Given that this system has been produced with rather mild specifications, I'm not predicting any window shattering sound pressure or earth shattering bass. However, for many smaller single user environments this could be more than ample, so let's see how they performed.
The High End
This system comes equipped with tweeters built in to handle the high end, which is definitely a good start. Unfortunately the tweeters chosen here are of quite a low quality and as such their performance is also quite limited.
Testing a mixture of different music, the high end sounded rather tinny at best and did not really convey any of the subtleties of the music being played. Technically speaking, I don't think these tweeters would really be able to extend past 12-15 KHz; not with any clarity and definition anyway.
The Arion ET-AR504LR-BK comes with two small lightweight 3" speaker drivers to handle the mid range frequencies. I believe these drivers are constructed from paper which helps with cost and rigidity.
During performance testing I found the midrange to be quite acceptable when listening to frequencies in the 1-5KHz range; vocals particularly. While using a rather high crossover between these drivers, the subwoofer limits mid bass a little. But it has certainly aided in providing quite clean mid frequencies, if perhaps a little lacking in the 300Hz-1KHz area.
The Arion's low end is provided by a 5 1/4" woofer located in what appears to be a side firing band pass enclosure.
What I mean by band pass is that the woofer is located in a separate chamber inside the cabinet with the addition of a side firing bass port. Now, the 'benefit' of this sort of enclosure is that a certain narrow 'band' of bass frequencies are exaggerated while others get totally neglected, meaning that the 80Hz-200Hz range is boosted but anything under 80Hz bass drops off to nothing.
During testing I found this subwoofer to be about on par with most other small cabinets. Generally speaking you will get a small window of bass that is always thumping away (around 150Hz), but really not much aside from that.
On the upside these subwoofers are great for people in apartments or small noise restricted areas.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Package and Contents]
- Page 3 [Technical Overview]
- Page 4 [Setup and Installation]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Apple's next-gen MacBook Pro expected mid-October
- Xbox Scorpio's true 4K res won't be easy for developers
- NVIDIA shows off 4K 60FPS footage of Titanfall 2 on PC
- NVIDIA's new Xavier chip is super-fast, powered by Volta
- Star Citizen boss: it's the 'best damn everything sim'
- U.2 Kit on Taichi
- Z170X-Gaming 5 - Thunderbolt controller + Intel RST drivers issue.
- Palit GeForce GTX 1070 GameRock Premium Edition Review
- GA-EX58-UD3R Vt-d support
- Seagate IronWolf 10TB NAS HDD Review
- Antec and Razer team up to co-brand a new Mini-ITX gaming chassis
- Samsung Electronics accelerates the NVMe era for consumers with its highest performing 960 PRO and EVO Solid State Drives
- Lighting is in the Aer: NZXT launches Aer RGB, premium LED PWM fans
- Syber Gaming delivers VR and 4K-ready 'C Series' small form factor gaming PC
- HyperX Gears of War gaming headset shipping now