Date: February 1st, 2003
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Altec Lansing
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PRODUCT COMPOSITION & SETUP
With the purchase of this $170US product, you will receive......
Four stylish satellite speakers which will be placed as right and left front and rear channels. As you can see that they are quite small when compared to the other higher end system out there. But do they perform? I will fill you in on that matter a little later.
Also included is the beloved centre channel that adds to the immersive gaming environment by emitting the sounds of the blood thirsty demon charging at you from the front. Spoooky!
Ahhhh, my favorite part of any sound system whether it be a normal home theater system, a car system, or just an addition the ordinary computer speaker setup. A subwoofer is a "must have" component for any serious sound system. Without it, you might as well play 1930's music seeing that is all your speakers will be able to output.
With all these speakers you will need a main control hub for quick sound configuration whether you are playing a song, fragging someone in a deathmatch or enjoying the 6 channel sound on your newly purchased DVD.
Even though this is a 6 channel setup is similar to the livingroom home theater, it is not even close to being as confusing as wiring your amplifier. The package contains a quick configuration guide that will have you up and running in minutes. You can find the guide HERE.
As you can see, the subwoofer acts as the main connection hub for the complete system. Although intimidating at first, you will begin to notice that everything is completely colour coordinated and is in essence "idiot proof".
In this photo, you will indeed see how simple this system is to setup. Plug the speakers into their appropriate colour connector, run the patch cords from the subwoofer to the front, rear and center channel connector on the rear of your respective computer and viola, you are setup. Now all you will have to do is play with the remote control to get the bass, treble, front, rear and center volumes setup and enjoy.
What do I think of this system? Go to the next page to find out....