TASCAM’s new VL-S3 and VL-S3BT bring great-sounding compact studio monitoring to the price of a set of headphones. The 2-way powered monitors include a 3” woofer and rear ported design packs a surprising punch.
A pair of RCA inputs accept any line-level input and a stereo 1/4” to RCA cable is included. Also available is a 1/8” stereo mini jack for playing from smartphones or MP3 players.
The efficient 14W per side stereo power amplifier drives the two monitors. The compact ported cabinets fit almost anywhere. Ideal for home studios dorm rooms or video editing suites the VL-S3 is an affordable solution for great-sounding mixes.
The VL-S3BT builds a great-sounding Bluetooth receiver directly into the speakers for wireless playback from smartphones tablets and other devices
Compact 4.5” x 6.7” Cabinets Fit Almost Anywhere
Even with professional 2-way drivers and rich power amplifier the footprint is a compact 4.5” x 6.7” (110mm x 170mm) – perfect on a desktop or next to your laptop PC. There's no need to make space for speaker stands. The compact monitors can fit below many monitors or in crowded machine or server rooms.
2-way system and bass reflex port provides a wide frequency response of 80 Hz to 22 kHz.
Even though they're priced like standard PC desktop speakers the VL-S3 provide professional monitoring quality. With a frequency response of 80 HZ to 22 kHz every sound is faithfully reproduced – from the body resonance of a bass drum to a tinkling wind chime. The wide response is reproduced by the 2-way system design – consisting of a woofer tweeter and the bass reflex port located on the rear of the cabinet.
Built-in Power Amplifier with 14 Watts Per Channel
Designed specifically for desktop systems the integrated 14 W + 14 W power amplifier provides you not only powerful full volume monitoring but also features well-balanced sound at low volume. The VL-S3 work great in areas where excessive volume might be a problem such as bedrooms dorm rooms and apartment buildings.
RCA and Stereo Mini Jack Line Inputs
The dual RCA inputs provide a common compact interface for connecting with unbalanced sources. A 1/4 stereo phone plug to RCA conversion cable is included for sources like an audio interface or Portastudio with a 1/4 phone output jack can be interfaced.
The VL-S3 also includes a 1/8” stereo mini input jack which automatically shuts off the RCA inputs. Using a standard stereo mini cable a portable MP3 player iPad or smartphone can be connected.
Bluetooth playback compatible with aptX/AAC codecs for low latency and high definition (VL-S3BT)
A Bluetooth receiver is built into the cabinet making wireless playback possible from a smartphone PC or any Bluetooth – enabled device where the reference sound is saved. Bluetooth playback supports aptX and AAC codecs – higher definition and lower latency than the typical SBC codec. So without any cables the sound can be compared to the sound in production – resulting in high-definition playback which does not feel wireless. Switching input and pairing can be done using the buttons on the front side of the body.
Functions common to both the VL-S3 and VL-S3BT
• Power amplifier output: 14W + 14W (LEFT speaker contains the power amplifier)
• 3-inch woofer/0.5-inch tweeter
• Bass reflex port
• Specially tuned 8kHz crossover circuit
• RCA terminals(stereo) and 3.5mm stereo mini unbalanced input(the stereo 1/8 mini jack is preferred)
• Volume control
• Power switch/Power LED
• Dedicated AC adapter included (TASCAM PS-P1524E)
• RoHS certified
Unique features for the VL-S3BT
• Pairing button of Bluetooth on front panel
• Bluetooth wireless playback function by A2DP profile
• Supported A2DP codec : SBC/AAC/aptX