Unfortunately, Creative did not inform us that the original system was different from the production model even when we questioned the noisy center channel in the beginning of the review phase. Specifications Courtesy of Cambridge SoundWorks. Some frequency sweeps of the individual channels also lends some insight into what the system can do. First impressions can work for or against a product. Solsman Dec 6,

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Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Theater 5.1 Floorstanding Speakers

It works perfectly and I can still access all the other input ports without accidentally pulling out any wires. This same sort of philosophy seems to build into the design decisions for the product, as it works fairly independently of the computer system, as opposed to some of the other surround sound solutions that have actually shifted more of their tasks to the computer. There is also a motorized master volume control button indicated on the box by the blue LED which can both be turned by hand or by the wireless remote also provided.

Smart Home by Lori Grunin Nov 19, Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. With an amplified speaker system, a really amazing system would be unnoticeable until the first note is reproduced. The speakers were tested with games, DVD playback, and music reproduction. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

Overall, the system is characterized by a dip in overall response through the lower midrange frequencies that reduces the warmth of the overall sound.


The center channel speaker, with a larger driver than the other satellites, performs slightly better in the lower midrange frequencies.

Unfortunately, Creative did not inform us that the original system was different from the production model even when we questioned the noisy center channel in the beginning of the review phase. Smart Home by Rick Broida Nov soundworkss, Specifically Creative includes the following connections with the speakers:. They sent a final production model which corrected many of our problems.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Smart Home by Rick Broida Nov 14, Sorry, cambridgs blog cannot share posts by email. These stands can be put together and dismantled easily and can be set at two different heights. In saying that the noise problem has been fixed, it does not mean that all noise has been eliminated from the system.

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Only after reader response through the discussion in the forums led us to contact Creative again, at which point they informed us that our unit was in fact different. Also provided are little stickers to put on both the speakers and the wires so as not to cause confusion if more than one wire is accidentally pulled out.

Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. For those that read the original article, this is a revised review, resulting from Creative Labs informing us after publication that the original sample we received was a preproduction unit. The system soundworkd default uses the compressed mode called late night mode on some other systems.

Construction on the satellite speakers is molded plastic, while the subwoofer is in a wooden enclosure.

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However when playing late at night the dialog can be hard to hear, and subtle low-level effects may get lost or alternatively the loud parts will wake everyone up. SPDIF input, front channel audio input, rear channel audio input, subwoofer output. Watch it live here by John Falcone. When using a very good speaker system at loud volume this can provide fantastic sound that comes close to a truly theatrical experience. The king of the budget sound bars The king of the budget sound bars by Ty Pendlebury.

Cambridge SoundWorks Desktop Theater. Before addressing the system’s characteristics, it is important to explain an issue that resulted in the original review describing the system with excessive cambridye.

Surround sound decoding is also handled by the integrated decoder, so a six channel sound card is not required for this system. The connectivity for the system is extensive, with multiple types of inputs for both digital and analog sources.

They increase the value of this system for movie playback by providing for a strong center channel. Log in Don’t have an account?

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