Peachtree Audio may be quite young on the market, but they´ve already won numerous awards for their amplifiers, DACs and speakers. The Deepblue is categorized as a Wireless Music System and here we review the second generation, Deepblue2.
With a weight of about 16 pounds and dimensions of 9.1 x 14.2 x 6.5 inches the Deepblue2 shouldn´t really be considered for mobile use, despite having a recessed handle on the back, but it has the ability to play music from mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets at home and sounds so good that you might even consider using it as your main stereo system.
Before turning the Deepblue2 on for the first time using the touch buttons on the top you have to hook it up to a wall socket, obviously. It has a built-in power supply with a figure 8 plug, and as soon as you connect the power chord the five touch buttons on the control panel lights up with blue LEDs, signaling that it´s ready to go.
The speaker generates audio with a 5-driver system with two 1" soft dome tweeters, two 3" midrange drivers, and a 6" bass driver in a separate sealed enclosure, utilizes five individual Class D amplifiers, with a total system output of 440 Watts.
The speaker quickly connects with any bluetooth device, and LED lights indicate the current volume level. Along with the control buttons on the speaker, you can also control it using the remote control. An auxiliary input is provided for source devices without Bluetooth as well as an optical digital input.
When it comes to sound, Peachtree has done a wonderful job with the Deepblue2 - the result is simply stunning. Clean and authentic with no overbearing bass. Instead, the bass is present, precise and deep - deeper than we´ve heard from any Bluetooth speaker. If you still think there´s too much, or too little, bass you can easily adjust it to your liking using the remote control.
The side-facing drivers also help create an impressive sense of space, and the Deepblue2 has no problem filling a fairly large room with sound, creating a very immersive and exciting experience.
If you decide to get a Deepblue2 for yourself, make sure your mobile device has aptX as it really makes a big difference to the sound quality. Having tested quite a lot of Bluetooth speakers, we can with confidence say that the Deepblue2 is the best one we´ve heard so far. It is actually very close to (and sometimes even better) than many high-quality separates systems for a lot more money.
The reason this review is so short is the fact that we would rather spend time enjoying listening to music on the Deepblue2 than analyze it - it´s that addictive. Peachtree has managed to build a close to perfect Bluetooth speaker, at least when it comes to the sound. Apart from not being particularly portable, there´s only one thing missing; the ability to use it with your home network for multiroom purposes.
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- 5-driver system with two 1" soft dome tweeters, two 3" midrange drivers, and a 6" bass driver in a separate sealed enclosure, utilizes five individual Class D amplifiers, with a total system output of 440 Watts
- Bluetooth connectivity with AptX for CD quality playback (requires AptX source)
- Optical digital input accepts stereo audio signals up to 24 bit 96kHz
- Analog stereo input on 1/8" audio jack
- Full-function IR remote included
- Automatic universal power supply operates from 100V-240V AC, 50/60 Hz
- Acoustic Design:
1 x 6.5-inch low frequency driver
2 x 3-inch midrange frequency drivers
2 x 1-inch high frequency drivers
Acoustically sealed cabinet
- Power Amplifier: 440 watts
aptX® Bluetooth wireless with up to 5 connected devices
Optical Digital Audio (Toslink)
Line-level Analog Audio (3.5mm)
- Dimensions (H x W x D):
9.1 x 14.2 x 6.5 (inches)
230 x 360x 164 (mm)
- AC Input: 100-240V 50/60Hz
- Accessories included: Remote control, 3.5mm to 3.5mm analog AUX cable, 3.5mm to RCA analog AUX cable, optical cable, power cord, instruction manual
- Warranty: One year parts and labor
3.5mm to 3.5mm analog AUX cable
3.5mm to RCA analog AUX cable