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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PRODUCT WALKTHROUGH & PICTORIAL (cont'd)
Five Bundles of speaker wire were included in the box: 3 bundles of 2.5 meters for the center and front speakers. The other two were five meters in length for the back/surround speakers. If these lengths weren't enough for you, any bargain store or radio shack could provide you with more for very cheap. I personally found that this will more than likely be done if you are hanging them on the walls. 5 meters just isn't enough for a normal sized bedroom.
Here we have it, the hidden 8" long-throw subwoofer. The decision to point it directly on to the floor is an excellent idea to decrease the directional effect from a front facing woofer. With a down firing woofer, the low frequencies will be heard throughout the room instead of in the area directly in front of it. Catch my drift?
This won't be appreciated by the people living below you, but meh, that isn't your problem is it.
The subwoofer enclosure is vented for maximum sound with minimal power requirements. A sealed enclosure requires about 30% more power (wattage) at a certain frequency to push out the equivalent volume level, but will respond over a greater frequency range. A vented enclosure will require less power and will be louder, but only over a very limited range. That is why you hear some vented car subwoofer enclosures sound all right until they reach their tuned frequency (35-40Hz) and then the incredible volume increase will almost shake the windows out of the doors.
The rear of the subwoofer enclosure acts as the main power and audio signal hub. Simply connect the speakers and signal cords to their respective marked connection points and everything will be set. Just turn on the main power switch and you can handle everything else through the remote control.
As you can see, there are no buttons, knobs, switches, etc. on the subwoofer or any of the speakers. This is because other than a master power switch on the back of the subwoofer, there just isn't any! The entire sound system is controlled via the remote control.