Corsair SP2200 2.1 Speaker Review
Ah PC Speakers. It wasn't very long ago that speakers were divided into two very distinct categories.
On one side of the coin you had two satellites made out of the kind of plastic you find around frozen food that, if pushed really hard, must just about be audible in all their affordable beige glory. On the other were huge sets of 5,6 or even 7.1 speakers made out of hefty wood with huge volume and costing about the same as a high-end GPU.
Thankfully there are now an array of speakers available that provide decent sound quality, decent looks and are around the £40-£50 mark. Today is the first of three reviews of speaker sets fitting that exact criteria, and we're starting with a set with a lot to live up to, the Corsair SP2200.
Regular readers will remember back in April that Tom reviewed their big brother the SP2500 and loved them so much that we could barely stop him waxing lyrical about them to anyone with a pair of ears. Fingers crossed the SP2200 haven't lost too much in the reduction from £200 to £50.
Pairing a 6" sub to a pair of 2" satellites should leave you in no doubt as to the main focus of the Corsair SP2200.
- Frequency response: 40Hz – 20kHz +5/-5dB, -10dB @ 35Hz
- Total power: 46 Watts total power measured via FTC “RMS” method
- Subwoofer dimensions: 9.1” x 9.9” x 7.1” (23.1cm x 25.2cm x 18cm)
- Satellite dimensions: 5” x 3.6” x 5.6” (12.7cm x 9.1cm x 14.2cm)
- 6” (15.24cm) side-firing, ported subwoofer suitable for desk or floor placement
- Subwoofer power: 30 Watts, measured via FTC “RMS” method
- 2” (5cm) drivers
- Volume and subwoofer output controls integrated in right satellite
- Up-front auxiliary input and headphone output
- Satellite power: 8 Watts per satellite, measured via FTC “RMS” method
I/O and Controls
- Three inputs for maximum flexibility:
- 3.5mm stereo PC input
- RCA stereo auxiliary input for gaming consoles
- 3.5mm stereo auxiliary input on right satellite for MP3 players
- 3.5mm headphone output
- Main volume and subwoofer output control dials on right satellite
- Satellites (Two)
- Power cable