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Tangent turns on the style with oval-shaped aptX Bluetooth speaker

We're expecting to see a LOT of wireless AirPlay/Bluetooth speakers at IFA 2013 later this week, but this particular one – called the Tangent Classic – has already caught our eye.

It's from Danish company Tangent and houses a bass reflex stereo speaker within a stylish, oval-shaped cabinet with a striking walnut finish. Streaming is taken care of by aptX Bluetooth, and there's a USB port for charging your iPhone or iPad.

Tangent says the Classic been designed to deliver "a balanced, generous, powerful sound".

Inside the cabinet are a pair of 1in tweeters and two 5in woofers, driven by a 2 x 50W (RMS) amplifier.

For those who want a wired connection to the unit, there's a 3.5mm aux input as well. No details on UK pricing yet, but we'll update this story as soon as we know.

By Andy Clough

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.