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AKAI AISS010 All-In-One Entertainment System

By: James Vozar | Portable Speakers in Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jul 7, 2009 3:55 pm
TweakTown Rating: 73%Manufacturer: AKAI

Setup and Installation


My first impression of this unit was simply how large it was to maneuver inside my doorway. There are two quite large boxes; the first containing the top of the table housing, the speakers and all of the controls for the system.


AKAI AISS010 All-In-One Entertainment System


The second box contains the two legs of the table which are considerably lighter than the other package. Honestly, I thought for a moment that this second box may have had something missing due to how incredibly light it actually was. I say this because I have seen many subwoofers over the years and these were just too light in my experience for what they are meant to accomplish.


AKAI AISS010 All-In-One Entertainment System


Not to mention that they actually double as legs which are meant to bear some considerable weight (of the table top itself). And that's before a 42" LCD plus extras gets put on as well.


Why not use MDF for these dual purpose legs which is an incredibly cheap and effective material used in 99% of these sorts of subwoofer applications? - It sounds better, is louder, strong, cheap and it's light weight.


AKAI AISS010 All-In-One Entertainment System


Once everything is out of the packaging and ready to go, it's a quite simple task of placing the two legs where you want the table, then taking the top of the table and locating it on the four locating dowls on top of each leg and maneuvering it into place.


As I have mentioned earlier, there is a large (heavy) piece of glass which is used for a lower shelf. This mates to the unit with the aid of a couple of shelf brackets.


AKAI AISS010 All-In-One Entertainment System


Now that the table is in place, the next job is to wire up the legs to their respective speaker terminals directly above on the top of the table.


AKAI AISS010 All-In-One Entertainment System


Once this is done, find an empty outlet to plug the system in and you're ready to rock and roll.


The review system I received did not have any remote batteries so I had to use my own, but I would think final retail boxes would have them included.


This is a great chance now to not only set the digital clock time, which I know would be the first thing on everyone's mind, but also to calibrate the systems tone controls, starting with the sub level which I would keep on the lower side. Next is treble which is quite low on the factory setting and lastly is bass which controls upper bass frequencies that are sent to the smaller woofers.


AKAI AISS010 All-In-One Entertainment System


Of course, the connection of other devices is also quite straight forward, with all of the connections clearly labeled. I really see no difficulties you might encounter in connecting any of the specified devices to this unit.


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