A good entertainment system, be it a home theatre or a gaming system, just cannot provide complete entertainment without a sound system. A good sound system elevates the audio performance providing a totally immersive experience. A bad sound system on the other hand, is jarring on the ears and ruins the complete experience. A good sound system is standing on three legs clarity of sound, loudness and fidelity. Take away one of them and the system simply falls flat. The Intex It-1800 Beats is an affordable 2.1 channel speaker setup comprising of one main subwoofer unit and two satellite speakers. While it may not be able to match up to the performances of some expensive sound systems available, it delivers crystal-clear audio even at high volumes without any distortions.
Intex Speaker features a wide frequency range of 20Hz to 20kHz. The entire system has a combined peak RMS output of 25W. It accepts inputs from multiple sources. There is a FM radio on board for hours of uninterrupted music. It comes bundled with a remote control and carries a 1-year warranty. The Intex IT-1800 Beats is available at a price of Rs. 1,838/- in online stores. In this review, we will take an in-depth look at this speaker system.
The Intex IT-1800 Beats is a 2.1 channel speaker set which is built out of acoustic-friendly materials for a deep, crystal-clear sound output. The setup consists of one main subwoofer unit and two satellite speakers. The speakers are well-built and well-designed. All the controls and all the ports and connections are located on the main subwoofer unit. The subwoofer is a dark grey cuboid which has a rare landscape orientation. It stands on four rubber feet. All the ports and connections are located on the side of the speaker besides the big air-intake hole. The system’s controls are located on a glossy piece of plastic strip adorning the face of the speaker. The controls include; the volume knob, the bass adjustment knob and the treble adjustment knob which are all analogue rotary buttons.
There are digital buttons for Mode, Previous, Next and Play/Pause. In the middle of these buttons are the USB port and the SD card slot. There is no LED display on this system. The satellites are rectangular boxes which sport the portrait orientation. The satellites are plain, with only the speaker grill dominating the front face. The design review of the Intex IT-1800 Beats points to a good build quality and some interesting design choices like the landscape orientation of the subwoofer.
The Intex IT-1800 Beats is a 2.1 channel surround sound speaker system which includes a separate subwoofer for a powerful bass output. The mids, highs and lows are rendered by the satellite speakers. The 2.1 channel setup allows for some degree of surround sound effect. The frequency range of the subwoofer is 20Hz ~ 200Hz and that of the satellites is 200Hz ~ 20kHz. The subwoofer’s sound output peaks at 15W while that of the satellites peaks at 5W each.
This makes the combined peak output of 25W. The acoustic-friendly materials used in the construction deliver a deep, crystal-clear sound. The system also accepts input from multiple external sources such as the USB and AUX input. The included remote control works quite well in controlling the system from a distance. The Intex IT-1800 Beats delivers good sound quality.
Inside the box:
· Intex IT-1800 Beats Sub-Woofer
· 2 Intex IT-1800 Beats Satellite Speakers
· Remote Control (Battery Included)
· 3.5mm Audio Cable
· User Manual
ü Portable form factor.
ü Included remote control.
ü Multiple input sources.
ü Acoustic-friendly materials used in construction.
û No LED display on the main unit.
The Intex IT-1800 Beats is a well-built set of portable, light-weight speakers which deliver a good sound output and an acceptable level of surround sound effect with the 2.1 channel setup. These speakers impress with their appearance and audio performance. The included remote control and the FM radio add more utility to the overall package. All throughout this review, the Intex IT-1800 Beats gives a consistent performance and quite clearly, gives excellent value at affordable price for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.