Seven amplified stereo speakers to improve the sound of your smart TV without resorting to a sound bar

Sometimes betting on a pair of speakers for TV is a better option than buying a sound bar, although the complexity and great variety of models and configuration options when it comes to getting an amplification system and the speakers in yes take us back. Fortunately there is an intermediate alternative that avoids these problems, theself-amplified or active voices.

As we already saw when we analyzed their advantages, disadvantages and characteristics, they are a very powerful alternative for improve the sound of our TV and today we are going to review a selection of seven interesting models that can compete without breaking a sweat with much more complex audio systems.

Edifier R33BT

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Edifier has in its catalog several active loudspeakers, including these R33BT a model that came to cover the gap between the classic desktop models that we usually have connected to the computer and the larger sound systems with a clear HiFi orientation.

Featuring a classic wooden cabinet design and bookshelf monitor design, they feature wireless capabilities, very compact dimensions of just 116 x 208 x 116mm, and a weight of 3.2kg. We are faced with a active type loudspeakerwith integrated power stage, which offers the classic master-slave configuration with a wired link between both loudspeakers, with a 5 watts RMS amplifier per channel.

Its frequency response is somewhat limited in bass, since it covers the range of 70 Hz a 20 KHz Thanks to the use of a system of two way Consisting of a 0.5-inch waveguide tweeter plus a 3.5-inch main woofer.

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On the front it has a removable mesh cover to avoid possible scratches on the drivers and on the upper face the basic controls for the speakers have been installed to raise and lower the volume and for the bluetooth pairing. They also offer auxiliary cable connection 3.5 mm jack to connect them to the TV, but not other options such as optical or HDMI. As for the price, they are the cheapest on the list for an amount of 66 euros.

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EDIFIER Studio R33BT - Compact 2.0 Bookshelf Speaker System in Wood (MDF) Housing with Bluetooth 5.0, AUX Connector and Controls on Active Speaker, Black

EDIFIER Studio R33BT – Compact 2.0 Bookshelf Speaker System in Wood (MDF) Housing with Bluetooth 5.0, AUX Connector and Controls on Active Speaker, Black

Energy Sistem Studio Monitor 4

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Rising more in benefits and functionalities we have these Energy Sistem Studio Monitor 4, compact in size but with maximum connectivity, they are a very good solution to connect them to the TV. They include a digital optical input easy to connect that prevents any electromagnetic noise from affecting the transmission and also a puerto HDMI ARC (CEC) that allows you to control the speakers with the remote control of your television.

The connection Bluetooth 5.0 It allows music content to be sent from any smartphone at distances of up to 20 meters and it also offers an additional sound output for an active external subwoofer, thus turning the set into a 2.1 device.

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As for the speakers themselves, they are made of medium density wood, in a two-way configuration thanks to a 4-inch woofer and a 1.5-inch tweeter that together offer a frequency response of between 50Hz and 18KHz with a power of 50 watts RMS. Its price is 159.99 euros.

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Energy Sistem Studio Monitor 4 Hi Fi Active 2.0 Speaker, Bluetooth 5.0, 50 W, Subwoofer, TOSLINK Optical Input, HDMI ARC Port

Energy Sistem Studio Monitor 4 Hi Fi Active 2.0 Speaker, Bluetooth 5.0, 50 W, Subwoofer, TOSLINK Optical Input, HDMI ARC Port

Edifier e25HD

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Some time ago we were able to test the Edifier e25HD, some Altavoces HiFi round in many aspects that stand out for their careful curved design and its remarkable soundstage with great reproduction of small nuances.

In addition to the connection Bluetooth and the assistant we have a optical input which is always welcome to connect them to the telly. We also have touch playback controls and a remote control. They include all the cables and their main drivers of 3 inches They offer good mids and decent bass for the small size of the speaker.

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With dimensions of 122 x 212 x 222 mm, they have a power of 15×2 watts (treble) more 22×2 watts (bass), a frequency response of between 50Hz and 20KHz and a signal noise ratio of 85dBA. The price? They will cost us 233 euros a couple.

EDIFIER Luna E25 – 2.0 Speaker System (74 Watts) with Bluetooth, Color Black

EDIFIER Luna E25 – 2.0 Speaker System (74 Watts) with Bluetooth, Color Black

Jamo S 801 PM

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The self-powered speaker model Jamo S 801 PM It is focused on users who are looking for a device to listen to music but also an alternative to the classic sound bars with a slim silhouette. It is a compact device built with a MDF acoustic box, a traditional two-way master-slave design with a 2 KHz cutoff filter and a bass reflex configuration with a rectangular rear air outlet.

It incorporates a fiberglass woofer 4 inches complemented by a 1-inch diameter dome tweeter that together achieve a frequency response of between 76 Hz y 26 KHzsufficient for daily use but somewhat short if we want a convincing cinema response, hence the option to connect a subwoofer externo by cable to have a set 2.1 More powerful.

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Integrated amplification offers 60 watts RMS (120 peak) on each channel and the speaker is ready to be connected to a computer or TV via analog RCA inputs, but a optical input in case we want to give sound to a more modern TV. In addition, it incorporates a Bluetooth wireless interface to send content from the mobile or laptop. Its price is around 239 euros on Amazon.

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Klipsch R-15PM

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Dreaming more in benefits we find this Klipsch R-15PM, with bookshelf monitor type design. It has connections digital opticsstereo analog RCA (phono included), 3.5mm auxiliary jack plus a puerto USB for devices that can transmit sound with this system and a link Bluetooth compatible con aptX to send music from your mobile, tablet or computer wirelessly.

A preamp output is included for connecting a subwoofer externo with which to increase the bass power if we need it. Uses a 5.25 inch woofer and a 0.75-inch aluminum tweeter in Tractrix horn format with power that stays at a total of 100 watts (50 for each speaker) and a maximum sound pressure of 103 dB with a frequency response of between 62Hz and 20KHz.

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Included is a remote control to control the different functions and a cable to interconnect both speakers with each other. The price? Around 399 euros the couple

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Klipsch R-15PM Bookshelf Speakers, MP3, 50W RMS, Black

Klipsch R-15PM Bookshelf Speakers, MP3, 50W RMS, Black

Klipsch The Fives

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Another interesting option also comes to us from Klipsch, one of the brands that continues to bet on this format of self-powered speakers and that in 2020 presented The Fives.

In a bookshelf monitor format with a two-way configuration and large volume controls on the top, they offer a wooden acoustic box and grained finishes with treble governed by a 1-inch tractrix horn tweeter, already a classic from the manufacturer, accompanied by a 4.5 inch woofer and all kinds of connections for our modern televisions.

They have a digital optical input and a puerto HDMI con ARC complemented by a Bluetooth wireless interface, USB and an auxiliary analog jack 3.5 mm jack for older players. In addition, they come with a remote control to control the basic functions.


They offer a maximum sound pressure level of 109 dB with a total system power of 160 watts RMS (80 watts per channel) with 320 watts peak and a frequency response between 50 Hz and 25 KHz. As for the price, we can find them in stores for an amount of 999 euros each pair.

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KLIPSCH The Fives Walnut (Pareja)

KLIPSCH The Fives Walnut (Pareja)


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Next on the list is the KEF LSXa self-powered stereo loudspeaker with a power of 100 watts that communicates with each other left and right channels wirelesslyso we will not have to resort to the typical master-slave cable present in this type of device.

With dimensions of 240 x 155 x 180 mm, the LSX incorporate the usual driver Uni-Q of the brand that improves the stereo image while saving space in the acoustic box avoiding the need for a separate space for woofer and tweeter and achieving a frequency response between 54 Hz and 28 KHz.

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Connectivity is served thanks to a digital optical porta 3.5 mm jack auxiliary input and an RJ45 Ethernet connector that are accompanied by an interface Bluetooth 4.2 compatible with aptX, dual-band WiFi and AirPlay 2. They are compatible with DLNA and KEF’s Music Integrity Engine system, which consists of a series of algorithms capable of correcting phase defects, improving sound clarity. Its price is around 1,290 euros on Amazon.

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