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The world's most powerful portable speaker and guitar amplifier. Turns any surface into a speaker.

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We have reached our first stretch goal of $30,000! All backers pledging $29 or more will receive a free soft carrying bag with every Yaba or Yaba X.

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Kickstarter Exclusive:
The Yaba X or "Yaba Xtreme" offers the best of both worlds. Functions like a standard Yaba with the added feature of a selectable built-in guitar amplifier. Yaba X is only exclusive to Kickstarter. It's the ideal device for traveling musicians or for those looking for an affordable alternative to large, clunky amps. 

Yaba X will retail for $99.99, get yours for as low as $39 through Kickstarter.

Yaba - Rock your world! :

Yaba features revolutionary surface sound technology that turns any surface into a speaker. It connects to any music playing device through a standard 3.5mm audio jack. Don't let its small size fool you. Yaba is capable of producing loud, vibrant sound despite its small package. Yaba is assembled in the USA.

Yaba will retail for $69.99, get yours for as low as $29 through Kickstarter.

Yaba Stretch Goals:

Customize Your Yaba: 

Yaba comes in five colors: blue, red, black, white and a 5th color you can vote on. You can vote on the 5th color in the comment box. Anything goes! Pick your crazy color!

Fun for All:
Yaba is ideal for any occasion.

Design Concepts:

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Technical Specifications:

  • Physical Dimensions: 2.4 x 2.8 x 0.87" (61 x 71 x 22mm) L x W x H
  • Weight: 5.9 oz (167 g)
  • Operating Temperature: 0 - 85 Degrees Celsius
  • Frequency Response: 50Hz - 20000Hz
  • Input: Standard 3.5 mm Audio Jack
  • Enclosure: Non Toxic Zinc Metal
  • Internal Battery: Lithium Polymer
  • Amplifier: 2.4 Watt Class G Amplifier
  • Certifications: FCC, CE
  • Battery Life: ~ 8 Hours
  • Technology: Surface Sound
  • Indicator Lights: 3 Bi Color LEDs
  • Human Interface: Single Button Power
  • Charge: Built-in Charger with USB Cable

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Our biggest challenge is working with cast zinc. This is the first product that we've designed which utilizes this metal. We will need to work very closely with our suppliers to ensure that the quality, weight, performance and workmanship are exceptional when we deliver these into your hands.

We already have our manufacturing all setup in some of the world's best factories which adhere to internationally recognized quality standards and procedures such as ISO9001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14000, TQM, SPC.

The prototype is finished and we're ready to go into production. We need your help and we hope you'll join us.

Thank you!

FAQ

  • The Yaba X comes with a 1/4" to 3.5mm adapter. Connect the adapter to your guitar and then connect a standard audio cable (provided) between your Yaba and guitar.

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  • Please contact Mike direct at (650)745-6646 or email mike@plxdevices.com

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  • The Yaba is a music amplifier. The Yaba X is a music AND guitar amplifier.

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  • Yes. We can accommodate more than 1 unit. When you pledge for a single unit, please just add the following amounts to your pledge and send us a note to us as to how many of which unit(s) you would like. We will cover your shipping free of additional charge for units 2-5.

    Blue Yaba $49/unit Any Color Yaba $59/unit Blue Yaba X $59/unit Any Color Yaba X $69/unit

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  • Yes, however it wasn't designed for bass guitars. Yaba X works well for low, mid and high tones. For bass only, you'll need a very large and porous surface to get some good low tones. Ideally a cardboard box the at least 3 x 3 x 3 ft or larger will do the trick. The setup won't necessarily be portable anymore however it could be fun experimenting with different surfaces and sizes.

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