Remember Aiwa? That Japanese brand that was known for making really good, affordable radios and ended up being bought up by Sony?
Well, after disappearing into the ether for a bit, the brand's made a comeback and is now based in Chicago. First on the lineup is a throwback in the form of a sweet-looking Bluetooth speaker that harks back to the days of the boombox.
A big speaker for a big legacy
"The most important feature of a speaker isn't wattage or frequency range - it’s how you feel when you listen to it," trumpets Aiwa about the Exos-9. Still, with its own remote, a 10-hour battery pack and 100 watts of power, it isn't exactly underspecced.
What else is there? The 6.5-inch woofer promises decent base and has its midrange covered by two 3-inch drivers and two inch-sized tweeters. You can also fiddle with the 5-bankd EQ or rely on the four available presets.
Of course there's NFC here as a nice pairup with Bluetooth and for that old school vibe, an auxiliary input. While you can use the Exos-9 by itself, you can add another two Exos-9 speakers for extra stereo sound.
This sounds like your audio dreams come true? Then head on over to the Aiwa site to preorder it for US$299.99 (£201).