GPO Westwood Bluetooth Retro AMP Speaker BlueThe Westwood Speaker is compact and stylish speaker system with Bluetooth technology enabling you to play music from your smartphone or MP3 player. The Westwood can also be used to boost the sound of your GPO record player, offering an additional 25 watts of sound with bass and treble dials, giving you total control of your sound.
With vintage cloth style grill, retro metal corner protectors and carry handle you can take it on your travels or have it as a cool looking centrepiece in your room.
Specification GPO Westwood Bluetooth Retro AMP Speaker Blue:
25 watt output with sub-woofer
Multimedia connection through Bluetooth, RCA input and 3.5mm aux in
Bass, treble and volume controls
Vintage cloth style grill, carry handle and metal corner protectors
Great addition to the GPO turntables or use with your smart device
Available in brown, red, green and black.
Unit dimensions: W x D x H 26 x 11 x 17.5cm
Gift box dimensions: 35.5 x 16.5 x 20.3cm, 2.3kg
Auxiliary cable, mains power adapter and instructions included in box
Independent review of the GPO Westwood Speaker from TECHNUOVO.COM
First things first, this is a retro speaker and it looks great! I’m not a huge fan of the whole retro styling but this speaker definitely has me excited. Before I get carried away with its looks, lets check out its spec:
* 25 watt output with sub-woofer
* Multimedia connection through Bluetooth, RCA input and 3.5mm aux in
* Bass, treble and volume controls
* Vintage cloth style grill, carry handle and metal corner protectors
* Size : 26 x 11 x 17.5cm, 1.8kg
* Available in brown, red and black.
Back to its looks. We got sent the red version, with silver metal corner protectors and grey and black mesh. Very simplistic front, with just a GPO logo on the mesh but on the back is where it all happens. There are three knobs, power/volume, bass and treble, along with a button to switch between Bluetooth and aux. You can also find the aux in ports and power plug. The speaker comes with a handle, four feet for sturdy support and is relatively light and protable. It’s very well built, with subtle levels of great craftsmanship.
Using the speaker was very easy, no instructions needed. It's as simple as plug and play, unless you go down the Bluetooth route, and then you need to pair your smart device to the speaker as standard. Everything is very well indicated on the back.
The speaker performs very well. It gets loud enough to fill a medium sized living room and will more than cater for small parties. Having the ability to adjust the bass and treble, really adds value to the speaker and is very rarely seen on Bluetooth speakers now. Coupled with the built in subwoofer, I was able to get a really well balanced mix to my style of music as this flexibility was available to me, I could alter the settings to suit the type of music I was listening to.
Overall, this is a great speaker and I loved it. It’s available to purchase for around £80 and at that price, you wont find a better speaker that looks as good as this one! The only thing I would have liked to have seen is a built in battery. The speaker isn't the smallest on the market and if there was a way of incorporating a battery, for true portable use, it would be even better!
Review by TECHNUOVO.COM