Philips has proved it doesn’t do things by halves by churning out no less than nine new speaker sets.
Key most among them is the flagship SPA9300 (above), a slim line 2.1 system whose massive 100W output will alienate neighbours within a half mile radius. The monstrous level is produced by twin 50mm mid/bass drivers reinforced with a six layer voice coil backed up by an 8in subwoofer driver capable of taking the bass down to thunderous 35Hz. Finished in stainless steel and capable of connecting directly to portable devices thanks to the remote control’s 3.5mm stereo input, it should please users and strike terror into local residents in equal measure.
Just below these small/big boys we have the SPA7300, a 60W pair which utilises the same technology as the 9300s and offers the same functionality. If you care at all about the sanity of your neighbours/pets perhaps these are the more sensible option!
Skipping into midrange territory we come to the SPA2600, a 5.1 combo with 70W model also available in a 2.1 configuration called the SPA1300. Philips markets these as ideal for general use and says little else.
Taking a more rugged approach is the SPA2310 a 44W 2.1er while laptops in need of audio enhancement are offered the SPA2300 which sports bass reflex speakers to up the oomph. For space savers the SPA3300, styled similarly to the 7300s, provide a 50W alternative while the SPA2310s take things down a notch coming in at 44W.
Proving there is an end in sight, the SPA3200 (above) and SPA2200 models cater for space savers and won’t irritate even the lightest of sleepers at 10W and 4W respectively while ‘Bass Boost’ technology is added to spice things up a bit. The former also packs a headphone input though I don’t think too many will mind it out loud in the first place.
The SPA3300 and SPA2300 are available now for £40 and £30 respectively, with the others causing somewhat of avalanche all turning up in September. The 9300s will set you back £80, and the 7300s £60 with the 2310, 2600, 1300, 3200 and 2200 coming in at a budget friendly, £35, £50, £20, £17 and £15.
I knew this write up would be product code juggling fun… not.