Marshall wireless home speakers review
How can you get quality and powerful sound in any room of your home? This will require wireless home speakers. These can be compact speakers, which can also be taken with you to the yard, as well as systems designed exclusively for transportation around the house. And in order to be sure of the quality of the sound, you can choose the products of a brand that has been respected by professionals for more than half a century and is known even to people very far from the music industry - Marshall. Marshall speakers are organized in a hierarchy depending on the capabilities and size.
This hierarchy looks like this: Woburn, Stanmore, Acton and their versions with built-in battery Tufton, Kilburn, Stockwell.
Woburn speakers are a senior line of Marshall speakers.
These are large and powerful devices for playing music. Marshall says they can create the effect of having a rock concert at home. In fact, such a loud statement is confirmed by the characteristics. The Woburn II speaker is a 2.1 speaker with a total speaker power of 100 watts. The signal-to-noise ratio is 110 dB, and the reproducible frequency range is 30-20000 Hz. The speaker supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 5.0, as well as wired AUX and RCA. Woburn II - exclusively home speaker system. Its dimensions are 400x310x200 mm, weight - 7.8 kg. It also feeds only from the outlet.
Marshall's Stanmore series is called the "golden mean" of the brand's acoustics. These speakers are not as big as Woburn, but they sound similar. The dimensions of the Stanmore II column are 350x195x185 mm, weight is 4.65 kg. The Stanmore II speaker is designed exclusively for home use and is powered only from the outlet. This is a 2.1 format system with a power of 80 watts. It reproduces frequencies in the range of 50-20000 Hz, and the audio source can be connected wirelessly via Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 5.0 or by wire via AUX and RCA. Acton The Acton models are designed for those who value compactness above all else. The Acton II column has dimensions of 260x160x150 mm and weighs only 2.85 kg. With a power of 30 watts, it is well suited for playing music in the room. However, you will not be able to use it in nature, even if you want - the speaker does not have a built-in battery and is powered only by an outlet. In terms of sound, Acton II is a classic 2.1 system and reproduces frequencies in the range of 50-20000 Hz. Audio can be transmitted via Bluetooth 5.0 and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
Those who live in their own home may sometimes want to listen to music not only indoors but also in the yard. That's why Marshall developed Tufton - a "portable" version of Woburn acoustics. The word "portable" is in quotes, because you can't put this column in your pocket, and it won't even fit in every backpack.
Although the Tufton is almost twice the size of the Woburn, it still measures 229x163x350 mm and weighs more than 4 kg. Tufton is made portable by its built-in battery, the capacity of which the manufacturer does not name, but assures that it will be enough for more than 20 hours of operation. The battery takes about three hours to charge. It is also possible to work from an outlet. Elsewhere, the Tufton is a 2.1 speaker with 80 watts. The operating frequency range is 40-20000 Hz, the signal-to-noise ratio is 102 dB. Audio can be transmitted via Bluetooth 5.0 or via a standard 3.5 mm audio jack.
Kilburn became the first Marshall column to get rid of wires. In size and weight, it is very similar to Acton.
Dimensions of the current Kilburn II are 162x243x140 mm, weight - 2.5 kg. However, if Acton is designed for home use, then Kilburn can be taken outside. Its battery provides up to 20 hours of operation, and the connection to the audio source is via Bluetooth or wire through a 3.5 mm audio jack. It also allows you to enjoy music for up to 20 hours of continuous sound.
Compared to other Marshall speakers, the Stockwell series can be considered pocket-sized. This is the smallest column of this brand - Stockwell II has dimensions of 180x161x70 mm and weighs 1.38 kg. This 2.1 speaker has a power of 15 watts, the battery provides up to 25 hours of continuous operation. The connection to the audio source is via the AUX connector (3.5 mm audio connector) or Bluetooth. The gadget can also play music from a USB flash drive. The speakers of this speaker are able to reproduce the frequency range of 60-20000 Hz.