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Available for Pre-Order & Shipping in March 2024, DFB is Designed in Canada, Works with All SKAA Transmitters, All SKAA Pro Transmitters, & All SKAA Nadja Hubs Including Soundboks 3, 4 & Go


NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 5, 2023 – Dillinger Labs (www.dillingerlabs.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eleven Engineering, Inc. (elevenengineering.com), a market leader in semiconductor products for wireless audio for home theater, multi-room, portable, professional, 12 Volt (car, truck, motorcycle, power sports, marine) and gaming applications, is proud to announce the launch of the world’s first SKAA-enabled, battery-powered mobile subwoofer…Death From Below. Pre-orders are being taken now, with scheduled shipping in March 2024.

Designed for Dillinger Labs by Eleven Engineering in its Canada HQ, Death From Below works with all SKAA Transmitters, all SKAA Pro Transmitters, and all SKAA Nadja Hubs including Soundboks 3, 4 and Go,” explained Rex Whitehead, Dillinger Labs president.Pro-grade SKAA wireless audio, 100 percent Bluetooth-free, and 100 percent WiFi free, we didn’t just take an AC-powered sub and strap a battery on it. DFB is built and optimized from the ground up to be a battery speaker. No shortcuts. No lack of performance compared to traditional speakers. No BS.”

A carefully choreographed dance of cutting edge electrical, acoustical, and battery engineering makes DFB awesome. A built-in bank of eight ultra-fast film capacitors jacks up DFB’s performance by giving its amps instant access to energy when needed. That is, by ensuring the amps are never starved for power, the resulting enhanced impulse response is what’s behind DFB’s extra-ballsy bass punch. Double the punch with no battery life hit.

Specifications include:

  • Wireless Range: Up to 50-meter reliable indoor range
  • Amplifier Type: Class D; Amplifier Power: 144 WRMS (2 x 72W Merus Ultra Efficient Amplifier ICs)
  • Acoustical Max Level: 122dB
  • Frequency Response @ 3dB: 35Hz – 180Hz
  • Volume: 30-step local control
  • Punch Enhancement: 100V x 120 uF Film Capacitors
  • Battery: 115 Wh, 12-cell Li-ION built-in battery pack
  • Battery Life: Up to 40 Hours at regular listening volume
  • Charge Time: Charge from empty to full in 2.5 Hours
  • Power Supply: 26V 125W
  • Use up to four SKAA receivers (any combination of Death from Below and any other SKAA receivers) at the same time with any one SKAA transmitter
  • Remembers up to 10 of your favorite transmitters
  • Low latency — great for live performance
  • Five EQ presets, easily selectable by the user at any time from the front panel
  • 2 x 8-inch woofers optimized for subwoofer bass frequencies and battery operation
  • Includes 13/8-inch pole bushing for getting your gear off the ground
  • Dual tuned ports extend DFB’s bass down to 35 Hz and maximize SPL output
  • Charge the internal battery and play DFB at full volume at the same time; internal battery charges from empty to full in 2.5 hours using the included 125W brick power supply
  • Matte black finish
  • Weather resistant
  • Weight: 15.5 kg (34 pounds)
  • Dimensions (without feet): 9.8 × 24.3 × 18.7 inches (H × W × D)
    • Dimensions (with feet): 10.8 × 24.3 × 19.5 inches (H × W × D)
  • Available to ship to customers in Canada, USA, UK, EU, and Australia
  • MSRP: $799.99 (USD)

“DFB is not just for Soundboks,” Whitehead continued. Use DFB to complement virtually any full-range PA speaker. Already have a high-end speaker that you love? No worries! Any powered speaker, such as QSC®, JBL®, Electro-Voice (EV), Mackie, etc., can be converted to SKAA wireless just by adding a pro receiver such as Streetheart by Dillinger Labs. Use up to four SKAA receivers (any combination of Death from Below and any other SKAA receivers) at the same time with any one SKAA transmitter.”

SKAA is the wireless HiFi audio standard developed by Eleven Engineering, Inc. SKAA transmitters work with iOS & Android mobile devices, Mac & Windows computers, televisions, and just about any product with a line output or a headphone jack. SKAA is also available as a built-in technology not requiring an external transmitter in purpose-designed partner products, which are featured at SKAA.com. SKAA navigates hostile environments saturated in wireless traffic with best-in-class reliability. SKAA delivers uninterrupted audio with the highest sound quality to all speakers without the latency that is inherent in other wireless solutions. With SKAA, the receivers (speakers / headphones) are in charge of selecting which transmitter to listen to.  There’s no pairing.

Eleven Engineering breaks down the Seven Deadly Sins of WiFi Audio on its YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw2iSCuT0x8).

For more on SKAA and the Seven Deadly Sins of WiFi Audio, please subscribe to youtube.com/SKAAsound and visit SKAA.com.

For additional information, contact Rex Whitehead at 480-650-3979 or email [email protected]. For more information on Eleven Engineering, visit www.elevenengineering.com, SKAA wireless YouTube channel, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook.

About Dillinger Labs, Inc.

Founded in 2023 in Music City, USA by dedicated and sophisticated audio enthusiasts that were tired of being tethered to their audio source components, Nashville, Tenn.’s Dillinger Labs broke the mold by designing awe-inspiring HiFi, wireless SKAA-enabled speakers, subwoofers, headphones, and standalone professional transmitters/receivers that are without the latency issues inherent in other wireless solutions. www.dillingerlabs.com

About Eleven Engineering, Inc.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada-based Eleven Engineering, Inc. is a market leader in microprocessors SiPs (System in Package) and modules designed for wireless audio for Home Theater, Multi-Room, Portable, and Pro Audio products. Eleven’s XInC2 multithreaded processor was designed specifically for digital wireless audio applications but is also well suited for other realtime intensive microprocessor applications.

Eleven’s high-performance wireless audio semiconductors, equipped with XInC2 wireless processor cores, are complete solutions for high-quality digital wireless audio transport. WFD™, Eleven’s proprietary wireless audio transport protocol, has a narrow footprint in the radio spectrum, delivering both best-in-class coexistence with WiFi / Bluetooth and unparalleled Quality of Service.

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