Connected Distribution today announced it has partnered with market innovator in wireless audio systems, Soundcast, to bring the company’s Bluetooth and wireless weather-resistant portable audio products to UK consumers.

San Diego based Soundcast has been in existence since the early 2000s, when the founders of one of the USA’s largest and oldest loudspeaker manufacturers launched the brand. Its products are wireless audio speakers for use indoors or out.

With five loudspeaker products in the VGX series and a Bluetooth transmitter in the range, there is a product for every application, from a pocket sized portable and fully waterproof speaker to the flagship outdoor portable. The £149 (MSPR inc. VAT) VG1 is diminutively proportioned at just 173mm in length and comes with dual aluminium drivers and a weighted bass radiator. Two VG1 speakers can be synced together for dedicated left and right stereo playback over Bluetooth with Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo (TWS) technology.

The VG3 is designed with two 1.5” full-range drivers and a long-throw 3” down-firing woofer for rich, full reaching sound. The VG3 features a capacitive touch interface featuring power off and on, easy-touch track and pairing control and a fuel-gauge LED array that shows power, battery and volume. The speaker’s active down-firing woofer sets it apart in its size.

Powered by a long-throw, down-firing 6″ woofer and two 3” full range drivers, the VG5 produces plentiful low-end. The largest model in the range, the VG7 utilises a 7″ long-throw woofer in a downward-firing configuration and four 3″ full-range drivers in a stereo 360º array presenting a 55-20kHz (+/-3dB) frequency response.

Sharing its dimensions with the VG5, the VG10 is the world’s first portable, outdoor Bluetooth speaker with DTS Play-Fi technology. The speaker can be paired with up to 30 different interoperable speakers, sound bars and receivers in the Play-Fi ecosystem to enable the user to enjoy high-quality lossless audio in any environment.

All VGX products are housed in durable rubberised cases that are weather resistant, with the VG1 (pictured) being fully waterproof. They feature Bluetooth 4.2 technology with multiple memory slots, high-def AAC, aptX codec, lip-sync support, NFC pairing capability and Qualcomm True Wireless Stereo (TWS) circuitry. The rechargeable internal battery with USB power supply provides extended wireless use and playback can also be achieved while plugged into USB power.

Bringing the power of Bluetooth audio to legacy audio systems, the VGtx is a long-range transmitter that enables speakers to extend beyond the standard 10 meters and increases to 50 meter transmission. The VGtx is connected to existing audio source equipment via a 3.5mm analogue input or digital Toslink with zero lag.

Mike Bonnette, technical director of Connected Distribution, comments, “We are delighted to be able to bring this extensive range of very high-quality products to the UK. Never before have we been so impressed by the sound quality, ease of use, build and extensive feature set of Bluetooth speakers. They really do open up a whole world of outdoor and indoor entertainment options for consumers and installers alike.” He continues, “We believe the addition of Soundcast to our portfolio of products will open up new channels and opportunities for Connected Distribution and enhance the offering of our existing business partners for their customers.”


VG1  £149

VG3  £349

VG5  £549

VG7   £899


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