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Soundolier duo Wireless Speaker Lamp Review

by August 21, 2007
Soundolier Duo-CP Wireless Speaker Floor Lamp

Soundolier Duo-CP Wireless Speaker Floor Lamp

  • Product Name: Duo-CP Wireless Speaker Floor Lamp
  • Manufacturer: Soundolier
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStarhalf-star
  • Review Date: August 21, 2007 20:00
  • MSRP: $ 379.99 (lamp and transmitter), $299.99 (lamp alone), $99.99 (transmitter alone)
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duo Wireless Speaker Floor Lamp

dimensions

• height: 76” (193cm)

• diameter: 15 ¾” (40cm)

• weight: 37lbs (16.8kg)

• power requirement: 120VAC, 60Hz

lamp

• detachable cosmetic arms

• 1” (25mm) sleek pole

• metallic black finish

• brushed metal accents

• 100W A19, medium screw (E26) bulb suggested (not included)

• floor foot dimmer

audio

• selectable stereo wireless or 3.5mm stereo input

• 3.5mm stereo line output

• selectable left, right, or mix speaker output

speaker

• 5 ¼” (133mm) paper cone full range speaker

• patent pending 360° sound dispersion

wireless

• 2.4GHz stereo receiver

• 4 selectable signal channels

• 20Hz-20kHz full range audio

• 300ft (90m) maximum line of sight reception

maestro Digital Audio Transmitter

dimensions

• height: 5¾” (14.6cm)

• width: 2¼” (5.7cm)

• depth: 5¾” (14.6cm)

• weight: 5oz (142g)

• power requirement: 5V, 500mA, 12VAC, 50Hz-60Hz power supply included

wireless

• 2.4GHz stereo transmitter

• speaker level or 3.5mm stereo input

• 4 selectable signal channels

• 20Hz-20kHz full range audio

• 200ft (60m) maximum line of sight reception

• transmits to an unlimited number of Soundolier devices

 

Pros

  • Rock solid wireless connection
  • Very good looking
  • Tons of options for getting music to and from the duos

Cons

  • Wireless connection may interfere with other wireless devices/networks
  • Mediocre audio performance
  • Price

Introduction

In our experience, wireless hasn't been done right yet and we were hoping that Soundolier would be the first. Soundolier has obviously worked very hard to ensure a stable and strong wireless connection. I would have no problem recommending these speakers to anyone that has décor issues (as long as you don't turn them up too loud) or is just looking for a nondescript way to get background music into a room without the hassles of wires. They are an expensive solution for sure but the ease of setup and the rock solid wireless connection may make that extra money seem well spent.
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Recent Forum Posts:

jake5717 posts on August 23, 2007 13:10
That’s too bad. In cases where you have then as surrounds you’d probably just set it and forget it, therefore making the lamp the more important feature. Real bummer I defiantly would have got a pair to replace my surrounds, but if it’s too hard for the GF to use then it’s not gonna fly.
Tom Andry posts on August 22, 2007 19:36
If you could reach the ground you could. There are no controls on the light itself (other than audio controls).
jake5717 posts on August 22, 2007 15:52
So if they were setup as surrounds you wouldn’t be able to just lean back and turn the light on?
Tom Andry posts on August 22, 2007 15:44
jake5717, post: 299937
So the only way to dim the light is with a foot switch? How hard or easy would it be to keep the “remote” on an end table and control the light by hand?

It'd have to be a super low table. The cable on that switch doen't have much play if I remember correctly.
jake5717 posts on August 22, 2007 14:29
So the only way to dim the light is with a foot switch? How hard or easy would it be to keep the “remote” on an end table and control the light by hand?
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