A new (mini) speaker connected to Marshall
In addition to the sound of many rock bands (among others), the American giant Marshall has been offering for a few years now a selection of headphones, speakers and even a smartphone (London). Today, the group announces a new (and very small) connected speaker, with a relatively unpronounceable name: Uxbridge Voice.
More compact (1.39 kg) than the Acton and Stanmore speakers, the new Marshall Uxbridge Voice speaker obviously takes care of streaming music once paired to a Bluetooth terminal, but it is also animated by Google Assistant. There are also Alexa, AirPlay 2 and Spotify Connect compatibility, without forgetting the multi-room possibilities.
On the Marshall side, we explain: ” Small in size but huge from the sound point of view, this speaker offers a crisp and precise audio experience. Concretely, the speaker offers a frequency response of 54 – 20,000 Hz, with a 30W class D amplifier. Note that the whole works via a power cable (obviously supplied).
There are also three sliders on the top of the speaker, to adjust the sound ” old“, By modulating the bass and treble rendering. Too bad, however, not to find here the analog control buttons similar to those present on a Stockwell 2 (to name just one). Marshall also announces a voice recognition system via ” a dual channel microphone with acoustic noise control“, Which allows the user to dictate a voice command remotely, without gagging.
Price and availability
This new Marshall Uxbridge Voice speaker will be available from April 8, at a price of 199 euros. It will be available in black and white. A catalog that is gradually expanding at Marshall, and which now offers nearly fifteen speakers, connected or not, for nomadic or domestic use.