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More than meets the eye
Let your eyes follow the rim of the rounded shapes.
See the softness, sense how the cover carefully encapsulates the technology inside. Your first time with Oslo will touch your eyes and open your senses. The vivid colours, the surprising texture, the sensation that there’s much more below the surface. The embroidered volume-buttons at the front, hinting: I am a loudspeaker. Inviting you to approach, explore, discover.
Oslo is for real. Oslo is authentic, Oslo is genuine. An upright, compact design that whispers ‘Move me around, place me wherever you want.’ It’s Nordic aesthetics at its finest: Non-intrusive and discreet, yet remarkably confident about the statement it makes in any interior.
Look at the lines and linger in the most laid-back luxury one could imagine. No bragging, no bling. Simply made to be noticed.
The Sound of Oslo
Solitude and the city; Art director and magazine-maker Mikal Strøm takes us on a poetic trip across the Norwegian capital. In ‘The Sound of Oslo’ he leads the viewer to some of the uncountable spots for urban reloading that Oslo presents.
It’s all about that unique Nordic feel. From quiet off-season walks on the seafront over peaceful, plant-loaded interiors to bikes nervously racing the city’s streets, this short-movie will plunge you directly in to the Oslo way of living.
Close your eyes in order to see
On a recent trip to the US, I bought Bob Dylan’s Original Mono Recordings. A complete compilation of his first eight albums in a remarkable sound quality. When I got home I spent an entire evening sitting on the floor in my living room, listening to the vinyls. It was just … you know, it’s physical what great sound does to you. A sort of whoosh when it touches you.
That sound on those records was so unique. You felt like you were actually there, at the Columbia Studios, just in front of Bob and his guitar. It was ... well. It was what music should always be like. It was true, authentic sound in all its splendour.
IF GOLD AWARD
The Oslo loudspeaker just received the extremely prestigious iF GOLD AWARD for its outstanding design.
"The Danish-designed Vifa Oslo is a gorgeously appointed Bluetooth speaker that will look great in your living room: the perfect link between technology, sound quality and long-lasting design. The soft and well-formed handle extends in a single stroke from the speaker body, while upholstery-grade fabric covers the rest of the unit. The interface is hidden. Nothing more and nothing less!"
These are the words of the jury behind the German iF International Forum Design-award, justifying the choice of Oslo for the special iF GOLD AWARD.
A soft texture. A warm touch. The surprising feel of Oslo comes from its wool cover. Selected yarns carefully woven into a specific pattern, designed by Kvadrat.
Reflection and intuition accompanied the entire work process during which Kvadrat translated their tactile knowledge to the domain of sound. Numerous hours and heaps of rough, smooth, bulky or silky weaving samples later, the fabric created is essential to the entire product experience. It appeals to the eye, the ears and your fingertips. Wool is perfect natural imperfection; it’s comfort and coziness; it’s a reassuring, basic feel. A universal material, revered through time for its resistance and the way it ages beautifully.
By a simple touch of Oslo you will truly understand the craftsmanship, the durability and the inherent quality of this product and the materials it’s made of: What you feel is what you get.
268 mm/181 mm/90 mm
Bluetooth 4.0 aptX
AUX 3.5 mm mini-jack
Rechargeable Lithium battery
Frame/One piece diecast aluminium
Grills/Custom made Kvadrat textile
2 x 50 mm Vifa unit with aluminium cone and neodymium magnet
2 x 65 mm Vifa units with flat sandwich cone and neodymium magnet. Mounted mechanically back to back in a force balanced configuration supported by 2 passive radiators
55 Hz - 18 kHz @ +/- 3 db
Lithium Ion battery
Force Balanced Woofers
Digital pure path amplifier
DSP crossover optimized for low distortion and high precision
In the box
Vifa Oslo, power supply, AUX 3.5 mm mini jack cable, travel bag, manual, quickguide & warranty