A super little amplifier which glows in the dark like a Sci-Fi retro-style power station and has produced beautiful sound from every audio source that I've plugged into it over the last few weeks. This will make you rediscover your music collection.
The Bluetooth input option is very useful when you're accessing music stored on a network drive via an I-Pad. It really is worth adding a high quality powered sub-woofer to bring just that little bit extra to the bass. I'm glad that they thought of providing a sub out socket to make that so easy.
I've tried it with a Pro-Ject turntable, which produces a line level output from an Ortofon magnetic pickup cartridge and that works well too. Don't insult this amp by using a cheap ceramic pickup - it deserves better than that!
This was the best Christmas present that I have ever bought myself and I didn't even have to say "Oh, you shouldn't have........."
5 Star Amazon Customer Review
‘After much research, I settled on Blue Aura’s Blackline System to re-enter the Hi-Fi scene. This system must be the best value for money system on the market, easy to set up and operate, with superb performance well above its price-point. The Blackline makes it easy to get into vinyl.
"This is my first venture into valve amps (v30) and I'm glad to say that I picked a great one. The sound is superb, the looks fantastic and the build quality first class. I'm listening to it as I write this review and I am just blown away by the clarity of the sound. Hook a decent set of head phones to it and it gets even better.
Customer support from Blue Aura is also first class.
What more can I say? Just buy one!"
"awesome bit of kit perfect cheers"
After recently obtaining the Blue Aura X10 Bluetooth Stereo speaker, I wouldn’t go for any other brand. Firstly, the look and finish of the product is very sleek and the cream outer leather compliments my kitchen nicely. The sound quality is definitely by far the best I have experienced when connecting my phone or tablet. The handy remote is also a plus. All in all a massive 10 out of 10 and would definitely recommend to anyone in the market for a good quality wireless speaker.
CW Epsom UK
My search is over this looks the part and for me the performance is very complete .I use it with Bower and Wilkins 683 s 2 speekers and there is plenty of power.
5 Star Amazon Customer Review
Connected with Q Accoustics 3020 gives an incredible warm tone. Bluetooth has been very stable no dropping out or noise.
The remote is horrible, it like a $1.99 remote. I only ever used it to initiate bluetooth paring. If they put a bluetooth pair button on the unit then you wouldn't need it at all.
But I give 5 stars because the amp is worth 7 stars and even if I take one off for the remote that is still 6 stars :-) Seriously the sound is so good I have to give 5 stars. Cant be bothered to get upset about the remote.
5 Star Amazon Review
WS30i Customer Product Review
Upon opening the package you will be pleasantly surprised at how complete this set is. Everything needed to get started is included: desktop stands, remote control with battery, power supply, jack to RCA cable, jack to jack cable, and the cable to connect the left and right speakers (and the speakers themselves)
Regarding the appearance: apart from the front and back, the speakers are wrapped in leather. This is not commonplace, and the effect is very nice. Due to their compact size, the speakers are easy to place anywhere. Whether they are used with the television, or on your desktop, they look great anywhere! If, like me, you have your speakers on your desktop the desktop stands will come in very handy! With the desktop stands, the speakers are positioned tilted directed at the ear of the listener. Also, the stands ensure acoustic insulation for the bass.
The remote control is very handy; all the speakers’ functions can be operated from, your armchair.
Connecting is easy: connect the power supply, connect the speakers with a source, connect the left and right speakers together, and let’s roll.
And most importantly: the sound.
I listen from classical to techno, from rock to reggae, and everything in between. These speakers really shine with all genres of music.
The highs are crisp and detailed, and there’s plenty of bass where it’s needed. Also, the soundstage is much wider than to be expected given the size of the speakers.
As opposed to many other brands, the reflex port is situated at the front. This means that the speakers can be placed closer to the wall (Very useful on a crowded desktop). This also makes the bass more directed and detailed.
About the volume: there’s probably a lot more power in the amps than you will need. Besides that, the sound does not distort when you crank up the volume.
Blue Aura’s service is really fantastic. My speakers (bought locally) were missing the desktop stands. It took one e-mail, and a set of stands was received free of charge within a week!
And better still, when the remote control turned out to have been damaged during transport, a new remote was quickly sent.
Thank Blue Aura, and thanks Nick. You guys are the best!
So if you’re looking for a pair of compact and good looking speakers which sound great, the WS30i is your speaker!
This is a really well designed, optioned and built piece of kit that is a terrific entry point for anyone looking to enter the realm of tube amplification. Highly recommend!
Many thanks for the v40 amp which arrived with me promptly on Thursday, 6th July.
I am delighted with the physical appearance of the unit, which I think is very well finished, as well as being neat and elegant in design - a viewpoint which was also endorsed by my wife who, like many women, isn't overly enthused by the aesthetics of hi-fi boxes. I've now set up the v40, using my Lenovo Ideapad 510 laptop (which holds my CD collection, ripped using Windows Media Player at the best lossless level), which I use solely as a music server, along with my little Sonus Faber Toy speakers - the whole comprising a supplementary system which is situated in my lounge.
To date I have tested the system with a range of tracks - generally I listen to a wide range of vocal and instrumental music, but I'm not into rock - and my initial reaction is that sonically the v40 is a superb little amplifier, very detailed, and with that smoothness of valve reproduction. Overall, a lovely sound.
Many thanks for all the information which you have supplied, and for a beautiful product - it certainly lives up to the review which I'd read some months ago in "HiFi Choice", and also the information which you have made available online.
Best wishes for your continued success
I recently purchased the Blue Aura V32 valve amp and am immensely pleased with product, not only the quality but the sales service & support which has been second to none. The design is a beautiful mix of retro and sci-fi, looks striking as a music system and is pride of place in my house. The build quality is fantastic too and oozes quality craftsmanship all over. The phono stage connects any turntable without the messy requirement of a pre-amp and the additional feature of the Bluetooth connection allows crystal clear streaming with a super easy set up. The amp was purchased with the Blue Aura PS40 passive speakers in high gloss black which deliver a great sound along with an expensive look, the magnetic grill gives a further option depending on individual taste which is a nice touch. I am extremely impressed with both the V32 Amp & PS40 speakers, it delivers everything you would want from a compact music system and deserves a 5 star recommendation.
"I can't say it enough of how impressed I am with your company and will not only sing your praises to friends and family but look forward to purchasing from Blue Aura in the future"
KM Bedford UK
I have been running it daily for the best part of the week now and am very pleased with the sound quality it produces. Fills the room with ease and still easy to hear clearly at low volumes.
"I had read about Blue Aura's efficient customer service, and now I'm plus-one to that list. This counts more than the performance of the product itself to me."
MK, Ankara, Turkey
v40 Limited Edition
It arrived safe and sound around lunch time. Decided on Zensor 3 speakers in the end. Listening to it right now and it sounds AMAZING!
ML East Sussex
"After installing your system and giving it a good running in ( it arrived early in the morning on Thursday ) I was able to play a range of the music I enjoy. My feelings about the quality of reproduction is quite simple. I was blown away!!! I could not believe what I was hearing from that equipment, it was stunning"
Just to let you know the turntable arrived safely. Thank you very much. I've just hooked it up at home. It's really lovely, looks great. I've got it running through the line as I couldn't be bothered to hook it up to my pre-amp. It's a nice touch, entry level users do get confused about pre-amps (they often don't know if they've got one/need one, etc) so you've covered both bases there! It's total plug and play. Looking forward to hooking it to a Bluetooth speaker later. Right, back to Kraftwerk... sounding very nice indeed. For the price, it's irresistible so far! Love it.
Thank you so much for your help. So good to find a brand & person that appreciates their customers.
RS Chingford UK
..have started to dig out some memorable tracks with great bass lines and am now replaying and they sound even better. Mr.Big by Free being one such example.
Our cat is bouncing up and down on the floor.....in time with the bass!!!
I think the whole sound experience is "cleaner" with the sub woofer in place, a great addition.
SM Hampshire UK
(v30i) You know what, the sound is stunning and crystal.
I did not use your speakers finding it a bit small. I plug into my KEF Reference speakers and through a Lynn Klout Preamp.
Wow, the bass is sweet and the vocal appears in front of me as if saying live before me.
I don't like it, I love it!
AN Northern Ireland
“I’ve been using a pair of the Blue Aura ws30i speakers for some months now and they are a brilliant small speaker with a performance that belies their size. Superb clarity, excellent bass from these tiny cabinets and oodles of presence. I'm obviously very happy with the quality of these little gems but even more impressed with the customer service I've received from Nick at Blue Aura. I have had excellent advice via email and telephone calls and prompt delivery of the bespoke transmitter that is available for these speakers and now combined with the bespoke receiver the wireless option works a treat.
Even more amazing has been the service given me for an "as new" pair of X30s I obtained from a well-known internet auction site. A new and correct model remote control for these speakers was sent by Nick free of charge as I'd had problems with the original one. This in my opinion is customer service second to none and I shall certainly be looking at more Blue Aura products in the future.
Many thanks to Nick and the Blue Aura team."
"They're great speakers, just what I wanted."
"Fantastic! I primarily use these speakers connected to my TV and the range enables me to hear clearly at all levels."
"Where have the Blue Aura guys been hiding these last few years? I wanted something to replace my Bose system but was wireless, stylish and more importantly good value for money. What can I say about the W80is... they look brilliant..."
DL, VP Supply Chain
"As a composer with a master's degree from Eastman in Rochester, New York, now living in California, I was delighted to find affordable "wireless" shelf speakers with an elegant look and rich, sonorous sound far beyond what one might expect of wireless or of that size...."
"....And by the way, I am beyond thrilled with these speakers. I am telling everyone about them."
AJ, L.A. California
"Overall I am very happy with the speakers. They are an excellent product. My wife hates to see wires and these speakers solved that problem. I have even used them as part of an outdoor cinema setup and there was no problem at all with transmitting the signal from the Sky box through the walls."
MK, Lazio, Ital
"I'm delighted with my x30 speakers. Not only do they look great but they sound amazing too."