Pushing the boundaries of innovation
A passion for watersports, a craving for adventure and a love of music, has always driven FUSION Entertainment to push the boundaries of innovation. This passion has led to the release of a sound system that defines the future of portable audio entertainment. Introducing the FUSION STEREOACTIVE, the world’s first purpose-built watersports stereo. This isn’t just a standard Bluetooth speaker, this is an IPX7 rated, water-resistant portable stereo that floats, and is designed to survive submersion in up to 1-meter of water for 30 minutes and come back singing.
By approaching every new market from the perspective of their customers, FUSION innovates solutions that truly improve any outdoors activity. This philosophy has resulted in the ecosystem of products that includes the STEREOACTIVE; the ACTIVESAFE, an innovative watertight floating storage case that also floats; and the intelligent PUCK mounting solution. Engineered at FUSION headquarters in New Zealand by paddlers for paddlers, STEREOACTIVE is designed for the challenge of life in the great outdoors and delivers crystal clear audio to enhance any activity.
“Even after more than 20 years of experience in marine design, STEREOACTIVE was my passion project from day one,” said Graham Brain, lead industrial designer, FUSION Entertainment.
“With modern design software and manufacturing processes, we are now able to produce a powerful, high-quality stereo system that goes where no one else’s would dare to go. Where others sink, we choose to float.”
It all starts with the sound. The two 20 Watt 2.5-inch custom-designed directional speakers matched with the off axis correction of the polycarbonate grille are protected in a ruggedized case that is perfectly tuned for powerful audio delivery in the outdoor environment.
Each active driver has a dual neodymium magnet system structure that delivers the full range of sound at extended volume levels. The long excursion speaker design delivers quality audio for greater cut-through in the outdoor environment. Precisely calculated internal air volume is designed to complement the driver and passive radiator system and delivers unprecedented audio reproduction.
A highly efficient Class-d amplifier incorporated into the unit delivers more power and a longer battery life - so you can enjoy quality music reproduction on the water for longer. FUSION didn’t stop there. The Class-d amplifier is over-engineered so there is no audible “compression” effect – even at high volumes. This, matched with the unique equalization via digital signal processing at each volume step, ensures warm sound and rich bass at low levels and no distortion at high levels, for consistent audio quality at all volume levels. This means it sounds awesome!
When you take to the water this season you can bring your full catalog of music. Enjoy audio from any popular music streaming service or your favorite playlist from a compatible A2DP Bluetoothenabled Apple or Android device. Keep up to date with current events or tune into your favorite hits with the built-in AM/FM radio tuner with a powerful internal antenna. You can also enjoy playback of MP3 media from a low profile USB flash drive, kept safe in a water resistant cavity.
By enlisting a 1st tier battery supplier, users can be confident that the dual high-powered lithium ion cells built into STEREOACTIVE are reliable and have a long life expectancy, keeping the music playing for up to 20 hours. The 12 VDC input (rather than the standard 5V USB) charging means that STEREOACTIVE can fully recharge back to 100% battery capacity within 3 hours. This means less time waiting for a charge and more time out on the water. Going on a road trip? Don’t worry; the unit has an optional car-charging accessory so you can take your entertainment with you. If your smartphone is running low on power the USB port provides an emergency charge system. You can also connect your Apple IAP2 Lightning Connector products and AOA Android phones to the USB port to enjoy audio playback directly from your smartphone while you get a charge.
Whether standing on a paddleboard or rowing a canoe, STEREOACTIVE is controlled with easy to press, scalloped buttons which are adjustable with the touch of a finger or the tap of a paddle. The high-grade rubber over-molded keypad is engineered to take a paddling. By using the power of ANT wireless technology, Garmin smartwatch owners can control STEREOACTIVE directly from their wrist. Current supported watches include: Garmin Vivoactive, Vivoactive HR, Quatix 3, Fenix 3 and Fenix 3 HR. You can also download the free FUSION-LINK app from the Apple app store or Google Play store to enable Bluetooth control of STEREOACTIVE directly from your smartphone. App functionality includes the ability to set tuner regions, scan stations, set pre-sets, adjust volume and select your favorite music track. Twelve unique voice prompts, available in 6 languages, provide audio feedback when you engage with the STEREOACTIVE, keeping you informed and in control of your entertainment experience.
Ever wondered what to do with your phone and keys while you explore the coast on your stand up paddle board? Why take unnecessary risks with your valuables on the water when you can store them inside the ACTIVESAFE. Engineered to fit perfectly onto any FUSION PUCK mounting solution, the ACTIVESAFE is a completely watertight and IPX7 rated water resistant storage case that floats. With internal volume optimized to ensure buoyancy, the STEREOACTIVE will float even when attached to an ACTIVESAFE containing your valuables. For those that love to capture their outdoor activities on video, a flat mounting surface has been positioned perfectly to allow for the mounting of a Garmin Virb or other third-party action camera. This lets you have all your valuables locked together in one convenient unit that you can easily take with you at the end of the adventure.
The PUCK mounting system is a Fusion-designed solution that allows you to securely attach a STEREOACTIVE and/or ACTIVESAFE to the surface of a paddle board, kayak, canoe, dinghy/tinny/ jon boat and even a jacuzzi - leaving you to enjoy your music rather than worrying about your stereo floating away. FUSION has partnered with both Ram-mount and Railblaza to create specialized PUCK solutions that are compatible with these industry-leading mount providers’ products. You can be confident that you can truly PUCK your STEREOACTIVE anywhere.
“We are well established in the marine market for making the highest quality speakers and head units on the water,” said Chris Baird, Managing Director, FUSION Entertainment. “We have now taken marine audio innovation to a place it has never gone before. With STEREOACTIVE paddlers, kayakers and beachgoers can personalize their time with that quality FUSION sound.”
Bring STEREOACTIVE along when you go into the great outdoors. It is perfect for the edge of a pool, picnic table or grill. You can even use it to accompany you as you sing in the shower or cook the evening family meal. The rugged construction, extensive array of available music sources and the incredible audio quality reproduction makes the STEREOACTIVE a musthave for any kayak, paddle board, canoe, fishing or yoga outing this season. When combined with the ACTIVESAFE, you can rest assured that your entertainment and valuables are safe and ready to take on whatever adventure you are. This is what separates FUSION from the rest, and why a FUSION soundtrack will accompany your next adventure.