A flexible powered speaker system that does away with a number of containers and provides additional comfort with Wi-Fi help. It’s a dynamic, partaking audio efficiency, although it’s one you’ll have to make a good quantity of area for in your house.
- Dynamic, fluid efficiency
- Wide selection of connection choices
- A level of smarts
- Nice aesthetics
- Competitively priced
- Huge and heavy
- Some might need for a HDMI port
Hello-res audioHelps audio information as much as 24-bit/192kHz
SmartsSuitable with Amazon Alexa
ConnectionsConnect with TV, turntable, CD participant and different sources
Comfort and accessibility are two phrases which have develop into fashionable within the hi-fi world, and each apply to the Edifier’s S1000W.
Comfort within the sense that as an alternative of a number of hi-fi containers that eat up area like Pac-Man eats pellets; there are two containers that do the job of many. And accessible within the sense of having the ability to stream immediately to those audio system from a tool as acquainted as a pill or smartphone.
The Edifier S1000W are very like the S2000 MkIII Bluetooth audio system I reviewed a couple of years in the past, however the massive distinction is the addition of Wi-Fi, which widens the talent set significantly.
- Huge and heavy
- Effectively constructed
- Distant management for operation
Just like the S2000 MkIII, the S1000W usually are not ‘small’ and definitely not ‘mild’. There aren’t any particulars concerning the S1000W’s dimensions on the Edifier website however armed with a tape measure I tally the speaker to be 260mm deep, 210mm huge and 350mm tall. That’s slimmer than the S2000 however these audio system nonetheless take up area.
As soon as a spot has been discovered for them, I anticipate these audio system gained’t be moved round a lot as they weigh 16.77kg,. Edifier refers to them bookshelf audio system – fairly frankly you’ll want an enormous one to accommodate these.
They’re well-built that includes a wooden aspect panelled end that provides to its aesthetics. And the sloping angle of the cupboard? That’s to supply a bigger sound with deep bass. Using wooden makes it straightforward for the audio system to slide right into a lounge setting, although they’d additionally dominate it with their dimension.
I didn’t use these audio system with a TV primarily as a result of they had been too massive to adequately sit on my speaker stands, and if I put them on the identical AV furnishings as my TV, they’d block elements of the display screen. Until you might have a speaker stand sufficiently big to comfortably help them, they’re finest suited with wall-mounted TVs. Across the again is a bass port that permits the speaker to handle its bass out when positioned close to a wall.
The speaker entrance is roofed by a grille although these aren’t magnetically hooked up – some power is required to pry them off should you don’t just like the look. On the backside of the ‘energetic’ speaker is an LED display screen that shows supply inputs by way of completely different colored dots, not textual content. It’s not essentially the most conveniently positioned should you’re sitting shut however from additional away it’s much less a problem.
The audio system might be operated with the included distant that provides playback controls, enter switching and mute capabilities. It’s ‘nearly’ the identical distant because the one which got here with the S2000 besides it ditches the EQ modes. It’s utterly useful and will get the job accomplished. A 3.5mm cable, RCA-RCA and digital optical audio cable are bundled with the audio system.
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
- A wide range of bodily connections
- Works with Alexa help
The Edifier S1000W system is made up of a passive and energetic speaker, the energetic half accommodates the amplification that powers the system. Flip the ‘energetic’ speaker round and there are two RCA line outputs, a speaker out to connect with the ‘passive’ speaker (there’s no wi-fi connection between the 2), optical and coaxial inputs, an influence on/off swap and dials for managing quantity, treble, and bass. There’s even a pinhole to reset if there’s a problem.
There is no such thing as a HDMI port for connecting to a TV, which the (costlier) Klipsch 5 gives, although they are often related by way of the optical port.
The connectivity choices permit the Edifier S1000W to be plugged into different units corresponding to a PC, CD participant, turntable, or energetic subwoofer. I’ve related the Edifier to the FiiO R7 desktop amplifier by way of the RCA output and it carried out ably.
Just like the S2000 MkIII there’s Bluetooth (v5.2) however new is the addition of Wi-Fi. There’s no Hello-res help over Bluetooth because the Edifier swaps aptX-HD for AAC. Nevertheless, with Wi-Fi it may help audio streams as much as 24-bit/192kHz by way of Tidal Join, plus there’s AirPlay 2 for iOS units, and Spotify Join.
Multi-room grouping by way of AirPlay 2 and Alexa Multi-Room is feasible, and there’s voice management via these two strategies should you join the S1000W to a appropriate speaker like a HomePod mini or Amazon Echo.
Sound High quality
- Dynamic, fluid sound
- Punchy bass output
- Participating stereo picture
That includes a 5.5-inch aluminium bass unit that covers the lows and midrange, and a 1-inch titanium dome tweeter to deal with the excessive frequencies, the Edifier S1000W’s efficiency will not be in contrast to the S2000MkIII in that it appears tuned in the direction of the nice and cozy aspect of neutrality.
It’s not as wealthy sounding because the Q Acoustics M20 HD however doesn’t shrink back from delivering punchy, onerous bass. The opening monitor on the Ant-Man theme for ‘Quantumania’ is an thrilling, energetic piece of scoring that delivers assertive bass notes, and the Edifier laps the monitor up with assault and dynamism.
It’s an impactful pay attention, the trumpets within the monitor swell and soar, and there’s energy behind the percussion, although should you’re on the lookout for bass depth and extension akin to a subwoofer you gained’t discover that right here. It’s a energetic, punchy, and managed bass output, however the low frequencies gained’t plumb as deep as a sub.
I did notice a bit distortion with the low frequencies – upon nearer inspection it emanated from the woofer cone. I’ve heard it whereas enjoying Hans Zimmer’s Dune, in addition to within the Soccer Weekly podcast (AirPlay) with bassier male voices. Bass is stored in examine, although, and I didn’t discover it spilt into the higher frequencies.
Adjusting the bass dial didn’t have a lot of an affect. It could have been that the woofer was barely askew because the distortion was solely coming from the energetic speaker.
With GoGo Penguin’s Raven the Edifier’s attacking strategy to the low frequencies is once more famous, the speaker simply in a position to talk the swift, rolling bass beats with out changing into sloppy by way of sustaining the rhythm. The treble within the tune is relayed with readability and a good quantity of shine too – not the brightest I’ve heard, however the Edifier describes the numerous treble notes properly.
Even higher is the trumpet enjoying by Avishai Cohen within the monitor Hidden Chamber, which is delivered in a clear, clear, and exact manner. The cymbal crashes aren’t notably crisp in tone however there’s a good quantity of element within the higher midrange space, the bass is once more assertively described however doesn’t dominate. With this and different tracks like Takuya Kuroda’s All people Loves The Sunshine, the Edifier S1000W is a flowing, harmonious performer with an agreeable sense of zest and heft to its sound.
The good thing about two audio system is a stereo picture; and the Edifier S1000W’s efficiency with Diana Ross & Tame Impala’s Flip Up the Sunshine exhibits it may very create one with actual depth and good placement of devices and vocals throughout the massive, huge soundstage it creates.
The audio system resolve the midrange with element and readability, although I wouldn’t say there’s a fanatical degree of element or sharpness afforded to the mids. The Edifier gained’t easy out recordings and make them completely so, there’s a bit roughness to Noah Cyrus’ voice in Stand Nonetheless that’s intentional (I’ve heard different audio system describe her voice that manner), however there are moments in a really busy monitor the place it may sound as if the speaker is blaring at me reasonably than delineating the devices with extra readability and subtlety.
Bluetooth places in an excellent efficiency, not fairly as clear or as articulate as listening over Wi-Fi, however all of the logos of its Wi-Fi efficiency: massive sound, tidy organisation of the stereo picture, strong bass, and dynamism, might be heard in its Bluetooth presentation.
All that mentioned, I discover the Edifier S1000W to be a really partaking speaker system. Its highly effective, punchy, dynamic, and energetic performer that performs properly throughout a spread of music genres. Should you’ve received the area for it, it comes beneficial.
Must you purchase it?
For a energetic, dynamic sound: The S1000W is maybe not the sharpest sounding speaker however it’s an undeniably enjoyable pay attention, and extra dynamic than the equally worth Q Acoustics M20 HD.
You’ve received a small area: Whereas the S1000W ought to have the ability to match into most areas, they’ll want some area to strut their stuff. If area is a priority, the Ruark MR1 MkII are smaller, though not a lot inexpensive.
There’s no scarcity of energetic speaker methods on the market from established manufacturers corresponding to Q Acoustics, KEF, Klipsch, and Dynaudio however I actually do really feel that the Edifier S1000W pair is one that may compete by way of worth and worth.
It completely engages with its dynamic, energetic, and assertive audio efficiency. It may gain advantage from some additional lashings of midrange readability and sharpness, however it’s a enjoyable, flowing and energetic energetic speaker system with an excellent degree of versatility within the connections it gives, plus Bluetooth and Wi-Fi performance, in addition to sensible performance if you wish to slide it into an Alexa-centric system. It packs a great deal of performance into its admittedly massive dimensions.
The shortage of a HDMI connection may be off-putting to these available in the market for a soundbar substitute, after which there’s the sheer dimension of the audio system, which is able to want area to function. Nonetheless, I really feel Edifier has executed the temporary very properly with the S1000W, it’s an reasonably priced, multi-talented energetic speaker system.
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There’s no HDMI port on the Edifier S1000W, so that you gained’t have the ability to join it to a TV by way of that technique. It does have an optical enter, so that will be the way in which to connect with a TV.
210 x 260 x 350 MM
As much as 24-bit/192kHz
5.5-inch midrange/bass, 1-inch Titanium dome tweeter
Two RCA line outputs, optical/coaxial inputs,
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, AirPlay 2, Spotify Join, Tidal Join
45 40000 – Hz