Acoustic Solutions Wooden Speaker with Dock £25.99 @ Argos
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Acoustic Solutions Wooden Speaker with Dock £25.99 @ Argos

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Found 2nd Feb 2014
Nearly bought these when they went hot a few weeks ago when reduced from £60 to £34.99 - have now dropped in price to £25.99 and seems to be plenty of stock (near me, at least). Not for the audiophiles but I'm sure they would suit kids' bedrooms.

According to Argos "This Brown wooden speaker from Acoustic Solutions comes with an inbuilt docking station allowing you to attach your various multimedia devices such as your iPod, iPad and other various smart phones. The bass reflex allows this speaker to deliver amazing sound quality"

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Fantastic, Great find.

thanks managed to find them in my local store

Cheers op ...just reserved one.

managed to grab one local heat added

It doesn't say which iphone as far as I can see? Is it compatible with the 5 I wonder?

they will just plug into the headphone socket thing so i assume that the iphone 5 would work, as would anything you can use headphones with

God spot OP, nice little pair for those that are looking for them. hot

aw gutted no stock near me boohoo

Could these work with a TV?

Pile of cack...10 Watts! LOL

Can't see them been much cop

they are quite small, can't find many reviews of them on the net. Only the two on Argos

Great find £73.99 on Amazon.
Just reserved at my local Argos.

no good at just 10 watts ?

leaving aside the claim that the speakers have a frequency range of "Frequency 100Hz-10Hz" and assuming they mean 10Khz that's not just bad for audiophiles that's just plain awful. Of course considering the quoted figures are so ridiculous it might that completely different figures are involved.

For a small room or bedroom conservatory etc these would be ideal.
10 watts is more than sufficient for a small room.
People just see Numbers if it's not 1000000 watts it must be rubbish!.

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telf

no good at just 10 watts ?



Depends what you're looking for and where you might use them. As I mentioned in the opening paragraph, to me these are suitable for a kid's bedroom. If you want more than 10 Watts of power there, you might want to pick up some earplugs too.

You will not get a better pair of active speakers at this price.

Don't worry about the 10W spec, that's more than enough for replacing your LED/LCD TV speakers. I used to put 10W amplifiers into the old passive Acoustic Solution speakers and that was fine for bedrooms and smaller living rooms.

The price/quality ratio is as good as it gets and I would assume are Chinese manufactured by a company sourcing Chines parts as you would struggle to buy a single driver which was better than the ones in in these for the same cost as the pair of speakers.

HOT.

ebay.co.uk/itm…321

Says on the eBay listing it has fm/am and Bluetooth.

I'd like to hear from someone who actually has a pair. As it is, the audio range on these is terrible!

grahawk

leaving aside the claim that the speakers have a frequency range of … leaving aside the claim that the speakers have a frequency range of "Frequency 100Hz-10Hz" and assuming they mean 10Khz that's not just bad for audiophiles that's just plain awful. Of course considering the quoted figures are so ridiculous it might that completely different figures are involved.



The frequency range of all musical instruments is between about 40Hz and 5kHz, extended frequency ranges are only for increased harmonics for the audiophile world so 100Hz to 10kHz is more than enough for 'normal' use. And if you are over 40 you will start to struggle to hear frequencies over 10kHz anyway.
Also vocal frequencies are between around 300Hz to 3.5kHz so these speakers are especially suited to TV use.

I bought these.... NOT as loud as I would like but OK....

can anyone confirm if they have Bluetooth please?
ta

In stock at all of my nearest 5 stores, but still deciding whether or not to but this!

Savvy1

can anyone confirm if they have Bluetooth please?ta



I want this too and about the radio. Have reserved one and may have a look at the box instore tomorrow.

Could these be used as laptop speakers?

I saw these a few days ago, wasn't sure if they were suitable or not. Glad I waited now as I bought THIS! instead.


Edited by: "Da11as" 2nd Feb 2014

The Argos page might not mention bluetooth but it model number does match the ebay listed which states bluetooth. That model number is also listed as having bluetooth at other sites across the web.

JohnnyTwoFingers

The frequency range of all musical instruments is between about 40Hz and … The frequency range of all musical instruments is between about 40Hz and 5kHz, extended frequency ranges are only for increased harmonics for the audiophile world so 100Hz to 10kHz is more than enough for 'normal' use.

This is just flat-out wrong. Normal audio ranges for any application other than bandwidth-limited speech (i.e. POTS/landline phones, or mobile phones) is 20Hz to 20kHz. Few speakers will produce down as low as 20Hz, so anything below 50Hz is usually a wash. At the high end, once you pass your teenage years most will struggle to hear above 18kHz, so 50Hz to 18kHz is the normal 'safe' range for 90% of the population.

That's a darn sight bigger range than 100Hz to 10kHz! Go stick a low-pass filter with a 10kHz cutoff on your music and you'll quickly notice just how nasty it sounds.

96kHz and 192kHz sampling rates are utterly pointless (OUTSIDE of a recording studio), with anything above 44.1kHz being audibly transparent in double-blind testing, but don't confuse this with audible frequency ranges.

edzieba

96kHz and 192kHz sampling rates are utterly pointless (OUTSIDE of a … 96kHz and 192kHz sampling rates are utterly pointless (OUTSIDE of a recording studio), with anything above 44.1kHz being audibly transparent in double-blind testing, but don't confuse this with audible frequency ranges.



What you actually hear and what you think you hear are different things. 24bit 192khz all the way.

jamsa59

I bought these.... NOT as loud as I would like but OK....



can you confirm Bluetooth please mate?

Looks like the dock is for iPhone 4 after google image search

Have bought 2 Accoustic Solutions products.

1 was DOA, the other died within a week.

Avoid.

great scott!

They may be rubbish but specs are not everything
As for this frequency response rubbish speakers can have 20Hz to 20kHz not very flat though and well attenuated at either end
Also wattage can be interpreted many ways even if claimed its RMS and not peak ie power bandwidth ect
Good 10 watts and flat 100 hz to 10 khz can sound quite respectable , not saying these do but give them try

Hi, can anyone confirm Bluetooth? According to the part number on Amazon it does???
Cheers

acoustic ablutions.

not bad for the price

Jimmy78669

Hi, can anyone confirm Bluetooth? According to the part number on Amazon … Hi, can anyone confirm Bluetooth? According to the part number on Amazon it does???Cheers



if in any doubt you can always buy and take back to argos if no good, they are usually really good with returns

edzieba

This is just flat-out wrong. Normal audio ranges for any application … This is just flat-out wrong. Normal audio ranges for any application other than bandwidth-limited speech (i.e. POTS/landline phones, or mobile phones) is 20Hz to 20kHz. Few speakers will produce down as low as 20Hz, so anything below 50Hz is usually a wash. At the high end, once you pass your teenage years most will struggle to hear above 18kHz, so 50Hz to 18kHz is the normal 'safe' range for 90% of the population.That's a darn sight bigger range than 100Hz to 10kHz! Go stick a low-pass filter with a 10kHz cutoff on your music and you'll quickly notice just how nasty it sounds.96kHz and 192kHz sampling rates are utterly pointless (OUTSIDE of a recording studio), with anything above 44.1kHz being audibly transparent in double-blind testing, but don't confuse this with audible frequency ranges.



Digital sampling rates and analog speaker frequency range re-production capabilities are very different points andI'm not sure this is the right place for a nyquist theorem debate. I believe people would like to know if these are half decent speakers or not.

But anyway, I don't think we can assume that it really is 100hz-10khz but if it was, I agree this is pretty terrible. Yes telephones work on a narrower frequency range because they are only designed to re-produce the human voice not play music.
Has anyone tried these?
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