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Excellent satellites for great price!
on January 6, 2012
I bought 3 of these for a bedroom LED. As most people are aware, LED's, LCD's, and other flat-panels do not have the premium sound they advertise or that is offered by complete home theater set up. So, I bought these to complement a Sony receiver whereby I could increase the volume of the center channel while lowering the overall volume to allow for easily discernible speech while not being overpowered by sound effects ("Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring," would be a perfect example!). These speakers were so easy to set up, they have a very good weight to them, and they sound fantastic. Also, the weight is enough to not allow the speaker to slide around on a flat surface.
Who should buy these?
Anyone looking to have better sound for a flat panel television in either a bedroom or other smaller room. I'm not sure I would recommend these for a larger living room setup. If you want small speakers for a large room, you have to go with Bose. I've had Bose Acoustimass II cubes for 17 years and they play perfectly!
Do you need a subwoofer with these?
It depends! If these are for your primary home theater set up, then you must get a powered subwoofer as no home theater is complete without a powered subwoofer. For my bedroom, I did some testing of various films and I found I do not need a subwoofer for the bedroom. Note that my stereo receiver can adjust the bass and treble. I turned the bass up to 10 and Treble to a negative 7 and I had rather good bass and sound going so I saved about $100 (at least) for not having to get a subwoofer.
The overall sound is very good and using only three speakers (Front Left, Front Right, Center), I had a very good experience. For price, brand reputation, and sound, I gave these speakers 4 stars. I did not give 5-stars because depending on your needs, these may not match exactly what you are needing. If you are needing just some satellites for a smaller room or perhaps to complement a larger home theater system, then upgrade the review to 5-stars.
These speakers sound really good!!! I definitely do not need a subwoofer in my bedroom for these.