DTT2500 5.1 speakers
Posted by Thomas
McGuire on May 10, 2000
Theater 5.1 Digital
since I purchased the FPS 1000 speakers last summer Iíve
been interested in getting great audio from games & DVD
films. With that in mind I decided recently to upgrade my
Seeing as I have a SoundBlaster
Live Platinum with its great digital
speaker support I finally decided on upgrading to the Desktop
theatre 5.1 DTT2500 Digital.
main, center & rear satellite speaker features a
2.5" long-throw speaker driver forrich, wide range
sound. Main & center satellites equipped with 3m/9 ft
cables. Rear satellites equipped with 5m/16ft cables.
subwoofer features a 5.25" long-throw bass driver for
high-impact bass output
performance Dolby Digital decoder amplifier with built-in
24-bit Digital-to-Analog converter (DAC).
separate power supply adapter is included.
Almost ironically this was one of the longest installations
Iíve ever went through. The main problem being that I
didnít realize I had to pull the rubber tabs off the wires
connecting to the speaker. As a result I was understandably
disappointed to find that my incredibly cool looking speakers
werenít giving any output. This problem could happen to
others as well that get these speakers, as the manual isnít
too precise in mentioning you have to remove the little tabs.
Other than that little mishap installation went fine. The
speakers are a nice black colour & appearance wise are a
lot nicer to look at than my older FPS 1000 speakers. They
also appear sturdier & the stands that you use on the 2
rear speakers are an awful lot more stable than what the FPS
Instead of 3 thin, white cylindrical supports, this uses
from 3 to 9 thick, black supports, held in place by a sturdy
frame & 3 rubber tabs to keep it in place wherever your
position them. All connections on the Decoder amplifier are
clearly labeled so you should have no difficult whatsoever
connecting the speakers once they have been assembled.
Overall, bar the minor incident with the rubber
tabs, installation was a little time consuming but fairly
standard in what needed to be done. I also needed to connect
the Sound Blaster Live to the Live! Drive & Live! Drive to
the Digital DIN & hook it up to the Digital DIN connection
of the Digital amplifier on the DTT2500.
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