Multimedia speakers are present almost everywhere, and wherever there is a desktop one feels the need to have a set of speakers that are perpetually connected to the pc. One thing however we all perceive is that 2.1 multimedia speakers that are best seen as partners of a desktop pc, are however not seen as part of al lifestyle product. There are number of 2.1 multimedia options in the budget range, but back at Focal-JM labs the designers have scratched their heads and have thought out of the box. With a motive to change this outlook they have given birth to the Focal Bird series of speakers, which are a series of multimedia speakers that come in different combinations. And what we have reviewed here is the bird pack 2.1 which is a combination of the Bird satellite speakers along with the power bird, which is an active subwoofer.
This seamless sound is the main criteria when it comes to multimedia speakers and we were hoping here that the Bird Pack 2.1 performs flawlessly when it comes to delivering a wholesome and collective sound and also maintaining timing integrity in between both the speakers and the active subwoofer. The Power Bird has a frequency response of 42Hz and, as we said earlier, it extends up to 120Hz. This main unit houses a 6.5” paper cone down-firing driver that shoots out bass energy into the room with the help of the built-in power amplifiers. The built-in amplifier supplies 35W of power to each bird speaker and for the bass driver it delivers 80W of power. One of the highlights of the Bird Pack 2.1 is that the main unit houses a number of inputs for connectivity; it has three analogue ins, two digital inputs and it also supports wireless playback of music. But to make use of this wireless feature, one needs to purchase a small piece of device which is called the itransmitter. This itransmitter is sold separately, what this device does is that it latches onto your iPod, iPad or iPhone. Once it is connected, you need to press a button and simultaneously press the wireless connect button behind the power bird unit. Voila! Within a few seconds the connection is done and you can play music directly from your apple product.
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