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    Thanks!

    Speakon connectors become just about the only decent option for some applications:



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    glue-on never impressed me as an adequate masonry technique.

    I have some brick veneer on the front of my house. It is a joke.
    I put it out of its misery and painted to white to blend in with the rest of the house.

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    Just decided to create an account here to say...great review! It's nice to finally read a review of computer speakers written by someone who knows what he's talking about. Most computer speaker reviews I've seen have amounted to a computer expert trying his/her best to act/sound like an "audiophile" while obviously lacking the ability to conduct any objective analysis or even subjectively compare the product to remotely decent audio equipment (likely because they've never experienced decent audio equipment).

    REW is a great tool - I've used it for my own HT setup as well. Those FR sweeps were about all you can expect for a 2.1 package with small satellites, but overall they looked quite good. I've yet to see a small 2.1 setup without a giant hole somewhere in the 100-250Hz range (and consequently, the less-than-desirable ~150-200Hz crossover in an attempt to compensate, which makes the subwoofer almost impossible to place without serious localization issues), but it's a tradeoff that needs to be made at this price point and form factor. Ideally, we would all be able to afford (and have room for) speakers with larger drivers and better subwoofer integration, but it looks as though Corsair has done a great job accomplishing what they were trying to do. Your listening tests surprised me, in a good way. Sounds like the SP2500's sound pretty darn good!

    I've always enjoyed the PSU reviews on jonnyguru, and after reading the SP2500 review, I'm hoping you'll feel compelled to do some more speaker reviews as well.

    Stephen

    P.S. I want those tapped horns .

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    Wolf, is there any chance that the cards will play you some Sound Science?

    I'd love to see a review of the Antec 2.1 system with this as the competing model right now.

    Personally, from what I could tell in store; the SoundScience 2.1 actually sounded better; but that's in store.

    I've only had the chance to own the SP2200's. (Though I own WAF-1's for daily use.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vPr11 View Post
    Just decided to create an account here to say...great review! It's nice to finally read a review of computer speakers written by someone who knows what he's talking about.
    Thanks

    I expected that response hole the second I saw the satellites, but decided to give it the benefit of the doubt until I heard them. Sure enough...

    The system does sound damn good though, for the price. Could be better, but then again I'd say that about almost any speakers.

    As for the tapped horns, see here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1275278

    You can't have mine, but go right ahead and build one or two

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    Wolf, is there any chance that the cards will play you some Sound Science?
    Nobody's contacted me for any more speaker reviews. I'd love to do more, but realistically they're always going to take a back seat to power supplies. It was a huge pile of work doing this review, and so far there haven't been a lot of page hits on it (though better than some of the power supplies I've reviewed).

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    I'd love to see more Speaker reviews like this one.

    It may not be huge in the page hit department, but I'll be damned if it was not one of the best reviews I've read all year.

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    After 4 days on vacation reading reviews from so called professionals it's refreshing to read a review by someone that obviously knows what he is talking about and looks at the product so objectively. I've forwarded the link on to corsiar for reference.

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    Post Sound Card

    I have the Corsair SP 2500 speakers you reviewed, I am not really
    getting the best sound from them, I see you use the Behringer UCA222,
    an audio interface, does that serve as a sound card? Would it deal with the
    little distortion I get when using my crappy on board audio? Please I would
    love to get your opinion,you seem to know the stuff, audio stuff. If the
    Behringer UCA222 wouldn't fulfil above, please suggest something
    that would.
    Also how can I extend the controller pod and the satellite, A link to a top quality product would be much appreciated as I am very skeptical of the ones I have viewed so far as extensions.
    Thanks a lot for your quick response and anticipated help.

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