BassJump 2 for MacBook

BassJump 2 for MacBook

BassJump 2 for MacBook

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A bass boost just for MacBook.

  • Designed for: MacBook

Designed exclusively for MacBook Pro and Air, BassJump 2 is a sweet, one-of-a-kind, go anywhere, USB-powered subwoofer that turns your MacBook into a mini-sound system. One single USB cable delivers power and sound. Custom software blends the music coming from your built-in MacBook speakers with extra bass. The result is dramatically improved MacBook sound performance.

MacBook Air never sounded better.

BassJump 2 makes the great sounding MacBook Pro even better. But the sound improvement BassJump adds to MacBook Air is truly mind-blowing. Create a hotel room sound-system, boost your next Keynote soundtrack or create a movie theater right in your bed with your MacBook and BassJump. At the office, it’s an elegant, simple way to improve the sound of your MacBook without cluttering up your workspace with clunky replacement speakers and cables.

Custom software you can see and hear.

BassJump 2 software combines audio coming from your MacBook speakers with the low frequency bass coming from the BassJump 2 subwoofer. By blending the two audio sources, you hear a dramatically richer, fuller sound. iTunes will sound better, and so will your favorite games. And wait till you see the BassJump 2 preferences window. Two big, glowing, old-school style analog VU meters add a bonus visual experience to your sweeter sound. There’s even a cool little VU meter in the preferences bar. The BassJump preferences window also lets you to customize the sound to suit your style of music: rock, pop, R&B, etc.

Essential World Tour road gear.

Since its debut, BassJump has been a hit with professional touring musicians because it lets them monitor audio directly from their MacBook speakers - while giving their headphones (and ears) a rest. Rock-and-roll road warriors also appreciate that extra power supplies, international adapters or batteries are not required. BassJump 2 works with most pro audio software, including Apple’s Logic Studio, making it an essential road tool for listening to and editing tracks on the tour bus, hotel room or anyplace else your music takes you.

Hear the BassJump difference.

Number one, with a bullet.

One software download. One USB cable. One volume control. You get the idea. BassJump 2 makes it easy to better your MacBook listening experience. Once the software is installed, it’s pretty much plug and play. Just in case you forget what your MacBook sounds like without BassJump, you’ll find a big on/off switch. Use it to hear how much better your MacBook sounds with this bass boosting bundle of joy.

“We don't think you'll find a product that does a better job at improving the sound from your MacBook.”

Jeff Bakalar, CNET

“The sound coming out of our MacBook went from being tinny and paper-thin to full enough to rock our office" - Rated 4.5 (out of 5) & MacLife Editors Choice”

Ray Aguilera, MacLife

“It’s a valuable addition to any MacBook setup, and once you’ve got it, you won’t want to be without it.”

Killian Bell Cult of Mac

BassJump 2 Specs

Product
Product

Height: 2.24 inches (57 mm)
Width: 5 inches (127 mm)
Depth: 5 inches (127 mm)
Weight: 1.4 pounds (.64 kg)
Enclosure: Extruded aluminum w/metal weave grille

Technical Specs

Drive Unit: 77 mm subwoofer speaker cone
Frequency range: -6db at 50Hz-20kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio: 80dB
Connection: USB minijack
Minimum System Requirements: MacOS 10.6 or later
BassJump Settings: Default, Pop, Rock, R&B, Classical, Custom
BassJump Volume: 1 to 100% relative to System Volume (DSP limited to max clipping threshold)
Crossover Frequency Range: 100Hz to 300Hz

BassJump2 Software

BassJump 2 Software for OSX Mavericks
(Version 2.5.1, For Mac OS 10.9)

BassJump 2 Software for OSX Mountain Lion/Lion
(Version 2.0.3 v2, For Mac OS 10.8/10.7)

BassJump 2 Software for OSX Snow Leopard/Leopard
(Version 2.0.3, For Mac OS 10.6/10.5)

Download BassJump Uninstaller
(Helpful for a fresh install or troubleshooting)

What’s in the box

BassJump Subwoofer
BassJump 30" USB cable
BassJump travel case
Owner's Guide

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BassJump 2 FAQs

How does BassJump improve my MacBooks sound?

BassJump improves MacBook's own sound by becoming the woofer/subwoofer for your MacBook. Your MacBook speakers then function as stereo tweeters. This is often called a 2.1 sound system. This combined sonic performance sounds tremendously better than your MacBook speakers alone. You will be blown away by just how good your MacBook speakers can sound - with just a little low-end help from BassJump.

Can you combine two or more BassJumps for double the bass?

Not at this time. Currently, the BassJump software will only address one BassJump at a time.

Is the BassJump Software necessary for the BassJump to work?

Yes. The BassJump software is what enables the BassJump sound output to mix with the onboard speakers in your MacBook. It also allows you to tweak the Crossover Frequency and BassJump Volume relative to the overall MacBook volume level. Plus it features two big analog-style VU-Meters that really just... look cool.

What does BassJump sound like?

BassJump mixes with the sound already coming from your MacBook speakers to create a fuller, richer audio experience from the speakers you already have. It's like going from the sound of a hand held AM radio to a full hi-fi sound system - using your existing MacBook speakers. BassJump just helps them sound better.

Is the BassJump 2 Hardware the same as the original BassJump?

Yes. The physical hardware is the same. All BassJump 2 improvements are software based. This means that if you previously purchased a BassJump, you can get all the BassJump 2 features and improvements for free - just by downloading and installing the new BassJump 2 Software here.

Is BassJump compatible with other third-party sound enhancing software?

Unfortunately the BassJump Sound System software can not be used simultaneously with other sound enhancing software (like Boom for Mac). Since these other sound enhancing apps are performing similar functions, there may be some software interaction issues that may cause BassJump to not function as intended.

What software can I use BassJump with?

BassJump will work with most software on your Mac. After you install it, BassJump is automatically set as your Sound Output, or you can select "BassJump Sound System" as your Audio Output directly in your favorite music production application.

Where can I get the BassJump Software?

The BassJump software can be found here: http://www.twelvesouth.com/bassjump-2-software

Can BassJump be paired with an Apple display or external speakers?

Yes, BassJump can be paired with an Apple Thunderbolt Display or iMac, but because of the larger speakers in the iMac/Display, you will not experience the same improvement in sound as you would when paired with the much smaller speakers of a MacBook. 

To pair BassJump with external speakers, open the BassJump Prefrence Pane, and in the "Pair BassJump With:" dropdown, select the exteranal speakers with which you would like to pair BassJump. BassJump also works with headphone-connected external speakers, simply by deselecting the "Disable BassJump when headhphones are connected" option in the BassJump Sound System prefrence pane.