Sirocco Crossfire review
Posted by Julio
Franco on October 03, 2000
Crossfire 4.1 speaker system
Videologic name might come familiar to you, from video boards
to 3D soundcards and speaker systems, Videologic has been
playing a major role in the console market lately as well by
having its PowerVR Neon chip featured as an essential
component of the Sega Dreamcast console.
time however we will be taking a look at the Sirocco Crossfire
Based on the original Sirocco system, the Crossfire is
intended to bring true high-end hi-fi sound to your PC.
matter what you do in your computer, if youíre serious about
your PCís sound, itís for sure you will want a good
speaker system to be coupled with your SBLive! Platinum or any
other high-end soundcard you own, thatís where the Crossfire
comes into scene.
First Impressions and
the original Sirocco, the Crossfire is a 4.1 speaker system,
they have kept however all the key components that made the
original system a winner, the satellites use hi-fi 3Ē cones
by Audax, the same guys that supply to most major speaker
of the box you get a subwoofer, the four satellites and a
separate amplifierÖ rest assured, the Sirocco Crossfire
doesnít look like your standard PC speaker system.
I couldnít overlook when taking out everything out of the
box was the appearance of the amplifier, that might sound
crazy to you but at least in my opinion, weíre used to
toy-like looking devices/peripherals that might feel more
friendly to the user however in the case of the Sirocco amp,
itís a strong black metal case that gives a very
professional look to the whole system.
you are impressed by the looks, Iím sure however you donít
want to stop here but get those speakers up and running.
Included in the package came the userís manual with all
indications to get everything working properly. As expected in
a 4.1 system there were very long wires for the rear speakers
(8 meter long) and shorter ones for the sub and front speakers
getting all the speakers in place, I got everything connected
to the amp, it was a painless installation, each satellite has
got an independent connector as well as the subwoofer has got
one. Other than that, youíve also got an additional input on
the back for a secondary source (it could be a CD player or
MD) as well as an AC-3 LFE input for Dolby Digital or Dolby
Pro Logic output.
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