Denon is on another small speaker kick, introducing the Envaya Mini DSB100 speaker. This is a smaller version of their Envaya DSB200. It’s designed with a similar sonic signature, but reduces the form factor further to create a truly portable speaker that is both colorful and water resistant. The Denon Envaya DSB100 bluetooth speaker can run for up to 10-hours on its rechargeable Li-ion battery. Denon even made sure the included speakerphone had a noise canceling feature to make it practical for real-world use when you’re listening to tunes and a call comes in. The new Envaya speaker is available in black with a blue cloth grille or a white enclosure with an orange cloth grille. The Envaya Mini is water resistant and also includes a carry case for easier portability.
The bite-sized Denon Envaya DSB100 bluetooth speaker uses two 1.6″ (40mm) drivers plus some fancy digital sound processing (DSP) technology to create a really wide soundstage that would otherwise seem impossible for such a small form factor. Using digital treble processing, Denon yields a widened 3D audio image and more detailed vocal and instrument fidelity.
Like the Denon DSB200 Bluetooth speaker, the Envaya Mini DSB100 includes the aptX Bluetooth CODEC for near-lossless audio streaming and low latency. NFC pairing also means that you can simply tap to pair a compatible smart phone—there’s no button pressing, no manual pairing, and no waiting for your device to be “discovered”. Recharging is done via a mini USB connection underneath a panel that opens and there’s even an auxiliary input for legacy connections.
Aside from music playback, the low latency—just 32 milliseconds—makes this a great portable system for gaming or even watching videos from tablets and smart phones.
The Envaya Mini DSB-100 will be available this month (December 2014) for $149.
Denon Envaya DSB100 Bluetooth Speaker Features & Specs
- Dual 40mm Full Range Drivers
- 40 x 83mm passive radiator
- Bluetooth with aptX
- 32 milliseconds end-to-end latency
- NFC Pairing
- Integrated Microphone with noise canceling
- Carrying bag included
- Weight: 1.12 lb.
- Dimensions: 8.27”W x 2.13”H x 2.01”D