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Tenqa SP-109 Bluetooth Speakers Review

on March 27, 2010 11:37 pm

I had the opportunity to review the Tenqa SP-109 speaker. It is part of a line of Bluetooth accessories from Tenqa. You can read the previous reviews for the HP-109 Headphones and the SP-99 Speakers. The SP-109 is designed to play music from any a Bluetooth 1.2 compliant device, or through the line-in from an audio player.

Package Contents

  • Tenqa SP-109 Stereo Bluetooth Speaker
  • AC Power Supply
  • 3.5mm audio cable for devices without stereo Bluetooth capabilities

Specifications

  • Bluetooth V1.2, Class 2
  • Range up to 10 meters (33 feet) when connected to a Class 2 Bluetooth device
  • Frequency Response 180HZ-20KHZ Bass: 45Hz-200Hz
  • Output Power 4W X 2
  • S/N >80db Bass: 75db
  • Power AC 110V Power Supply
  • Dimensions 15 X 6.3 X 7.1 in (38 X 16 X 18 cm)
  • Stereo Bluetooth A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution for Stereo Audio)

I had no issues pairing a number of bluetooth-enabled phones with this speaker system and play music. All inputs and controls are located on the right side of the speakers:

The AC adapter port, line-in jack, volume and power switch are located here. An indicator on the right front (appropriately a blue LED) indicates if the system is on. If it is a solid blue, the device is connected to a bluetooth player (or phone). If it is blinking it is waiting to be paired.

The sound quality was OK, but you are not going to confuse this with a Bose Acoustic Wave, we are talking 4 watts per speaker. It is very convenient to pair, and playing is a breeze. This is bigger than the SP-99, but not too big, and has twice the wattage of the SP-99. Unlike it’s portable cousin, there are no controls on the speaker to control your player, no line-out to connect to another speaker system, nor does it work with batteries. This highlights the core difference between the two in that the SP-99 is listed as portable and the SP-109 as desktop.

I like the speakers. They have earned a spot on my desktop. The price has dropped on this and the SP-99 as they are now $49.99. I would have liked a line-out from the speaker (and I’m not sure why that is in the portable, but not the desktop).

 

Product Information

Price:49.99
Manufacturer:Tenqa
Pros:
  • Wireless/Bluetooth
  • Line-In option
Cons:
  • Low Power
  • No Line-Out

Comments

  1. 1
    Jim says:

    I have heard great things about the x-mini speakers. For the price, I think is worth looking at when real estate on one’s desktop is in question. Granted it is not bluetooth though.

    http://www.amazon.com/XMI-X-Mini-II-Capsule-Speaker/dp/B001UEBN42/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_i

  2. 2

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