By Prince Osuagwu
Competition iss bringing out a lot of innovation from today’s gadget makers. The result is that the customer is actually becoming king. Gone are the days when customers struggle to see how products could benefit their family life. Today product features are tailored towards family life to attract reasonable attention.
So, when LG recently introduced its latest mini Hi-Fi music box tagged X-Boom, I saw a device targeting not only music lovers but also the promotion of memorable family union.
The device is innovatively fitted with hi-tech console for sizzling DJ skills. It is specifically designed for music lovers interested in the scratch right jog dial and passion to be a DJ in their homes
The LG X-BOOM allows easy control and automation in mixing music using sound effects such as flange, phaser, chorus and delay while also creating beats with backspin, crossfad, and beatboxor using scratch and voice sampling.
It tends to give music lovers some classy enjoyment with its 6 beat-box, 5 voice samples and 7 smart DJ effects, Latin Equaliser and dual USB. Additionally, the X-BOOM’s mini Hi-Fi system has a 2300W RMS and 25000W PMPO that could allow users to enjoy a potent sound output.
No wonder, the company’s General Manager in charge of West African Operation on Convergence Audio Video Division, Mr. Jae Sang Lee, boasted that “We believe the X-BOOM has proven to be an important stepping stone for young musicians and passionate DJs who want to make a mark in Nigeria’s vibrant music community. At LG, we believe that music brings people together and the X-BOOM is achieving that with its easy to learn controls and great sound” .
He added that with great sound and features that are in tune with times the LG XBOOM DJ Machine has proven to be a huge success amongst the music community in Nigeria.
However, if looks are anything to go by, in terms of sound, one will expect to hear only the Metallica being played on the XBOOM, but looks can be deceptive. So we demanded for an experiment and truly the system works well even when one is listening to the soul stirring voice of a mezzo-soprano singer. The sound is also impartial to bass, and can be tweaked if needed.
One feature of interest noticed, was that at the highs, irrespective of music type, vibration in the speakers is absent. To push the bass limits there is the Bass Blast option. In a great way, the XBOOM performs well across frequency spectrum.
The gadget comes in three pieces – two speaker units and the controller. The speakers are made of particle board and this gives the sound a natural feel at all times. The grill is solid and there are red lights behind that blink in sync with the equalizer. The woofer and tweeters are built-in. The controller too has a lot of red LEDs going with the general theme of the device. It also has scratch pads for the DJ functions. It seems to have run farther than the regular Hi-Fi set. That is the challenge technology has created for itself-setting its records and breaking it on its own!