NUFORCE HAS ANNOUNCED the release of its Cube mobile speaker. The Cube is only two inches tall, but it’s still claimed to be a the perfect “triple treat” for music lovers on the go – “a great-sounding portable speaker, a headphone amplifier, and a USB Digital Audio Converter (DAC) all in one.”
NuForce’s experience in audio electronics is combined with a very high-quality speaker driver, which results in a product said to blow cheap, low-quality portable speakers out of the water. The USB digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) accepts digital music directly from a computer and bypasses the computer’s on-board sound card, which is often low quality and results in a compromised sound. The headphone amp uses an optimised amplifier to provide plenty of power to drive even high-end ‘phones, which means that they should sound better than when they’re driven by the feeble output stages in most portable media players and smartphones.
The Cube is powered by a rechargeable lithium battery with a runtime of eight hours. Available colours are black, silver, red, blue and the supplied accessories include a 600mm 3.5mm stereo cable 0.6M, a 700mm USB Cable 0.7M and a soft carry pouch.
The NuForce Cube will be available early and the RRP is expected to be $179.