Nice amp. Where’s your guitar?
Actually, this isn’t a guitar amp. It’s the premium model in the debut line of Bluetooth speakers from six-string brand Fender. The Monterey is a 120-watt stunner designed to look like a Fender ’68 Custom amp, complete with blue LED amp jewel light.
It even has tone controls!
Aye, there’s amp-style knobs for controlling volume, bass and treble, so you can tweak the Monterey’s sound in the way you’d tweak sound on a real Fender amp. The mains-powered Monterey aims to bring Fender’s stage-ready performance into your home, while streaming music and voice calls.
And what’s going on inside?
How about two 5.12-inch woofers and two one-inch tweeters, pumping out 120 watts of powerful Fender audio? On the back of the Monterey sits a Shape button, too, which enables you to ‘shape’ (equalise) the sound for the specific room you’re in.
Did you say there’s another speaker in the range?
Alongside the Monterey sits a more compact speaker called the Newport, taking its styling cues from Fender’s coveted ‘Silverface’ metal grille amps. The 30-watt Newport plays for up to 12 hours per charge and, like the Monterey, has a range of over 33 feet. It also has a built-in USB port to charge your smartphone or tablet.
Nice! When can I buy this?
The Fender Monterey Bluetooth Speaker is available to buy now.