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ISE 2014: Tannoy launches its first soundbase, the BaseStation One

Tannoy has taken the wraps off its first ever soundbase, the BaseStation One.

Spotted at the Integrated Systems Europe show (ISE) in Amsterdam, the BaseStation One costs £350 and launches in May this year.

You can connect a TV through the BaseStation's optical digital or analogue input, but the feature count doesn't stop there. There's also aptX Bluetooth for playing music from a compatible smartphone or tablet - you can even pair your device using the Tannoy's built-in NFC connectivity. Last, but by no means least, there's a subwoofer output for the potential of extra oomph..

And, talking of subwoofers, we've also been told there's a matching sub in the works for the BaseStation One. Bought together, the package should cost around £500.

by Andy Madden

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Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.