Bluetooth-equipped Ceres active speakers soon to be available 08/09/14
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Presonus says that, designed for music enthusiasts, gamers, home theater, and personal studios, their new Ceres C3.5BT and C4.5BT active speakers deliver professional sound quality that lets you hear your music clearly and accurately. They believe that, with wireless Bluetooth audio streaming and a front-panel 1/8" stereo input, they are perfect for use with tablets, smartphones, and other computers. Here's the details in Presonus' own words...
Unlike most comparably priced speakers, Ceres BT-series speakers have EQ that lets you create a more accurate listening environment and provide a dedicated Sub Out to easily integrate a subwoofer. Energy Conservation mode saves energy when the speakers are not in use and meets the European ErP directive.
The Ceres C3.5BT and C4.5BT feature 3.5-inch and 4.5-inch Kevlar™ low frequency transducers, respectively. Both models have 1-inch, low-mass, silk-dome tweeters and responsive 25W Class AB amplification per speaker.
In addition to the 1/8" stereo input, the front panel sports a 1/8" stereo headphone output and a volume control. The rear panel is dominated by a round bass-reflex port and hosts balanced ¼" TRS and unbalanced RCA inputs and the ¼" balanced TRS subwoofer output.
Protection features include RF interference, output current limiting, over-temperature, transient, and subsonic protection.
The Ceres C4.5BT delivers up to 108 dB SPL (maximum continuous), and the C3.5BT supplies up to 105 dB SPL. Frequency response is rated at 70 Hz to 20 kHz for the C4.5BT and 80 Hz to 20 kHz for the C3.5BT.
Pricing and Availability:
Both models are expected to be available by the end of the third quarter of 2014 with an estimated retail price of $299.95/pr. for the C4.5BT and $229.95/pr. for the C3.5BT.