DS-2 stereo Bluetooth speaker system delivers hi-fi sound in miniaturised form – perfect to place on a desk, table or shelf
Based on the now-discontinued DS-1, a similarly diminutive pair of Bluetooth speakers widely acknowledged as the best available under £200 – “petite little desktop speakers that sound fantastic for the money,” said What Hi-Fi? whilst presenting them with an Award in 2015.
In contrast to most Bluetooth speakers, the DS-2 is a pair of proper two-way hi-fi speakers shrunk to desktop size, standing just 190mm high, 120mm wide and 140mm deep.
The mid/bass driver’s cone is fashioned from woven polypropylene, chosen for its ideal combination of lightness, strength and low coloration. Both drive units are protected by specially designed metal grilles, while a rear-firing port augments low-frequency performance to provide bass that’s surprisingly deep and punchy for the speakers’ size.
Inside the master speaker nestles new-generation, high-performance digital amplification outputting 2x15W continuous and 2x30W peak. This drives the treble and mid/bass units via a high-quality crossover network containing select audio-grade.
Bluetooth provides simple wireless pairing with smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs, complete with support for the sonically superior aptX codec. Flexibility is further enhanced by a 3.5mm analogue stereo input and supplied cable.
Enclosure Type Bass reflex Bass Driver 3" (75mm) woven polypropylene bass coe Trevle Driver 3/4" (19mm) silk dome Inputs apt-X Bluetooth / 3.5mm stereo AUX in Amplifier Power Output 2x15W (digital amplifier with DSP) Frequency Response (+/-3db) 120Hz - 20Hz Dimensions (HxWxD) 190mm x 120mm 140mm Net Weight 2.9kg Finish Black / White hi-gloss panel with leatheroid cabinet Stand Accessories 3.5mm Stereo AUX cable / power cable / power adaptor