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God, I love Corsair... imagine if they got into the graphics card market.... they would kill.
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God, I love Corsair... imagine if they got into the graphics card market.... they would kill.
You do know all Corsair does is OEM.....
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
You do know all Corsair does is OEM.....
Somewhat accurate, but belittling to the actual process our engineers do.

It's a lot more turnkey with memory (where we buy ICs and screen them) than it is with Cases or speakers.

PSUs and coolers are fairly similar - create a target performance spec, source suppliers to provide that spec, evaluate and modify sample units to reach the spec, and finally sell the product. With coolers this takes a few months, with PSUs it can take well over a year.
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Originally Posted by ljason8eg View Post
Those two statements contradict themselves, no? If the satellites can only play down to 140Hz, I don't think that makes it a "pretty decent" 2.0 system.

I had a set of Z5500's which supposedly have a 150Hz crossover. Movies and even some games were just not enjoyable because you could tell exactly where the bass was coming from and any semi-deep male voice would just boom out of the sub. An acceptable crossover, IMO is < 80Hz. A frequency that it seems like no computer speakers can get close to (probably due to the size of the midrange drivers needed?). Anything higher and the bass gets noticeably directional and sounds funky IMO.

Why is the crossover so high anyway? What are the satellites' -3 dB point?
What "semi-deep male voice" do you know that speaks at < 150 Hz? Ya that's what I thought...
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Originally Posted by lingling1337 View Post
we might as well be making $20 wal-mart speakers... I can guarantee you the drivers they slap into these things cost a great deal less than that.

Now consumer, how do you feel about that? If your answer is, "it's a-ok!" then congrats, you are a certified "gamer" and you can continue to hump the leg of rog, fatal1ty, etc.
^qft

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Well that's what we're aiming to learn, an explanation of the "well beyond". Since the benefits go well beyond that, what makes using the bandpass better than ported or sealed, which are known to be tighter and more accurate? I know you're defending the bandpass by saying you guys engineered the hell out of it, as opposed to others who conventionally use badly designed enclosures and bad drivers, but that isn't really getting to the heart of why you guys went with it over the alternatives, which are also much smaller to boot (not that size is a determining factor for me).

That's a run-on sentence, if there ever was one.

The only thing I've seen is that you guys paid more attention to the crossover point better than other manufacturers who use ported subs. That speaks more to lack of attention to detail by those engineers than to the tech of a ported sub itself, assuming that statement is even accurate.
Dude what's your point? It's just a product that Corsair released because they wanted to address one of many issues with PC speakers: crossover/phase distortion. They just wanted to make some really good speakers for PC users to set a new standard of what is considered "reference audio." So the best solution was a well-implemented band-pass sub. You are looking too much into this.
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Dude what's your point? It's just a product that Corsair released because they wanted to address one of many issues with PC speakers: crossover/phase distortion. They just wanted to make some really good speakers for PC users to set a new standard of what is considered "reference audio." So the best solution was a well-implemented band-pass sub. You are looking too much into this.
My point should be pretty obvious. The fact that they want to "set a new standard of what is considered 'reference audio.'" is the precedent they seem to be going after, yet they use the least-accurate design of the lot.

One would think they would spend the same amount of time engineering the best possible sealed or maybe ported sub in this price range.
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Is this better than the Altec lansing Octane 7?
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Is this better than the Altec lansing Octane 7?
I think the question should be, is this better than the Altec Lansing MX6021?
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Other Review "Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500" from http://devicegadget.com/hardware/cor...s-sp2500/2270/

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God, for that retail price these speakers gotta be really good.
But anyway, Corsair's stuff has always been expensive so..
    
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