Approx. ₹50,000, fender.com
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.
The Monterey’s 120-watt quaddriver design comprises two woofers and two tweeters, oriented to produce Fender’s legendary sound. Want more bass? Onboard Bass and Treble control knobs enable you to tweak the Monterey’s sound Become the rock god you also knew you were with the biggest, baddest model in Fender’s debut line of Bluetooth speakers. The Monterey is a 120-watt beauty that supports aptX and has 3.5mm and RCA dual analog inputs