Rated 5 out of 5†by ChrisMod Amazing for the money
Got these for the kitchen and thought for £20 I'd give them a punt.
Could not believe the quality for such a small cost.
Running these off my Yamaha AS500 Amp.
11 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5†by BunnyTorus Surprisingly good
I am using these units in my 10 x 10 foot home office and they sound marvellous.
I am using the PC as source with a budget USB Dac and a Topping TP21 class D micro amplifier. It seems like the components match very well as the sound is really good.
I listen to a lot of speech radio and something not mentioned is how well these speakers project voices, even with the volume low, I can clearly hear every word anywhere in the room.
High end is smooth and if wound up there's some bass too. I think the small room helps, as they sounded lost when I first tried them in a far larger room.
While build quality is fine, the base of the cabinets are just wood, I shall have to invest in some damping pads
05 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5†by AdrianW How do they do it???
When we had problems with the Onkyo Mini System we bought from the ever superb Bristol Branch I had doubts about a direct replacement (once bitten etc).
So a Yamaha CRX550 and a pair of these came home instead..
How do they make these for twenty quid??
Ok, they're not heavy but they're neatly constructed, well designed and offer ridiculously good sound for the money.
Despite being crammed too close together on the glass stand under the TV which is far from ideal they still manage to offer good clean detail with modest bass from CDs, TV and DAB alike......
While they are never going to rival those on the main system (Dynaudio Audience 52SEs) which retailed for vastly more money I am enjoying listening to these little marvels !! They are going to get a lot of use I suspect.
Absolute bargain for a mini system - buy some and see.....
04 January 2015
Rated 4 out of 5†by MikeyMike495 Lovely small speakers
Can't understand how they can sell these for this price. Great value.
13 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5†by Konzentr8 £20 Loudspeakers shouldn't sound this good.
Bought a pair of these mini-marvels a week ago ( last pair in shop,thanks Paul for reserving untill i could collect ). Hooked up to my amp,loaded a cd and could'nt believe what i was hearing,punchy,dynamic with enough power to fill my large living room.I've owned speakers that cost five times the price that haven't provided as much entertainment .Sure they're a little bright and the bass a touch resonant but using good stands and about 30cm from the back wall helps immensely .If you've looked at these speakers and thought they can't be very good for £20 give them a listen you might be surprised .
22 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5†by MattH9 Admirable audio at an oh-so-low pricetag.
I've had these units for a year now and I often don't like writing a review until I've put them through their stages and seen the best (and worst) in them. I must say that for £20 (£10 per unit) these speakers are breathtaking, a real testament to the budget audio scene. Being fair, the audio is nothing compared to a set of KEFs and my ratings reflect this, but lets face it, even at £50 you could do much worse.
Being a bit of an enthusiast myself, I took these apart to inspect the innards. The internal cabling and thoughts gone into the design rivals that of even high end audiophile kit, the cabling is by no means anaemic and is of considerably great gauge, the driver was associated to the terminal using spades, and not your typical soldered on job which is a remarkable feat at this price range. Not only that, there is sound dampening foam inside the enclosures.
In all honesty, at this price - you simply cannot go wrong.
05 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5†by Melikeetibo A Little Belter
O.K. It may not have plummeting depths and a breathtaking midrange....
but it's £20 !!!
For your money you get a bass that is punchy and can grunt with the right music, and a very respectable mid/treble performance. Add that to the fact that they are nicely compact, and did I mention that they are
£20 !!! I repeat that because some reviewers we're a little mean in their appraisal. As I said to the guy selling them to me when he offered me a £10 warranty, "If I drop them outside, I'll just buy another set!"
03 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5†by Saltford Great sound from a small speaker
What can I say £20 for a pair of speakers I will use them in my workshop/garage driven by an old but good amp (Sherwood AX-4050R)
linked up to my ipod.
13 September 2014