Marshall Stanmore

8.6/10 AVG.
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  • Marshall Stanmore
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Specs / Features


Compact active loudspeaker | Stanmore may be a compact stereo speaker, but its sound is nothing short of large | Built with advance components that deliver an accurate response throughout the frequency range | Use your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet or computer to stream music directly to your Stanmore with no wires attached | RCA and Optical Input Cables: NOT INCLUDED

Compact active loudspeaker | Stanmore may be a compact stereo speaker, but its sound is nothing short of large | Built with advance components that deliver an accurate response throughout the frequency range | Use your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet or computer to stream music directly to your Stanmore with no wires attached | RCA and Optical Input Cables: NOT INCLUDED

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Specification

Brand Marshall
Model M-ACCS-00166
Warranty 12 months
Size 18 x 35 cm (7.1 x 13.8 in)

Reviews summary

8.6/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 14 reviews

What's good

  • Numerous connection options
  • Room-filling sound
  • Classic Marshall styling
  • High-quality design
  • AptX support

What's bad

  • Heavy
  • No NFC or AirPlay support
  • Slightly shallow high spectrum audio

When it comes to rock and roll nostalgia, there’s few names that evoke feelings quite like Marshall. While you might not have a stack of tube amps lying around anymore, Marshall has spread into other audio markets to help you get your music fix. Their latest design, the Marshall Stanmore is a wireless Bluetooth speaker with the visual styling of a small guitar amp. But does it deserve the Marshall logo it so proudly displays? Let’s see what the reviews have to say!

Weighing more than 11 pounds and over a foot wide, the speaker is far from portable. In fact, it requiring connection to a standard power outlet pretty much ensures you won’t be bringing it to your next beach trip or block party. However, reviews are very positive if you’re looking for a classy speaker to enjoy around the house or even accent your television’s built-in speakers.

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Inside it’s vinyl shell, the speaker houses a 5.25-inch woofer, dual 0.75-inch tweeters and an 80-watt Class D amp to offer room-filling sound. All reviews noted how well balanced and full the sound of the speaker is. PC Magazine cranked up the volume and said “the lack of distortion and surprisingly clear reproduction of the deep bass was admirable.” T3 agreed, stating “You never get so much as a hint of distortion and it doesn't want for balance at any point in the spectrum.”

Many reviews did note that some of the high notes, such as snare drums and cymbals, lacked a bit of the spatial quality that the rest of the audio exhibited. However, this wasn’t enough to ruin the experience or disqualify the Stanmore in an increasingly competitive high-end market.

Connectivity options on the speaker are plentiful with wired options including an optical connection, 3.5-inch and RCA inputs. Unfortunately, wireless options are limited to Bluetooth 4.0. While there is no AirPlay or NFC support, the speaker does support the new AptX audio technology, allowing for wired quality without the hassle of plugging in your device.

The biggest question asked by most reviews was whether the Stanmore was worth its price. If you like the looks of the speaker, it appears that the answer is a resounding yes. While there are other options at similar prices that offer similar performance, every review raved about the build quality and appearance of the speaker. Digital Trends summed up reviews best, stating, “Marshall’s Stanmore delivers satisfying sound in a package that is sure to turn heads.”

 

Reviews (8.6/10 Avg. rating)


Gadget Guy

A fantastic speaker, with looks to kill and brilliant sound to match

from Gadget Guy

Make no mistake: while it’s not a particularly cheap product, Marshall’s Stanmore is a fantastic speaker, with looks to kill and brilliant sound to match.

This is a speaker the way a music company would design one: for people who love music and want to relive the thrill of listening for the first time every time they switch the speaker on....

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Make no mistake: while it’s not a particularly cheap product, Marshall’s Stanmore is a fantastic speaker, with looks to kill and brilliant sound to match.

This is a speaker the way a music company would design one: for people who love music and want to relive the thrill of listening for the first time every time they switch the speaker on.

Our only complaint is that it doesn’t go up to 11, but like Spinal Tap’s Nigel Tufnel, you could probably paint that on yourself if you really needed to, because the Marshall Stanmore gets damn close.

Highly recommended.

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Technabob

You get what you pay for

from Technabob

Overall, the Marshall Stanmore rocks. It pushes out an impressive amount of crystal clear sound from a small enclosure that will fit neatly onto your bookshelf or table. Priced at $400(USD), it’s not a low-end speaker by any means, but you get what you pay for.

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Overall, the Marshall Stanmore rocks. It pushes out an impressive amount of crystal clear sound from a small enclosure that will fit neatly onto your bookshelf or table. Priced at $400(USD), it’s not a low-end speaker by any means, but you get what you pay for.

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PC Magazine

Looks like a guitar amp and sounds satisfyingly loud and clear

from PC Magazine

The Marshall Stanmore is a stylish speaker with a classic aesthetic and excellent performance. Fans of guitar amps and studio monitors will appreciate the Stanmore's design, and anyone who listens will appreciate the clear audio performance. Its $400 price tag and 11-pound frame make it a more daunting investment than the portable Bose SoundLink II, but its power, connectivity, and appearance make up for it. If you like the look, it's worth a close listen.

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The Marshall Stanmore is a stylish speaker with a classic aesthetic and excellent performance. Fans of guitar amps and studio monitors will appreciate the Stanmore's design, and anyone who listens will appreciate the clear audio performance. Its $400 price tag and 11-pound frame make it a more daunting investment than the portable Bose SoundLink II, but its power, connectivity, and appearance make up for it. If you like the look, it's worth a close listen.

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Unbox

Your living room looks much better with the Marshall Stanmore

from Unbox

If you’re looking for wireless speakers for your music or a sound bar for your TV, the Marshall Stanmore is worth considering. Simply put, it’s the most kick-ass speakers to date.

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If you’re looking for wireless speakers for your music or a sound bar for your TV, the Marshall Stanmore is worth considering. Simply put, it’s the most kick-ass speakers to date.

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Technoodling

A marvel to use and listen to

from Technoodling

It’s great that Marshall “corrected” the shortcomings of the Hanwell speaker with the Stanmore by increasing the number of input sources to approximate more closely current technology, and further reduce the size (and price) to something a bit more manageable. Even with the admittedly pricey sticker cost (heck, you can buy two or three other competing speakers for the price of one Stanmore), the Marshall Stanmore is at the top of the pile, and is a marvel to use and listen to....

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It’s great that Marshall “corrected” the shortcomings of the Hanwell speaker with the Stanmore by increasing the number of input sources to approximate more closely current technology, and further reduce the size (and price) to something a bit more manageable. Even with the admittedly pricey sticker cost (heck, you can buy two or three other competing speakers for the price of one Stanmore), the Marshall Stanmore is at the top of the pile, and is a marvel to use and listen to.

We give it our highest recommendation.

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T3

It's solid, it's flexible, it works nicely with your other AV kit

from T3

There's wireless speakers with more advanced connectivity, more features and even one or two that sound better as well, but we'd wager that there are none that either look as good or are such a pleasure to own and use.

So, is the Marshall Stanmore worth buying? Yes, it's solid, it's flexible, it works nicely with your other AV kit and you're not going to need to worry about it at all. What's more, it'll make you proud to be British just to see it in your home.

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There's wireless speakers with more advanced connectivity, more features and even one or two that sound better as well, but we'd wager that there are none that either look as good or are such a pleasure to own and use.

So, is the Marshall Stanmore worth buying? Yes, it's solid, it's flexible, it works nicely with your other AV kit and you're not going to need to worry about it at all. What's more, it'll make you proud to be British just to see it in your home.

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Sound Vision Review

Authentic design and trustworthy quality

from Sound Vision Review

The Marshall Stanmore is for once a product you can judge by the look of it. You get exactly what you would expect from a speaker that wears the iconic Marshall brand. It’s hearty stuff of good quality and suits the audience attracted by the brand. Is howling guitars and gritty bass at deafening volume what you want – this speaker delivers. It also has many connections and is an excellent choice as an only music system in your first apartment or rec room.

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The Marshall Stanmore is for once a product you can judge by the look of it. You get exactly what you would expect from a speaker that wears the iconic Marshall brand. It’s hearty stuff of good quality and suits the audience attracted by the brand. Is howling guitars and gritty bass at deafening volume what you want – this speaker delivers. It also has many connections and is an excellent choice as an only music system in your first apartment or rec room.

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Top Ten Reviews

The coolest aesthetic of any speaker we've seen

from Top Ten Reviews

The Marshall Stanmore is one of the best wireless speakers you can buy. It has excellent sound quality and several useful connectivity options. Its most impressive feature is its cool, rugged design. More than any other speaker we reviewed, the Stanmore is easy on the ears and on the eyes.

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The Marshall Stanmore is one of the best wireless speakers you can buy. It has excellent sound quality and several useful connectivity options. Its most impressive feature is its cool, rugged design. More than any other speaker we reviewed, the Stanmore is easy on the ears and on the eyes.

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Gadget Review

Using it with a high resolution source will justify the effort the company has made in the audio system

from Gadget Review

The Marshall Headphones STANMORE – Active Stereo Loudspeaker deserves its price because what’s being paid for is the sound it sends through a room. Using it with a high resolution source will justify the effort the company has made in the audio system, wake up the next door neighbor if you want it to and show just how “puny” those other Bluetooth speakers really are.

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The Marshall Headphones STANMORE – Active Stereo Loudspeaker deserves its price because what’s being paid for is the sound it sends through a room. Using it with a high resolution source will justify the effort the company has made in the audio system, wake up the next door neighbor if you want it to and show just how “puny” those other Bluetooth speakers really are.

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The Telegraph

This could be the one-box-fits-all remedy for all your audio needs

from The Telegraph

The main downside to all of this? At £400, the Stanmore is more than twice as expensive as a lot of its Bluetooth competitors. Still, those competitors are designed as appendages that sit alongside your pre-existing hi-fi speakers. The Stanmore is good enough to replace those speakers altogether. This could just be the one-box-fits-all remedy for all your audio needs.

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The main downside to all of this? At £400, the Stanmore is more than twice as expensive as a lot of its Bluetooth competitors. Still, those competitors are designed as appendages that sit alongside your pre-existing hi-fi speakers. The Stanmore is good enough to replace those speakers altogether. This could just be the one-box-fits-all remedy for all your audio needs.

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Amazon.com Reviews Summary

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473 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Marshall Stanmore. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4.1 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

8.2/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

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18 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the Marshall Stanmore. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.7 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

7.4/10

Amazon.co.uk Reviews Summary

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1 Amazon.co.uk shoppers shared a review for the Marshall Stanmore. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 5 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.co.uk customer reviews.

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