Speakers review Marshall Acton III and Woburn III

The legendary guitar amplifier manufacturer is revamping its catalog of Bluetooth speakers. We were able to spend a few days with Acton III and Woburn III to see what they had in store.

Introduced by Marshall Acton III and Woburn III

After Willen and Emberton II (for which you can find our full test here), Marshall introduces third-generation Acton, Stanmore, and Woburn . models. Marshall opened her first store in 1962 and since then the company has been known for its (often very good, especially Bluesbreaker, Class 5 and JCM 2000 TSL 100 – but it has been denounced at times, and it is true that it is so capricious that it has received a nickname wrong walking– But that’s just a personal opinion) Guitar amplifiers. It should be noted that – for its headphones and headphones – the company relies on the Swedish company Zound Industries to develop these headphones. These new models feature new angled speakers and new waveguides, Bluetooth 5.2 and a dynamic loudness and new position compensation settings that correct the effect of nearby reflective surfaces that can affect sound reproduction.

Speakers review Marshall Acton III and Woburn III

This new generation of speakers features a PVC-free design that includes 70% recycled plastic as well as 100% vegan materials. In addition to, Woburn III features the inclusion of an HDMI ARC portwhich will allow it to be connected to a TV, as well as Night Mode (only on this model, only available via HDMI) to enjoy high-quality soundtrack without waking the rest of the family (or neighbors).

Speakers review Marshall Acton III and Woburn III

Acton III along with iPhone 13 Pro Max

Acton III is the most compact batteryless model in the range Measures 260 x 170 x 150mm for a weight of 2.86kg verified on our scale. The woofer features a main woofer supporting bass and midrange paired with a 30W Class D amplifier and subwoofers, each with a Class D amplifier developing 15W. The front is covered in a beautiful mesh that mixes silver and black and is surrounded by a brass-tone bar, and the famous Marshall emblem is well placed.

Speakers review Marshall Acton III and Woburn III

At the top, there is a hole and a panel that again reminds of the brand’s speakers, three buttons (Another special part of the Marshall Amp collection) To manage volume, bass and treble, Multifunction button for play/pause, next and previous titles, power button for switching, as well as an additional 3.5mm port and a button to choose between the analog port or Bluetooth (also used to pair devices by pressing down for a few seconds). The three main buttons are decorated with red LEDs that indicate the selected level (the rotation is unlimited, so you won’t be able to set it angrily to 11 like the genius Spinal Tap).

Speakers review Marshall Acton III and Woburn III

Woburn III is the most powerful version of the bunch wired (Without an integrated battery what). The catalog also includes the Stanmore III which is between the two models that interest us today. Thus, the Woburn III is more formidable with measurements of 400 x 317 x 203 mm versus 7.48 kg on our scale. The woofer features a center woofer paired with a 90-watt Class D woofer, two midrangers each with a 15-watt Class D woofer, and dual tweeters with a 15-watt Class D woofer.

Speakers review Marshall Acton III and Woburn III

Control panels take the elements of Acton III and Adds choice of RCA source or HDMI ARC port For monitor/TV audio for example (night mode can only be accessed via the dedicated app) and thus benefit from a much better rendering with built-in speakers or for starter external speakers.

Speakers review Marshall Acton III and Woburn III

The two speakers are currently with Bluetooth 5.2 and only with the SBC codec, but the manufacturer assured us that Bluetooth Audio LE and its LC3 codec (for low complexity communication ciphers) Soon by update. Thus, future speakers will benefit from a more efficient codec from SBC, which is still good news in the absence of AAC/aptX, especially with the arrival of Bluetooth 5.3 in Apple’s range. The demo (click on the image above) actually makes it possible to estimate the difference, including when the SBC takes advantage of a higher speed.

Speakers review Marshall Acton III and Woburn III

Marshall speakers are managed via the dedicated app Allow equalization adjustments (bass and treble, as well as set LEDs for custom buttons on the speaker in real time), for source selection, to adjust presentation according to speaker position (if the speaker is on the edge of a table or other support, or against a wall/in a corner), to carry out updates Potential and night mode selection in Woburn III.

in use

The two speakers give a satisfactory presentation, with some differences due to the strength and shape of each. The Acton III does very well for its size, and can add sound to a room of a respectable size. The maximum volume is quite high and it will be possible to push the speaker to its limits by slightly adapting the equalization. Don’t push too hard on the bass when you’re near the limits, or else you’ll suffer Pump Through the corridors too Basiwith the rest of the spectrum clearly decreasing in intensity for a few moments.

Speakers review Marshall Acton III and Woburn III

Acton III and Woburn III along with iPhone 13 Pro Max

Woburn allows you to eat it across the boardBoth for the bass effect (which makes it interesting to hear on the screen via the HDMI port) or the stereo stage display, and it differs from its little sister by the lack of pumping even when pressing the level and bass via the EQ. The available power is really comfortable while still maintaining a satisfactory display when Woburn is pushed to its limits (some speakers in this format have very strong treble, or muddy bass when approaching the limits, which is not the case here and a good point for Marshall). The speaker will be able to add sound to an evening in a room of a reasonable size (and even get the look of dark from your neighbors) if the urge arises.

Who are the speakers for? why ?

Be careful with that, Both speakers are stereo, but the speaker spacing obviously won’t deliver the same sound width as a well-placed pair of speakers.. This compact format is for users who need it (no need to post comments with For this price, you have much better with two speakers from this brand etc., that’s obvious, but these products simply don’t target the same goal, sales prove that the market exists, and explain why manufacturers like Marshall and many others try to best meet this demand). Not everyone has the same requirements when it comes to listening to music, but the pleasure one derives from it remains the main concern, the latter not being measured by the standard of the material. The passion for music has been decimated after those early years of using cassette tapes on cardboard Walkmans.) These are beautiful speakers (personal opinion of course) It will make it possible to add sound to a room in a pleasant way without taking up too much space and without the limitations of cablesor obtaining a satisfactory view in a room other than that in which the main burner system is installed.

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