[Edifier AU] New Budget Models - R1280Ts / R1280DBs / R1700BTs - Details

So the new updated models for the budget range has been released, and there are obvious new features but also some details so I thought to share them so people can make a better decision.


R1280Ts

Updated R1280T, analog input only model.
New features: Subwoofer output, Sound Spacializer, new remote.
This model is missing Bluetooth, but could be a cheaper / better option to get pure analog signal for who have their own DAC they would like to use.


R1280DBs

Updated R1280DB, analog & digital inputs (optical / coaxial) + Bluetooth.
New features: BT 5.0 (with aptX), Subwoofer output, Sound Spacializer, new remote.
This model would be ideal for PC / TV use with optical input, and has Bluetooth for wireless music from your smart-phone.


R1700BTs

Updated R1700BT, analog input only + Bluetooth.
New features: BT 5.0 (with aptX), Subwoofer output, Sound Spacilizer, new remote.
This model has Bluetooth but is missing digital inputs.


Details:

Some extras which I was able to gather online.

  • The indicator light is now on the front where it is easier to see, previously was on the side (where the bass / treble knobs are) which was hard to see.
  • Bluetooth now has audible indications + now requires remote input to allow pairing a new device (previously the BT was just ‘open’ meaning from the moment you switched on the speakers anyone could connect).
    (Read this was particularly frustrating on the old model for a ozb user who randomly got music blasted at them from someone mistakenly connecting via BT to their speakers)
  • Soundfield Spacializer” is a mode when turned on has an effect of wider soundstage.
    (this feature can affect the balance of the sound, so you may need to retune the sound using the bass / treble knobs)
  • A person who compared the R1280DB (old) to the R1280DBs (new) side-by-side said the default tuning on the new models is slightly different from the old models (just good to know for those who have owned the old models).

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