Audio Pro Addon C5
FOR Detailed and expressive sound; app is easy to use AGAINST Nothing
Audio Pro has an enviable recent history of producing affordable one-box Bluetooth speakers, so the option of a multi-room set-up makes perfect sense. The Addon C5 is, in effect, an Addon T5 with internet and multi-room capacity. From the front it looks identical, with its familiar configuration of a 10cm woofer straddled by 18mm tweeters. On top, the Addon C5 has a large circular volume control flanked by sets of four smaller buttons: for power-on, play/pause, input selection and Bluetooth pairing to its left, and pre-sets to its right.
Inputs on the Audio Pro’s behind are reserved for more permanent fixtures – the power cord, ethernet cable and RCA – alongside outputs for sub-woofer and USB device charging. There’s also a toggle switch for optimised playback depending on whether you’re using wi-fi.
Of course, a multi-room speaker cannot be judged without its app. The Audio Pro’s one is simply laid out, with no real searching required to find major streaming services and NAS drives.
This range of speakers has always been blessed by its musicality, but as part of a multi-room system, the range of tasks
“The C5 is blessed by its musicality”
the Addon C5 performs is wider: talk radio and podcasts, perhaps even an upgrade to TV speakers. It’s good to know that the C5’s musical talents – its expressive dynamics and low-end stability – are entirely transferable.
Turning the Addon range into a multiroom system may have been a no-brainer – but Audio Pro has done it especially well.
The C5 has the familiar look of the Addon range