- Product Name
SP2500 High-Power 2.1 PC Speaker System (CA-SP211NA)Australian Owned International Distribution
The Corsair SP2500 is a PC Speaker system. It is the product of a design philosophy that embraces the importance of clean, detailed audio reproduction - not just for games, but for movies and music as well. Building a great PC speaker system is more than about giving you room-shaking power. You also need optimal imaging and positional accuracy, and sonic depth and detail. At its heart are six Class D amplifiers driven by an ultra-efficient power supply. The 8" subwoofer driver is housed in a fourth order bypass enclosure for clean, tight bass response that can seriously shake the room. The bi-amplified satellites use specially developed 3" drivers and custom-designed, ferrofluid-cooled 1" silk dome tweeters for detailed audio reproduction across the entire spectrum with great stereo imaging and a generous sweet spot. A programmable digital signal processor lets you craft the audio to your liking. It’s all under your command with the 1.8" (4.6cm) color display desktop controller. The first thing you’re likely to notice about the SP2500s is the monumental subwoofer, measuring in at 46cm x 25.8cm x 29.7cm. Built from MDF and housing an 8in driver rated at 120W RMS, the sub is suitably huge and takes up the majority of the box that the speakers ship in. It’s well-built, though, with a reassuring heft and a finish that feels suitably upper tier. Bigger isn't always necessarily better, but the design of the sub, using what's known as a 4th order-band-pass subwoofer, means that it needs to be large in order to produce a deep, rich, distortion-free bass that's conspicuously lacking in cheaper models. Each speaker looks like a miniature version of a professional studio monitor, and feels just as sturdy. There are two separate drivers in each one; the main driver handles the mid-range and a small tweeter should produce clearer high-end notes compared to a single speaker. They connect to the subwoofer using proprietary four-pin ATX connectors. At 1.8m, the cables should be long enough to position each speaker to your liking. The subwoofer itself is huge, which could be a problem if you have limited floor space. The single 3.5mm input on the back of the subwoofer makes it easy to connect your PC. There is also a stereo phono input, but if your device doesn't have phono cables you'll need to use a 3.5mm adaptor. The provided 1.8m 3.5mm cables should be sufficient for most people. The remote on the SP2500 is pretty awesome. It has a large display, a volume control knob that also serves as navigation control through the on-screen UI and three backlit keys below. One of the keys controls the master volume, the other lets you adjust the subwoofer level. The third buttons lets you enter the menu. From there you can select various sound effects and equalizer presets as well as the input. You can adjust the duration of the backlight and the color. The remote also has another auxiliary input and a headphone out. There is also a mini USB port, which allows you to connect it to the PC. This function is reserved for future firmware upgrades, which may add additional functions or alter existing ones. The small speakers were impressive, it managed to fill the room well with sound when playing test tracks. Even without help from the subwoofer, the left and right speakers made acoustic and classical music sound rich and warm. Every high end note was preserved with no loss of detail. Heavier test tracks sounded fantastic thanks to the pounding bass from the subwoofer, which didn't overpower the main speakers. For music fans and less serious gamers however, the Corsair SP2500 is a superb high-end set of speakers. They aren't cheap, but there are few 2.1 systems that sound as good.