Now you can enjoy a massive 75W total RMS for a massive sound – and because the high-efficiency class D digital amp filters out unwanted high-frequency pulses, you’re left with a supremely smooth low-frequency signal that puts Stilo into a class of its own.
In addition to the standard power and volume controls, the amp also allows fine adjustment for bass and treble, while the source button switches between 3.5mm and RCA inputs.
Of course, as you’d expect from OTONE’s design team, we’ve made sure the separate amp matches the stunning looks of Stilo’s satellite speakers – the same sharp angles and chic curves – that mean it’s (almost) as impressive off as on.
Otone Audio is a new entrant into the desktop speaker department, positioning itself as an affordable yet high quality alternative to market leaders like Altec Lansing and Logitech.
Their flagship product is the Stilo 2.1 Pro, a powerful subwoofer and twin-speaker combo that clocks in at a very reasonable £89.99. It’s designed with your living room in mind and is perfect for a film night or Xbox session.
But, dear Mixmag reader, what we really want to know is how the Stilo 2.1 Pro stands up during a pre-club session or early morning afterparty. We ran a wide range of sounds through the system, from the weightiest dubstep through to the deepest house, and can report that the results are positive.
The Stilo 2.1 Pro delivers a beautifully rounded and brilliantly warm bass sound, thanks to its five and a quarter inch subwoofer. Sounds on the higher end of the scale cut through perfectly thanks to the two inch drivers inside the twin speakers which ensure a crystal clarity.
It also reaches a high volume without ever stretching itself or becoming distorted, meaning a living room can easily be filled with punchy sound when your favourite rug becomes a spontaneous dancefloor area. And it’s subtle too, with a clean black finish and smooth, distinct design.
Otone Audio have come good with a reasonably priced desktop speaker solution that works for a range of situations. It's small enough to use with your laptop when casually checking out tunes online or organising your iTunes. But it's also loud and well defined, meaning films, gaming sessions and small parties receive the best sound possible. Don't be fooled by the cute photo, the Stilo 2.1 Pro offers big results.
See the online review here.
It’s highly unlikely you will have heard of Otone as they are a bright new face in the world of home audio, looking to make a splash in the UK. However in a crowded market and with built in speakers getting better and better all the time, should you care?
Well Otone have a three-pronged strategy to winning both your affections and a place in your living room: great sound, innovative design and low low pricing. We had a look at their 2.1 speaker set – the Stilo 2.1 Pro speaker + amp setup to see how it stacked up.
The Stilo Pros sound pretty good. I should mention it contains Otone’s patented “Vortex Drive™ System” but I’m not entirely sure what that means and am pretty sure it’s only designed to simultaneously confuse and impress me. But I do know they sound pretty good and hold up despite a variety of genres thrown at them.
The Stilo pro pack 75W total RMS which helps when you are going for a massive sound. The high-efficiency class D digital amp filters out unwanted high-frequency pulses, leaving a smooth low-frequency signal. The Stilo Pro comes with a standalone amp, which in addition to the standard power and volume controls that you’d expect, also allows fine adjustment for bass and treble, and can switch between 3.5mm and RCA inputs. The 3.5 mm inputs seem a little old-fashioned but they are pretty widespread and means you can hook your cassette walkman from the 80s up and it should still work. Handy if you’re having a retro c90 party.
For an RRP of £89.99 there’s a lot to recommend the Stilo 2.1 Pro. Take a look here.
Otone Audio is the new kid on the block when it comes to the audio industry, but with flagship products such as the Stilo Pro 2.1 it won’t be long before it’s starting the party rather than joining the crowd.
The Pro 2.1 is no one man band; it comes with two speakers, an amp and a thumping subwoofer. Let’s have a look at the role of these individual members before we consider its overall performance.
The Stilo’s amp is dwarfed by an Xbox 360, but features an equally slick design (almost PS3-esque) that would look the part alongside any home entertainment system. Its controls and audio inputs ensure a range of compatibility options, making it ideal for parties, film nights or gaming.
The front of the amp features a master standby button, but also secondary controls that enable you to tweak the bass and treble alongside the volume. There’s a source button that allows you to easily switch between 3.5mm and RCA inputs, ideal if you have the Stilo connected to both a TV and stereo system, for example.
Next up, the sub woofer (measuring approximately 20 x 20 x 20cm) packs a powerful punch, offering undistorted bass even at the volume levels needed to power a living room party. It’s also a great addition when watching movies, adding depth to voices and enhancing special effects.
The speakers of the Stilo 2.1 match the premium design of its amp, with roughly the same measurements in terms of height and width. They’re surprisingly light, but you shouldn’t be fooled by their size, it’s easy to underestimate their sound quality prior to pumping out some music.
Considering the number of boxes ticked by the Stilo 2.1 Pro, its price tag of £89.99 is well justified. With various uses around the house, its crystal clear sound and high quality bass covers all aspects on the audio front, while its smooth design makes sure that it looks the part in any home setup. Click here to visit the Otone Audio Stilo 2.1 Pro product page.
Read the review online here.