Roth OLi POWA-5 Active Monitors | £249.99 | www.rothaudio.co.uk
want to an audio system to boost your flat screen TV’s sound but with the flexibility of hooking up with a bunch of other sources without being a rocket scientist? well, then the new Roth OLi POWA-5 Active Monitors is the one to go for. the system comprises of two speakers: one active and one passive, and features a class D amplifier built into on of the two drivers, giving it a total of 80 watts of output. it may be just a pair of monitors with a rather irresistible, sexy high-gloss looks but it is also one that’s not lacking in the connectivity department which includes a pair of RCA analog connectors for your CD player or even your turntable, a 3.5mm stereo jack for portable media player, a pair of optical inputs for certain set-top box or Blu-ray Disc Player, and rounding up the connectivity menu is the built-in Bluetooth receiver for wireless audio streaming from Bluetooth-enabled smartphones, tablets, or computers. and if you ever find your small portable devices running low on juice, there’s a couple of handy powered USB ports ready to charged them up. further setting itself apart from the lesser monitors, is its subwoofer out that facilitates hooking up with additional subwoofer for that extra low thumping booms when watching movies. available in three shiny hues, including high-gloss black, high-gloss white, as well as our favorite, high-gloss red. dropping in this November 12, 2012 with a RRP of £249.99 a pair or about US$400 in Yankee dollars.