Historic World’s First 3D-Printed Fully Faceted Custom Product with Hi-Fi Sound Quality
Milano – V-MODA, the award-winning maker of the world’s finest high-fidelity audio devices, today announced the availability of REMIX ‑ the company’s first portable Bluetooth® speaker that delivers uncompromising sound quality and design along with unrivaled 3D-printed customization options for every surface. The culmination of three years of R&D involving dozens of engineers and over 50 prototypes, REMIX is the next chapter in the V-MODA story.
“After developing our critically acclaimed headphones, we felt it was time to evolve, to “remix” the V-MODA sound into a new form. We already had our innovative headphones with their world-renowned sound, materials and personalization: why can’t a speaker achieve the same goals and excel at the same vision?” says Val Kolton, V-MODA CEO. “Now, after three long years of development, V-MODA’s REMIX is ready – travel-friendly and compact, yet with full-bodied sound that’s as detailed at low volumes as it is at full power. It is a historic landmark product, because it is the first consumer product available where all surfaces are customizable via futuristic additive-manufacturing technology.”
Built on the foundation of V-MODA’s multi-award-winning audio technology, REMIX projects precise and vibrant sound at all listening levels. Available in two finishes – minimal CNC aluminum and luxurious vegan leather – this premium speaker exemplifies the work of V-MODA’s Milano-based design studio; classically styled, beautifully proportioned and completely customizable on all six sides to reflect the personality of its owner.
Superior Sound Reproduction Wherever You Need It
Measuring just over 8” (20cm) wide, REMIX is designed to go anywhere, delivering phenomenal, lifelike sound wherever you go. Powered by a newly designed glass-fiber diaphragm and long coil drivers, REMIX also features a rear-mounted bass reflex port for an accurate, clearly defined sound that’s powerful enough for monitoring duties during mobile recording and production. REMIX is not just for traveling – it is also ideal for the home or the office, completely transforming the sound of a laptop computer, or bringing superior audio reproduction into the bedroom or outdoors.
VAMP® Headphone Amplifier Built-In
Another remarkable world’s first is that REMIX includes a headphone amplifier in wired analog mode which is comparable to standalone headphone amplifiers worth $200 or more. Owners of high-end, higher-impedance headphones can drive them as they were made to be driven ‑ with 83mW x 2 energy ‑ thanks to REMIX’s built-in V-MODA VAMP technology and experience. Headphone amplifiers have far greater wattage than conventional smartphones and computers, which are generally built to drive earbuds rather than hi-end headphones. Audiophiles have long understood the benefits of including a headphone amplifier in their audio setup and now consumers can too.
Easy to Pair, 10+ Hours Playback, Ready to Assist via Alexa Echo Dot™
In addition to high-fidelity sound that can go anywhere, REMIX is versatile and easy to use. Bluetooth® pairing is fast and simple, while a full charge via USB-C (another world’s first feature for a portable speaker) gives ten hours or more of cable-free music playback. The built-in microphone is perfect for online meetings or Skype calls, as well as communicating with voice assistants like Apple®’s Siri®, “Ok Google” Assistant.
Multitaskers can connect two Bluetooth® sources simultaneously, such as a smartphone and laptop, or a smartphone and smartwatch. An unlimited number of REMIX speakers can be daisy-chained via cable for an even bigger sound that is truly unbelievable in scale. It also connects with Amazon’s Alexa™ via the Echo Dot™ – either wirelessly via Bluetooth or wired with the included cable. This way you can place the Echo Dot for the optimum microphone reception and then situate the speaker in a different location to give the best sound and fit for your room style. REMIX is also compatible with Google Chromecast™ Audio to connect to the cloud or casting apps.
The World’s First Full-Facet 3D Printed Custom Product
As the world’s first 3D-printed custom speaker, all six sides of REMIX can be personalized (patent-pending). Using V-MODA’s renowned jewelry-grade 3D-printing expertise, owners can add new sides, change the front grill or even replace the main “C-shell” housing for the ultimate in bespoke appearance.
A range of materials is available: lightweight matte fiber in 9 vibrant colors (from $40 to $250 depending on the parts), 5 distinctive versions of steel ($140 – $2,000), raw brass and bronze (sides only, $3,500), sterling silver (sides only, $4,500), 14k gold-plated and rhodium (sides only, $5,000), 14-karat gold (sides only, $130,000) and even platinum (sides only, $370,000).
Val Kolton, V-MODA’s Founder and CEO, on the future of product customization.
“V-MODA has made it possible to “endorse yourself” rather than the manufacturer brand, and this option is becoming massively popular with our tribe of technologists, musicians, gamers and audiophiles. This is the first product that is a ‘module’ with electronics and moving parts, and all surfaces can be chosen in 3D printed and standard materials. There is a reason why REMIX is the world’s first completely customized module and speaker: at this size and quality, 3D printing is incredibly hard to perfect. However, years of 3D printing for our over and in-ear headphones taught us how to build what is truly a historical product – a powerful portable speaker and amplifier where all six sides can be personalized. One day, this level of module+3D customization will be everywhere you look; electric self-driving vehicles, entire homes, living rooms, kitchens, computers and even Westworld-like humanoid robots. This is just the very beginning and I am amped to celebrate the ground-breaking start of this revolution of manufacturing.”
REMIX product specifications:
- Dimensions (L x W x H) – 8.1×2.5×2.5 (in) / 205x63x63 (mm)
- Weight – 1.9 lb/850g (Silver); 1.6 lb/710g (Black)
- Frequency Response – 20-20,000 Hz
- Wireless Range – 33ft (10m)
- Battery Capacity – 3400mAh (up to 10+ hours music playback)
- Speaker Sensitivity – 79 dB ± 3dB at 1kHz
- Microphone Sensitivity (Omni-directional) – -42 ± 3dB at 1kHz
- Speaker Wattage – 10W x 2
- Driver Impedance – 4 Ω
- Headphone Amplifier Wattage – 83mW x 2
- Headphone Amplifier Impedance – 12.8 Ω
What’s included with REMIX?
- REMIX Speaker
- Elegant USB-A to USB-C charging cable (2m)
- Daisy Chain audio cable with 45° 24k gold plated plugs (1.4m)
- 4x REMIXRings (1 pair installed on the speaker)
- Six Star Service
- 1-Year Premier Warranty
- 50% Immortal Life Program Replacement
REMIX is now available in Black or Silver for $300.00 (USD), €300.00 (EUR) at V-MODA.com/REMIX and authorized resellers worldwide.
3D printing customization is also available exclusively at V-MODA.com/REMIX with prices of 3D parts ranging down from $370,000 to $40.
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Designed in Milano, V-MODA’s verve is to amplify an authentic music lifestyle via timeless products forged by unparalleled quality, fashion-forward design and an unequivocal passion for music and materials. Led by Chief Visionary Officer and professional musician Val Kolton, V-MODA blends analog renaissance age inspiration, Italian design and precise Japanese engineering. V-MODA products have won 40+ editors’ choice awards and have become essential gear for the world’s top professional DJs.
V-MODA joined forces with Roland of Japan on 808 (August 8, 2016), to redefine and develop the next breakthrough in music products and push the boundaries of audio innovation to reach a global audience of music aficionados. V-MODA and Roland do not tune headphones only as the “artists intended” but as both the “instrument engineer and artists intended”.
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