Tenqa SP-109 Stereo Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

| In-Depth Review

 

The Tenqa SP-109 is a Stereo Bluetooth speaker that lets you listen to audio from any device equipped with stereo Bluetooth A2DP such as most Macs, iPhones, and other mobile smartphones. 

Setup was simple on all of the systems I tested it with -- three Macs and two iPhones. All of the devices recognized the speaker as a stereo output device and paired with it easily. Once paired with an iPhone or Mac I could listen to music on the speaker anytime I wanted to. I found that I could get about 2 rooms away without adversely affecting the audio quality, which is reasonable given Bluetooth's roughly 33 foot range.   

The speaker, shown below, is made of lightweight black plastic and is roughly 11 inches wide by 6 inches high by 2 inches deep. 

Tenqa SP-109 Front

The Tenqa SP-109 is easy to use with only two controls -- on/off and volume -- plus line-in and DC power inputs on its right side, as shown below.

Tenqa SP-109 Side

The sound quality is unexceptional but not bad. If you crank it up to maximum volume you will hear distortion. But at moderate listening levels it sounded OK and was actually quite pleasant in the kitchen while cooking or on the back deck while barbecuing.

My only complaint is really more a feature request: I'd have liked this device even better if it ran on batteries. And I'd like it even more if the batteries were rechargeable. But I suppose that would elevate the price, which I wouldn't like.

Speaking of price, when I started testing this system a couple of months ago the SRP was $89.99. At that price I felt that although it wasn't a bad product, it was somewhat overpriced. But when I sat down to write this review today I checked the Tenqa Web site to insure I had the correct price and lo and behold, the SRP has been reduced by more than 50% and is now a mere $39.99. 

The Bottom Line

In a nutshell, it's. If you are in the market for a decent wireless stereo Bluetooth speaker at a reasonable price, you need look no farther.  

At its current SRP of $39.99 I recommend it without hesitation.

 

Product: Tenqa SP-109 Stereo Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Company: Tenqa

List Price: US$39.99

Pros:

Easy to set up, simple to use, reasonable price.

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