- Marshall Stanmore II Review – Short words
- Marshall Stanmore II Review – What’s about design and build?
- How does the sound performance Stanmore II?
- Marshall Stanmore II Review – Ease of Use
- Compare specs Stanmore ii to Other Marshall Speaker
- Stanmore II Review – Key Features
- Marshall Stanmore 2 Review – Pros & Cons
- Marshall Stanmore ii Review – Final words
- Where to buy Marshall Stanmore 2
Marshall is rapidly developing a reputation for top-quality home speakers, having branched out from the professional studio market and live music over the past few years. It is the latest speaker, the Marshall Stanmore ii has been updated to include complete Alexa integration, meaning that you can control your smart house, ask Alexa quires, and play your track through the modern voice activation feature. Here is what we thought after Marshall Stanmore ii review of the new flashy new speaker.
Marshall Stanmore II Review – What’s about design and build?
This Marshall Stanmore ii is made to look like the cab of a classic Marshall Stanmore amp. But ever cab size this 10.5 pounds elegance is still larger than most other smart speaker models out there, around the size of a bigger toaster.
You have got that big grille in the front side with class Marshall branding bang in the mid. So while this’d go in your kitchen, as smart speakers models often do, you are not going to want to get it dirty and will need a ton of space to house it.
The edging of the speaker is enclosed by a black textured vinyl wrap that opens to a metal top where the analog dials live. These look amazing feel excellent and use lights around the corners to denote, in a virtual sort of way, the levels of every knob. Speakers controls allow you to pause and play, mute Alexa, skip songs, volume, adjust input, treble, and bass for fast and simple EQ settings without even needing to open the application.
On the backside is a 3.5mm audio jack in and RCA input, something you would not find on other speakers. Inside you get fifty watts Class D amp for the 5.2” woofer backed by 2 more fifteen watts class-D amps for .75” tweeters, equating a complete power for your eardrums to flow to.
Despite going very loud this is also made to hear you whatever the volume level thanks to a far-field mic array.
How does the sound performance Stanmore II?
This big smart speaker produced gigantic sound to match that form, but it is top quality too. Even at the top-end with volume level cranked you would not get any kind of distortion, making this perfect for parties. That said, it is also smart enough to produce clarity at lower and extra intimate volumes.
The bass is punchy, the mid quite clear and top-end defined – with all balanced on a sound stage that’s large enough to provide real gravitas to any musical performance.
As you can expect, from a guitar amp expert like Marshall, any sort of guitar in music is great sounding. That is not to say this speaker is for rock lovers alone as that thumping bass does whole types of music justice. The sub-bass truly does dance tunes great services.
The single issue to found in this Marshall Stanmore ii is that perhaps the mid could be slightly clearer for ultra-accurate voice reproduction – but we are being picky here. While there’s a double mic array, that is not a lot compared to Amazon Echo’s 7. As such you might need to speak clearly to be heard when the volume level is up.
Marshall Stanmore II Review – Ease of Use
Set up of this smart speaker is very easy. You’ll need to download the Marshall app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. The app can be used with other Marshall audio products as well as has a few granular controls for the headsets. Though, for Marshall Stanmore ii it’s only used to update the firmware.
To start, you will need to power the speaker, open the application, and find the Marshall Stanmore ii in the list, connect to it and implement any update if required, and then connect the smart speaker through Bluetooth in your device setting. That is it!
This Bluetooth speaker also has a multi-host feature which means it can connect as well as switch among 2 Bluetooth devices. This means that you can play your song via your mobile phone and if you have a friend who wants to connect and play their playlist, they can do that on the fly.
The speaker also has wired connections and not only has the similar old audio port had everyone else. This small baby has old-school RCA inputs and these are ideal for a fine turntable and spinning a few vinyl records, among other devices. All in all, the best Bluetooth speakers under 500 you can buy now.
Compare specs Stanmore ii to Other Marshall Speaker
Stanmore II Review – Key Features
- The speaker is all about top-quality sound that you can set to suit your tracks. You do that manually with knobs but with the app as well.
- Great design that surely has the feel of Marshal Combo
- Marshall Stanmore ii has pre-set features that allow you tap to change the calibration rapidly with rock, flat, hip-hop, jazz, pop all there.
- The double mic array utilizes acoustic noise cancelation so it can pick your voice even when the song is pumping out strongly.
- Supreme audio performance for crisp highs and rich bass
Marshall Stanmore 2 Review – Pros & Cons
Marshall Stanmore ii Review – Final words
All in all, after a detailed Marshall Stanmore ii review, this speaker is a truly capable smart speaker with complete Amazon ALEXA backing. But it is also well-balanced, a powerful and refined smart speaker that not only makes brilliant sound but looks amazing when sat silently.
Where to buy Marshall Stanmore 2
Marshall Stanmore ii:
Connectivity: Wireless & Bluetooth 5.0 & RCA, aptX technology, multi-host functionality
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