You may not have heard of Otone Audio Ltd, but that’s all set to change in 2012. This new UK-based company brings together years of experience in the audio industry and works alongside top designers on the continent as well as collaborating with leading industry manufacturers to create its new range of speaker systems that offer excellent performance and quality at a reasonable price.

The range of speakers, which focuses on desktop audio and portable speakers, offers 2.0, 2.1 and 5.1 set ups, depending on what you’re after and how much room you’ve got to play with and with prices starting from just £29.99 there’s something to suit all budgets and needs. What’s especially interesting is that Otone Audio has really paid attention to its target market, carrying out extensive research into the UK music market, and designing the speakers based on this information. As a result, the Otone Audio range works particularly well with bass-heavy music such as dance, hip-hop and rock that is prominent and popular in the UK and they also lend themselves particularly well to games, adding an extra dimension and clarity to the immersive soundtracks of games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 or Battlefield 3.

As Gareth Thomas from Otone Audio explains: “By tightening up the bass drivers, which in turn reduces their response time, the drivers in our systems can move [in and out] faster and respond in sync with the [faster] beat of the music. In speakers where the bass drivers are looser they cannot move as quickly and become out of sync – this is what causes distortion. We have also boosted the midrange performance to enhance the vocal clarity.”

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