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Solis SO-7000 wireless stereo smart speaker: Sounds good

The Solis SO-7000 wireless stereo smart speaker fills

The Solis SO-7000 wireless stereo smart speaker fills the room wherever it's placed. Credit: Solis / KatarzynaBialasiewicz

NAME Solis SO-7000 Bluetooth/Wi-Fi wireless stereo smart speaker

WHAT IT DOES It lets you stream music wirelessly. The speaker also has Chromecast built in to rock all of your playlists.

COST $299


WHAT’S HOT Music is streamed with either Bluetooth or the Google Home app. And with the Google Chromecast streaming media player, you can play audio from a variety of services (Spotify, Google Play Music and Pandora) connected to your existing Wi-Fi.

The AC-powered speaker is 7.9 inches square so it can be positioned on almost any flat surface. It’s built into a black wooden cabinet with mesh grill wrap covering the midsection and high-gloss black accent pane finish on the rest. And at 10.5 pounds, it’s lighter than a lot of other speakers on the market.

Inside are a 5.25-inch subwoofer and four 2-inch full range drivers. This adds up to room-filling, 360-degree crystal clear sound at any volume.

If you don’t want to stream wirelessly, there’s a 3.5 mm auxiliary port (cable included), and top-mounted control buttons are easy to access if you don’t control it through your device or app.

WHAT’S NOT More of an observation than a complaint: While the speaker operated well enough when placed on a tabletop, the sound does fill the room better if you place the speaker on the floor instead.

— Tribune News Service

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