Ampster BT & Spectrum X4 Hi-Fi Separates System
(For more features refer to the specification table below.)
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6 YEAR SUPERCARE -
6 YEAR SUPERCARE – FOR HI-FI, HOME CINEMA COMPONENTS AND SPEAKERS
6 YEAR SUPERCARE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.
This page is intended to demonstrate the incredible value of our 6 Year Supercare. Under recent legislation, we are obliged to point out that you obviously do not need to purchase an extended warranty at the same time you purchase your electrical goods and are entitled to shop around. We have been encouraging our customers to do just that for years because, not only are our prices significantly cheaper than our competitors, but just look at what else we include:
Free loan machine (Subject to availability. Only if taken back to store)
Should you encounter a problem, just ask and you'll be provided with a unit to ensure you're not without music whilst your equipment is being fixed.
Like for like machine if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it. Naturally, models do change so, while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications.
Free routine service / Maintenance checks
have your unit serviced as often as you wish, free of charge, during the 6 year period. (Normally excluded from extended guarantees).
45 day cooling off period
If you're not happy with our 6 Year Supercare package just ask for a full refund - no questions asked. After 45 days, providing no claim has been made, you can also terminate the agreement and receive a pro-rata refund.
If you use the policy in the 6 years, you'll have saved yourself tens and perhaps hundreds of pounds. If you don't use it... IT WON'T COST YOU A THING!*
* Simply return your unused Supercare policy within one month of the expiration date, and we'll refund the price of your warranty.
Don't forget to order your required length of speaker cable and any interconnects. For the best results, budget at least 10% of the system cost.
Tangent Ampster BT
""The Ampster BT is one of the best I've heard at the price and beats some models costing a good bit more." 'Hi-Fi Choice - Recommended'. 5-star review. Tested at £150.
The Tangent Ampster BT is a mini amplifier with a big sound. Just connect your personal music player to the new Tangent Ampster BT, and experience how good your music sounds when played out loud.
Bluetooth, Digital, and Analogue Inputs
The Tangent Ampster BT has got the possibility of connecting via various sources such as 4.0 Bluetooth, AUX in, optical in. Choose Bluetooth for wirelessly connecting your smartphone or tablet, optical for your TV and the two line inputs - one phono and the other 3.5mm mini-jack - for everything else.
Wake on Bluetooth
When left idle on the Bluetooth source Tangent Ampster BT will go to standby automatically and wake automatically when you start playing Bluetooth again.
A stylish remote to control sources and volume comes with the Tangent Ampster BT.
Compact but Powerful
Despite the compact size the Ampster BT holds its own against larger amplifiers. Tangent Ampster BT sends out a punchy 50 Watts per channel, which is more than enough for most speakers.
For top quality music from your smartphone, tablet, TV and music sources, just add speakers.
Tangent Spectrum X4
Sleek , compact design meets smooth Danish sound, with the Tangent X4 speakers.
Smooth, Danish sound
Designed in Denmark, the Tangent Spectrum X4 speakers have a typically smooth sound. Using a soft dome tweeter they provide a top-end that's free from edginess or harshness - making them sound especially good with vocals and acoustic instruments. The long throw woofer unit delivers a natural mid-range combined with a tight and punchy bass.
Every aspect of the Spectrum X4's design has been thought through to make them as practical as possible. Stylish metal grilles prevent prying little fingers or pets from damaging the drive units. The practical finish is also easy to wipe down should the worst happen! The Spectrum X4 is also an efficient design, meaning that it will happily run with amps of just 20 watts or more. This makes it an ideal match for mini systems as well as Hi-Fi separates.
For the best blend in your home you can choose between 'midnight black' or 'polar white' matte finishes. Whichever you choose, the style is further enhanced by a smart walnut base plinth, giving these speakers a contemporary style.
Smarten up your sound, with the compact Tangent Spectrum X4.
TANGENT AMPSTER BT - Black Bluetooth Stereo Amplifier
Analogue RCA Inputs
Number of line level inputs, including front inputs, excluding phono stage input.
1 x RCA and 1 x 3.5mm
Does it have a phono stage? Essential if connecting a turntable. Can be either MM (standard quality) or MC (higher quality).
MP3 Front Input
Does it have a front MP3 input? Usually a 3.5mm socket designed for MP3 player or other portable device.
Coaxial Digital Inputs
Number of coaxial digital inputs (digital amps only)
Optical Digital Inputs
Number of optical digital inputs (digital amps only)
Does it have a USB input? Designed for sound from your computer.
Number of XLR Balanced inputs. Ultra high quality connection.
Power Amp In
Does it have a power amp in connection? Designed for when using the amp connected to an AV receiver. It powers the front speakers.
Does it have an iPod dock or port included?
Does it have an input for a microphone? This is usually mounted on the front of the unit.
Number of recording output(s). This is in addition to the line inputs.
Does it have a pre output? This allows the output of a pre-amp signal, via phono sockets, to a larger power amplifier.
Does it have an active (RCA) subwoofer output?
Does it have a headphone socket?
Number of pairs of speakers the amp will run
DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance. It is an alliance of interested bodies that help standardise streaming content. If a product is DLNA complaint you can be assured it will stream music from your PC, laptop, or NAS drive.
Whether a wireless or, Wi-Fi, connection is included as standard or optional (via dongle). This allows for wireless connection to your home network hub.
Internet Radio & Services
Does it have access to Internet radio and other online music services?
Does the unit support Apple AirPlay? Apple AirPlay lets you listen to your entire iTunes music library from a suitable iOS device such as iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Best of all, the system is wireless and so is ideal for building up a wireless multi-room system.
Does the unit support Bluetooth? A built-in Bluetooth receiver lets you stream music from a suitably equipped device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.
Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the unit is on, using standard settings. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted.
Maximum power output per channel - RMS into 8 ohms
50 x 2
Frequency response quoted by manufacturer
Does it have tone controls? Bass & Treble controls to alter the brightness and warmth of sound. Can be a single tone control or seperate controls.
Does it have a Loudness control? This boosts the bass and treble at low volumes for a fuller sound
Type of radio built-in. DAB is Digital Audio Broadcasting
Is an Infra-red remote included?
Dimensions of unit (W x D x H) mm
190 x 139 x 52
Weight of unit, unboxed, in KG
TANGENT SPECTRUM X4 - Black Speakers - Per Pair
Are they bi-wirable? Separate earthing for bass and treble - when used with bi-wirable cable gives a more precise sound
Are they magnetically shielded? Allows speaker to be placed near a CRT TV/Monitor or sensitive magnetically stored data without the risk of damage.
The higher the figure the easier it is to drive - meaning that a less powerful amp may be used
Resistance. A standard figure is 8 ohm. Figure halves when doubling the number of speakers
Power Rating (Watts)
Maximum power output long term/short term (RMS)
Size of speaker cabinet excluding any feet or binding posts (H x W x D) mm.
275 x 146 x 198
Weight of each speaker in KG.
Does this speaker come in a black finish?
Does this speaker come in a wood or wood style finish?
Does the speaker have another coloured finish?
Freq Response (Hz)
The lower the first figure the deeper the bass should be
65 - 20,000
Speaker Enclosure Type
Type of speaker enclosure. Infinite baffle cabinets are sealed and so are often less fussy about placement. Usually they do require a little more power to drive, though. Bass reflex speakers are usually more efficient than infinite baffle designs but may require more care in terms of placement. Rear port designs, in particular, usually need at least 15-30cm (6 - 12 inches) between them and the wall behind, for a balanced bass response.
Bass reflex - rear port
Active apeakers feature a built-in amplifier - just add music source.
RRP = Recommended Retail Price. RRPs are based on information supplied by What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine, manufacturers, Hi-Fi Choice, Home Cinema Choice, Google, Which? & Pricerunner. Further information is available on request.