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      27.10.2006 16:51
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      fantastic

      I needed some speakers and fancied a sub so i opted for the soundman sr-30 set.

      They finally arrived and my first inpressions were not good because of the size of the satalite speakers.

      But when i plugged them in and listened the sound was brilliant, especially the bass sound, which seem to come from the small speakers but in fact came from the bass unit.

      I use them on 2 channel now because my new computer only has onboard sound 2 channel but they are still good after 4 years

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        04.05.2001 18:47
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        I bought the SR-30 speakers recently. I was using my friend's speakers, which were 70W surround sound speakers but he wanted them back. So I wanted something equally good because I enjoy music but something cheap aswell. I went for the cheapest 4 sattelite and a woofer speakers I could find, namely the SR-30. I compared the price in all the online shops and real shops. So I had a real good look at the other speakers that I could have bought. I bought my speakers for £48 from Timextra.com. After a (long) wait, I finally got my speakers and my first impression when I opened the parcel was: "F**K, those sattelite speakers are tiny!". I wasn't really impressed with their size. But I plugged my speakers anyway. And the sound that came out was brilliant! Those tiny speakers are quite powerful! The problem is that I don't have a 4-speaker sound card, so I had to buy quite a few cables to make my 4 speakers work. But if you're like me, and don't have a 4-speaker sound card, don't worry, it is possible to fix the problem! I did have to spend an extra £7 to buy all the cables that I needed so that the rear speakers can reach the back of my room. What that other person wrote about the remote is true. The remote is cabled, which defies the purpose of having a remote control! But the cable is about 1.5m long, so you can move it about quite easely. It does become inconveniant with a cable hanging over your desk, but if you desperatly want to move the remote next to you, it's possible. All in all, I am pleased with the sound quality of the speakers. But the problem is that you will need quite a lot of cables to get the set working, and that's a shame. The woofer is really good. It's strong and when you place it on solid ground, it doesn't rattle. I am really pleased with those speakers and I'd recommend them to anyone who wants 4 speakers, a woofer and cheap price!

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          24.01.2001 17:39
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          I bought these speakers because the Logitech X2 speakers were discontinued, and the S-30's seemed to be the replacement. Two channel outputs sounded interesting as I have a 5.1 surround sound-capable DVD player. I use PC speakers (X2's) currently for playing MP3 music from my computer and CD's from my playstation (it has a remote control) and they negate my need to purchase another stereo (my ex-girlfriend has my old one!). I thought I'd try the same trick with the DVD player with the S-30's. Wow, was I wrong. There are 4 satellite speakers, a small woofer and a remote control of sorts - it is cabled and has a volume control for the front and back pair as well as power. The quality of the sound is amazingly bad, anything louder than the speakers on the television and there's distortion. It sounds like music playing in headphones - on someone else's head. The tinny-ness of the satellites is nothing however, to the pain of the base response from the woofer. In fact, there is no bass - because anything again, beyond the television speakers and it begins to drop and crackle. The sound is generally only stable at a hushed volume - that which cannot be heard through a closed door in a small room. When attached to the computer during game playing, there seems almost no point it having them plugged it as headphones would be far clearer and engaging. Generally, I am extremely disappointed in Logitech. They discontinued an excellent pair of speakers (X2) and brought out (on a similar price point) seriously dire ones without press releases - i.e. 'these speakers are not the replacement for the X series - so do not expect similar sound quality. Or quality.' I couldn't possible recommend these speakers for any purpose at all. The remote control is redundant and gets in the way adding to the despair that is cabling. The sound quality is c.1973 and the Bass only works if you can stand the painful crackling. I was embarras
          sed for Logitech when I used them. I have now taken them back to the shop (with the usual draining struggle to get my money back but now I am at a loss. I rather fancy the idea that the X2's were a mistake - they were too good and were not manufactured with enough obsolescence.

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