Albany, designed by VQ, is a premium portable Bluetooth speaker which means you can enjoy your music anywhere on the go, with superior audio quality and an extended battery life.

What the designers say

“I always love to have my music around me and so a portable Bluetooth speaker is a great companion. In Albany I wanted something that really suited my life, I can turn it up loud from a pretty small footprint and the battery simply last all night and all day!

- Jonathan Merricks CEO & Creative Director

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Albany, designed by VQ, is a premium portable Bluetooth speaker which means you can enjoy your music anywhere on the go, with superior audio quality and an extended battery life.

Lightweight and compact, Albany, offers the flexibility to connect any; phone, tablet, MP3 player or other smart device wirelessly, with a range of circa 10m. Once connected you can stream music or other content and enjoy room filling sound with enhanced acoustic performance.

Whatever you choose to listen to on your, Albany, you’ll enjoy premium acoustics and true stereo sound with the dual ultra-wide full range speaker drivers which deliver 3 Watts each for a total 6 Watts RMS output.

The battery life of a portable Bluetooth speaker is one of the key indicators of quality and Albany benefits from a 2,000mAh rechargeable lithium-ion built-in battery which will deliver 10 hours of listening between charges when used at full power or an incredible 36hrs when used at half volume. This means it’s ideal for evenings in the garden or even extended weekend breaks when you’re going to be away from mains power but still want to enjoy your own playlists.

Albany couldn’t be simpler to use with easy-to-use Bluetooth pairing and tactile controls on the top panel to adjust volume and even skip tracks so you can keep your phone or other device in your pocket. For added convenience Albany features a handy carry strap which can of course also be used to attach the speaker to your bag while traveling.

Albany features a premium design so even when not in use it is a design statement around your home with a tactile fabric front fascia sympathetically matched to a wood effect top panel and matte rubberised rear case.

As with all VQ audio products, Albany is born in Britain with expert design & engineering at our studios in the Hampshire countryside.

VQ is shortlisted for the Sound & Vision Brand of the Year 2019 by Which? - in the nomination announcement Which? highlighted not only our great product performance in reviews over the past year but also our commitment to customer support with our team working 7 days a week to simply make consumers lives easier.

Key Features

  • Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
  • Portable with Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • 2,000mAh Battery Capacity
  • 10hr Runtime at Full Volume, Circa 36hr Runtime at Half Volume
  • Dual Ultra Wide Full Range Stereo Speaker Output
  • 6 Watts Total Power
  • Simple Recharging, via Micro-USB
  • 3.5mm Aux-in for Wired Connection
  • Built-in Microphone for Hands-free Calling
  • Premium Materials throughout including Fabric Front Fascia
Bluetooth Connection Yes
Bluetooth Range Circa 10m
Hands-Free Calling Mic Yes
Cable Jacks 3.5mm Aux-in, Micro-USB (charging)
Speakers Dual 3W Ultra-Wide Full Range Drivers
Drivers ¢45mm*2(3Ω3W)
Total Power Output 6 Watts RMS
S/N ≥70db
Battery Technology Lithium-ion
Battery Capacity 2,000mAh
Battery Runtime Full Volume 10hrs | Half Volume Circa 36hrs
Grille Premium Fabric
Top Panel Wood Effect Finish
Rear Panel Matte Rubberised Finish
Handle Matte Rubberised Finish
Dimensions (mm) – WxHxD 172 x 128 x 64
Weight (Kg) 0.53
EAN Codes Joules Cambridge Floral Cream – 5060470535995, Joules Winter Camelia Border – 5060470535971
Local UK Support

We’re proud to offer UK based support for all our products, and in more normal times we’re delighted to offer that support online and over the phone. However, as we’re having to adjust to remote working thanks to the challenges of 2020, we’re unable to offer telephone support for the time being.

So please email and we’ll try to resolve the issue or answer your question as quickly as possible. Please do include as much detail as possible so we help without delay.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience of not being able to offer telephone support at this time but look forward to speaking to you again soon


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