If you have enough space on your desktop, or you need a speaker for the living room, then pay attention to Edifier R2730DB, which is executed in a retro design, but it is based on modern technologies. All the details you will find in our test.
The times when the user prefers the acoustics of a large subwoofer and small satellites, in the past. In the early 2000s it was in fashion multichannel speakers, but still the usual large stereo speakers provide better sound. Such Edifier speakers presented in the form Edifier R2730DB. Three-way speakers evoke a sense of nostalgia not only for its large size, but also the design. On the other hand, enclosed in a housing to an advanced system and digital signal processing support Bluetooth.
Price stereos Edifier R2730DB is 200 euros in Europe.
For a time, the market was very popular compact speakers, manufacturers have tried to make the satellites as small as possible. You can lead the similarity with mobile phones. For a long time it was in fashion phones as small as possible, but today’s models with a diagonal less than 4.7 “is rare.
C Edifier R2730DB speakers can draw an analogy. Dimensions 218 x 390 x 260 mm can not be called a compact, table-top, you will need a considerable space on the desktop, otherwise will be cramped. Yes, and monitor must be relatively large, so as not to appear to dwarf on a background speakers.
Edifier produced a body of MDF. Walls pretty massive, workmanship raises no objections.
With tissue Edifier R2730DB column protection look like a big black box, without any frills. If you remove the protection, the impression changes. The front panel shows three speakers, Edifier has chosen as a three-band design, which partly explains the size of the columns.
Diffusers two speakers are silver in color, which looks nice. Edifier but not yet used aluminum and fabric membrane. 19 mm silk tweeter is complemented by a 116-mm mid-range speaker and a 178-mm low-frequency. Two mentioned dynamics provide greater membrane area than some subwoofers in 2.1 configurations.
As often happens, electronics lies in the right column. There are control handles. Also adjust the volume knob are available for high and low frequencies that can be adjusted in a range of ± 6 dB. Lower the handle allows you to not only adjust the volume, but also to change the input (selected input is displayed by the indicator below), as well as enable / disable the acoustics. For the living room will be a very useful bundled IR remote control. According to ergonomics it can not compete with consoles, for example, expensive receivers, but does its job.
The rear panel contains the interfaces, in addition to two classic RCA ports are two digital inputs. Recent implemented as coaxial and optical interfaces. But that’s not all, because the Edifier has integrated Bluetooth module, through which you can conveniently play music, for example, from a smartphone.
The cable connecting the two Edifier R2730DB speakers built into the main body and long enough. Of course, a fixed connection cable – option is not entirely successful, as in the case of a cable break to replace it will be very time consuming.
Of course, the volume – it’s good, but what about the sound quality? As usual, we had a subjective listening tests acoustics.
Edifier used quite powerful amplification system. For each of the high and mid-range power of the speakers is 14 watts for the subwoofer – 40 watts. In total, we get 136 watts RMS, which is very decent for the desktop configuration. This power provides a high level of maximum volume and well-defined sound at low volume levels.
As usual, we reproduce the speaker Edifier R2730DB our test track “Forgiven not forgotten” by Corrs, which is well emphasizes the strengths and weaknesses of acoustics. The composition opens violin that Edifier R2730DB reproduced quite pronounced and air. Later added drums and vocals. In general, Edifier configure the system to “warm” sound, which seemed to us quite enjoyable. Despite the large subwoofer, we did not notice the dominance of bass. It’s nice that the Edifier did not mute the mids, abandoning the popular frequency response in the form of a bath. sound resolution, we also liked, could be heard every nuance.
Low frequencies are felt but not dominated. The upper bass range reproduced better with real bottoms situation worse. Yet for comfortable listening to music we recommend a little lower bass frequencies using the handle or bass equalizer.
As for the sound stage, Edifier speakers coped well with the arrangement of instruments, especially noticeable when listening to a concert of compositions. Provision of tools and artist could well determine by ear.
At first glance, speakers Edifier R2730DB seem old-fashioned, because the designers of Chinese companies have chosen a retro style. But you get used to it quickly. Columns quite voluminous, so that should be enough free space on your desktop for them or close to the TV, but such a characteristic has a positive impact on sound quality. Workmanship raises no objections, but the quality of the materials could have been a little higher. A set of interfaces is excellent, you can connect speakers and via the analog inputs, and “figure”. It also supports playback from mobile devices via Bluetooth.
The quality of sound speakers Edifier R2730DB performed well, we liked the warm sound, the music pleasant to listen to for a long time. Speakers coped with detailed sound, the mids are well noticeable, unlike many other models that adhere to the popular frequency response in the form of a bath. Bass were not accentuated, even though we have reduced them a little from a neutral position of the control knob. So nothing prevents to achieve a balanced sound acoustics.
In general, Edifier has successfully coped with the acoustics Edifier R2730DB, achieving a pleasant sound. But I have to get used to the retro design and a large speaker volume.