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@Pepperrell Not sure why you didn't just post a comment but hey ho.;) The MightyDwarf appears to be a rather different device. It's not a speaker per se but something that turns flat surfaces into speakers. I've a similar device here on my desk, which I will be reviewing soon, and from initial experience I wouldn't hold out much hope for the MightyDwarf. Those devices are too reliant on the surface you're using them on so performance is very inconsistent. I'm reserving full judgement until I've had a proper play though. The Minirig, in contrast, delivers the goods regardless of where it's sat.
@Ed 'Cos it wouldn't let me. It will now, and that may be my server, or its software, or your site, but I genuinely don't know which. I've looked at the power outputs since and there is no comparison. A Minirig for me! Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to shop I go...
If you're after laptop speakers rather than an all-round portable jobbie, also consider the QSB SoundScience BMR driver speakers. Primarily because they're currently half price at AMP3 (㿝.99) - a real bargain at the price.
WHat a fantastic product, i wondered if it would justify its £85 price at first, but its simply a beast of a speaker! very pleased :D
Glad to hear it. I actually love it more everyday - it is just so perfectly suited to its purpose. Don't be surprised if it appears in our products of the year list.
It is possible to connect two in stereo, isn't it?
@Jamie - yes, it is.
Me to them: "For the Mk2 version could you split the feed so that the second speaker cable feeds the other channel? Then we'd have stereo and I'd buy another one"Them to me: "Yes I will work on this. But it needs to work in Mono for 3+ minirigs which makes it harder to implement. In the meantime, I supply a simple stereo to 2xmono splitter cable for everyone who buys two Minirigs."
Can't get much clearer than that.
If you want it wireless you can add one of these: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsun...
That give you Apt-X Bluetooth streaming at a pretty reasonable price.
I've got an old Jabra BT3030 that's similar but only supports A2DP. Nevertheless it does a pretty decent job as long as the device on the other end uses a high-enough bitpool (bitrate). Plenty good enough for driving this type of thing; my Shure SE430's reveal the shortcomings of A2Dp so I plug in directly with them but I reckon with Apt-X I probably couldn't tell the difference.
I've ordered one. You can see a lot of the back-story of the development and prototyping here: http://www.hijackbristol.co.uk...
It'd be interesting to see an interview of the guy; seems like a classic story of a British inventor in his shed, but so far at least he's the one making money from his invention rather than big business.
@AndrewTR - but like the Frankenspiel speakers, they only work off USB, they don't have a battery, and you can't plug them into an MPS player.
Have just bought no 2 Minirig, and still chuffed to fuck.
Got one of these beauties, am travelling with it. It is amazing and has protective case. Everyone I meet wants one am telling everyone to buy one. No more tinny music. Not got a bad word to say about it. My mate has one too and put together the sound is truly awesome. Clean crisp and decent bass. Oh and they look sleek and no bother in a day pack or back pack. Great sounds on a beach or at hostel. Hurrah!
Well, I've had my minirig for about a year now and its fantastic....great sound out of a very portable speaker and outstanding battery life and quality. The one thing missing from the minirig is Bluetooth capability and I have found a wonderful workaround. I would imagine that Pasce is working on their own version of a wireless minirig, but for now this is absolutely amazing ! One item you must purchase...and that is a Braven portable bluetooth speaker. What's incredible about it is that it has a an EXTERNAL lineout output that accepts a standard 3.5mm audio cable. Simply piggyback the minirig thru the Braven and it is spectacular ! If you want clear, loud and decent bass out of a portable system....this can not be beat and all of it works seamlessly with your bluetooth phone or device.
The Braven 600 (the one that I purchased) is nornally $149.00USD here in the states but, right now a retail here in the US is clearing out their red Braven 600 for $59.99...that retailer is FRY's Electronics. This is a simply amazing deal and I just wanted to pass it along. The Bravens (all of them!) have this external output and many other great features. Check out their website.........
Hope some folks take advantage of this pairing........it will blow you away !!
just got one of these delivered to australia from chemical records uk, awesome product and great service by the chemical folk. thanks guys ... forget about bluetooth/airplay - a 5 gram wire from your phone to your speaker and no worries about drop outs and stuttering sound ... this speaker is gold.
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