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Corsair SP2200 Review

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spazmochad 27th May 2011, 08:22 Quote
They look horrid!
mi1ez 27th May 2011, 08:32 Quote
Why do PC speaker companies insist on sitting their subs on padded feet? Give users a choice. I'd want spikes any day of the week!
do_it_anyway 27th May 2011, 09:51 Quote
@mi1ez.

My kef 5.1 set comes with spikes on the sub, but I never truly understood why.

Whats the advantage/disadvantage of spikes vs rubber feet?
fingerbob69 27th May 2011, 10:51 Quote
Note to author: the SP2500 is now £180 inc vat at scan.
mi1ez 27th May 2011, 13:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by do_it_anyway
@mi1ez.

My kef 5.1 set comes with spikes on the sub, but I never truly understood why.

Whats the advantage/disadvantage of spikes vs rubber feet?

With a speaker, you want the enclosure to move as little as possible as it's shape will produce unusual harmonics and fire off in stupid directions if it vibrates.

Essentially you want the carefully designed driver to be doing all of the movement and creating all of the sound.

Spikes can allow speakers to be sat on floorboards through a carpet at best, or they can at least be much better anchored.

Due to the size of the driver and the amount of air it's shifting (you need to shift 4 times the amount of air to maintain the same volume for every octave lower your go in pitch (a halving of frequency)), only woofers and subs suffer from this problem.

The difference is noticable on my Mission floorstanders (which also have a chamber designed for filling with sand, again to prevent the speaker body moving)

Blimey, that was longer than I expected!
Jipa 27th May 2011, 16:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by do_it_anyway
@mi1ez.

My kef 5.1 set comes with spikes on the sub, but I never truly understood why.

Whats the advantage/disadvantage of spikes vs rubber feet?
SNIP WALL OF TEXT

Yeah, the thing is, none of this is going to really make a difference in a £70 set with a 6" bass cone in a housing made from pretty thin chip board.

Also I don't imagine PC-users really wanting their £70 bass to punch holes to their carpet or scratch the desk (keeping in mind how many keep the sub on the desk).

And after all this, if you still really care, you can just buy the spikes separately.
OCJunkie 27th May 2011, 19:41 Quote
My thought exactly, tiny sub in a crap enclosure so doesn't need spikes. And sub on the desk, are you kidding? That's just blasphemy, you don't even deserve to have bass if you're gonna do that... :P
Jipa 27th May 2011, 22:27 Quote
Just keep an eye on the "post your computer desk" and you'll find plenty. You'll also find endless 5.1. sets where all the satellites are neatly lined just under the monitor.

The most common limiting factor for computer audio is the user... :)
fingerbob69 28th May 2011, 11:11 Quote
"You'll also find endless 5.1. sets where all the satellites are neatly lined just under the monitor. "

huh-oh ...guilty as charged m'lud. No further questions.
Shayper09 2nd September 2011, 10:05 Quote
At 38.99 on TWO over at OcUK, this review has swayed me. I can't afford the sp2500s, so these will do :)
Zinfandel 2nd September 2011, 10:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by Shayper09
At 38.99 on TWO over at OcUK, this review has swayed me. I can't afford the sp2500s, so these will do :)

£38.66 on Scan with free delivery (OCUK might be that too, never used them).
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