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Once considered a way to just make sounds or music louder, speakers today have evolved into a completely new dimension—from works of art that decorate a mantlepiece to funky,futuristic-looking devices. From retro to modern, entry-level to high-end, portable to bulky, there is something for every music lover today. In our monthly series on consumer products, we feature a few of these gadgets to hit the Indian market. Compiled by Anirudh Vohra

By: | Published: January 4, 2015 12:15 AM

LG OM5540
Discover a hi-fi system offering exceptional sound and style. The LG OM5540 features multi-connectivity options that allow you to play music from your MP3 player or other audio devices, and at the same time record audio to your USB and tune in to FM stations, among others. And with the Auto DJ feature, the music never has to stop!
All yours for: Rs 26,490

Samsung DA-F61
Listen and discover new-found clarity and depth in your favourite music. Each neodymium speaker is specially crafted to be compact, yet extremely powerful to produce warm and detailed sound. Even in the tightest of spaces, the passive bass radiator enhances bass levels to transform the sound layout of your living room. Change the way you think of compact sound systems and experience pure sound quality at your disposal.
All yours for: R17,490

Harman Kardon Onyx Wireless Portable Speaker
Harman Kardon’s Onyx provides the ultimate sound companion to all your smart devices, furnishing you with room-filling sound through its four powered speakers and dual passive radiators. Its DSP-enhanced digital system gives you clear high, warm mid-range and rich low frequencies. Its stunning good looks hide the wealth of wireless technologies inside, letting you connect to almost any device.
All yours for: R20,000

However big the party, the GTK-N1BT has the power you need to get everyone on his or her feet with its 100W power output. A 60W subwoofer bass speaker and 40W front speaker output gives you deep, throbbing bass sound—perfect for sound that’s music to your ears, bringing every party to life.
All yours for: R16,990

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker
Enjoy your music on the go, everywhere you go. The SoundLink Mini Speaker delivers full, natural sound
from an ultra-compact speaker that fits in the palm of your hand. It connects wirelessly to your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device, so that you can listen to your music, videos or games anytime, anywhere. Just grab it and go.
All yours for: R16,875

JBL Voyager
Introducing JBL Voyager, the new wireless home audio system with a detachable wireless speaker. With the main dock’s full-range drivers and subwoofer capable of dishing out dynamic bass, JBL Voyager has all the cutting-edge oomph you need in your home audio system.
All yours for: R14,000

LG CM9730
Be your own DJ at home! Automatically mix music using sound effects such as Flanger, Phaser, Chorus, and Delay, while creating beats with Backspin, Crossfade, and Beatbox or using scratch and voice sampling. You can enjoy music on a totally different level.
All yours for: R99,990

Harman Kardon SoundSticks BT-2.1 Wireless Speakers System
For nearly 60 years, Harman Kardon engineers have designed some of the world’s most sought-after speaker and amplification systems for home and car audio—including the SoundSticks 2.1-channel desktop speakers, the only audio system to become a permanent fixture at the New York City Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). In a continuing effort to make their best even better, Harman Kardon engineers have now upgraded that same work of art into a wireless incarnation: the SoundSticks Wireless Speakers System.
All yours for: R18,000

JBL Charge 2
The new JBL Charge 2, a portable stereo speaker offering best-in-class sound with dual drivers and twin passive radiators that deliver deep, accurate bass so powerful that you can actually see them trembling—even as their sound hits your ears.
All yours for: R10,000

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III
The SoundLink III brings your music and friends together—with a style that’s all your own. It plays louder and longer than its popular predecessor, with advanced Bose technologies that reproduce the fullness, clarity and depth of your music. A colourful assortment of optional covers lets you personalise your speaker.
All yours for: R22,388

Sony CMT-BT60/B
Its Near Field Communication (NFC) feature lets you connect with another NFC-enabled device just by putting them near each other. No wires needed. It’s quick and reliable. That’s ll you need to do to stream your favourite tunes to the CMT-BT60/B.
All yours for: R17,990

Yamaha YAS-103
In the Yamaha YAS-103, large volume cabinet reproduces TV sound with high quality. An integrated system equipped with dual front speakers and dual built-in subwoofers, with advanced bass extension processing, makes it a must-have for music lovers. Dual-driver subwoofer delivers powerful bass sounds.
All yours for: R26,000


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