deepblue2 Ultimate Bluetooth Speaker by Peachtree

A 440-watt aptX® Bluetooth Speaker with a massive 6.5" woofer. Small size, huge sound.
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Andrew Clark
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Bellevue, Washington
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deepblue2

The Ultimate Bluetooth Speaker.


deepblue2 redefines the quality and quantity of sound possible from a Bluetooth speaker. It combines the convenience of a single box design with the full-range powerful sound of a big HiFi stereo system. With deepblue2 you'll experience irresistible sound that you can easily move from room to room.

In 2013 Peachtree Audio launched the original deepblue. It received rave reviews from the media and customers alike and quickly established itself as the answer to the question "What's the best sounding Bluetooth speaker I can buy today?"

Scot Hull theabsolutesound.com "...the little deepblue system suddenly pounded out some shockingly deep bass... I’m still flabbergasted."

Chris Connaker computeraudiophile.com "No matter what music I put through deepblue I was impressed by the sound quality. deepblue produces sound that's far larger than its physical size..."

Michael Mercer thedailyswarm.com "I don't know how Peachtree got this bass, but its damn impressive. If all of my friends who own crappy Bose systems bought one of these I'd actually enjoy music at their house!"

Brent Butterworth thewirecutter.com "The Peachtree deepblue is a pretty amazing creation. It plays loud enough to fill my entire 2,220 square-foot house with sound. It hits 102dB at one meter with my usual "Kickstart My Heart" test - that's 5 to 10dB more than usual, which is a lot."

Raising the performance bar


With deepblue2 our design team has committed to raise the performance bar even higher. The technical challenge is to get controlled, deep and loud bass extension out of a small cabinet - and to do that without a wallet devastating price tag.

Most wireless speakers use two or three small speaker drivers operating at their maximum potential to try to achieve full range sound. The result is thin and compressed sound that is fatiguing to listen to at high volumes. They simply run out of gas. 

For truly life-like sound you need a speaker capable of producing deep bass and the only way to do that is to move lots of air. You need to have the right combination of power, surface area, driver excursion and correct enclosure all working together. We're not breaking the laws of physics. We're exploiting them to make the biggest sounding Bluetooth speaker ever made. 


deepblue2 uses a custom developed 440-watt amplifier that is 5X more powerful than the home Bluetooth speakers currently on the market.

A massive long excursion 6.5-inch woofer moves a serious amount of air and creates deep impactful bass. You not only hear full bass, you feel it.

deepblue2 uses a total of five speakers in a three-way configuration to create a powerful balanced sound so every instrument and voice can be easily heard. Two 3" mid-range drivers and two 1" soft-dome tweeters flank deepblue2's woofer to create a wide natural sound that fills an entire room. 

A very carefully designed acoustic suspension enclosure separates deepblue2 from everything else on the market. Our sealed box approach outperforms the typical ported box and passive radiator designs by creating clean deep bass that doesn't distort at high volume.

aptX® Bluetooth audio streaming

Stream all of your favorite music and apps to deepblue using its built-in aptX® Bluetooth audio receiver. You can pair your Android, iPhone, iPod touch, Macbook and most PCs for high quality wireless audio streaming. 

With Bluetooth you don’t need any proprietary apps - you can use the ones you already love and are familiar with. iTunes, Windows Media, Pandora, Spotify, LastFM, just to mention a few, are easily streamed wirelessly.

Digital and analog inputs


deepblue2 features two wired inputs: one optical and one 3.5mm analog. Want to connect an Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV? No problem. Sonos Connect? Ditto. Dig vinyl? You can do that too by using a turntable with a built-in or external phono preamp. 

deepblue2's optical digital input even accepts high-resolution 24/96 digital audio for better-than-CD-quality sound. If your HDTV has an optical digital output (most do) you can even use deepblue2 to listen to TV, movies and games! Awesome.

Play in any room at any volume



Play it low or play it loud

The human ear is less senstive to bass frequencies at low volume. Smart Volume automatically adjusts frequency response at the low end of the volume range to compensate for the ear's lower sensitivity. This means you get full and clear sound even at very low volumes.

For those times you need to let loose and turn up the volume to party level, Smart Volume will lower peak signals when playing at high volume to ensure great distortion-free sound and the long lasting performance of your deepblue2.

Perfect sound in any room

deepblue2 is voiced out of the box to produce the most balanced bass response in the places where it'll be most commonly placed. However, it's impossible to predict every situation where a speaker is going to be located. You may also prefer more or less bass. Using the included IR remote control you'll be able to toggle between five different bass levels to fine tune deepblue2 to your environment and personal taste.

Easy to move

An easy-to-grab recessed handle on the back panel makes it easy to move deepblue2 throughout your home.

Why we're launching deepblue2 on Indiegogo

Shortly after shipping our first production run of the original deepblue, our OEM factory partner unexpectedly went out of business. We not only lost our deposit on the second mass production run, we completely lost the ability to build more units and the expected revenue generated from those sales.

Most companies would probably retool and ship the same product again. Instead we took this unfortunate circumstance and decided that this was our opportunity to make something even better.


Our goal of $63,000 is based on the remaining costs for new tooling and the deposit needed for the first mass production run. Our project timeline has deepblue2 going into mass production in early October for delivery to our First and Early backers in November.

The design team and engineers on deepblue2 are the same people that created the original deepblue and we have partnered with an outstanding new OEM factory that has been fully inspected by our own team as well as a third-party Quality Assurance company.

With your support we can complete the final steps of bringing deepblue2 to market. We've already paid for the engineering and the majority of tooling costs and have built working prototypes to use for measurements, programming, and voicing.

About Peachtree Audio

Peachtree Audio has an established track record of producing high quality and high value audio components and speakers. We've merged old-school audiophile thinking, where sound quality always comes first, with a decidedly new-school digital/computer audio savvy mindset.

The result has been over twenty award-winning products and distribution in over 30 countries. Peachtree products have been featured in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, GQ magazine and many other great publications.

We're simply crazy about music and high performance audio. Our headquarters is located in Bellevue, Washington with members of our team spread throughout the US from North Carolina to California and all spaces in between.

Perks for our backers

Because you're helping us get deepblue2 into production you can save up to 50% off its expected $499 U.S. retail price and be one of the first in the world to own this incredible speaker.

Here's a breakdown of the perks you can choose from when you support this campaign. Choose your perk from the sidebar at the top of this page.

United States - Shipping is included. Washington State residents please add 9% to your contribution for any of the deepblue2 perks to cover sales tax.

International Backers - Please add $120 per deepblue2 to your contribution to cover shipping, duty and VAT/GST. 

Or, choose the $75 International Shipping Only Perk (per deepblue2) and pay any applicable duty/VAT/GST to the courier at time of delivery. 

Canada Backers - Please select the perk you'd like and we'll cover the shipping. Duty and GST/HST will be due upon time of delivery and will be collected by the courier.

Other ways you can help

Please help us spread the word by sharing the deepblue2 campaign with your friends and family using the email and social links at the top of the page. 

*UPDATE 7/29/14*

Sign in to your Indiegogo account to get your own personalized link to this campaign. For every referral you send that contributes $299 you'll receive a $20 credit off of your deepblue2 contribution! 



Customer comment from Amazon.com review of the original deepblue.

Specifications


Dimensions (H x W x D)
9.1  x 14.2 x 6.5 (inches)
230 x 360x 164  (mm)

Weight
16 pounds
7.3 kg

Questions and answers

Does it really sound as good as you say it does?

Yes.

How much is deepblue2 expected to retail for?

$499 US

What is included with deepblue2?

With each deepblue2 you'll receive a power cord, instruction manual, 3.5mm to 3.5mm analog AUX cable, 3.5mm to RCA analog AUX cable, optical cable and an IR remote control.

Does it run off batteries?

The power requirement to achieve this kind of performance requires deepblue2  to be plugged in to a 100V to 230V wall outlet.

What countries outside of the United States will you ship perks to?

United States: Shipping included.

Canada: Shipping included. Duty and GST will be due upon time of delivery and collected by courier. 

International: Please add $120 per deepblue2  you plan on receiving to cover shipping, duty and VAT/GST. 

Countries we can ship to: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands and the UK. 

The above list of countries are places where we have established distribution and service. If you don't see your country listed we will not be able to ship perks to you. This is simply to make sure that you are able to receive our highest level of service and support.  

Will deepblue2 work with my particular phone/tablet/computer?

deepblue2 is compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled devices including Android phones/tablets, iOS devices like iPod touch, iPhone, iPad and most Mac or PC computers.

Why Bluetooth? Why not Airplay/DLNA etc.?

Bluetooth is a mature wireless technology that works with the widest variety of devices. Its benefits outweigh its limitations. With other wireless technology you're typically locked into a particular ecosystem. We wanted the broadest device support possible today. Bluetooth works with iOS, Android, Windows and Mac OS X.

We also chose it for its simplicity. Bluetooth is a point A to point B connection. That means no router or proprietary network with complex setup is needed.

We also considered the cost and go-to-market timeline. Bluetooth itself is relatively easy and affordable to implement which allowed us to spend more money and time on the sound quality of deepblue2.

If you'd like to add Airplay capability we suggest connecting either an Apple TV or Airport Express to one of deepblue2's optical or analog inputs.

What is its wireless range?

Bluetooth has a range of 10 meters (33 feet) open air. Distance will vary with walls and your device’s capability.

Can I connect to more than one deepblue2 at a time - for example, stream from one phone to multiple deepblue2s?

You can connect to one deepblue2 at a time.

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    250 backers will get a deepblue2 for 50% off its expected retail price. Shipping is included in the US. Washington state backers: Please add 9% sales tax. (For a grand total of $271.41) International Backers: Please add $120 to cover shipping, duty and VAT/GST. (For a grand total of $369) Canada Backers: Shipping is included. Duty and GST will be due upon time of delivery and collected by courier.

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    Get a deepblue2 for 30% off its expected retail price. Shipping included in the US. Washington state backers: Please add $31 sales tax. (For a grand total of $380) International Backers: Please add $120 to cover shipping, duty and VAT/GST. (For a grand total of $469) Canada Backers: Shipping is included. Duty and GST will be due upon time of delivery and collected by courier.

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    125 backers can get TWO deepblue2 for 50% off the expected retail price. Shipping included in the US. Washington state backers: Please add 9% sales tax. (For a grand total of $542.82) International Backers: Please add $240 to cover shipping, duty and VAT/GST. (For a grand total of $738) Canada Backers: Shipping is included. Duty and GST will be due upon time of delivery and collected by courier.

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