Corsair SP2500 speaker review -
Specifications and Features
Even though originally dedicated in computer memory and power supply units, Corsair is no stranger to the audio scene as the company already released the gaming orientated HS-1 headset as well (review here)
So before we begin let's have a quick chat about what Corsair is offering you at roughly 180~190 EUR. The product is called the Corsair Gaming Audio SP2500, it is a 2.1 kit (two speakers and one Sub-Woofer) with a Speaker RMS of 232 Watt of of continuous power thanks to six class D amplifiers, the set pairing two bi-amplified satellites with 3-inch drivers and 1-inch ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters. Alongside it you need to place a 8-inch subwoofer in your room..
|Satellite Speakers||1-inch silk dome tweeter; 3-inch midrange paper cone|
|Satellite Enclosures||ABS plastic|
|Subwoofer||8-inch long-throw driver, fourth-order bypass design|
|Subwoofer Enclosure||12mm MDF|
|Amplifier Class||Class D|
|Stated Power Rating||16 watts to each tweeter; 40 |
watts to each midrange; 120
watts to the subwoofer
|Inputs||Two 1/8-inch and RCA for analog stereo|
|Outputs||ATX PSU sockets for speakers;1/8-inch on remote for headphones|
Included in the kit is a a wired remote control which functions as DSP which has some pretty nifty features as it holds a 1.8-inch TFT-LCD color status display. The menu has multi-lingual user interface which we'll take a closer look at in this review of course.
The initial price tag of roughly 250 USD made this kit as expensive as say a Klipsch or Bose 2.1 speaker system, but since we are a few months away from launch prices certainly have dropped quite a bit. You can spot them for 199 USD / 178 EUR. This black colored kit which comes with a 2 year carry in warranty.
- Frequency response: 35Hz 20kHz +/- 3dB
- 232 Watts total power (measured via FTC RMS method)
- Subwoofer dimensions: 18.1 x 10.2 x 11.7 inches (46 x 25.8 x 29.7 cm)
- Satellite dimensions: 4.25 x 4.7 x 6.25 inches (10.8 x 12 x 15.9 cm)
- 8 120W (IEC60268-5 24hr continuous rating) subwoofer with durable rubber surround
- Fourth-order closed bandpass enclosure design
- Bridged dual 60 Watt class-D amplifiers with integrated DSP for 120 Watts of power (measured via FTC RMS method)
- Ultra-efficient integral power supply with 100V 240V AC input
- Bi-amplified, two-way design with detachable audio cables
- 3 16W (IEC60628-5 24hr continuous rating) midrange drivers
- 1 40W (IEC60268-5 24hr continues rating) ferrofluid-cooled silk diaphragm tweeters
- 56 Watts per satellite (measured via FTC RMS method):
- 40 Watt midrange class-D amplifiers with integrated DSP
- 16 Watt tweeter class-D amplifiers with integrated DSP
I/O, Controls and Programming
- PC input on subwoofer
- Dual 3.5mm auxiliary inputs (one on subwoofer, one on desktop controller)
- 3.5mm headphone output with digital signal processing
- Wired desktop controller with high-resolution color 1.8 (4.6cm) TFT display and multi-lingual interface (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese)
- Mod X theatrical audio processing for Blu-Ray and DVD audio that recreates the theater experience
- Dynamic DSP programs and EQ curves for late night listening, environment simulation, and optimal enjoyment of game and movie genres
- Satellites (Two)
- Desktop controller with 6 / 1.8m cable
- 3.5mm to stereo RCA cable for PC input
- Two 6 / 1.8m satellite audio cables with ATX4 connectors
- Power cable
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