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Marshall’s Kilburn II is a ruggedly good-looking bluetooth speaker

Marshall hasn’t been been shy about capitalizing on its legacy. The legendary English amplifier firm has plastered its title on cans of beer and a ...

 

Marshall hasn’t been been shy about capitalizing on its legacy. The legendary English amplifier firm has plastered its title on cans of beer and a line of fridges. It’s not probably the most crass branding we’ve seen, nevertheless it’s fairly rattling foolish.

At first look, the identical will be mentioned for its line of bluetooth audio system and headphones, save for one necessary factor: they’re truly fairly good. It’s been a number of years because the firm branched out into shopper electronics, and alongside the best way, it’s been remarkably in line with the merchandise that bear its iconic cursive brand.

Introduced this summer season at IFA, the Kilburn II doesn’t stray removed from the acquainted Marshall amplifier fashion. In truth, you’d be forgiven for those who mistook the factor for a apply amp. As a substitute, it’s only a solidly constructed bluetooth speaker with a rubberized fake leather-based design that may take some severe bumps. It’s additional ruggedized by the use of a chainlink metallic grille up entrance.

The speaker is waterproof, so you possibly can take it outdoors with out a lot concern. That mentioned, for those who want a real all-weather speaker, I’d advocate taking a look at one thing from JBL. The Kilburn isn’t going to go swimming with you, nevertheless it’ll face up to a bit spilt whiskey.

The sound high quality is first rate for speaker of this measurement. It’s not the most effective sound I’ve heard out of a bluetooth speaker, however for those who’re on the lookout for one thing transportable to refill a small room, it’s a fairly stable selection, and the treble and bass knobs up prime will assist you discover discover the right medium.

In contrast to most bluetooth audio system, the Kilburn requires a proprietary plug for charging. Which means no microUSB/USB-C. That’s comprehensible although, given the huge on-board battery, which ought to give greater than 20 hours of life on a cost, watching the collection of pink bars creep down within the meantime.

At $ 299, it’s not an inexpensive bluetooth speaker, nevertheless it’s stable so far as the worth level goes. It’s not going to exchange your audiophile sound system any time quickly, however a minimum of it’s going to look good sitting subsequent to your vinyl assortment.