WIRELESS LOUDSPEAKERS FOR ANYONE WHO VALUES EXCLUSIVE NORDIC DESIGN AND AUTHENTIC SOUND
Danish speaker manufacturer Vifa just introduced its fourth wireless speaker called Oslo. The $549 portable Bluetooth speaker resembles a chic handbag or tote, just like two other of the company’s speakers. The Oslo is vertically designed to take up less space, while still be able to reproduce what the company calls “large-scale sound”. The carry-anywhere speaker is covered in a special-designed textile cover from Kvadrat that gives the loudspeaker a genuinely groomed look. And its solid aluminum frame underlines the idea of a robust premium product. Colorwise, Oslo is available in a range of timeless shades: Sand Yellow, Ocean Blue, Anthracite Grey, and Pebble Grey. Finally, the discretely embossed logo and embroidered interface that has become Vifa’s signature in the Nordic series, allow Oslo to blend discretely in to any interior.
“The challenge with Oslo was to create a product that produces a powerful, potent reproduction of music and yet has that understated, elegant design fitting into any interior. Since music today is mobile, we wanted an agile product you can easily move around in your home. Therefore we went for the upright lines, allowing for a small footprint. This means Oslo takes up little space – but still has the physics for a full-bodied reproduction of music at impressive playback volume,” explains Chief Design Engineer Mikael Ankersen.
Price and Availability
The Vifa Oslo just launched in Denmark and will be available May 2016 in the US for $549 or at www.vifa.dk.
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Powered by Qualcomm aptX audio
- AUX 3.5mm mini-jack
- Lithium Ion battery
- Force Balanced Woofers
- 4 Channel digital pure path amplifier
- DSP crossover, optimized for low distortion
- Full Range: 2 X 50mm Vifa driver unit with aluminium cone and neodymium magnet
- Woofer: 2 X 65mm Vifa driver units with at sandwich cone and neodymium magnet. Mounted mechanically back to back in a force balanced con guration supported by 2 passive radiators.
- Frequency response 55 Hz – 18 kHz @ +/- 3 dB
- Dimensions: 268mm (H) / 181mm (W) / 90mm (D) / 2.4kg
- Frame: One piece diecast aluminium Polycarbonate
- Enclosure: Custom-made Kvadrat textile
- Grilles Colors: Pebble Grey, Anthracite Grey, Sand Yellow, Ocean Blue, Ice Blue
- Input voltage, wall adaptor: 100 Volt – 240 Volt 50/60 Hz 1500mA Max
- Input voltage, loudspeaker: 18VDC, 2500mA
- Standby power consumption: Less than 0.5 watt when battery is fully charged