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​Dayton Audio T652-AIR Review: Home Aduio

Posted on 03 April 2018

If you are looking forward to a lasting audio experience, you need to invest in the T652-AIR tower speaker immediately. The designers didn’t only work on enhancing the quality of sound but the portability factor of the device makes it much more desirable – you can place it anywhere you want in your house!

The T652 comes with an Air Motion Transformer tweeter along with twin 6.5-inch polypropylene woofers.

You can find a port for bass at the bottom. The designers integrated non-marking rubber feet so that you don’t have worry about damaging the underbelly of the device. Also, to enhance your audio experience, the company suggests incorporating an amplifier with a range between 90 and 150 watts.

It is worth noting that the T652-AIR tower speaker is loud enough for a large space. The speaker is only two feet in length, which makes it the shortest tower speaker available on the market. Apart from this, the Dayton Audio sports various specifications such as:

  • 6 ohms impedance
  • 45-20,000 Hz frequency response
  • 1” AMT tweeter
  • 30” H x 7.1” W X 9.5” D dimensions
  • 88 dB 1 W/1m sensitivity

The AMT tweeter guarantees sound clarity and a powerful bass punch. The bass reflex tower is incorporated to provide a solid bass foundation to 45 Hz providing a rich and satisfying music experience.

Moreover, you can also use the tower speaker as an auxiliary for your home theater system. Install it anywhere in the house and it will give you a concert like feel.

Not to mention, the speaker is unbelievably budget-friendly compared to various bookshelf speakers. The company is determined to provide surround sound and debut each model with futuristic features. The design, sound quality, and specifications are convincing enough to invest in a low-cost speaker to experience splendid music.

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​Polk Signa Solo Universal Sound Bar Review

Posted on 31 March 2018

Isn’t it utterly irritating when your TV speakers provide crappy sound? Did you know you can get rid of it without spending a hefty amount? If you desire for clear and crisp sound, you should consider purchasing the Polk Signa Solo. It wouldn’t be wrong to call it the younger sibling of Polk Signa S1.

You will find it as one of the most pocket-friendly devices available on the market. The device will help provide an impressive surround sound experience without putting in much effort. Moreover, it is an ultra light and is compact device. Moreover, you will never need a subwoofer; the device alone is enough to enhance the overall sound effects.

Also, it is one of most simple sound bars to attach to your TV set with. The sound bar is quite straightforward to connect and has 3.5mm analog input along with Bluetooth and is ready to use – and you can also mount it as you see fit.

Furthermore, the device offers four drivers – 2.5-inches each and it comes with built-in bass ports. The company has collaborated with Dolby Digital to provide high-quality sound. The Polka Signa is rectangular in shape and measures 3.54-inches. The sound bar is 3.91-inches wide and 39-inches in length.

You will find numerous EQ settings such as night mode, movie, and music. Therefore, you can switch to any mode depending on your choice. The Polk Solo also comes with the company’s approximation of surround that is called copyright SDA digital surround.

The sound bar is designed to provide an unforgettable experience – all on your fingertips. It is a plug and play device and you can alter the dialogue level and the bass settings as per your preferences, using just the remote. Selecting bass setting is quite common in the sound bar category. However, the dialogue volume option is only seen in high-end sound bars; but in this case, you don’t have to spend through the roof to enjoy quality sound thanks to the Polk Signa Solo.

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​JBL Link 20 Review: Voice Activated Portable Speaker

Posted on 28 March 2018

If you are looking for a home speaker that will entertain you without distortion for hours, the JBL link 20 is just the thing you were looking for all your life! Plus, you will also be surprised to know the product comes built-in with Google Assistant feature! The speaker system is absolutely waterproof and can become your ultimate choice when it comes to surround sound and quality audio.

The JBL 20 is not a heavy speaker. Although it appears big, it is easy to carry around your house. The speaker weighs nearly 960g. With Bluetooth functionality, plenty of other features truly made it a convenient home speaker that can entertain you for a very long time.

The speakers are entirely rubber-plastic similar to the UE Megaboom. This helps make the speakers damage and fall-proof. But that doesn’t you throw it out of the balcony just to see how strongly-built it is! Also, it has IPX7 rating, which makes it considerably waterproof – again, don’t take in the swimming pool with you. However, you can listen to some music while take a shower.

The device is pretty straightforward to use – there is a power button at the back, just press it and start listening to your favorite tunes. There LED-lit light that indicate battery life and when you should charge the device. At 100%, the speaker will give you up to 20 hours of pure sound! That is what has put a majority of the product’s rivals to shame.

Moreover, once you have set up your JBL link 20 speakers, you can allow it to function via the Google Home app. Simply say “hello Google” and the speaker will activate. During this process, LED arrays on the front will light up indicating it is listening to your commands.

You can ask it to play your favorite music and that will give you a relaxing music experience after a long and tiring day. It is surely an interesting gadget for music lovers.

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​Klipsch Reference Theater Pack

Posted on 31 January 2018

There are many sound bars on the market, but if you want the best performance go for the Klipsch Reference Theater Pack. It offers rear-channel sound effects. You will receive a 5.1 speaker system and a separate AV receiver. They offer an amazing sound, and a room full of speakers is not a compulsion.

You will have to pay a price of $999 to buy the Klipsch Reference Theater Pack. It is packed up with four satellite speakers and can fill the room without the need for a sound bar or a stereo system. This is because Klipsch has an attached wireless sub-woofer.

It is perfect for those who prefer a small satellite. People who have used it have highly recommended it, and it is worth a listen. As competitors are falling to produce the Atmos-compatible set, Klipsch has kept it quite simple. Moreover, the system features a brassy IMG driver in a combined tweeter with 3.5-inch of size and 0.75-inch horn.

Furthermore, the Klipsch soundbar features some spring clips. Therefore, do not use thicker wires before you install pin plugs on both ends. Similarly, the satellite connects to a center channel using which you can place the 3.5-inch driver into the bigger cabinet.

In addition to this, the package also has an 8-inch wireless subset with a foot square large box. Moreover, this kit is also packed with a wireless transceiver to the subwoofer. You can connect this to the LFE channel present on your AV receiver.

It is surely recommended to prefer this system over all the others present in the market. Before buying, search on the web for this product. Moreover, you will witness amazing reviews, and you will get high recommendations. Therefore, just give it a try to experience an improved sound system.

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Ultimate Ears WonderBoom: the Super Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Posted on 03 January 2018

A good speaker has two things; powerful bass and maximum music. You rarely find a speaker brand that offers both in a pair of speakers. However, WonderBoom has debuted to make a difference. The company has come up with an outstanding idea of a wireless speaker.

What Is New?

The WonderBoom speakers are high-quality speakers which you can purchase at an affordable price. The design is unique but catchy, and they come in different colors; black, red, grey, pink, lilac and purple. The surround sound of ultimate WonderBoom is what creating buzz.

This is possible because it has two 40mm active drivers and two passive radiators – 46 x 65mm. It also offers jaw-dropping 360-degree sound projection. Moreover, connecting multiple WonderBoom speakers will give you a concert like feel being at home. The speaker provides impressive levels of bass, and this is what makes it different from other Ultimate Ears speakers such as UE Roll 2.

The makers have paid a considerable amount of attention to its design. It is a small pebble-shaped speaker, and its top and bottom parts are made of soft rubber. It is built on IPX7-rated quality and can stay in the water for 30 minutes. The unique design allows it to float on water automatically.

Moreover, it is free from ridiculously long cables, and you can place it pretty much everywhere in your home. The rubber that covers its top and bottom prevent it from damages if it falls on the floor which makes it an ideal device if you have kids or an excited pet. The battery life of WonderBoom is satisfying as it lasts up to 10 hours.

Final Verdict

Wonderboom is a waterproof speaker that provides surround sound and impressive bass on a budget. And these reasons are convincing enough to purchase it.

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​Sonos One Review: The Smart Speaker

Posted on 14 December 2017

Making speakers that provide surround-sound isn’t a big deal for Sonos. Since the brand has excelled in this field, they are now all set to give a tough time to their rivals with Sonos One speaker. The company had announced an enhanced version of its trademark Play:1 speaker, which was considered as one of the best smart speakers in the market. It is worth mentioning that Amazon’s Alexa has built-in Sonos One that enables you to choose your favorite music from a whopping list of music applications (50 in total), for example, Deezer, Apply Music. Plus, it also includes Alexa’s specific applications including TuneIn Radio, Sirius XM, Spotify, Music Unlimited, etc.

Built-in Alexa app

If you are a true music lover, you will be delighted to know that Alexa will allow you to choose a particular artist or a song. It is also an excellent app that deciphers your request and turns it into an action. It means it can play music to your requests as well. You just need to make a request, for example “Play my hip-hop collection in the kitchen Alexa” and your smart Sonos One speaker will start from the top of the list or you can shuffle the music. The Sonos has made another smart move by pairing up with Pandora regarding full support to Pandora’s mobile application. All these music options are useless if the speaker does not provide quality sound but Sonos One is debuted to make a difference.

Sonos One sound quality

What is greater than listening to your favorite music and doing chores at the same time? With Sonos One speaker you can now enjoy a high-quality sound while performing multiple tasks. The sound quality is crispier and higher quality – however, you will feel as if you are listening to music on their previous model, which was the Sonos Play:1 speaker. But with the new and enhanced version, you can expect heavy bass – considering it is a tiny speaker. Also, you will notice how natural everything sounds, you will as if the singer is right in front of you, the midrange is uncongested, and the clear treble will make your music experience even amazing.

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​Focal Sib Evo Review

Posted on 10 November 2017

If you are looking for high-quality music experience, Focal Sib Evo has debuted with its sturdy sound and mind-boggling design. The makers are well-known for producing outstanding audio equipment. However, this time, the company has debuted brand new Sib Evo 5.1.2 sound system. The sound system will give you heavy metal concert-like-feel at home with an exceptional display that will enhance your living space. The system includes three small speakers, two large Atmos speakers, assorted documentation, power cables, the Cub Evo subwoofer and two speaker mounts.

Display and specifications

Not only does it provide an amazing audio experience, but it also has a visual appeal – the device has pretty flashy exterior! The stunning appearance of the speakers will make them the centerpiece of your house.

All the speakers carry five-inch Ployflex and are paired with ¾ inch mild dome tweeters. The two large upfront speakers have a four-inch upside-firing full-range element. This option will facilitate die-hard cinephiles, exclusively. And you can hang the speakers as well.

How to connect?

Connecting or setting up Focal Sib Evo is not a tough task if you own a receiver that handles Atmos processing. You may need a 12 gauge speaker wire (AWG), then just press the button given at the back to activate its wire sockets, then just connect your speakers to the receiver and voila, you are done! Place the subwoofer in the corner of the room facing to the front and place Atmos speakers 3m away and 2m apart from you. The two small speakers will be placed behind you while one working as the front center channel.

Sound quality

The sound quality surpasses that of any home sound system you have used before. The speakers are sturdy and can get pretty loud. The fun fact is you will be surprised with the sound quality using just 2 speakers instead of 3. If you like sound mixing – go ahead. This sound system is made to enable to create your own distinctive music experience.

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