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Old 27th May 2011, 08:45   #1
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Corsair SP2200 Review

At 70, the SP2200 is much cheaper than Corsair's other speaker set, but can it still deliver?

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/201...p2200-review/1
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Old 27th May 2011, 09:22   #2
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Why do PC speaker companies insist on sitting their subs on padded feet? Give users a choice. I'd want spikes any day of the week!
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Old 27th May 2011, 10:51   #4
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@mi1ez.

My kef 5.1 set comes with spikes on the sub, but I never truly understood why.

Whats the advantage/disadvantage of spikes vs rubber feet?
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Old 27th May 2011, 11:51   #5
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Note to author: the SP2500 is now £180 inc vat at scan.
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Old 27th May 2011, 14:11   #6
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My kef 5.1 set comes with spikes on the sub, but I never truly understood why.

Whats the advantage/disadvantage of spikes vs rubber feet?
With a speaker, you want the enclosure to move as little as possible as it's shape will produce unusual harmonics and fire off in stupid directions if it vibrates.

Essentially you want the carefully designed driver to be doing all of the movement and creating all of the sound.

Spikes can allow speakers to be sat on floorboards through a carpet at best, or they can at least be much better anchored.

Due to the size of the driver and the amount of air it's shifting (you need to shift 4 times the amount of air to maintain the same volume for every octave lower your go in pitch (a halving of frequency)), only woofers and subs suffer from this problem.

The difference is noticable on my Mission floorstanders (which also have a chamber designed for filling with sand, again to prevent the speaker body moving)

Blimey, that was longer than I expected!
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Old 27th May 2011, 17:39   #7
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My kef 5.1 set comes with spikes on the sub, but I never truly understood why.

Whats the advantage/disadvantage of spikes vs rubber feet?
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Yeah, the thing is, none of this is going to really make a difference in a 70 set with a 6" bass cone in a housing made from pretty thin chip board.

Also I don't imagine PC-users really wanting their 70 bass to punch holes to their carpet or scratch the desk (keeping in mind how many keep the sub on the desk).

And after all this, if you still really care, you can just buy the spikes separately.
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My thought exactly, tiny sub in a crap enclosure so doesn't need spikes. And sub on the desk, are you kidding? That's just blasphemy, you don't even deserve to have bass if you're gonna do that... :P
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Just keep an eye on the "post your computer desk" and you'll find plenty. You'll also find endless 5.1. sets where all the satellites are neatly lined just under the monitor.

The most common limiting factor for computer audio is the user...
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"You'll also find endless 5.1. sets where all the satellites are neatly lined just under the monitor. "

huh-oh ...guilty as charged m'lud. No further questions.
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At 38.99 on TWO over at OcUK, this review has swayed me. I can't afford the sp2500s, so these will do
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At 38.99 on TWO over at OcUK, this review has swayed me. I can't afford the sp2500s, so these will do
38.66 on Scan with free delivery (OCUK might be that too, never used them).
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