NuForce S3-BT Bookshelf Speakers | US$299.00 | www.nuforce.com
it was not long ago that audiophile community cringes at the idea of streaming music over Bluetooth but that was then. with the latest Bluetooth 4.0 and apt-X audio coding technology introduced into Bluetooth stereo products, wireless streaming over Bluetooth is now almost indistinguishable from its wired counterpart – a cue for audiophile equipment maker to jump into the bandwagon and that’s what NuForce did with their latest offering: the NuForce S3-BT, a pair of bookshelf speakers that take advantage of the Bluetooth 4.0 technology, along with apt-X and AAC to pump out audiophile-quality audio through its 1″ soft dome tweeter and two 3.5″ composite paper cone woofers. touted as the “most advanced audio performance from a BT speaker to date”, the S3-BT also offers secondary analog inputs for hooking up with your TV or other sources, or for no-nonsense audiophiles, used for upgrading to NuForce Air DAC wireless system for even superb audiophile-grade performance. other features include built-in Class D amplification, five-way binding posts for speaker in/output, a USB charger port for juicing up mobile devices, and an elegant design wrapped in a choice of soft black or white leatherette. despite being an audiophile-grade system, the NuForce S3-BT Bookshelf Speakers are surprisingly not overly pricey at $299 a pair. a few larger views after the break.