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Thonet and Vander Frei Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Thonet and Vander FreiI’ve reviewed a lot of Thonet and Vander products in the past year, but they are usually big speakers of some type. The Frei is one of those Portable Bluetooth Speakers that I have reviewed, and it certainly is something small but great at the same time.

Like all Thonet and Vander products, it has the avant-garde design and German engineering that the company is so proud of. You can see that it is pretty minimal with a small box design that is a 2.1 speaker with 50 W of peak power. it has a 2-inch full range for a good driver and it also has a great passive radiator for better bass depth.

From what I can tell, this isn’t one of those Bluetooth speakers that I have been reviewing that are set up to be very water-resistant and durable. However, the Frei does seem to pride itself with a shockproof sleeve to make it very portable.

So, it might not be as durable as other speakers of their type, like the Life Jacket from Altec Lansing. I will go through the specs for the battery, 8 hours for the music playing and 160 hours on standby.

I will have to say that one of the best things about the Frei is its side panel. It has this X-shaped control with the volume and track forward/back buttons. You got to see it to believe it.

In fact, you should be able to purchase the Frei on Amazon for $49.99. You can find out more on the Thonet and Vander site here.

Posted by on June 24th, 2017 No Comments

Thonet and Vander Vertrag BT Review

vertrag-bt-introslide03I have reported on many products from Thonet and Vander since I first encountered them at CES 2016, and I had a great chance to try out the Vertrag BT. Just so you know, I did a translation of Vertrag, and it is apparently German for “contract”. It’s very clear that they want to give a contract to its users to give them great sound.

Okay, there’s my pitch for a great slogan. After reviewing the Kurbis and the HOCH and LAUT BT speakers, I was confident that the Vertrag BT would be up to speed, and it is.

As usual, Thonet and Vander brags about “German Engineering” with its “Avantgarde Design”, and it also has some “Hammer Bass”. If you aren’t certain what “Hammer Bass” is, it is the optimized resonance for bass reflex. This really makes the mesh breathe as the great sound plays.

I’ll go ahead to get rid of stats now. There is a 4-inch woofer and a 0.5 inch tweeter. Again, I’m no audiophile, and I am really getting sick of writing that when it comes to writing about these speakers. There is something called Drone FX for a “clear and enhanced sound”, and it certainly has that with some great treble, bass, and 180 PMPO. Again, not an audiophile, but hey.

So, if you like the wooden speakers with the Bluetooth 4.0 action, then I would recommend the Vertrag BT. You can find out more about these speakers on the Thonet and Vander site, and you can get them on Amazon here.

Posted by on June 23rd, 2017 No Comments

Thonet and Vander HOCH BT and LAUT BT Speakers

thonet-and-vander-1It has been a while since I have reported on a Thonet and Vander product. The last time was with the K├╝rbis BT Bluetooth Speakers, and these are speakers that very much rock. Also, they really like to brag that they have “German Engineering”. Today, I’m going to discussing the HOCH BT and the LAUT BT Speakers.

Let’s start with the HOCH BT, and it has some “pure, authentic sound” with 70 W RMS (35W + 35W) Power Output with 350 watts of peak power. I know those numbers are important to audiophiles, but let’s just say that it is loud, loud, and more loud.

Also on deck with these HOCT BT stereo speakers have a high desnity acoustic absorber that “prevents vibration and ensures sustainable performance”. They are also made of some HDAA wood and mesh as well. The HOCH BT is a 2.0 Speaker for crystal-clear sound and a great bass boost with 350 W peak power.

As far as connectivity, what do you think the BT stand for? Yeah, it can do Bluetooth, which will connect to any mobile device with Bluetooth compatibility. Oh, it can do RCA stereo input for wired devices as well.

You can find out more information about it on the Thonet and Vander site and it looks like you can order them on Amazon for $249.99.

thonet-and-vander-2And now it is time to talk about the LAUT BT, which is a 2.1 speaker characterizes for having a balanced and harmonic sound. It has a Crystal Clear, Authentic Sound, with its 68W RMS (34W + 17W x 2) Power Output for delivering 340 watts of peak power.

Remember what I said about the bragging of German design? It has the sophisticated acoustics with a high density acoustic absorber for the highest sound resonance. The LAUT BT is apparently made to become a home theater, and it is made for really bringing some serious sound to life!

What is very interesting is how there is an option for Bluetooth and RCA connectors, and yet there is a Bluetooth extension that is good for up to 132 feet. I have to admit that is pretty great.

Anyway, the LAUT BT is available on Amazon for a special price of $106.95, which is a markdown from $179. You can always go to the Thonet and Vander site for more information as well.

Posted by on December 20th, 2016 No Comments