Zound launches two new portable speakers from Marshall Headphones
Pushing the rock and roll icon to even greater heights, global audio electronics company Zound Industries is thrilled to be adding the Willen and Emberton II Bluetooth speakers to Marshall’s award-winning portable audio collection
Stockholm,May 3rd – Today, Zound Industries is delighted to introduce two exciting new portable Bluetooth speakers under its hugely popular Marshall brand. Despite their dimensions, both the Willen and Emberton II speakers boast a mighty sound and bags of rock star attitude.
As with all Zound products, the Willen and Emberton II speakers were designed and developed in-house in Sweden. It is only by maintaining this level of control that we are able, time and again, to set new standards in style, sound and sustainability.
INTRODUCING THE MARSHALL WILLEN
Small but mighty, the Willen portable Bluetooth speaker encapsulates Marshall’s iconic looks and signature sound, offering features and performance well beyond its pocketable size.
Despite weighing just 0.31kg and measuring 101.6 x 100.5 x 40.4 mm Willen comes with a top-of-class IP67 dust- and water resistance rating, 15+ hours of listening on a single charge and ingenious mounting strap, which means Willen is ready for adventure.
Built with one 2’’ full range driver and two passive radiators, this speaker offers the immense sound quality you come to expect from Marshall, and thanks to High-fidelity tuning and solid instrument separation, the Willen stands head and shoulders above its competition.
Willen is Marshall’s most versatile Bluetooth speaker. Stand it up, lay it down or fix it to an object using its rubber back-mounted strap, it connects seamlessly with Bluetooth 5.1, and users can even tweak sound settings using the Marshall Bluetooth app. There are also built-in microphones for hands-free calls.
INTRODUCING THE MARSHALL EMBERTON II
Upgraded and refined, the next generation Marshall Emberton II brings the same signature sound, iconic rock ‘n’ roll looks and portability as the original, but with the bonus of 50% more playtime, dedicated app with Over-the-air (OTA) updates and multi-speaker pairing Stack Mode.
As we’ve come to expect from all our Marshall products, the Emberton II delivers sound that is rich, clear and loud, just like the artist intended. Two 2’’ full range drivers and two passive radiators create the classic Marshall performance in Stereo, meaning the Emberton II generates a far bigger sound than its size would suggest, easily outperforming most speakers in its class.
How? Emberton II utilises True Stereophonic, a unique form of multi-directional sound developed by Zound for Marshall that flows around a space with true 360° sound, meaning the listener is in the sweet spot wherever they are.
And despite the Emberton II’s portability (68 x 160 x 76 mm) the battery can offer 30+ hours of playback, an increase of 50% on the original. And it can be fully charged in 3 hours or topped up with 4 more hours in just 20minutes.
GREAT FEATURES AS STANDARD
Both the Marshall Willen and Marshall Emberton II speakers can be paired together in Stack Mode, allowing the user to create an immersive multispeaker session with as many compatible speakers as they like.
Aside from Marshall’s signature sound, and branding, both speakers enjoy IP67 waterproofing, which offers superb protection against dirt and water (submerged safely in 1 m (3 ft) of water for a period of up to 30 minutes).
Both speakers also represent Zound’s journey towards being carbon neutral by 2030, with at least 50% of the plastic being sourced from post-consumer waste.
What started in a small London drum shop in the 1960s has gone on to be one of the most instantly recognisable brands in the world. With its iconic logo and signature sound, Marshall amplifiers revolutionised music forever. And through the Marshall Headphones brand, Zound has distilled this unparalleled rock ‘n’ roll wisdom to create a new generation of Marshall products that blend modern technology, classic style, and big sound.