Premium sound meets stylish design as Victrola showcases two new portable speakers
Tired of the same black boxes and cylinders commonly available with portable audio, Victrola, the leading manufacturer of record players in the home for more than 100 years, today announced the launch of its Music Edition (ME) series portable, rechargeable Bluetooth speakers that combine premium sound, unparalleled “full-function” leather cases and quality metal materials. Debuting at CES 2022, Victrola’s ME1 handheld speaker and ME2 tabletop speaker offer stylish audio companions meant to be on display, not hidden from view, while offering best-in-class sound quality for making music memories no matter the occasion.
Both Music Edition portable speakers feature a variety of colors to match anyone’s personality and preference, while their durable anodized aluminum grills offer a sleek yet sturdy design inspired by iconic products of the past. Both models can bear the elements with an IP67 waterproof rating and offer multi-speaker pairing to give any gathering a stereo sound feel. For music lovers looking to add even more personal style to their portable listening experience, Victrola will offer an expansive array of custom-fitted designer leather cases for each ME model that provide protection from wear and tear while allowing full functionality and access to controls.
Ultra-portable for on-the-go listening, ME1 packs a sonic punch for its compact size. The speaker’s two-inch driver with passive bass radiators allows for crisp highs and deep lows. ME1’s volume, power, and Bluetooth sync buttons are flush along the speaker’s side, keeping a smooth profile and eliminating snags from protruding controls. A full battery via USB-C charging port offers up to 12 hours of continuous play so listeners can be on the run without worrying about missing their favorite song.
The larger, more powerful ME2 is perfect for small parties or outdoor gatherings where music memories are often made. The speaker’s 3.5-inch driver with a one-inch tweeter and dual passive bass radiators means ME2 will hit every note with clarity music lovers will adore. Users can also keep their mobile device wirelessly charged via a built-in Qi-charging pad on the top of the speaker. Along with USB-C charging for up to 20 hours of continuous play, ME2 also includes an auxiliary-in port enabling connection of additional devices.
Premium Leather Cases
The benefits of protecting and showcasing a beloved musical device is re-invented with the designer line of Victrola premium leather cases made for the Music Edition line of portable speakers. At launch there will be two color choices for ME1 and ME2, traditional black and stunning brown, that create an evolved experience of aesthetic and audio performance, compelling listeners to share sound and design in a unique way that will enhance every musical experience.
“We wanted to make sure if we launched a Bluetooth speaker line that it fits our mission to bring music memories to everyone. While audio quality is paramount, we wanted to incorporate unique materials and design elements that compel people to share our product audibly and aesthetically,” said Scott Hagen, CEO of Victrola. “Vinyl will always be at our company’s core, and record players become a conversation starter in the home. We believe ME1 and ME2 embody that experience in the Bluetooth speaker market.”
Both ME1 (MSRP: $99.99) and ME2 ($199.99) as well as the premium designer leather cases will be available in Q2 2022 at www.victrola.com and major retailers. ME1 will be available in black, gray, blue, red, and green, and ME2 will be available in black, gray, and blue.