OUR VERDICT - Whether you are looking to start out in the world of Hifi or are looking to replace your dated kit, the latest Tangent Ampster is something of a hifi bargain. It outperforms one box wireless systems costing much more and gives you the freedom to choose your own speakers that match your decor. As the name suggests, the Ampster MKII features Bluetooth which allows you to stream anything from your chosen device but it also features an Optical input and an Analogue input. This means that you can ditch the soundbar and connect your TV to the Tangent Ampster and have a far better sound, especially if you match it with a pair of floorstanders. The analogue input means that you can either connect a turntable for a complete hifi package or you can connect a CD player or Tuner. The natural partner for this would be the Tangent CD & Tangent Tuner.
Talking of matching speakers, we have paired the Tangent Ampster with the Spectrum X4 speakers from the same company. As you would expect, the results are fantastic and as a bonus the speakers are attractive too. For a package that has an RRP of just under £400 the results are quite impeccable. Thanks to the Spectrum X4 modern and attractive design this hifi package will be happy to play wherever you want it to, whether that's on your desktop, in your sitting room as part of your TV Sound system or on a sideboard as a dedicated Hifi system. - Thoroughly Recommended.
The second generation of Tangent’s award-winning Ampster BT Amplifier is a small and conveniently sized amp with a wealth of features for various home and commercial applications. By combining your Tangent Ampster BT ll amplifier with good quality speakers, such as the Tangent Spectrum X4 or X5s, the result is stunning optimum audio reproduction for the system’s size and price.
The new Tangent Ampster BT ll fits effortlessly into Tangent's new mini system. By combining the Tangent Tuner ll & CD ll, you can enjoy a complete, compact sized HI-FI system with premium audio quality and performance. Each Ampster BT ll, Tuner ll and CD ll is less than the width of an A4 sheet of paper and is only 7cm high, making the system only 21cm high when stacked! So the small size of each component takes up less space in the living room, kitchen - or wherever you enjoy your music.
For a genuine Hifi experience Tangent have chosen to make the X4 a two way design meaning that there is a single driver for the bass and midrange and a separate tweeter for the high frequencies. Bass and midrange is handled by one 4-inch long throw paper bass driver with protective metal mesh grille. whilst the high frequencies are produced by the 1-inch wide dispersion tweeter. All of this means that you will be rewarded with a clean, detailed and full bodied sound. Tangent have bought a touch of the traditional Danish designer flair to the X4 by implementing a contrasting wood finish base, curved cabinet edges and a choice of finishes which include midnight black or polar white matt finishes.
With the second generation BT II you no longer have to worry about turning off your amplifier. It goes on standby when the music stops whilst playing music via Bluetooth and wakes automatically when you resume playback. In addition, the Ampster BT II can be woken from standby from the AUX minijack input which allows you to connect most multiroom or network systems to it. For example, add a Chromecast Audio, AirPort Express, or other Wi-Fi devices to the AUX input - then the Tangent Ampster BT II will turn on as soon as you start playing through your network. Note that the Ampster needs to go to standby automatically while being set on the chose source in order to use the wake up function. If turned off manually it the wake on bluetooth or AUX is not active.
|Frequency Response||20Hz - 20kHz|
|Power Output||2 X 50 Watts
|Dimensions||70 x 195 x 194 MM ( H x W x D )|
|Tangent Spectrum X4|
|Frequency Response||65Hz - 20kHz|
|Power Handling||80 Watts|
|Nominal Impedance||6 Ohm|
|Dimensions (H,W,D)||275 x 146 x 198 mm|
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We’ve been terrifically entertained by Tangent during this test, and that, really, is the greatest endorsement one can give. - What Hi-Fi Review
|Price Match||Richer Sounds|