Best of 2019: Soundcast VG5 Speaker

December 27, 2019

Yachting Journal

The Soundcast VG5 outdoor speaker was put to the test on land and at-sea during the summer and autumn of 2019, and it is recommended by the staff. The Soundcast VG5 is stylish, yet built strong to withstand the ‘rigors’ found in the marina and on the beach, delivering powerful sound and outstanding battery life (up to 10 hours). 

According to the manufacturer, the VG5 is rated IP64; rain, snow, fog, sand, and dust proof, it can even be used in extreme temperatures (-4°F to 140°F, -20°C to 60°C) without experiencing a loss in audio quality (the latter is a manufacturer claim, and not officially part of the test). The unit measures 17.2” x 8.25” x 8.25” (43.5 x 21 x 21 cm), and portable weighing just over 11 lbs.

Available for between $400-$500.