Currys: Sandstrom SBT3012 wireless speakers/dock £29.97
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Currys: Sandstrom SBT3012 wireless speakers/dock £29.97

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Found 25th Aug 2013
Seem to be a few of these still about, but my guess is that they will run out within the next few days...

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Play your music in exceptional quality through two the elegantly white and modern speakers of the Sandstrom SBTD3012
iPod & iPhone Speaker Dock.
iPod docking
The speaker dock features a docking station for your iPhone or iPod that sits stylishly on top of one of the speakers, giving
you easy access and full control. The speaker is built with an integrated charging facility, so your device charges while it
plays.
Wireless or Wired, the choice is yours
With Bluetooth connectivty and an AUX input means you can connect other devices and use the speakers for high quality
audio output.
The Sandstrom SBTD-3012 dock also features a video output that allows you to transfer videos from your device to your
television, while listening to your favourite tracks!
A fully functional slim line remote control makes for easy listening - control your playlists and volume without any effort.
Give your music the sound it deserves with the supremely stylish Sandstrom SBTD3012 iPod & iPhone Speaker Dock.
Product code: 659106
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Compatible with iPod / iPhone
Colour White
Number of speakers 2
Subwoofer No
LED display No
PERFORMANCE
Speaker power 15 W x 2
£29.97
Bluetooth
Output power: 30 W
Play & charge
on a minimum £200 spend Essential info >
Free £50 voucher
when you spend £100 and over
Voucher redeemable instore only 12th - 25th SeptemberRadio No
Alarm Clock No
CONNECTIONS
Mains lead Yes
Wireless No
Bluetooth No
Input types AUX
USB connectivity No
Remote control Yes
OTHER INFORMATION
Size 139 x 162 x 216 mm (W x D x H) [Each Speaker]
Weight 4 kg

45 Comments

I paid £100 for these, and are worth every penny

Nice, thank you

Banned

torivw

I paid £100 for these, and are worth every penny

bet you're gutted

torivw

I paid £100 for these, and are worth every penny



Seriously? I've never seen them above £39!

Yes i am gutted- I bought them in December at full price

This a repost of a deal from a few days ago.
I copied this, from that thread, that it maybe of use to someone.


Bought a set, and tried them. As someone whom has literally spent tens of thousands on hifi I feel my opinion is fairly unbiased.
Bottom line? Had I spent £60 I would of been mildly unimpressed. Had I spent £100 (even bearing in mind that these would only ever be for my boy, or a PC or some such) they would of been sent back, no question.
For £25, a bargain, particularly if you use a compatible idevice.

Build quality, not bad at all, in fact I found little to get upset about at all.
Functionality, well first thing to note is that the unit is entirely unusable without the remote (so don't lose it) there is no on/off, volume or pairing controls on the units themselves. Easy to set-up and pair, with the usual limited idevice controls available. There is no facility to connect a sub, but a composite video out is present for routing idevice video to a display.

Sound quality. Hardly the last word in anything. A boxy, warm tone, that is flat and uninteresting to me. Push the volume up with bass heavy material and there is coloration via enclosure resonance. Not overt vibration as such, just a compact enclosure dealing with air compression.
Given (I assume) its intended use, as a background source, and its £25 tag, I feel churlish in being overly critical.

They are not as good as the deal CPC had on a year or two in their clearance, where I bought 2 pairs of their BT speakers for £60. These went louder, have a more open soundstage, had all controls on the rear of the main speaker and included a dedicated sub out (but did not have an idock or remote) and could be driven passively.
But £25 for an active pair of speakers, that have Bluetooth, aux and idock connectivity, a remote and are pleasant to look at? Given their (assumed) secondary role, I doubt you could better them.

And I don't know why they've gone up £5. I paid £24.97 (new) on Friday via reserve/collect.
Will post receipt if of use.

Cheers two xmas pressies sorted. x

Bluetooth or not?

How is is wireless if it's plugged into the mains via wire?

I am also a hi-fi fanatic, I bought these when they were £50.I tested them in the shop with music from my phone.And they seem to blast out sound well enough.Hi set them up in place of my decent hi-fi a few weeks,And I could think about all the space I could save. just having these.One thing though the treble is harsh with a particular type of music.Got a graphic equaliser on your phone and They are actually quite
pleasant.Good quality Bluetooth signal and volume.

How long did the batteries last on the wireless speakers ?

Yes, they have bluetooth

The are mains powered ONLY

SO the only wireless part is the bluetooth, therefore making ANY device, even a full size yamaha cinema amp and 7.1 surround speakers with a sub, or a car stereo, a wireless device ?

renderman

SO the only wireless part is the bluetooth, therefore making ANY device, … SO the only wireless part is the bluetooth, therefore making ANY device, even a full size yamaha cinema amp and 7.1 surround speakers with a sub, or a car stereo, a wireless device ?


With ALL due respect, I did not say they were wireless.
Instead of criticising, why not just bl***y find out for your yourself?

Yep, why have a forum to ask questions about a product when I could just travel to every store to find out for myself, the correct merits of a product?

It says wireless speakers in the title, it says bluetooth in the main blurb, then further down it says - wireless NO, Bluetooth NO.

You do get battery powered, fully wireless speakers, hence my question to anyone who owns them, and I assumed, due to the fact that you knew it was mains only that you might be able to confirm some of the criteria described.

Yet another expert!
You would have no doubt noticed that the original thread details are a copy and paste from the retail splash.
You will of then noticed that I DID NOT at any point mention wireless, self-powered or anything other than the quite specific detail I gave. You then thought you would critique ME the fact that just about everything on the planet can be considered wireless by summing the parts of the original detail and my bit?
Puhlease.

Obviously this is not the deal you are looking for!

I'm beginning to think this deal isn't for me.

steveex

Yet another expert!You would have no doubt noticed that the original … Yet another expert!You would have no doubt noticed that the original thread details are a copy and paste from the retail splash.You will of then noticed that I DID NOT at any point mention wireless, self-powered or anything other than the quite specific detail I gave. You then thought you would critique ME the fact that just about everything on the planet can be considered wireless by summing the parts of the original detail and my bit?Puhlease.Obviously this is not the deal you are looking for!



Thanks for the help

Damn, hoping it was battery.

Anyone know what voltage is uses (after the transformer, not before, of course ).

Tempted to get this for my lorry/motorhome as my logitech (with battery) needs repair to the power connector.
Can have 240v while driving, but prefer to use DC without inverter when parked up as there's less power losses.

lol

_g_

Damn, hoping it was battery.Anyone know what voltage is uses (after the … Damn, hoping it was battery.Anyone know what voltage is uses (after the transformer, not before, of course ).Tempted to get this for my lorry/motorhome as my logitech (with battery) needs repair to the power connector.Can have 240v while driving, but prefer to use DC without inverter when parked up as there's less power losses.



Best not to ask. I did once, but I think I got away with it.

Heh; I should clarify that I have a) checked the information page, b) done a quick google for the model, c) found there are none in stock in the six closest stores :).

Not that I'd trust their staff to be useful - so it'd be a case of me opening a box anyway.

ebay.co.uk/itm…022?pt=UK_MP3_Player_Accessories_AudioDocks_Speakers&hash=item41759b9236

"This item is As New. **Mint Condition** but Bluetooth connection is NOT available. "

I have looked at the transformer and the secondary winding (output) is rated at 18v (DC) 1500mA 27VA

Hope this helps

Cheers.
I've got a 12v cig-lighter box that will output that.

I'm guessing 'speaker power' watts mean something different to normal watts, with it having 27 watts in and having 2x15 'speaker power' watts out!
Especially if you're charging a phone to (hope it gives out at least 2.5w for that - though I've not got any apples to charge.)

Posted this 4 days ago when they were £24.97, still waiting for my pair and will comment on the performance when I finally receive them!

none in stock today in carlisle so I decided to interrupt a salesman who was attemting to sell a 70 odd year old a £30 HDMI cable and told him to gain a conscience. Leeches!! As far as I know the old geezer went to asda up the road for a cheap one!

Bought these on Friday for £24.97 to use as speakers for a 22" TV in the conservatory. They are excellent for the money especially as they have blu-tooth capability and an iPod dock. The iPod connection gives a better sound than than blu-tooth as I expected but t's not bad and considering you van pay £30 odd for just a blu tooth device this is as bargain.
The guy in currys was surprised when I bought them for £24.97 saying that they were £99 a few weeks ago. Can't comment on that though. Don't know if anyone bought them for that money!

Yeah Mitch, the guy in the first post!

Ordered! And even at just less than £30 I consider these a bargain for what they are thanks

How loud do they go, out of interest?

Would they be ok for, say, some music for an out door gathering of 30 people or so (who are trying to talk, rather than be overpowered by a boom bass)?

No, they are not loud enough for that

Been tempted by these for ages - looked really good in the shop (removable grilles, bass reflex ports, cable binding posts - look like proper little hifi speakers!) and watched the price gradually drop from £99 down to £29.97 (missed the £24 though!).

Finally succumbed and I have to say that they really do sound good too. I imagine they would kick the a*s of some of these £200+ bluetooth speakers with a trendy name on them...

Do these need to be used with an AMP or do they just play by themselves?

cantonbean

Do these need to be used with an AMP or do they just play by themselves?



They are active (ie amplified) speakers so will play directly from a connected device (Bluetooth, AUX in or iPod/Phone Dock) without the need for additional amplification.

I thought so...and are they wireless or else how are they linked together....I am presuming they have a wire or connect using the speaker terminals but they don't want to show that on the marketing pictures! Ordered as seems great value for kitchen! thanks for the help!

cantonbean

I thought so...and are they wireless or else how are they linked … I thought so...and are they wireless or else how are they linked together....I am presuming they have a wire or connect using the speaker terminals but they don't want to show that on the marketing pictures! Ordered as seems great value for kitchen! thanks for the help!



Yes, there is a wire (provided but only quite short) that links the binding post terminals on the back of each speaker. You can easily use longer proper speaker wire to link them and the binding posts will also accept banana plugs.

Don't think you will be disappointed, especially at the current price.

cheers for the info! I'm putting them as close as possible without distortion so sure that will be fine....totally agree...cant see how can go wrong for feature set at this price!
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