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Riva Turbo X Bluetooth speaker: AR-RIVA - The Audiophile Man
The latest in a long line of Bluetooth speakers, Riva claims that it is different, combining a high feature count and sound quality. Paul Rigby reviews the Turbo X to find out And so the march of the stand-alone powered Bluetooth speakers goes on. The popularity of this genre of device seems to be, if anything, actually increasing as source devices that feed the things, proliferate. Inside the Turbo X is a meaty 45W amplifier plus a suite of seven speakers and various sound processing modes. The first of those, you won’t be too surprised to hear, is called Turbo. This mode increases output levels by about 6dB. The only downside is that this mode is heavy on the internal battery. Although six hours in this mode is still possible, which is not too bad. Above and below the logo on the top of the chassis are two tiny holes. These are noise-cancelling microphones, which help give the Turbo X speakerphone abilities. Which leads into Conference Mode that focuses on the vocal dialogue range and distributes it through three speakers that, says the company, are more “natural sounding”. Trillium Surround mode is next. The company says that this mode appears to offer a …