A powered speaker, USB DAC, and headphone amp in a tennis-ball-sized chassis
In the last year, we’ve seen lots of super-compact audio systems that sound surprisingly good: the Jawbone Jambox, the Q2 Internet Radio, and the Soundmatters FoxLv2 are three great examples. But the NuForce Cube comes in at just a fraction of their size: The enclosure measures less than 2.5 inches on all its sides. One look at the Cube and it’s hard to imagine you’d want to listen to it for long.
But behind the Cube’s grille hides what may be the most serious attempt at a 1-inch full-range driver I’ve ever seen.