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Corsair SP2200 2.1 Speaker System Review

nVidia_Freak    -   March 17, 2011
Category: Speakers/Headphones
Price: $90
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Introduction

Corsair, Corsair...we certainly have been seeing a lot of each other, haven't we? I went into this treating it like the usual fling, and, even though you were the best I've ever had, I didn't think anything of it. But then...but then I saw you again. It wasn't as exhilarating as the first time, but there was a curious feeling. After we were finished and you had left, I realised that you were different from all the others. I realised that the feeling I had experienced wasn't mere ecstasy from the throws of passion. No, it was more than that. I didn't just want to do it. I didn't want just anyone, I wanted you. I wanted you. I...needed you. (editor's note: he can't help it, he's a Harlequin Romance novel writer deep down inside).

O! Corsair, come into my arms and allow me to hold you tightly. Don't you feel the Unrelenting Jet emanating from my Fountain of Love? Do you not have the same feelings for me that I have for you? O!, I know that you do, I can feel it - I know it. Say unto me that which your heart desires you to. Hold nothing back, for our connection runs far deeper than imaginable. Corsair!, I cannot cannot contain the amount of love I have for you, and, I cannot adequately express my true feelings through the archaic use of speech. Together our two bodies must make one! My Ship seeks Port and I know that you will oblige. O Corsair! O! Oh! Ooooooauuugh! (editor's note: good Lord, I'm blushing just reading this!).

...nine months later...

Sweetie? Sweetie, are you awake? Can you hear me? Do you remember what happened? You were in labor and things got complicated. The doctors had to perform a cesarean section to get the baby out. The surgery went fine and you're all patched up and you gave birth to a little baby girl. We're mommy and daddy now! The doctors let me bring her in so you could see her. She's all wrapped up in a blanket right now, but, well, here, have a good look at her! Isn't she beautiful? I know we decided if it was a girl that we'd call her Marianne, but, well I was thinking, why don't we name her...SP2200? I think that's a more fitting name, don't you? Yes, that's what her name will be. My little SP2200... Doctor!, we'd like to formalise the birth certificate!

 

Closer Look

As you may have guessed, today I'll be taking a look at Corsair's most recent creation for the audio sector: the SP2200. The SP2200 is a 2.1 speaker system, meaning it has 2 satellites (2) and one sub-woofer (.1), thus 2.1. Corsair claims that the SP2200 delivers everything its got with 46 Watts. By no means an exuberant and likely embellished figure, but also by no means minuscule.

 

 

 

 

If you're familiar with Corsair's audio products, this layout should look familiar. One side of the box contains tech specs while the other contains some marketing. Again, only available in three languages: English, Spanish, Italian.

  • Big sound... High performance gaming audio demands lots of power. With a health 46 Watts, including 30 watts dedicated to the subwoofer, the Gaming Audio Series 2200 delivers. The side-firing subwoofer employs a true 6" powered driver - no passive or pressure drivers here - serious gaming punch, and the satellites give you a precise stereo imaging and a generous sweet spot.

Power doesn't necessarily correlate to quality of sound reproduction, though Corsair's modest figure of 46 Watts doesn't make this claim so suspicious. Unfortunately, Corsair immediately goes on to tell me that the subwoofer alone uses 30 Watts, which leaves 8 Watts for each satellite. Something tells me the SP2200 is going to be somewhat bass heavy...

  • ...In a small space If desk space is important to you, then nothing should be bigger than it needs to be. The compact satellites are acoustically tuned for detailed audio reproduction without relying on large enclosures. The subwoofer is small enough to put on your desk... or, put it out of the way on the floor where it might not be seen, but will definitely be heard.

Certainly smaller things are easier to conceal and place, but, in the case of speakers, smaller drivers do not always adequately reproduce the sound spectrum well.

  • The Corsair advantage With more than 15 years of building enthusiast-grade memory and components, we've earned a reputation for quality, compatibility, and performance. Need help? We're available by phone call, email, or web forum.

So, Corsair is still pushing their reliability title, and though I can neither confirm nor deny their claim, its memory and power supplies are certainly well regarded.

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  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: Continued
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Installation & Testing
  5. Conclusion
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