A good sound system is the soul of a good gaming or home theater system. The best television or the fastest gaming system feel incomplete without a good sound system. A good sound system is made of three components; loudness, clarity of sound and fidelity. Even if one of them is missing, the experience simply falls flat. The Intex IT-2490 FMU BT is a portable and light-weight set of 2.1 channel surround sound speaker system which supports wireless streaming through Bluetooth connectivity.
It consists of one main subwoofer unit and two satellite speakers which have a combined peak power output of 40W. It has a combined frequency response range of 40Hz to 20 kHz. The output remains distortion-free even at high volumes. The Intex IT-2490 FMU BT accepts inputs from multiple sources like USB, SD Card, Auxiliary, and Bluetooth. It comes with a 1-year warranty. The Intex IT-2490 FMU BT is available at a price of Rs. 2,435/- in India. Let us take a closer look at this sound system in the following review.
The Intex IT-2490 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 matte cube with a glossy front face. All the design elements on the subwoofer’s face are curves and circles. The big LED display is encased in a circular plastic ring which is glossy.
The controls panel is shaped like an inverted ice-candy. It features the USB port front and center. Below that, there are four buttons; Previous, Next, Play / Pause and Source. Below the digitals, buttons are the two knobs for Volume Control and Bass Levels. Behind the control, panels is a big glossy disc which is just a design element. The satellites are tall boxes which have speaker grill in the top part, while the rest of the speaker sports a glossy black finish. The actual speakers are hidden behind the speaker grills. Overall the design review of the Intex IT-2490 FMU BT stands up to the scrutiny well enough to bring out the bold design elements.
The Intex IT-2490 FMU BT is a 2.1 channel surround sound setup which features a dedicated subwoofer for a powerful 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 40Hz ~ 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 10W each, giving the system a combined peak power output of 40W. It delivers crisp, crystal-clear sound due to the acoustic-friendly materials used in construction.
The Intex IT-2490 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 SD Card slot. Surprisingly though, there is no FM radio on this system which is another convenient and exhaustive source of music without the hassle of wires. The performance review of the Intex IT-2490 FMU BT shows without a doubt that it delivers excellent sound quality through a variety of input sources.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Intex IT-2490 FMU BT Subwoofer
· 2 Intex IT-2490 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 Included remote control.
ü Bluetooth enabled.
ü Multiple input sources.
ü SD Card Slot.
ü Acoustic-friendly materials used in construction.
û No FM Radio.
The Intex IT-2490 FMU BT is a light-weight set of portable speakers which is made of acoustic-friendly materials and delivers clear distortion-free sound even at high volume levels. But it is missing out on, the FM radio which feels like a needless omission. The review serves well to point out that in spite of missing a couple of features, the Intex IT-2490 FMU BT gives excellent value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.