A good sound system is the lifeblood of a good gaming or home theatre system. You could have the best TV or the fastest gaming system, but if the sound system cannot keep up with the rich video output, then the experience falls flat on its face. A good sound system stands on three legs loudness, clarity of sound and fidelity. Take away one of them and the experience is simply unremarkable. The Intex IT-2480 FMU BT is a lightweight and portable set of 2.1 channel surround sound speakers which features Bluetooth connectivity for wireless streaming input.
It consists of one main subwoofer unit and two satellites which have a combined peak power output of 36W and a combined frequency response of 20Hz to 20 kHz. It delivers clear, distortion-free audio even at high volumes.The Intex IT-2480 FMU BT features a built-in FM radio and accepts inputs from multiple sources like USB, Auxiliary, and Bluetooth. It comes with a 1-year warranty. The Intex IT-2480 FMU BT is available at a price of Rs. 2,745/- in online stores. Let us take an in-depth look at this system in the following review.
The Intex IT-2480 FMU BT is a 2.1 channel surround sound speaker set which is built out of acoustic-friendly materials to deliver a rich audio output. The setup consists of one main subwoofer unit and two satellite speakers. All the controls and ports and sockets are placed on the subwoofer which is the brains of the system. All the three speakers appear to be well-built and well-finished. The subwoofer is a black cube which sports a big circular cut-out on its face and contains within it the speaker grill which is made up of a series of drilled holes. At the top edge of this cube is the wedge-shaped control center of this system. It includes a big LED display which shows the track and other pertinent information.
There are four digital buttons Source, Play / Pause, Previous Track and Next Track. These also do double duty as volume buttons. At the bottom, there is an exact same wedge-shaped piece of plastic as on top. It is just there as a design element and carries the Intex branding. The satellites are rounded rectangles standing tall. They feature a circular speaker cut-out with an ‘X’ passing over the center of it. All-in-all the design review of the Intex IT-2480 FMU BT stands up to the scrutiny well enough to bring out the subtle nuances.
The Intex IT-2480 FMU BT is a 2.1 channel surround sound setup which features a dedicated subwoofer for a punchy bass output. The satellites render the mids, highs, and lows perfectly for a balanced output. The 2.1 channel setup allows for surround sound effect achieved through proper placement of the speakers. The subwoofer has a frequency response range of 20Hz ~ 200Hz and that of the satellites is 200Hz. to 20 kHz. The subwoofer’s peak power output is 20W and that of the satellites is 8W each, giving the system a combined peak power output of 36W. It delivers crisp, crystal-clear sound, courtesy of the acoustic-friendly materials used in construction. The Intex IT-2480 FMU BT accepts inputs from a variety of external sources like Auxiliary input from DVD / Blu-Ray players, USB input from USB drives and computers / mobile devices.
It has Bluetooth streaming support which allows to stream music wirelessly from any other Bluetooth-enabled device from up to a distance of 10 meters. This eliminates the ugly tangle of wires for a tidy listening experience. Additionally, it also features a built-in FM radio which provides hours of entertainment. Surprisingly though, there is no memory card slot on this system which is another convenient way of playing music without the hassle of wires. The performance review of the Intex IT-2480 FMU BT shows without a doubt that it delivers excellent sound quality through a variety of input sources.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Intex IT-2480 FMU BT Subwoofer
· 2 Intex IT-2480 FMU BT Satellite Speakers
· Remote Control (Battery Included)
· 3.5mm Audio Cable
· User Manual
ü Portable form factor.
ü LED display on the main unit.
ü FM radio.
ü Included remote control.
ü Bluetooth enabled.
ü Multiple input sources.
ü Acoustic-friendly materials used in construction.
û No SD card slot.
The Intex IT-2480 FMU BT is a well-built set of portable and light-weight speakers which deliver a good sound output. The 2.1 channel setup delivers on the acoustic performance. But it is missing out on, the micro SD cards slot. The review serves well to point out that in spite of missing a couple of features, the Intex IT 2480 gives excellent value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4Stars.