After a couple of headset reviews we figured it was time to also check what's new on the computer speaker markets. "Computer speakers" cover a huge variety of speakers, ranging from the most basic 2.0 stereo speakers to THX-certified 5.1-setups, and with the prices spanning from just ten Euros to hundreds, there's definitely something available for everyone. Probably the most common system is a 2.1-setup with two small satellite speakers and a separate subwoofer, so this is also what we got for a review.
Just a while back we reviewed the Corsair HS1A headset, which proved to be an excellent entry to the new market of gaming headsets. Now Corsair has already launched two sets of speakers, and we just had to find out if they're as successful as the headset. The two sets are SP2200 and SP2500, in this review we'll take a closer look at the SP2200.
- Frequency response: 40Hz – 20kHz +5/-5dB, -10dB @ 35Hz
- Total power: 46 Watts total power measured via FTC “RMS” method
- Subwoofer dimensions: 9.1” x 9.9” x 7.1” (23.1cm x 25.2cm x 18cm)
- Satellite dimensions: 5” x 3.6” x 5.6” (12.7cm x 9.1cm x 14.2cm)
- 6” (15.24cm) side-firing, ported subwoofer suitable for desk or floor placement
- Subwoofer power: 30 Watts, measured via FTC “RMS” method
- 2” (5cm) drivers
- Volume and subwoofer output controls integrated in right satellite
- Up-front auxiliary input and headphone output
- Satellite power: 8 Watts per satellite, measured via FTC “RMS” method
- Three inputs for maximum flexibility:
- - 3.5mm stereo PC input
- - RCA stereo auxiliary input for gaming consoles
- - 3.5mm stereo auxiliary input on right satellite for MP3 players
- 3.5mm headphone output
- Main volume and subwoofer output control dials on right satellite
As always with Corsair products, also the SP2200 come delivered in a stylish black box with photos and specifications of the product inside printed all around it. Inside the box the various parts are carefully padded in cardboard.
The specifications are what you'd expect with a 2.1 speaker set. There's a single subwoofer measuring about 10,5 liters with a 6" bass driver and two tiny 1,6 liter satellites with a single 2" cone on each. The combined frequency response of these speakers is rated at 40 Hz - 20 kHz (+/-5 dB) and the combined power is 46 watts. These numbers aren't the most impressive we've seen with 2.1 speakers, but instead they're something much, much better - they are believable.
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