NuForce S3-BT Bluetooth Speakers Ditch Normal Bluetooth for Better Bluetooth
Turns out Bluetooth speaker manufacturers have been doing it all wrong, at least according to NuForce. And in light of their NuForce S3-BT active loudspeaker, we’d have to agree.
The NuForce S3-BT looks like your typical set of powered speakers, but instead of using a traditional, or what they call an “inferior SBC codec”, they’ve based thee S3-BT on the apt-X codec, which is said to produce “crystalline sound”. Now, everyone knows that Bluetooth has its shortcoming, no matter what codec you use. So NuForce has also included a set of analog inputs, allowing their customers to use NuForce’s own Air DAC wireless system. Their DAC provides true 16-bit performance that eclipses even their own version of Bluetooth, though it will probably take a discerning ear to hear the difference. Other features include a woofer that is constructed using a proprietary “anti-resonance” cone technique and powerful magnets. The tweeters are custom soft-dome design, which are said to offer the lowest distortion and smoothest natural response.
The NuForce S3-BT speakers will ship October 31st. They come wrapped in soft black or white leatherette for $299.