BW2000 Flat Panel Speakers review
Posted by Adam
Klein on November 10, 1999 - Page 2/3
Product: BW2000 Flat Panel Speakers
The flat panel
technology of the Benwin speakers work by using a disk that
sends out electrical current throughout the surface of the
panel producing vibrations. This can use the surface of the
speakers to project 3D sounds. In my experience with older
technology based on the traditional cone speakers, I would
have to point the speaker at me to get the full effect. With
the BW2000 speakers, I can place them in almost any direction
and they still sound the same.
There is one
problem I had with the speakers. There was a hint of a small
static hiss when you got up close to the speakers. Perhaps it
was the shielding in the subwoofer, or the shielding in the
flat speakers, or maybe itís my computer that needs some
In any case,
you will not notice the hiss after you move about 4 feet away
even when the speakers are fully powered.
flat panel speakers also have a very unique quality because of
their shape. They can produce 3D sounds that I have never
heard of before. There were times while I was playing a game
of Unreal Tournament and Freespace 2 and I could pick things
out of the sounds that I havenít heard before.
The 3D enable
button on the subwoofer makes the flat panel speakers richer
in treble and clarity. I own a Creative Labs Sound Blaster
Live as my primary sound card.
When I enabled
EAX on the Sound Blaster Live, I compared what EAX sounded
like with the 3D option disabled on the flat panel speakers
and with the option enabled. I could really hear the
difference in EAX. The EAX samples that Creative Labs uses for
their Liveware! Software sounded much more clearly and I could
hear positional sounds in a more pinpoint area.
speakers come with the option to be hung from the side of a
monitor or to be placed on a flat surface. I can place them in
almost any area that has enough width and height. The speakers
also look good in any area I put them in. I have seen a couple
of people who have never even heard about speakers of this
type before surprised when they first see the Benwin speakers.
They are simply amazed that something this thin can produce a
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