Coolermaster Musketeer 2 (LLC-U03) ReviewFormer staff writer - July 20, 2004
Category: Gadgets, Modding
Cooler Master has had a slue of slick looking multi function panels in the past year, and today we will be looking at the second addition to the Musketeer line the Musketeer2. With the original Musketeer you had a slick looking panel using analog gauges; this really makes the Musketeer stand out from any other multifunction panel on the market. The first Musketeer had gauges to for temperature, fan voltage, and the ability to read the sound pressure level and adjust the volume accordingly. On the Musketeer2 we have the same volume adjustability, but now you can control both the left and right channel, along with analog gauges for both channels. You also have an analog gauge to show the level of hard drive activity. Let's take a closer look and see if the Musketeer2 is what you need to add some flare to your case.
Lift Dail Display: -20 to +3dB
Middle Dail Dispaly: 0~100%
Right Dail Display: -20 to +3dB
Sound Pressure: -20 to +3dB (up to the input level of the sound card)
Voltage Adjestment: 6V
Inside we find the Musketeer2 sandwiched in between two Styrofoam blocks. This will insure the musketeer2 survives the sometimes brutal delivery trip, and reaches you unscathed.
After taking the Musketer2 out of the box I found all the needed cables and hardware to get up and running. Inside we have 80cm HDD LED cable, PCI bracket with VU-IN and VU-OUT cables attached, dual 3.5mm stereo plug, PCI and 3.5' bracket for changing the LED color, screw pack, and Musketeer2 manual. Also included is a HDD LED out extension cable if your case's HDD LED cable is too short to reach.
Looking at the musketeer2 from the front we see the three stylish analog gauges that really set the musketeer2 apart from any other multi function panel on the market. I really like this look as it differs greatly form digital displays, giving the Musketeer2 a classic look as opposed to a digital gauge. In the rear we have all the needed connections to get the Musketeer2 in to action. Now for the fun part, installing the Musketeer2.