched a indiegogo campaign that was funded in November 2014 and attracted quite a bit of attention since they raised $1.5M for what was basically a fancy Bluetooth speaker.
I attended one of their demonstrations in Sept 2014, and I was impressed enough to order a pair. Watching the comments on the indiegogo site, people were getting pretty worked up about when they were going to get their units. They started shipping a couple of weeks ago, and I got an email saying that mine shipped yesterday. It arrived today, and so here are the unboxing photos.
As you see from the above photo, it comes with a full complement of cords for various countries.
First impressions: it is very good for a Bluetooth speaker, and I’d say comparable to a decent set of bookshelf speakers. It does a good job of creating the illusion that the sound is not coming from a small box.
However, right now it is sitting about 20 feet away from the computer that is streaming the music, and that seems to be about the limits of its range. To be fair, there is not a direct line of sight from the computer to the speaker. The other thing is that when I move the speaker during streaming, the music clicks, pauses, and jumps around, and takes about a second or two to get back on track, which is a reminder of how much digital processing is going on in that little box.
I’ll do a detailed review when I get the second set up, and I play around with the multiroom feature. I’ll also be getting the subwoofer at some point, which should help with the low end punch.