Antec Soundscience Rockus 2.1
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- Anodized aluminum satellites that reduce vibration and minimize distortion, resulting in clear mid and sparkling high-range sound
- Dual-mode operation: 3D mode for enjoying games and movies, with a music mode for faithful stereo music playback
- Power, Satellites 25 watts x 2 RMS, Sub 100 watts RMS, Frequency Response 10HZ to 20kHz,
- Designed to deliver an audio experience matching the visual immersion of 3D video
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soundscience rockus 3D|2.1 speaker system is the best way to experience all your game and movie sound in 3D. Utilizing our proprietary 3Dsst audio technology, the rockus 3D|2.1 speaker system creates realistic, immersive 3D soundscapes for your movies and games. Switch rockus into music mode and you’ll hear audio optimized for superb stereo sound reproduction.soundscience puts 3D cinematic sound and high-fidelity music in its place: your room.
From the Manufacturer
Immerse yourself in the excitement of 3D sound with the soundscience rockus 3D|2.1 speaker system. Featuring soundscience's proprietary 3D technology, the rockus connects to your PC, game console, DVD/Blu-Ray player, or other home A/V device to deliver a theater-like experience, filling your room with powerful and realistic 3D audio. Aside from enhancing audio for movies and games, the rockus also lets you switch to music mode and enjoy true high-fidelity sound with deep bass resonance, and clear mid-tones and high notes. You can easily change modes and adjust the volume with the included remote control pod.
soundscience rockus 3D|2.1 speaker system
Cinematic 3D Sound
Using advanced 3Dsst sound processing and 3D-tuned drivers, the soundscience rockus 3D|2.1 speaker system creates a realistic, theater-like sound that you'd expect from a larger audio system. 3Dsst actively analyzes incoming stereo audio signals and intelligently places them into a 3D sound field. This puts you in the middle of the action whether you're racing cars, dodging bullets, or simply enjoying your favorite film soundtrack.
Two Satellite Speakers and One Powerful Subwoofer
Constructed with solid anodized aluminum that minimizes vibrations, the rockus' two 25-watt satellite speakers deliver audio clarity with minimal distortion, even when played at high volume. The powerful 100-watt subwoofer uses passive radiator technology to create extended low-frequency response, producing deep, rich sound from the compact enclosure.
Music Mode Optimizes Sound for Rich Stereo Reproduction
Not only does the rockus provide 3D audio for movies and games, it also optimizes the sound for your music. For stereo sound delivered in accurate hi-fidelity audio, simply switch to music mode. You'll get clear sound reproduction with deep sub-bass, rich mid-tones, and crisp high notes--ideal for the discerning audiophile.
Optical Input for High-Quality Digital Connectivity
Connect your PS3, CD players, and favorite home A/V components digitally for pristine audio quality.
Full-Featured Remote Control Pod
The easy-to-use remote control pod gives you fingertip command of the volume, muting, music mode selection, and digital/analog input selection. The grey mode button switches between 3D and music modes, and holding it down enables or disables the optical input.
The satellite speakers measure 5.7 by 4.7 by 6.3 inches (H x W x D) and can sit right on your desktop. The 100-watt subwoofer measures 13.8 by 7.7 by 10.8 inches (H x W x D).
soundscience, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Antec Inc., designs and creates audio- and video-enabled lifestyle products and accessories for the PC and home entertainment markets. Founded in 2010, soundscience brings Antec's expertise and reputation in PC enclosures, cooling, and power systems to speaker systems and multimedia components.
The soundscience rockus 3D|2.1 speaker system is backed by a limited two-year warranty.
What's in the Box
soundscience rockus 3D|2.1 speaker system; two satellite speakers, subwoofer, remote control pod; 3.5-millimeter to 3.5-millimeter cable, speaker cable (speaker cable - 2 x RCA to open end); RCA to 3.5-millimeter cable, remote cable, and quick-start guide.
Top customer reviews
This system met my expectations in terms of sound quality and exceeded my expectations in terms of build quality.
With the subwoofer set to Level 1 and iTunes equalizer set to tone down the lower and higher frequencies the loudspeaker system creates crisp and precise sound in the mid an highs. The lows could be more precise though. Also the bass loses it's momentum below 60 Hz with 40 Hz barely audible and 20 Hz of course not existent. The system creates a nice sound stage in front of you. The speakers are really good for pop and dance music. For Jazz music it is lacking better mids and very deep frequencies. Jazz music sounds kinda shallow. As other reviewers stated, when turning up the volume the system is over pronouncing the highs which is tiring after some time.
Quality in movies:
Movies streamed from Netflix sound alright. Dialogs are well understandable even though they don't sound very natural. Epic battle scenes are suffering from the lack of precise bass. The whole system is struggling creating a precise sound stage.
As many other people stated, cables are too short. But at least you can extend them with a RCA extension cable. The volume controller is too light and the attached cable too sturdy which makes it hard to position the controller the way you want. The Build quality of the satellite speakers is amazing since it's not jsut made of simple plastic. The loudspeaker cables are quiet thick which might indicate higher quality.
For playing music, especially pop music this system is doing really well and I can recommend it completely. I love the fact you can connect devices via digital cable or analog cable. If you want to go further and use it also for movies you'll have to spend a little more money. Invest in a nice receiver and a subwoofer that has more power and volume to create deeper and more precise bass. Keep in mind this is a below $150 system. I think the features and build quality are great. Sound does leave room for improvements, but it's sill a quiet cheap and affordable loudspeaker system.
I can't say enough about them. The build quality is great. They're actually made out of aluminum. I thought only a smart part would be, but the whole satellite is made out of the material. I like how they did not skimp on the quality.
I originally bought these speakers as a replacement for my broken bose companion 5. but since i was a bit short on money, i decided to buy something a bit less expensive. I was really amazed at the sound quality, and i have to say, they're comparable, if not better than the Bose! After using them on my desk for a bit, i decided to move them to my TV stand so that i can use it with my xbox 360 and make use of the optical input. I connected them to the speakers and they sound great! The best part is, i can stream my netflix movies from my xbox and now i have a set of great sounding theater speakers!!
I'm really happy with my purchase and highly recommend giving these a try. I'm positive you wont be disappointed.
Then I stumbled across Rockus, a cute little speaker system by a brand known for its PC cases (of which I own one, and love dearly). Hesitent to plunk down $200 on a newcomer to the speaker market, I ran through the gamut of online review sites. Unfortunately, due to the newness of this product the most comprehensive reviews I could find were from customers. 5-star after 5-star convinced me to try these out, and I'm glad I did.
First, I'll say that the subwoofer is larger than the pictures make it out to be. And the whole set is heavier than I would assume given the size, which means they probably are using beefy magnets. Second, the satellites have a single RCA connector in back. I don't know why Antec didn't use standard terminal posts, but at least RCA is easy enough to deal with. Third, the satellites are mounted to a basic metal hoof. The angle isn't adjustable, nor do the speakers have any sort of wall mount option. So you're kind of stuck with the placement & angle of the speakers. Bummer.
As mentioned above, your placement options for the satellites are limited due to the nonarticulating stands. The good news is that these speakers (in my opinion) sound better off-axis. If you listen directly on-axis, especially at close range, the highs can get a bit... crispy. However, as you back off the mid-range really comes in and fills out the sound nicely.
The subwoofer doesn't seem like anything special, but it feels solidly built nevertheless. There are three loudness settings, and even at 3 the bass isn't exactly overwhelming. However, it doesn't disappoint either. It just does its job without blowing out the windows. It is advertised that 10Hz can be achieved, but I believe I'd have to crank the volume to feel even a whisper at that frequency. 10Hz is mighty low, and it takes power to push that kind of wavelength fast enough to be audible.
I tried the 3D function momentarily while listening to music, and it sounded awful. But as this function is supposed to be for movies, I'll reserve judgement until I can plug it in to old Blu.
Oh, one more thing. This speaker system is touted as being built tough, and I believe it. I stupidly opened the box as it sat on its side -- on a dining room table -- and as soon as I pulled out the styrofoam, out rolled the speakers, bounced off the table, and hit the floor with a thud. No dents, no scratches, and they sounded perfect upon hookup. *whew*
Worth $170 on Amazon? Probably. However, if you're an audiophile I'd wait until a pro review comes out with a frequency response chart before you make your decision. Just because the speakers are punchy and tight doesn't mean there isn't a Q gap somewhere that will disappoint the hardcore listeners. These are by no means reference speakers, but they are fun to listen to.
Most recent customer reviews
Watching movies and listening to music the vocals and spoken voice suffers.
I hope a V2 fix this.