Date: January 19th, 2005
Article by: Jeff Caldwell (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product Submitted by: Edifier Canada
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EDIFIER R501 INTRODUCTION
This beautifully simplistic designed sound system shows Edifier, a relatively unknown speaker manufacturer, really knows what geeks want their speaker system to look like. Simple design is becoming more and more the trend in computer peripheral manufacturing. Have the product perform well, but keep the aesthetics uncomplicated.
In this review I will show you that a few satellites, a set of amplifiers and an 8" sub can sound just like those beautiful sound systems we all waste hundreds on in our cars. The Edifier R501 5.1 Surround System makes whatever you care to listen to sound angelic. Stay tuned as we walk you through this complete system from head to toe.
EDIFIER CORPORATE PROFILE
Established in Beijing, China, in May 1996, the Edifier Group quickly expanded overseas, and in 1998 developed into a transnational group company. Edifier is one of China's first specialized manufacturers producing genuine wood enclosure speaker systems, and one of the first groups of loudspeaker manufacturers who have successfully developed an exclusive international market.
The company has the envious position of occupying first place in the whole country in terms of output and sales volume, with over 3 million systems being sold in 2002. The Edifier Group now owns three companies, Edifier Enterprises Canada Inc, Beijing Edifier High-Tech Center, and Edifier Argentina Electronics Co. Ltd. The Company operates two production bases in Beijing, and Shenzhen in China respectively, with full product R&D, plastic injection, machining, painting, silk-screen printing, and assembly. The R&D team is composed of dedicated acoustical engineers from Beijing, and North America. The Group has more than 1,800 employees, and manufacturing facilities covering an area of 300,000 square feet. The Company's head offices are in Vancouver, Canada, being mainly responsible for group strategy sales, product planning, and product R&D.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
-All MDF wood enclosures, even for the satellites.
-Magnetically shielded drivers, no need to worry about the screen nearby.
-8 inch long-throw super woofer with high power output amplifier.
-3.5 inch full range satellite speaker.
-Micro-Computer controlled, digital volume IC.
-LED digital display indicates the volume setting value and other status.
-Volume fade-in and fade-out when power on/off is operated.
-Infrared remote controller, adjusting main volume, rear, center, subwoofer and mute.
-Flash memory to save the adjusting value.
-5.1 channels inputs, Dolby Digital(AC-3) ready, DTS ready.
-Satellite Speaker: RMS 6Wx4(@ fo=1kHz, 10% THD, 5 channels loaded )
-Center Speaker: RMS 8W(@ fo=1kHz, 10% THD, 5 channels loaded )
-Woofer: RMS 30W (@ fo=60Hz, 10% THD, single channel loaded )
- THD+N (Amplifier): <=0.5% (satellite, @ PO=3W )
-Signal-to-Noise Rate (Amplifier): >=85dB(A Weighted)
-Input Impedance: 20K Ohms
-Input Sensitive: 450mv
-Frequency Response: 35-20k Hz
-Input Port: 5.1 channels RCA Line-in
-Controller: Infrared remote controller, main volume, rear, center, subwoofer, mute and power.
-Woofer unit Impedance: 8 Ohms
-Woofer driver unit: 8 inch(D210mm), magnetically shielded
-Satellite Speaker unit Impedance: 4 Ohms
-Satellite driver unit: 3.5 inch (D78mm) full-range paper cone, magnetically shielded
-Dimensions: Subwoofer: 292(W) x 295(H) x 410(D)mm Satellite Speaker: 90(W) x 134(H) x 104(D)mm
-Gross Weight: about 16Kg
220V-240V ~ , 50/60Hz (for Model European/China/Korea/South America, etc.)
100V-120V ~, 50/60Hz (for Model USA/Canada/Japan )
Max Power Consumption: 90W