Corsair makes solid memory, computer cases, and power supplies and with a little work could also audio devices to their portfolio. They had a right idea with the SP2200 but somewhere in planning the execution fell short. There are several things that seemed almost overlooked or not thought out properly. The lack of separate drivers for low to mid/high range audile signals really hurts the overall sound quality. For the $100 price range 2-driver satellites are a must-have. Also, 8W Satellites are not comparable to the 30 watt sub that they are attached to. When you dedicate 30 out of 46 total watts of sound output to your subwoofer balance is something that can never be achieved.
One of the strange things that actually worked out in favor of the speaker system is that the bass volume control on the sub actually changes the bass output on both of the satellites. Normally this would make the satellites sound like garbage but if you run the sub around 1/3rd volume the bass output on the satellites sounds crystal clear are higher levels. This was especially apparent when used hooked up to the turntable and mixer.
Corsair is on track with trying to appeal to the gaming crowd because that’s the only market that these speakers are going to look attractive in. In reading Corsairs high-end speakers setup (SP2500) is quite a promising product and with a little work they could have a really solid mid range product that would appeal to all crowds. But until then, gamers unite! Overall ThinkComputers gives the Corsair SP2200 2.1 Speaker System a 7 out of 10 score.
- Compact (Almost Portable)
- Multiple Device Input
- Reasonable Cost
- Overpowering Sub
- Balancing Issues
- Weak Satellites
- Mid to High Audile range can be distorted