You can now have supercar sound in your home with Porsche Design 911 Speaker

Article by Christian A., on August 24, 2017

If you have always wanted the really pricey Porsche Design 911 Soundbar that looks like a 911 GT3 exhaust and costs $3,500, there is a new alternative that you might want to consider for your home - that is the 911 Speaker that is also by Porsche Design. Though this speaker is not a replication of any part of the 911, it costs almost $3,000 less at only $599.

By looking at the design of the speakers, the closest thing it looks like would be the dual exhausts of the GT3. The compact speakers have dimensions of 11.42 inches long, 6.1 inches wide, and 4.7 inches in height (290 x 155 x 120 millimeters). As for the quality, the speakers are made of aluminum housing that is finished in high-gloss black. It features a 60-watt system with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity that you can pair up with devices as far as 33 feet away (10 meters). Inside, it has a lithium-ion battery pack that can play your music for as long as 24 hours, and the best part is the fact that it supports voice commands.

But that is not all it features, if you get two of these, you will be able to pair both devices for a stereo sound, unlocking a new feature. One will act as the left component, while the other will act as the right one. It is either that, or both speakers will broadcast the same music from two different parts of your home, enabling it to fill a larger space.

Porsche Design plans to sell the 911 Speaker in the United States by mid-October, perfect timing for Halloween and house parties as the year ends. Though as early as now, interested customers can already pre-order it from the Porsche Design website.

If you are the kind of person who are into these things, you are not just limited to the 911 Speaker. As mentioned earlier, there is the 911 Soundbar that has an output of 200 watts, featuring a 2.1 virtual surround. But it is not just Porsche Design that makes these automotive-inspired speakers. Automobili Lamborghini uses the exhaust pipes of one of their supercars for the iXosst Esavox 6.1, but this costs way more at 19,900 euros (around $23,400) - that is almost as expensive as a compact vehicle. Moreover, there’s also the Naim for Bentley speakers like the Mu-so and the Mu-so Qb for your home - with 450 watts and 300 watts respectively. The former costs £1,195 ($1,533), while the latter is slightly cheaper at £750 ($963).

Press Release

Porsche Design

The 911 Speaker: Music Meets Sports Car DNA

Stuttgart. On the racetrack, the sound of the of the Porsche 911 GT3 exhaust sys-tem is unmistakable. So is the tailpipe cover of the sports car, which is equally distinctive and is now more than just a functional element – it’s also a design feature. Porsche Design has taken the imposing rear aspect of the 911 GT3 and used the original tailpipe cover as the main part of its new Bluetooth® 911 Speaker. The result: maximum power and sound, as impressive as the engine sound on the track. An absolute must-have for music and sports car enthusiasts.

With the Bluetooth® speaker, Porsche Design Group is expanding its product range to include another innovative sound product. The 911 Speaker has a powerful presence, with a base that replicates the original high-gloss black tailpipe cover of the Porsche 911 GT3. The iconic shape and the use of high-quality materials, such as the aluminium housing, make the Bluetooth® speaker the perfect balance between form and function. However, it is the performance of the 911 Speaker, which is most impressive: 60-watt system output, Bluetooth® 4.0 and apt-X technology ensure pure, natural bass and precise tones. The easy-pairing function allows quick connection of the speaker to any mobile device or PC in no time, offering up to 24 hours of wireless CD-quality sound. The option to synch two 911 Speakers promises a state-of-the-art sound experience: Stereo mode separates the left and right channels, whereas in party mode the two Bluetooth® speakers produce the same stereo sound and fill the room continuously.

Overview of 911 Speaker product features:

Bluetooth® speaker with 10-meter range and easy-pairing interface function
60-watt system output
Original tailpipe cover from the 911 GT3
Bluetooth® interface with easy-pairing function
Wireless pairing feature, enabling connection with a second 911 Speaker to be played in stereo or party mode
Bluetooth® Standard 4.0 with aptX® for wireless, loss-free transmission of CD-quality audio from smartphones, tablets or PCs
NFC technology means connection could not be easier
Voice prompts for ease of operation
Maximum sound pressure of 95 dB Dimensions: 290 x 155 x 120 mm
Weight: 3.3 kg
Connections:

Analogue input (RCA)
DC-in (12 V 1.5 A)
Mini USB-in (service)
An exceptional sound experience and breath-taking performance – the new 911 Speaker recreates the fascination of Porsche away from the road with its brilliant technology, providing an impressive listening experience at home.

The Bluetooth® speaker is available in selected Porsche Design stores and Porsche centres, as well as online at https://porsche-design.com and https://shop.porsche.com/ from July 2017. RRP $599.

Source: Porsche Design

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