The desktop speaker market has been somewhat ignored over the last couple of years. The exciting days of large, powerful speakers specifically designed for the desktop PCs have long gone. Corsair’s new SP2500 are a 2.1 speaker set designed specifically at this market.
Corsair's entrant in the PC speaker market - the SP2500
Now, Corsair has adding a few new product categories to their portfolio over the last few months. The SP2500 is one of the first speakers that Corsair makes. Entering an arena that is crowded with established speaker manufacturers with more than a decade of experience is a bold move.
Features and Design
The Corsair SP2500 are a 2.1 speaker set. The speaker set comes with a humongous subwoofer, slightly smaller than the woofer found on the Logitech Z-5500 and slightly larger than the Altec Lansing MX5021. The satellites in comparison are a lot smaller and have a mid-range driver and tweeter in them. The satellites connect to the woofer using snap-on 4-pin connectors like the ones found commonly on motherboards. Either way, they’re very simple to attach and seem reliably fastened to the speakers.
Raised woofer - not the ideal design
Corsair bundles a wired remote control that connects to the woofer. There are no controls whatsoever on the satellites and the woofer. All the controls are are placed on this remote control, that has a colour display, a central volume dial that is also used to change the volume of the satellites and also the woofer. It’s also used to change some of the other parameters such the EQ presets, the input and other settings for the remote itself.
Good remote but it could have been heavier
The remote unit has two 3.5mm analog connectors, one to connect to connect another input source and the other to connect headphones. The other connectors can be found on the woofer. There is another 3.5mm analog connector and a pair of RCA connectors present there.
Updated 20 Jun, 2013, 8:41 am IST
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