Push­ing the bound­aries of in­no­va­tion

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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.

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