Date: July 1st, 2004 (Happy Canada Day!)
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Altec Lansing
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PRODUCT COMPOSITION & WALKTHROUGH (cont'd)
Inside each satellite is two 28mm full range drivers to handle the high frequency notes, chimes and bells. This is where it gets a little interesting. The specifications say that there is a 3" driver somewhere on the speaker. Ummmm..... Where?
Do you remember the speaker base I was talking about earlier?
With the speaker on its side, you will see that the base is actually the mid range driver for this system. From a practicality point of view, this is a great way to keep the speaker size down to a minimum. Let's just hope the sound quality doesn't suffer.
Let's move on to the source of the BOOM.......
First thing you will notice is that this subwoofer is very large for a 2.1 system. At 8 inches wide, 9.9 inches deep and a height of 13.6 inches, there is no other area to place this subwoofer other than on the floor or under your desk. With a full 19 watts of dedicated power, this subwoofer should handle even lower bass frequencies with no problem.
The subwoofer is fired via one 6.5" long-throw woofer which is protected by a permanent steel mesh cover. Specification wise, this subwoofer has the ingredients for a strong low frequency performer. I will tell you my thoughts on its performance in the opinion section.
On a humorous note, I would suggest you keep this port clear of any paper or packaging. When I started testing the system for bass performance, it cleared my desk rather quickly.