A good sound system is a like a sudden realization. You don’t know what you are missing until you hear how a really good sound system performs. The clarity of a speaker system, where even the lowest of melodies are rendered clearly, is something that has to be experienced rather than be read or told about. But really good sound systems are really expensive and remain a niche luxury that not everybody can afford. Intex Speaker makes a wide range of affordable speaker systems which are affordable and still deliver solid acoustic performance. The Intex IT-213 SUFB is one such 2.1 channel speaker setup which sounds, and looks, good without being needlessly expensive.
This is the review of the Intex IT-213 SUFB 2.1 Speaker. The main subwoofer and the 2 satellites have a combined peak output of 40W. It is capable of accepting input from multiple sources which include USB, SD card slot, and AUX input. It also has Bluetooth connectivity on board which is an amazing thing to have at this price point. It also features a built-in FM radio for some live entertainment. The included remote works quite well to operate the system from a distance. It comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty. The Intex IT-213 SUFB is available at a price of Rs. 2,099/- in online stores.
The Intex IT-213 SUFB is a well-designed set of light-weight and portable 2.1 channel surround sound system. The build quality is good and it features rounded edges on the face. It is built out of plastic and wood which is a very acoustic-friendly material. On the main subwoofer unit, there is a discrete LED display which displays the track and all the pertinent information. The display disappears into the background when it is off.
The bottom part of the subwoofer unit is taken up by a design element which lights up from within and is capable of changing colours. This is made possible by LEDs which are hidden in there. This ambient display is separate from the main display. The buttons are located at the point where these two displays meet. There are four digital buttons Mode, Play/Pause, Previous and Next. The volume is adjusted via an analog rotary dial which is located at the center of the digital buttons. It gives a very attractive look to the speakers.
At the back of the main unit are the power button and the bass adjustment knob. The SD card slot and the USB port are located on the top side of the main unit for easy accessibility. The satellites also feature the same design as ambient LED display in the main unit. But these do not light up like the one on the main unit. Overall, the Intex IT-213 SUFB is a very attractive-looking speaker set with a harmonious mix of some eclectic design elements.
The Intex IT-213 SUFB is capable of delivering a strong bass performance from its well-built main subwoofer unit. It is, in turn, well-balanced by the clear highs, mids, and lows from the two satellite speakers to give a complete and cohesive performance. The main 2.1 channel setup also delivers a surround sound effect. The frequency response varies between 20Hz ~ 200Hz for the subwoofer and between 200Hz ~ 20kHz for the two satellites. The combined power output peaks at 40Wl 20W from the subwoofer and 10W from each of the satellites.
The sound output is loud and clear. Bass-heavy tracks are rendered nicely and sound very clear. The entire setup delivers a nicely balanced sound output. There is no distortion at high volumes which are decently loud. The on board FM radio works best when the provided FM cable is positioned correctly to receive FM signals. The Intex IT-213 SUFB delivers a clear and powerful audio quality and manages to look awesome, with its ambient LED lights display, at the same time.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Intex IT-213 SUFB Sub-Woofer
· 2 Intex IT-213 SUFB Satellite Speakers
· Remote Control (Battery Included)
· User Manual
Ø Portable form factor.
Ø Discrete LED display on the main unit.
Ø Included remote control.
Ø Built-in FM radio.
Ø Bluetooth connectivity.
Ø Multiple input sources.
Ø Ambient colour-changing LED light display.
Ø Sound output could have been louder.
The Intex IT-213 SUFB 2.1 channel is a well-built and good-looking set of speakers which deliver a rich sound output from its multitude of input sources as well as the FM radio. Bluetooth connectivity boosts the utility value of this set many-fold. The sheer convenience of not having to deal with a tangle of wires is a blessing. Same goes for the included remote control which enables operations from a distance without having to approach the unit repeatedly. The Intex IT-213 SUFB gives excellent value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.