I am fond of Listening Music. I love it that so much that I can pass my whole day just listening to fantastic music at home. Therefore my friend and I were looking to arrange a house party for that we were looking for a wireless speaker system. Recently, I was searching for the best wireless music system for the home in India. I stumbled upon this recently launched ‘The Core’ – An Acoustic Wireless Speaker System by Mass Fidelity at our very own Amazon.
Price: Rs. 33,999
**At Amazon, May hidden charges included
Firstly, we are quite scared to buy a newly launched product but when we compare the product with another top International product of the same Variant. We found it affordable than others.
The Core is a compact wireless speaker that combines “better than stereo” sound with an impressive feature-set including portability, multi-room functionality, and crystal-clear audio launches in India by Mass Fidelity. Mass Fidelity is a Canadian technology start-up formed by audiophiles, designers, and engineers to liberate modern audio through technology. The Core is distributed exclusively In India by Wavebox distribution LLP.
- Attractive Acrylic Glass Design
The elegant look of the Core-Classic honors Mass Fidelity’s focus on intelligent yet minimal design. The Core is beautifully accented with an acrylic glass top and chromed steel base. Its bold yet simple beauty, compact size, slight embellishments and lack of unsightly wires make the Core enviable in any space. The Core speaker system uses a technology called Wave Field Synthesis to create what Mass Fidelity claims are a “better than stereo” sound. The company claims the technology enables the construction of ‘virtual speakers’. It weighs 6.8kg and is rated at 60 watts.
- Custom-Designed Acoustics
The Core Classic provides beautiful yet powerful sound with smooth highs, crystal clear midrange and bone-shaking bass, thanks to an array of four custom-designed mid/high- frequency speakers and a downward-firing subwoofer, over spec’d precision digital power amplifiers are fed by a pristine signal path that is digital, end to end.
- Easy Inputs
With multiple inputs, the Core allows for both digital and analog sources to be connected. AppleTV®, Chomecast Audio, easily plug into the optical input. This optical digital input can also be connected to the digital output of a TV so the Core can be used as a ‘soundbar’. Using the 3.5 mm analog input, users can connect any wired device, even a turntable (with phono pre-amp).
Mass Fidelity’s The Core has both analog and digital inputs in the form of an auxiliary jack and an S/PDIF optical port. The wireless speaker system is rated at 120 watts and has five custom designed high output drivers which the company claims are capable of delivering smooth highs, crystal clear mid-range and resounding bass.
No Need for Networks
The Core Classic does not require Wi-Fi or a router to perform any of its multitalented tasks. This means users are never at the whim of their home internet connection, nor do they have to be within the range of a Wi-Fi network to listen to music wirelessly. The Core requires no apps or complicated set-up procedures; just pair a smartphone, tablet or PC via Bluetooth and users can instantly enjoy their favorite music.
- Better Portability
The Core’s compact 6” x 6” x 4” size and 12-hour battery life make it very portable. A combination of its compact size and extended battery life make it effortless to take it out on the patio, and beyond.
Additionally, the Core recharges in less than two hours and features a USB port that can conveniently charge smartphones or tablets if they are low on power. It even comes with International power adaptor tips for effortless travel.
- Bluetooth Clarity
Employing similar techniques used in The Relay, Mass Fidelity’s Bluetooth DAC, the Core utilizes signal processing architecture to guarantee the best possible sound quality from the easiest and readily available output from a smartphone or tablet. The Core’s ultra-sensitive Bluetooth receiver technology minimizes dropouts, and the most popular audio decoders bring out the best possible sound from any digital source.
- Multi-room Home Stereo System
Using the built-in adaptive wireless network, users can connect between two and eight units to create a multi-room system in a home with the press of a single button — no wires or Wi-Fi required. No matter the source, music can be streamed at CD quality in any size home.
To make it easy to use, there is no app, complicated setup or extra “bridge” components required; users merely place the units where they want to hear the music and press the ‘multi-room’ button.
When multiple Core Classics are connected, they create a dedicated adaptive music network in the 5GHz radio spectrum, streaming at “Red book” CD quality (16-bit / 44,100 Hz), no matter the source (Bluetooth, legacy analog sources via analog input, Chromecast Audio, etc.). The network continually scans for interference to ensure the highest audio quality possible, and in the event of any interference from other electronics, the Core will automatically move to another channel to find the cleanest channel possible for delivering the music.
- Digital Horse Power
Six Digital Signal Processors (DSPs), and an ARM processing core work in unison to execute a series of advanced acoustic rendering algorithms, which combine to create a true acoustic tour de force.
Additionally, the Core Classic’s digital amplifier stage delivers high-quality music at an almost unbelievable physical scale for such a small box.
- No More Stereo Sweet Spot
With WFS, the Core-Classic creates a multi-dimensional sound image that can be heard from any location in the room, eliminating the sweet spot that comes from traditional stereo speakers.
Mass Fidelity – Core Wireless Bluetooth Speaker System
|Compatibility||Any Bluetooth-enabled device, including a smartphone, tablet or laptop, Apple, Android or PC.
Any music on user’s device or in the cloud
Any online streaming sites or internet radio (Pandora, rdio, YouTube, Spotify, etc.)
Any wired digital or analogue sources (cd player, stereo or record player)
A home theatre system (cable box, Apple TV, Roku or television)
|Inputs||1x Multi-Room wireless input
1x S/PDIF Optical input
1x Control input for home automation systems
1x 2VRMS Stereo analog input
1x Relay Ultra-Fidelity Bluetooth input
|Outputs||1x Multi-Room wireless output
1x USB Power output for smart device charging
1x Wired Subwoofer output
|Battery life / Charge Time||12 hours, 2 hour charge time from empty|
|Amplifier power||120 Watts|
|Speakers||5 X Custom designed high output speaker drivers|
|Compatible Power Systems||110-240 Volt|
|Bluetooth® /Range||Class 1 / 18 m; 60 ft|
|Supported Codecs||aptX®, AAC, SBC|
|Multi-Room||Adaptive 5 GHz dedicated network|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||15×15 x10 cm; 6”x 6” x 4”|
In overall experience, I love this product by Mass Fidelity. Anyone who fond of listening music and House Parties, this Bluetooth enabled wireless speaker system. While searching online, I found it one of the best Bluetooth speaker which is good for multi-room stereo music. It is a lovely compact speaker, and it is well constructed with a quality feel. The sound is immaculate and clear with excellent range. The holographic sound was pretty good listening to Pink Floyd’s Money in a wood-floored and wood-paneled room approximately 15′ x 20′. It just doesn’t get very loud. We are going to keep it though. It sounds great in the kitchen!