Au­dio Pro Drum­fire £600

What Hi-Fi (UK) - - Awards 2018 -

An­other Au­dio Pro prod­uct graces this Awards is­sue, but this one looks very dif­fer­ent to its sib­lings. The Drum­fire may look more like a stylish mini­bar than an au­dio prod­uct, but this is a scorch­ingly good wire­less speaker.

The out­side is clad in faux-leather with hand­stitched threads, and we can’t imag­ine many hi-fi spa­ces in which the Drum­fire would be un­wel­come.

And, when it gets go­ing, boy does it go. We play AC/DC’S High­way To Hell and the track’s iconic gui­tar strums break into our test­ing room cleanly, fol­lowed by a force­ful bass that con­veys an im­pres­sive amount of weight.

But the Drum­fire doesn’t sac­ri­fice de­tail for force. There’s a sense of tex­ture to the drums, even when they’re be­ing thwacked in quick suc­ces­sion. Its sense of tim­ing is top notch, and the midrange is kept clean and clear too.

The Drum­fire is more than a mere wire­less speaker; this is, in ef­fect, an all-in-one sys­tem. You can con­nect your record player, mu­sic server, and more stream­ing ser­vices than any rea­son­able per­son should be sub­scrib­ing to.

Of course, £600 is a lot to spend on a wire­less speaker, but this hefty hunk of hi-fi is as good as we hoped. And be­cause of that, it’s a clear Award win­ner.

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