Thonet & Vander launches Kürbis budget Bluetooth studio monitors on Amazon

Thonet & Vander launch Kürbis budget Bluetooth studio monitors on Amazon
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Here's a fun fact: 'Kürbis' is German for 'pumpkin'. It's also the name German audio brand Thonet & Vander has chosen to give its latest pair of studio monitors. 

The Kürbis speakers, which are now available in Europe and the States, feature Bluetooth 4.0 and an integrated amp with 340 watts of power. The company's proprietary Hammer Bass technology promises to magnify the bass impact, while the Drone FX supposedly enhances the transparency across frequencies.

Inside, each Pumpk... – sorry, Kürbis – boasts a 13cm woofer made entirely of aramid fibre (read: Kevlar), as well as a 2.5cm silk tweeter. A Bass Reflex resonance system works to increase bass response, too.

With Bluetooth 4.0 baked in, the Kürbis studio monitors can naturally stream music directly from smartphones, tablets and laptops.

On the side of one speaker, you'll find a volume dial alongside bass and treble EQ controls. An RCA input also means the speakers can be connected to a TV, DJ Mixer or gaming system. Mesh protection is also provided to ensure drivers are guarded from any external damage.

Thonet & Vander's Kürbis BT studio monitors are available now for $179.98 (Amazon) and £179.99 (Amazon UK).

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Becky has been a full-time staff writer at What Hi-Fi? since March 2019. Prior to gaining her MA in Journalism in 2018, she freelanced as an arts critic alongside a 20-year career as a professional dancer and aerialist – any love of dance is of course tethered to a love of music. Becky has previously contributed to Stuff, FourFourTwo, This is Cabaret and The Stage. When not writing, she dances, spins in the air, drinks coffee, watches football or surfs in Cornwall with her other half – a football writer whose talent knows no bounds.