No good gaming system or a home theater system is complete without a good speaker setup. A big bright display or a high-end graphics card will just fall flat if there is no equally good sound setup. A good sound system lifts the gaming or the cinematic experience to new heights.
The iBall Tarang Lion is an affordable 2.1 Channel Multimedia Speaker System. It is available for Rs. 2,650/- in the online stores. It features multiple inputs and comes bundled with its own remote control. The entire setup is lightweight and the subwoofer and the satellites are cased in wooden cabinets for richer sound quality.
· Total Peak Output: 40W
· S/N Ratio: ≥ 70dB
· Frequency Response: 55Hz ~ 20kHz
· Separation: ≥ 40dB (1kHz)
· Inputs: 230V AC
· Total RMS Power Output: 31W (Woofer-15W, Satellites-8W each)
· Sub-woofer Driver Unit: 4” 4 Ohm
· Satellite Driver Unit: 3” 4 Ohm
· Distortion: 0.5% @ 1W 1kHz
· Control Panel Functions: Power On / Off, Standby / Mode Select, Previous Track, Next Track, Play / Pause, Volume, Bass and Treble Controller
§ Sub-Woofer: 16(W) x 23.5(H) x 24.5(D) cm.
§ Satellites: 9.6(W) x 15.2(H) x 11(D) cm.
· Total Weight: 4.3 kg.
ü Portable form factor.
ü Included remote control.
ü Built-in FM radio.
ü Multiple input sources.
ü Wooden cabinets for richer sound quality.
û No LED display on the sub-woofer.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· 2 Satellites
· RCA Cable
· Remote control (Battery Included)
· FM Antenna
· User Manual
The Tarang Lion is a set of portable and light-weight 2.1 surround sound speaker system with a sturdy build quality and wooden casings for a richer sound output. The setup consists of 1 subwoofer and 2 satellite speakers, all of which have the same design elements. The big, round speaker cut-outs give them an awesome retro look. Completing the retro look are the three chunky round knobs for adjusting the volume, treble and bass levels.
The rest of the controls like the play/pause, skip forward and skip back are arranged in a nice arc below the three round buttons. This is a practical design which manages to look beautiful at the same time. The power button is on the back side of the sub-woofer. All the three speakers are encased in wooden casings. This dramatically improves the sound quality by according a deep resonant quality to the sound output.
The Tarang Lion is a multi-channel, surround sound speaker setup which sounds better with punchy bass and clear highs and lows while giving a surround sound effect. The Tarang Lion manages to achieve this effect quite well. While the sound quality won’t be able to stand up to the more expensive systems, at this price point it is quite an achievement. The frequency response starts from as low as 55 Hz. and goes right up to 20 kHz. The peak output tops at a whopping 40W!
The included remote works very well. One very interesting addition to the sales package is the FM antenna. Now, this is a thoughtful inclusion by iBall here as the antenna improves the reception of the built-in FM radio by quite some margin, which in itself is a clever inclusion. The speaker set also supports multiple inputs like USB, SD/MMC as well as Auxiliary input. The inclusion of all these input modes certainly increases the usability of the speakers set.
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The Tarang Lion is an extremely well-built and well-designed set of 2.1 channel speakers packed to the gills with clever features and useful technology. There aren’t any sound systems in this price range which support multi-input and are built out of wood. The included remote control and the FM antenna just add more value to an already attractive proposition.
· Performance: 5 Stars.
· Value for Money: 5 Stars.