amazon Marshall Stanmore reviews
When I first picked up Stanmore, I still thought it would be like a different version from the company’s traditional guitar amplifiers. But the truth is the biggest common point is only from appearance.
Indeed, Marshall has always kept the tradition of their design. Any product, regardless of brand logo, is not difficult to recognize. There may be people who think that Marshall is too lazy to change, but this design retains its own charm so that it does not need to be changed.
Stanmore is designed with a plastic shell, but creates a pattern that looks like leather. With the protective mesh on the front of the classic style, combined with gilding, it feels just as fashion but still no less powerful.
Marshall uses the power switch in the form of a lever, and three buttons adjust the volume and bass, treble rotary knob with clear steps. Instead of the movement controlled by touch, this brings a feeling quite, and “real” more. This makes nostalgic lovers interested in Marshall speakers.
Stanmore has up to 4 connections for music, including: the popular 3.5mm port on the top, Bluetooth wireless and pair of RCA ports, along with the optical port on the back. The conversion of the connection is done via the Source button in combination with the red LED to show, while the Bluetooth connection will use the Pair button to perform. The operation is nothing special, quite easy, but if there is more NFC, it will be better. Besides using a better DAC decoder, Stanmore can also connect to the TV easily.
The Stanmore is a desktop speaker, and it doesn’t come with a built-in battery, despite its big size. Marshall has integrated the power supply inside the speaker, so just use the power cord quite neat, easy to find replacement wires. It also doesn’t have a handle, so it’s inconvenient if you need to keep moving.
It should be noted that Stanmore has a vent to control the bass. When the speaker is placed too close to the wall, the bass tends to be buzzing. The speaker also has Powersaver mode to automatically turn off after 20 minutes if not in use. In Standard mode, the speaker will always be ready to receive signals.
With a capacity of up to 80 watts, the ability to “cover” the sound in the room about 20 meters is not difficult for Stanmore. If I just sat close to listen, I usually didn’t need to have 20% of the volume, or put it at about 50% if I sat at the back of the room, and the speakers were in the opposite corner.
The change when adjusting Bass Boost and Treble Boost is not too big, quite easy to use. Perhaps Marshall also just wants users to change a bit of sound quality, to avoid causing panic with the amateur. I feel that placing Bass at its highest will help reduce the feeling of stuffiness and mess.
It can not be said that Stanmore has little or no bass, but it is difficult for such a speaker to perform this part impressively. The drum beats in Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters were performed somewhat thinner than usual, and the force was not really strong either. However, no matter the circumstances, the bass of Stanmore is still clean and quite smooth.
Stanmore maintains the distortion of the sound very low in all bands, creating a feeling of warm, easy listening. Although the sound is much better than the portable speakers, these speakers have not yet been able to put into the Hi-Fi segment. Its strength is still the performance of the electric guitar, and it seems that the Beatles’ light rock versions are the most ideal, or the balanced acoustics.
Stanmore’s Bluetooth connection comes with the aptX codec. Compared to using the 3.5mm 2-wire cord on this set of speakers, this wireless connection is no less significant. It also made me feel that Stanmore is designed to be a decorative, lifestyle and entertaining set of speakers.
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