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Two-piece speaker system combines detachable mini Sound Bar and powerful ported subwoofer Bass Station with wireless charging
Two-piece speaker system combines detachable mini Sound Bar and powerful ported subwoofer Bass Station with wireless charging
Two-piece speaker system combines detachable mini Sound Bar and powerful ported subwoofer Bass Station with wireless charging
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Cowin Ark: A Portable Speaker with Detachable Subwoofer

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Totally original in its design, Ark is a two-piece speaker system that combines a detachable mini Sound Bar and a powerful ported subwoofer Bass Station. Ark’s clever dual speaker design works seamlessly together to bring a new dimension to your music, movies and gaming. 

Regular portable speakers have average sound power, but poor bass, and regular home speaker systems have good sound power, but are not portable. Ark is your perfect balance of portability and power. The dual parts can be connected into a single speaker unit that uses our Magnatec wireless charging technology, or positioned separately while still working in unison. You can even add any number of additional subwoofer Bass Stations to your Ark speaker system to bring unmatched customized levels of sound quality across a single room or your entire home.

Ark is not just about flexibility; it was built to deliver superior sound. Two speaker drivers, passive radiators and a 3.5” ported subwoofer come together to deliver a new dimension to your audio and music.

Build out your Ark system with extra Bass Stations to bring unmatched, customized levels of sound quality across a single room, or your entire home. You can have an unlimited number of Bass Stations in the same room for ultimate sound intensity or you can have one in different rooms and take the Sound Bar with you to each room. Give some Bass to your Bluetooth!

Ark’s Magnatec technology provides wireless charging for the Sound Bar with inductive charging and dual mode sync. Inductive wireless charging mobile phones are also compatible, and can be charged by simply placing your handset on top of the Bass Station. Most importantly, Magnatec syncs the Bass Station and Sound Bar so they’re ready for playing your music and audio in super-rich sound across the full acoustic range.

Ark can also be your super portable, anytime, anywhere Bluetooth speaker. Cruze has a lithium battery inside, charged by either Ark’s Bass Station or USB. Fully charged, it will play music for 8 hours. Comprised of 2 speaker drivers and passive radiators, it is a superb, super portable speaker. 

Ark houses a 3.5” circular subwoofer in its Bass Station. The Bass Station subwoofer enclosure runs off a standard mains supply and is ported, which means the subwoofer cone has greater freedom of motion. The port redirects sound from the rear of the cone and adds it to the sound coming from the front, making the bass louder.

Quick and simple connectivity. Ark remembers your mobile media device after the first pairing so they automatically connect every time they are in range of each other. The first pairing can be made using the simple Bluetooth NFC touch and pair feature, by effortlessly touching your NFC device and Ark together, they connect and pair automatically. 

When your phone is paired with Ark for music, it is also automatically paired for hands-free calling. Should your phone ring, you can take the call and use Ark as your hands-free microphone and speaker.

Connect to Ark using any Bluetooth-enabled device, and Ark will supersize your music with playback in any size room. Two speaker drivers, passive radiators and a 3.5” ported subwoofer come together to deliver a new dimension to your audio and music experiences.

Get all the music on earth with access to your favorite streaming music services, and over 100,000 Internet radio stations from around the world, and your personal music library on your device, of course. All the music you get access to on your Bluetooth enabled device can be enjoyed with deep and powerful sound quality on the Ark.

Immerse yourself in your favorite video game by using Ark for your audio. You can locate the Sound Bar near you or by your TV, while the Bass Station can be neatly tucked away behind your sofa for an incredible sound experience. 

Use Ark to play audio from your favorite movies or TV programs. Ark’s dual speaker design allows you to adapt to any room’s individual layout and acoustics. 

Cruze, Ark’s portable Sound Bar, allows you to supersize your music on the go with a built-in lithium battery that lasts up to eight hours. The battery is charged wirelessly by Ark's Bass Station or alternatively via USB. Constructed with two speaker drivers and passive radiators, it is a superb portable speaker with a rich and unbeatable sound.

Output power: 10W + 25W 

S/N: >85dB 

Frequency range: 20Hz-20KHz 

Power supply: Lithium battery (Sound Bar) or AC adaptor (Bass Station and Sound Bar) 

Audio source: iPhone, iPad, smartphone, notebook, MP3, MP4, television, gaming console 

Inputs: Bluetooth, microphone, line-in 

Bass Station size (length x depth x height): 300mm (11.8inches) x 145mm (5.7inches) x 170mm (6.7inches) 

Bass station power adaptor for wall socket with interchangeable plugs enabling international use 

Cruze Sound Bar size (length x depth x height): 200mm (7.9inches) x 65mm( 2.6inches) x 60mm (2.4inches) 

Rechargeable lithium battery inside Sound Bar can be charged by USB cable or Ark’s Bass Station 

Bluetooth operating range: up to 10 meters

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Six years ago, Bill Mei founded Cowin in China after finding success in making wireless speakers and headphones for other companies. Mei eventually partnered with his cousin, James, prompting them to expand the Cowin brand outside of China. The men later partnered with Nathan Kalaher, Co-founder of The Just Brand, and his team to help engineer and launch new audio products suitable for consumers worldwide. Together, they were able to create the Cowin Ark speaker system.

The next step for Cowin is to go global! Ark has been designed, developed, engineered, pro-typed and pre-production is complete. We’re excited to share Cowin Ark with you! Now, meet the team behind the action here:

     

We are coming to Kickstarter because we want to build a trusted and sustainable backer community of early adopters who appreciate real product innovation. Our vision is to continue the journey we have started of becoming a global player within the home and portable audio market.

Kickstarter community, we see you as playing a significant role in our vision and future, your commitment and feedback will help us reach our goal and beyond... With your help we can put our revolutionary, tried and tested, Cowin Ark speaker into mass production.

So if you are ready to experience a speaker revolution, please support our campaign. It could be a little, or it could be a lot, but every supporter takes us one step closer to our goal, and one step closer to you having an Ark of your own.

Risks and challenges

Cowin Ark is a unique product with several new and special components; we are only dependant on ourselves for these critical parts, producing from within our own factory. However there are some Cowin Ark components that are dependent on our trusted suppliers and partners. To mitigate risk we have worked alongside these partners and suppliers for many years on other Cowin products, all of the outsourced components are well known and used globally, so are readily available.

We fully expect there will be challenges, but we are experienced in manufacturing speakers, as we have been doing this since 2006. Our greatest risk will be the unpredicted volume of Cowin Arks that we successfully sell through our Kickstarter campaign and being able to ramp up production as necessary to meet demand, ensuring that your Cowin Ark is delivered ON TIME!. However we are able to eliminate this risk for our backers due to our in house manufacturing capability, and many years of experience.

Our main priority will be to support the aftercare requirements as necessary for our backers, in being able to provide a robust and consistent level of customer support after our campaign finishes. We are 100% committed to working extremely hard for you, and putting the necessary infrastructure in place as the project demands.

Our most important motivation is you, our backer, and your support to help us reach our global market. You make our journey possible. So Thank YOU!

Special thank you to Elevant Productions for making our Kickstarter video:
www.elevantproductions.com

Thank you to Chris at Zealous Media for the Kickstarter interview video:
https://zealousmedia.co.uk/

Thank you to Kim, our photographer from Portsmouth University: www.krasimirabutseva.co.uk

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    Pledge the £99 Super Early Bird Ark reward and get ready to experience music, gaming and movies like never before, at the cheapest price EVER- 53% off the retail price of £210!

    You’ll receive one Ark speaker with a detachable Sound Bar and subwoofer Bass Station to bring you powerful music through the dual Bluetooth speakers. With Ark, you can play music in multiple rooms, wirelessly charge your speaker and phone, listen to powerful sound and more.

    If you want to protect your Cruze Sound Bar from dust and scratches with a nifty carrying case, all you have to do is pledge £7 extra when you choose this reward. We will send out a survey at the end of the campaign where you can let us know you want the carrying case!

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    FLASH SALE Cowin Ark!

    Act quickly! This is a 48-hour FLASH SALE for a limited number of Ark units! Pledge the £109 FLASH SALE Ark reward and get ready to experience music, gaming and movies like never before- for 48% off the retail price of £210.

    You’ll receive one Ark speaker with a detachable Sound Bar and subwoofer Bass Station to bring you powerful music through the dual Bluetooth speakers. With Ark, you can play music in multiple rooms, wirelessly charge your speaker and phone, listen to powerful sound and more.

    If you want to protect your Cruz Sound Bar from dust and scratches with a nifty carrying case, all you have to do is pledge £7 extra when you choose this reward. We will send out a survey at the end of the campaign where you can let us know you want the carrying case!

    *In the survey that will be sent out at the end of our campaign, you will also be able to choose between a WHITE or BLACK Ark.

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    Pledge £120 or more About $171

    Pledge the £120 Early Bird Ark reward and get ready to experience music, gaming and movies like never before- for 44% off the retail price of £210!

    You’ll receive one Ark speaker with a detachable Sound Bar and subwoofer Bass Station to bring you powerful music through the dual Bluetooth speakers. With Ark, you can play music in multiple rooms, wirelessly charge your speaker and phone, listen to powerful sound and more.

    If you want to protect your Cruz Sound Bar from dust and scratches with a nifty carrying case, all you have to do is pledge £7 extra when you choose this reward. We will send out a survey at the end of the campaign where you can let us know you want the carrying case!

    *In the survey that will be sent out at the end of our campaign, you will also be able to choose between a WHITE or BLACK Ark.

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    Pledge £159 or more About $226

    Pledge the £159 Cowin Ark reward and get ready to experience music, gaming and movies like never before- for 24% off the retail price!

    You’ll receive one Ark speaker with a detachable Sound Bar and subwoofer Bass Station to bring you powerful music through the dual Bluetooth speakers. With Ark, you can play music in multiple rooms, wirelessly charge your speaker and phone, listen to powerful sound and more.

    If you want to protect your Cruz Sound Bar from dust and scratches with a nifty carrying case, all you have to do is pledge £7 extra when you choose this reward. We will send out a survey at the end of the campaign where you can let us know you want the carrying case!

    *In the survey that will be sent out at the end of our campaign, you will also be able to choose between a WHITE or BLACK Ark.

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    Pledge £165 or more About $235

    Pledge the £165 Super Early Bird Cowin Ark + Extra Bass Station reward and get ready to experience music, gaming and movies like never before- for 46% off the retail price!

    You’ll receive one Ark speaker with a detachable Sound Bar and TWO subwoofer Bass Stations to bring you powerful music through the dual Bluetooth speakers. With Ark, you can play music in multiple rooms, wirelessly charge your speaker and phone, listen to powerful sound and more.

    With an extra Bass Station, you can keep one station in your bedroom and one in your living room for easy music playing wherever you go.

    If you want to protect your Cruze Sound Bar from dust and scratches with a nifty carrying case, all you have to do is pledge £7 extra when you choose this reward. We will send out a survey at the end of the campaign where you can let us know you want the carrying cases!

    *Available in WHITE Ark only

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    Pledge £190 or more About $271

    Pledge the £190 Early Bird Cowin Ark + Extra Bass Station reward and get ready to experience music, gaming and movies like never before- for 38% off the retail price of £305!

    You’ll receive one Ark speaker with a detachable Sound Bar and TWO subwoofer Bass Stations to bring you powerful music through the dual Bluetooth speakers. With Ark, you can play music in multiple rooms, wirelessly charge your speaker and phone, listen to powerful sound and more.

    With an extra Bass Station, you can keep one station in your bedroom and one in your living room for easy music playing wherever you go.

    If you want to protect your Cruze Sound Bar from dust and scratches with a nifty carrying case, all you have to do is pledge £7 extra when you choose this reward. We will send out a survey at the end of the campaign where you can let us know you want the carrying cases!

    *In the survey that will be sent out at the end of our campaign, you will also be able to choose between a WHITE or BLACK Ark.

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    Pledge £198 or more About $282

    Pledge the £198 Super Early Bird Dual Ark reward and get ready to experience music, gaming and movies like never before, at the cheapest price EVER- 53% off the retail price of £420!

    You’ll receive TWO complete Ark speakers, both with a detachable Sound Bar and Subwoofer Bass Station to bring you powerful music through the dual Bluetooth speakers.

    If you want to protect both of your Cruz Sound Bars from dust and scratches with nifty carrying cases, all you have to do is pledge £14 extra when you choose this reward. We will send out a survey at the end of the campaign where you can let us know you want the carrying cases!

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    Pledge £235 or more About $335

    Pledge the £235 Early Bird Dual Ark reward and get ready to experience music, gaming and movies like never before- for 44% off the retail price of £420!

    You’ll receive TWO complete Ark speakers, both with a detachable Sound Bar and Subwoofer Bass Station to bring you powerful music through the dual Bluetooth speakers.

    If you want to protect both of your Cruz Sound Bars from dust and scratches with nifty carrying cases, all you have to do is pledge £14 extra when you choose this reward. We will send out a survey at the end of the campaign where you can let us know you want the carrying cases!

    *In the survey that will be sent out at the end of our campaign, you will also be able to choose between a WHITE or BLACK Ark.

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    Pledge £245 or more About $349

    Pledge the £245 Cowin Ark + Extra Bass Station reward and get ready to experience music, gaming and movies like never before- for 20% off the retail price!

    You’ll receive one Ark speaker with a detachable Sound Bar and TWO subwoofer Bass Stations to bring you powerful music through the dual Bluetooth speakers. With Ark, you can play music in multiple rooms, wirelessly charge your speaker and phone, listen to powerful sound and more.

    With an extra Bass Station, you can keep one station in your bedroom and one in your living room for easy music playing wherever you go.

    If you want to protect your Cruze Sound Bar from dust and scratches with a nifty carrying case, all you have to do is pledge £7 extra when you choose this reward. We will send out a survey at the end of the campaign where you can let us know you want the carrying cases!

    *In the survey that will be sent out at the end of our campaign, you will also be able to choose between a WHITE or BLACK Ark.

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    Pledge £260 or more About $370

    Pledge the £260 Early Bird Cowin Ark +Two Extra Bass Stations reward and get ready to experience music, gaming and movies like never before- for 35% off the retail price of £400!

    You’ll receive one Ark speaker with a detachable Sound Bar and THREE subwoofer Bass Stations to bring you powerful music through the dual Bluetooth speakers. With Ark, you can play music in multiple rooms, wirelessly charge your speaker and phone, listen to powerful sound and more.

    With three Bass Stations, you can keep one station in your bedroom, one in your living room and one in your office for easy music playing wherever you go.

    If you want to protect your Cruze Sound Bar from dust and scratches with a nifty carrying case, all you have to do is pledge £7 extra when you choose this reward. We will send out a survey at the end of the campaign where you can let us know you want the carrying cases!

    *In the survey that will be sent out at the end of our campaign, you will also be able to choose between a WHITE or BLACK Ark.

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    Pledge the £300 Early Bird Cowin Ark + Three Extra Bass Stations reward and get ready to experience music, gaming and movies like never before- for 39% off the retail price!

    You’ll receive one Ark speaker with a detachable Sound Bar and FOUR subwoofer Bass Stations to bring you powerful music through the dual Bluetooth speakers. With Ark, you can play music in multiple rooms, wirelessly charge your speaker and phone, listen to powerful sound and more.

    With four Bass Stations, you can keep one station in your bedroom, one in your living room, one in your kitchen and one in your office for easy music playing wherever you go.

    If you want to protect your Cruze Sound Bar from dust and scratches with a nifty carrying case, all you have to do is pledge £7 extra when you choose this reward. We will send out a survey at the end of the campaign where you can let us know you want the carrying cases!

    *In the survey that will be sent out at the end of our campaign, you will also be able to choose between a WHITE or BLACK Ark.

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    Pledge £320 or more About $456

    Pledge the £320 Dual Cowin Ark reward and get ready to experience music, gaming and movies like never before- for 24% off the retail price!

    You’ll receive TWO complete Ark speakers, both with a detachable Sound Bar and Subwoofer Bass Station to bring you powerful music through the dual Bluetooth speakers.

    If you want to protect both of your Cruz Sound Bars from dust and scratches with nifty carrying cases, all you have to do is pledge £14 extra when you choose this reward. We will send out a survey at the end of the campaign where you can let us know you want the carrying cases!

    *In the survey that will be sent out at the end of our campaign, you will also be able to choose between a WHITE or BLACK Ark.

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    Pledge £345 or more About $491

    Pledge the £345 Cowin Ark + Two Extra Bass Stations reward and get ready to experience music, gaming and movies like never before- for 14% off the retail price of £400!

    You’ll receive one Ark speaker with a detachable Sound Bar and THREE subwoofer Bass Stations to bring you powerful music through the dual Bluetooth speakers. With Ark, you can play music in multiple rooms, wirelessly charge your speaker and phone, listen to powerful sound and more.

    With three Bass Stations, you can keep one station in your bedroom, one in your living room and one in your office for easy music playing wherever you go.

    If you want to protect your Cruze Sound Bar from dust and scratches with a nifty carrying case, all you have to do is pledge £7 extra when you choose this reward. We will send out a survey at the end of the campaign where you can let us know you want the carrying cases!

    *In the survey that will be sent out at the end of our campaign, you will also be able to choose between a WHITE or BLACK Ark.

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    Pledge the £415 Cowin Ark + Three Extra Bass Stations reward and get ready to experience music, gaming and movies like never before- for 16% off the retail price of £495!

    You’ll receive one Ark speaker with a detachable Sound Bar and FOUR subwoofer Bass Stations to bring you powerful music through the dual Bluetooth speakers. With Ark, you can play music in multiple rooms, wirelessly charge your speaker and phone, listen to powerful sound and more.

    With four Bass Stations, you can keep one station in your bedroom, one in your living room, one in your kitchen and one in your office for easy music playing wherever you go.

    If you want to protect your Cruze Sound Bar from dust and scratches with a nifty carrying case, all you have to do is pledge £7 extra when you choose this reward. We will send out a survey at the end of the campaign where you can let us know you want the carrying cases!

    *In the survey that will be sent out at the end of our campaign, you will also be able to choose between a WHITE or BLACK Ark.

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    Reseller (7 Arks)
    SEVEN (7) White Cowin Arks. 7 Free Sound-Bar carry cases. Reseller support pack. Shipping and customs to be arranged as necessary directly with Cowin Europe- support@cowineurope.com

    Regular retail price will be £1470

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    Pledge £2,970 or more About $4,230

    Distributor Tier 1 (25 Arks)
    25 White Ark Speakers. 25 Free Sound-Bar carry cases. Reseller support pack. Shipping and customs to be arranged as necessary directly with Cowin Europe - support@cowineurope.com

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    Distributor Tier 2 (50 Arks)

    25 White and 25 Black Cowin Ark Speakers. 50 Free Sound-Bar cary cases. Reseller support pack. - contact us at support@cowineurope.com if you want a different combination of colors. Shipping and customs to be arranged as necessary directly with Cowin Europe

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