Tangent launches Spectrum DAB radio and W1 multi-room speaker

Tangent has once again expanded its Spectrum range of audio products - this time with one radio and one wi-fi-enabled multi-room speaker, priced £180 each.

The Spectrum DAB, combines FM and DAB functionality with Bluetooth support and a 3.5mm input for connecting portable music sources.

The Spectrum W1 (pictured top) features Google Chromecast, allowing users to stream (or ‘cast’) music over wi-fi from compatible services such as Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and YouTube Music. No internet connection handy? The W1 also supports Bluetooth and has a 3.5mm input.

Both models feature side-firing drivers on each side of the cabinet for wide dispersion, eight EQ sound presets and an LED display with touch controls and a multifunction button.

And in true Scandivanvian fashion, the new Danish products sport minimalist aesthetics with black or white matte finishes married to walnut-veneered wooden base plinths.


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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10+ years in the hi-fi industry, she has reviewed all manner of audio gear, from budget amplifiers to high-end speakers, and particularly specialises in headphones and head-fi devices. In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.