Edifier R2000DB Review

by Bruno Brozović

In this article, I will present a legend among bookshelf speakers – Edifier R2000DB Review follows.

Intro

Welcome to my comprehensive Edifier R2000DB Review! The Edifier R2000DB is a popular choice among audio enthusiasts seeking a high-quality sound system that won’t break the bank. I’ll take an in-depth look at this speaker system to help you decide if it’s the right choice for you. I’ll cover the features and specs, the design, the sound quality, and the overall value. So, let’s get started and find out if the Edifier R2000DB is the right choice for your audio needs.

Edifier R2000DB Review

Edifier R2000DB Specifications

  • Total Power Output: RMS 24W × 2 + 36 W × 2
  • Signal-to-noise Ratio: ≥85dBA
  • Frequency Response: 55Hz-20KHz(±3db)
  • Channel Separation: ≥45dB
  • Tweeter Unit: Φ25mm Ru-Fe-B silk dome,6Ω
  • Full Range Unit: 5″ alloy,4Ω
  • Dimensions: 9.5in x 11.25in x 7.5in (WxHxD)
  • Connection cable: 5M/16.4FT

You can download & view the manual here->Edifier R2000DB Manual

Versatility and Connectivity

Versatility:

The R2000DB speakers offer diverse functionality, making them an ideal choice for various applications. Whether you’re using them with computers, gaming consoles, or any other devices, these speakers deliver outstanding sound quality. Their ability to fit well into any space further enhances their versatility, catering to different lifestyles and setups. Moreover, the speakers utilize MDF material, which minimizes acoustic resonance, resulting in spectacular sound performance that exceeds expectations.

The speaker provides the ability to directly adjust tonal preferences for highs, lows, and volume through rotary controls. Its bass-midrange driver, measuring 132mm, enhances the power of the 25mm tweeter, ensuring impactful bass performance.

Edifier R2000DB Active Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers - Optical Input - 2.0 Wireless Near-Field Studio Monitor Speakers - 120 Watts RMS with 5″ Large Woofer – Black
  • BLUETOOTH CONNECTION - Pair your phone, tablet or computer for a true hassle free wireless experience, perfect for any...
  • OPTICAL INPUT - Enjoy lossless digital connection from your TV, TV Box, DVD/blu-ray player, receiver, HTPC, computer or...
  • 2 x AUX INPUT - Convenient connection to any device that has a 3.5mm headphone output or dual RCA output. Connect to two...
  • REMOTE CONTROL - switch input sources, control volume and choose digital sound processing (DSP) modes at your finger...
  • 2 YEAR WARRANTY - Guaranteed high quality and reliability with hassle-free parts and labor warranty for two years in USA...

By incorporating newly developed 25mm silk dome “Eagle Eye” tweeters, these bookshelf speakers excel at rendering even the most delicate sounds with exceptional clarity. The compact dimensions and enhanced specifications of the “Eagle Eye” tweeters fulfill their reputation and meet the high demand from audio enthusiasts. Furthermore, the redesigned components of the R2000DB bookshelf speakers effectively eliminate distortion from your audio experience. Edifier has integrated Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Dynamic Range Control (DRC) into these speakers, prioritizing distortion reduction and ensuring a seamless listening experience. It’s crucial to preserve the integrity of your studio environment, and the R2000DB speakers address this by eliminating the inconsistencies commonly found in outdated designs.

Edifier R2000DB Review

With a robust output power of 120 watts, the speaker is capable of filling medium-sized rooms with immersive sound. In terms of aesthetics, the Edifier R2000DB features an elegant black piano or wood finish on the side, seamlessly blending into stylish living room settings. The speakers are coated with a matte film, while the rear of the active box, although less visually appealing due to technical constraints, can be overlooked depending on the placement.

Edifier R2000DB Test

Edifier, as usual, provides a comprehensive set of accessories that come with the speakers, covering all essential needs. Alongside the main speakers, which feature a removable front cover, the package includes a jack-chinch cable, a chinch cable, and an optical cable. Additionally, there is a microfiber cloth for cleaning off fingerprints and dust, a remote control for convenient operation, and a set of instructions.

Edifier R2000DB - Set Of Accessories

The slightly larger box that houses the controllers measures 174x289x252mm, and the total weight amounts to 9.72 kilograms. The frequency range of the R2000DB spans from 50Hz to 20 KHz.

Edifier has executed the manufacturing of the R2000DB with great attention to detail, ensuring excellent craftsmanship and seamless construction of the real wood components without any noticeable gaps.

Connectivity:

You have the option to connect up to four audio sources and effortlessly switch between them based on your preference. This convenience is made possible with the included remote control and other features. The available connection options include Bluetooth 4.0, Toslink (optical), cinch, and a 3.5mm jack. One of the benefits is the ability to quickly connect and interact with smartphones or tablets without any difficulties.

Alternatively, you can use the back panel on the speaker itself to adjust settings such as bass, treble, and master volume, placing control at your fingertips.

Edifier R2000DB - Connectivity and Back Side Controls

Bluetooth connectivity is a notable feature of the R2000DB speakers. They incorporate well-executed Bluetooth implementation, allowing you to easily connect and stream audio wirelessly from a wide range of devices, including smartphones and portable speakers. This flexibility in connection options enhances the overall convenience and usability of the speakers, providing a hassle-free experience.

In terms of physical connections, the R2000DB speakers offer various inputs, including optical and RCA, expanding their compatibility with different audio sources. Whether you prefer a wired connection or wireless streaming via Bluetooth, these speakers cater to your preferences, making them suitable for a wide range of devices and setups.

Overall, the Edifier R2000DB speakers excel in versatility and connectivity. Their ability to adapt to different environments and accommodate various devices is a significant advantage. Whether you’re using them for gaming, multimedia, or casual listening, these speakers provide a seamless and enjoyable audio experience, all while offering convenient control options and a range of connectivity choices.

Sound Test

When configuring the active box, the key element is the control box located on its rear side. The inputs can be alternated by manipulating the volume control, which offers smooth and continuous rotation, or by utilizing the provided remote control. The treble and bass controls feature grid settings for precise adjustments. Additionally, the Edifier R2000DB speakers can be completely powered off using a dedicated switch. In terms of audio sources, my setup encompasses a standard PC equipped with a dedicated sound card, as well as an iPhone 12, among other devices.

The chosen input can be easily identified through the visual indication provided by a status LED. Analog input is represented by a green LED, optical input by a red LED, and Bluetooth connection by a blue LED. The remote control features a DRC circuit (Dynamic Range Control), which slightly increases the volume during quieter passages for those who require it.

Considering the compact size of the speakers, you should not expect extraordinary performance. Depending on the placement location, the bass may occasionally become slightly overwhelming. However, this can be mitigated depending on personal music preferences, and in fact, it may even be desirable in gaming or home cinema setups.

Edifier R2000DB - PC Setup

In terms of audio performance, it is important to note certain limitations in the sound characteristics of the speakers. The neutrality of the sound may be compromised to some extent. Additionally, powerful and deep bass reproduction is not a strong suit due to potential resonance issues in the bass reflex channel, which can result in unpleasant artifacts. Therefore, it is highly recommended to avoid placing the speakers close to a wall. While it is possible to mitigate the bass to some degree using a foam plug, this should only be considered as a last resort, as it significantly alters the overall listening experience in terms of spatial perception and fidelity. Typically, satisfactory sound can be achieved by adjusting the control knobs to find an optimal setting.

I also need to mention the midrange and treble frequencies. The clarity and intelligibility of speech in the midrange range are consistently good, and the overall sensation provided by the speakers can create a pleasant and engaging listening experience. However, at higher volume levels, there can be a blending of the treble with the midrange, resulting in less distinct separation and definition. On the other hand, at moderate volume levels, the treble becomes more distinguishable and avoids any tendency to become excessively prominent.

Regarding Bluetooth connectivity, I found it to be reliable and hassle-free, ensuring a seamless listening experience without any noticeable compromise in audio quality.

Edifier R2000DB Video Review

Final Verdict

The Edifier R2000DB 2.0 sound system has more positive things than negative ones. It offers multimedia capabilities with impressive performance reserves and boasts excellent craftsmanship. When it comes to sound quality, these versatile speakers generally deliver a convincing performance, although they may require some compromises in certain aspects. This is a common challenge faced by all-around speakers.

The bass response can sometimes be overly pronounced due to the reflex channel, and at high volumes, the high and mid-tones may occasionally blend. However, these issues can be mitigated by adjusting the volume, treble, and bass settings, and even further improved by utilizing an equalizer.

While the price may not be considered a bargain, the addition of Bluetooth connectivity and the overall package makes it reasonable and satisfactory.

Edifier R2000DB Pro & Cons

Pros

  • Attractive professional design
  • Excellent connectivity
  • Good range of accessories

Cons

  • Remote controller could be better
  • Appearance of unwanted vibrations in bass-reflex tube
  • Needs to be carefully placed regarding the back wall space
Great and legendary bookshelf speakers with a good value for money. In some occasions, unwanted vibrations can occur but we can easily fix this by more careful placement and by adjusting the volume, treble or bass.
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