- Great Sound, Great Looks
- Number of inputs
- The black model offers a better sense of style
You may think classic looking bookself speakers are a thing of the past, with a portable Bluetooth system such as Sonos taking the market by storm. But you would be mistaken. Edifier are a worldwide brand, specialising in audio equipment and they recently sent over a pair of their R1010BT speakers for us to check out. The R1010BT speakers come in two colours, brown and black, include Bluetooth connectivity for up to two devices and look like they should pack a punch. Let’s find out.
Quite a heavy box arrived on my desk, which is good, we like heavy speakers as they tend to offer better components, resulting in better sound quality. Inside the box are the two speakers, perfectly protected within a polystyrene frame, along with instructions, speaker cable and RCA to aux cable.
- Total Power Output： R/L: 12W+12W
- Signal to noise ratio: ≥85dB(A)
- Frequency response:70Hz-20KHz
- Input sensitivity:Line in A: 700mV±50mV
Line in B: 500mV±50mV
- Input type: RCA (x2)
- Bass driver: 4 inch (106mm) Ceramic-paper cone
- Treble driver:Φ13 mm silk-diaphragm tweeter
- Dimenson:6in x 9.5in x7in (WxHxD)
We got sent a pair of the wood finish speakers and they do look good, but I think I prefer the black. The sides of the speakers are finished with an oak effect wood, with faux leather effect, light grey covering around the rest of the speaker and finished with black components. There is a 3/4″ black tweeter and a 4″ yellow base cone, which does look really smart. I’m not sure where the yellow came from, but I know a lot of speakers, especially studio monitors now have yellow cones. Did DJ Kalid set that trend? I do think the black, on grey, on yellow looks better and is my preferred choice, but these do look great and offer a classic, meets modern feel to them.
These are active or amplified speakers, so no need for an additional amplifier to power these. One of the speakers is the master, the other the slave and the master has all the controls on it. Inputs include two RCA line in’s and there two knobs, for volume control and base level. To connect the speakers together, use the supplied speaker cable.
So you can use these speakers with either an RCA input (supplied) or via Bluetooth. I prefer to go for the wired option, though Bluetooth is available and instruction on how this is set up is included. I set the speakers up on my desk, set the bass and volume to about 50% and went straight into my fave Spotify playlist.
Quality is brilliant. Crisp tones, plenty of bass, which is adjustable and that quality remains at the higher volumes. Having the ability to adjust the bass and volume via the knobs, really adds to the experience and let’s you personalise the sound to suit you and your music. These speakers also feature a dynamic treble enhancement on input A, which adds to the level of personalisation.
I love a lot of things with these speakers, the exceptional sound quality, the look of them, the ability to connect two Bluetooth devices at once, the control via the two knobs and the two RCA inputs, so you don’t need to get behind the master speaker and change devices. The price? A mere £79.99! These speakers are ideal for music lovers, who like to sit down and appreciate music.