[ad#review1004-top]2.1 speaker sets-the kind with two satellite tweeters and a single subwoofer-are very popular with those whose hardware doesn’t support 5.1 or 7.1 audio, or those who simply don’t have room for those elaborate setups. Hercules’ XPS 2.1 50 speaker set is a unit which, while more expensive than some of its competitors’ units, yields warm tones and thumpin’ bass on top of its sleek crowdsourced, glossy black design. ThinkComputers has the review.
Features & Specifications
- Exclusive design selected by consumers in a European poll: brilliant black lacquer, with subtle and vibrant orange driver cones and LEDs
- Total output power: 32 Watts RMS (2 x 8W +16W)
- 2 wide-band satellites, magnetically shielded so as not to disturb your environment + ported wooden subwoofer
- Volume control on right satellite, LEDs around the control knob simulating a halo of light
- Stereo headphone output (the speakers are automatically disabled when headphones are connected)
- MP3 player line in plug on right satellite
- Removable speaker bases + wall mounting system
- Bass control on subwoofer and on/off switch
- Satellite dimensions: 20cm H x 5.8cm W x 5.5cm D
- 1.8 meter cable to connect to your audio source
The sizable box is decorated with what I would describe as orange laser beams atop images of the speakers. The rear of the box shows high points about the components, including a stereo headphone jack and auxiliary line-in input. The unit is super well-packed in Styrofoam.
Included in the box are the satellites and a stand for each, the subwoofer, and a power supply. Also included are manuals and an attached stereo cable.
Colin Dean has been a writer for ThinkComputers since 2006.