Boombot PRO Design Breakdown

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The Boombot PRO has a little more to it than just good looks and fancy zinc trim. Chris and I have worked on this design since the first Boombot REX came out in 2013. We’re going to share our process so you can understand what really makes the PRO our best of class.

ACOUSTICS

While the REX sounds awesome and has a ton of punch, we put a big emphasis on trying to bring the bass response to life on this unit. We were capped out on the 36mm drivers on the Boombot REX. We bumped up the speaker sizes to 40mm and wattage went from 3W to 5W. The larger drivers had stronger bass response, so we were able to do away with the passive radiator in favor of increasing the air space in the speaker cabinet. When we saw the impact we were having by increasing air volume, we rounded out the front of the speaker housing to buy even more. The result was an increase in bass response of over 50%. The moment you turn the PRO on, you’ll notice a fuller, deeper and richer sound than the Boombot REX.

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INTERNAL POWER

Internally, we have two high fidelity drivers pushing a lot more power than the Boombot REX Managing the power and reducing noise is key as you add power. Rather than driving two speakers with one amp, we built in dual amps that drive each speaker separately. This not only allowed us to push a true stereo configuration but it also improved the clarity on each driver.

HYBRID PLAYBACK

The Boombot PRO incorporates hybrid playback with Chambers mode as a standard feature. Having 2GB of internal storage allows the Boombot PRO to operate completely untethered from a handset. We thought this was especially useful for applications where we’d have exposure to water.

WATERPROOFING

On the Boombot PRO, you’ll notice the texture is slightly different from our other products. The entire outside is done in a rubber over-mold. This is a process where you double-tool the mold. While this process is more expensive in tooling, it also ensures that the housing is full protected from elements. The new double-tooled mold also increased the housing structure and air sealing which ultimately had a positive impact on acoustics as well. The process makes the Boombot PRO more drop resistant than anything we’ve ever made, and of course, fully waterproofed. You will notice that we’ve eliminated the beloved 3.5mm auxiliary jack. Part of this choice was to make waterproofing easier, and part of it was just because it’s 2015- we’re dedicated to wireless.

FUTURE IMPROVEMENTS

At Boombotix, we’re never really done with our design.. That’s prompted us to look for future weight reduction plans. The door that currently covers the micro-USB does the job of sealing, but we’re also looking to make that a little easier to snap into place. If you have any other suggestions on design refinements for the future Boombot PRO, please let us know!

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Boombotix Launches Achozen on the Boombot PRO

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This week is a historical for us here at Boombotix. Along with the release of the Boombot PRO, we’ve worked with RZA to tie in a digital content release under Achozen. RZA has worked closely with Shavo Odadjian of System Of A Down to help us create a unique blend of hip-hop rock-metal. When I first heard the album, my first reference was the Blade Soundtrack; It incorporated heavy bass lines fused with guitar riffs creating a vibe that could have come off the tables of KRS-One. It’s hard-hitting, guttural, and masculine, and yet, there are no cuss words!? The Achozen project has been an active discussion on internet forums starting in 2008 when the group released its first song, “Deuces.” This LP has a number of artists jumping on to help produce and we’re glad to wrap this into the launch of the Boombot PRO.

The Boombot PRO features eight exclusive songs from the as yet unreleased Achozen LP. Described by Odadjian as an organic record developed from musicians “just mixing beats and crafting sounds,” the album features other top names such as George Clinton, and John Frusciante. This endeavor revives 90’s-era nostalgia for garage bands famously known for jamming through the night.

“It was really just two friends playing beats and trying to mix them together,” said Odadiian. “I didn’t want to be a Wu-Tang Affiliate, or a System Of A Down affiliate, I wanted this to be its own entity.”

The Boombot PRO is designed for those that demand the highest level of audio performance. Later this week we’ll get in deep detail about the design, but the basics are that the speaker incorporates pro-tuned acoustics, built-in flash storage, the rivaled Boombotix clip-on design and a waterproof hybrid construction that is capable of withstanding submersion up to three feet. Released with the PRO is the smaller version, the MINI, which boasts only five ounces of weight and sound that rivals all other speakers of equal size.

“We’re turning the table on how musicians and fans view music and creative input,” said RZA. “This project has been ready for a long time and releasing it with this new content strategy creates a special moment for the artist and brick and mortar retailers to drive excitement around music.”

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