Eagle Arion ET-AR504LR-BK 2.1 Soundstage ReviewCompxpert - July 28, 2009
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When you go to open the box, the first thing staring at you is a shaped piece of special cardboard. The speakers and subwoofer are sandwiched between two of these when packed into the box. Once out of the box, the speakers and subwoofer are wrapped in individual packages of bubble wrap. Depending on how you open the box, the speakers are beside each other and beside the subwoofer standing upward, while the remote and manual are hanging out down below the bottom-most piece of special cardboard.
Once out of its bubble-wrapped prison, the subwoofer looks pretty nice and sleek. You will notice that Eagle paid special attention to put a plastic cover over the LCD screen so it would not become scratched during shipment. Of course, the biggest thing you first notice on the subwoofer is the LCD itself. Also to note are the controls placed under the LCD, which allow you to adjust Bass, Volume, and Treble. Additionally, you are capable of resetting back to default settings. Apart from that, the vent for the subwoofer is on the right side toward the rear. On the rear panel there are mainly RCA jacks for left and right. One set is for Input, while the other is for Output to the speakers. There is also a 3.5 mm input jack that you could either hook a CD player into, your PC or whatever else you might use with it. In this review, I used the RCA Inputs since Eagle kindly provides you with a 3.5 mm to RCA cable. Last, but not least, is the power switch on the bottom right.
Getting the speakers out of the packaging, you'll notice they are stylized about the same as the subwoofer. The wire that hooks into the subwoofer protrudes out the back. Obviously, with this being a 2.1 setup, it has two speakers in total. As stated before, Eagle also includes a remote control. Like the subwoofer controls, the remote control is capable of adjusting only three attributes, which are volume, bass, and treble. The remote is also capable of setting back to defaults.
Well, we're done looking at the speakers, but what about the specific features and how do they sound? Read on.