Marshall has launched a vintage-looking stereo speaker line called Stanmore that harkens back to “the golden days of rock n’ roll”, giving owners the best of both worlds with analog knobs and modern technology. The Stanmore speaker is being offered in both black and cream colors, with a metal grille across the front and large classic-esque logo across the face.
Calling it a compact active stereo speaker, Marshall promises the Stanmore offers both precise and clean audio at all levels, including high ones. The speaker is designed to work with a variety of audio devices, such as the average tablet or smartphone via Bluetooth connectivity, or a vinyl player with RCA input ports. There’s also a standard 3.5mm auxiliary input, and compatibility with optical output.
As far as particulars go, the Stanmore features 2x 20W + one 40W PWM amplifier, a frequency response of 45 to 22,000 Hz (+/- 3db), a max output of 80W, a mains input voltage of 100 to 240V / 110W, and a max power consumption of 200W. The speaker includes a double-ended coil cord with standard 3.5mm plugs, an optical input without a cable, aptX CODEC support.
There are two 3/4-inch Dome Tweeter speakers, as well as a single 5.25-inch woofer. As far as design goes, the Stanmore has gold piping, the logo is written in script form, and detailing is in gold, with an overall weight of just over 5kg. The speaker measures in at 350 x 185 x 185mm, and includes a one year limited warranty. Available now from Marshall and retails for $400 USD.