Bij Tech-Gods staat een review online van de Cambridge Soundworks DTT2200 5.1 speakerset van Creative. De set kost in ons kikkerlandje 329 pieken en bestaat uit 5 satellites (5 watt RMS) en een subwoofer. Over het geluid van het apparaat was men goed te spreken, zowel onder games als tijdens een DVD-film. Toch concludeert de schrijver dat je weinig extra fun aan de DTT2200 beleeft als je nog niet hebt ge´nvesteerd in een Live! 5.1 kaart:
The DTT2200 line of speakers is a 5.1 setup, but unlike most of the 5.1 systems that you would normally see, the 2200s are not digital. With the upmixing capabilities of Creative's SBLive! 5.1 pack, these speakers are supposed to give you a discrete, phantom center channel. If you try and plug the speakers in 5.1 mode into an older model of Live!, like the Live! non-5.1 cards, then the center channel will produce crisp clear static for you. From jump, it was sort of an annoying issue of one company keeping compatibility within it's own company only. I will say that these speakers will work fine just running as a 4.1 setup and a non-Creative 5.1 card, but hell, you paid for the 6th speaker, right? Okay, enough of the whining, let's get onto the contents...
[...] I guess against the spectrum of other speaker products I have come into contact with, the DTT2200s fared pretty accurately for the money. I do remember when the Cambridge FPS1000 speakers were $99.99 and the Microworks were going for $249.99. I guess with the speaker market, the products have to get beefier for the money, instead of decreasing prices all around. For $129.99 the DTT2200 speakers are a good bunch, but I feel that Cambridge is marketing them in a bad light. The 5.1 can often mislead those who are not paying attention realizing that when Cambridge prints "digital" after the speaker name, then they mean it. The lack of such a word unfortunately means the reverse. Also, I think that having the center channel only functional with not just a Live! sound card, but a Live! 5.1 card is a big letdown. For those of you out there with current Live! cards, the upgrade to 5.1 really doesn't justify the costs and as a result these speakers show their true light as 4.1 analog speakers. In music, they were lacking but gameplay and DVD viewing were above average. As a result I have to say that these speakers do deserve some credit. The biggest downside is that they aren't really interesting to those without Live! 5.1 cards, which leaves out a good deal of us. I hand 'em a 6.5 of 10.
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