OSD Audio Preps Bluetooth Speaker Trio for Fall
The TR-800 Bluetooth Rock Speakers, the BTP-650 Patio Speakers and the SP2-1 Sound Platform will all ship next month.
OSD Audio’s TR-800 Bluetooth Rock Speakers.
August 08, 2013 by Rachel Cericola

OSD Audio is pretty well known for its outdoor speaker selection. Now, the company is easing into the fall season by introducing a trio of new products for use indoors and out.

First, we can expect a pair of outdoor speakers, with Bluetooth technology. Those wireless perks make it easy to stream content from a smartphone, tablet or other compatible device to the new BTR-800 Bluetooth Rock Speakers and/or the BTP-650 Patio Speakers.

Each of these upcoming options boasts a range of 150 feet when unobstructed (and 75 if there are obstacles). OSD’s all-weather design also makes it possible to keep each speaker outside when not in use.

The two-way BTR-800 Rock Speakers are sold in pairs, in three garden-friendly colors (canyon brown, granite grey, and slate grey). Each one has an 8-inch polypropylene woofer with butyl rubber surround and 1-inch soft dome tweeter. Despite those wireless features, it does have an AC power cord—a long one, for placement almost anywhere. Other features include a frequency range of 28Hz to 20kHz and an MSRP of $349.95 per pair.

For something slightly smaller, the BTP-650 Patio Speakers include speaker cables, a power cord and all of the necessary mounting hardware. Each one of these units has a 6.5-inch polypropylene cone woofer with butyl rubber surround, a 1-inch soft dome tweeter, and a frequency response of 38Hz to 20kHz. Available with black or white color options, the BTP-650 has an MSRP of $289.95 per pair.

Next up is a little something for when you don’t want to leave the house. It’s the Sound Platform (SP2-1), a new tabletop surround audio system. It looks a lot like a soundbar, but OSD claims that it’s much more. It has separate 20-watt amplifiers for each of the two down-firing 5.25-inch woofers, each set of four 2.5-inch midrange drivers, and the two 1-inch silk dome tweeters.

Other features include optical, coax and stereo analog inputs, as well as support for Bluetooth 4.0 with the aptX codec. It even has simulated surround audio to expand the soundfield, all in a slim package that’s priced at $599.95.

“Soundbars can’t be beat for making TV audio sound bigger and better, but there aren’t many that can accurately be described as being true music speakers,” said Doug Turner, OSD Audio’s VP of sales. “The Sound Platform is configured to give people rich, full range audio where and when they want it, no matter how casual or picky they are when it comes to home audio.”

All three of the new OSD Audio options are expected to ship sometime in September.


The SP2-1 Sound Platform.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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