Most PC speaker reviews are limited to subjective opinions. While those are quite useful, this is Tom’s Hardware. We’re going to try to go a little deeper than that with some objective measurements, too.
Our measurements are taken with a calibrated Apex 220 measurement microphone that has a phantom power supplied by TubeMP preamp. The measurement software we use is TrueRTA audio-spectrum analyzer level 4, found at www.trueaudio.com. Testing is done in a 25’x15’ room with the microphone pointed upward 30” from the satellites and subwoofer.
|Mini-ITX Half-Height Build|
AMD Phenom II X4 705e
Asus M4A88T-I Deluxe Socket AM3
|Networking||Onboard Gigabit LAN controller|
Mushkin PC3 10700 SO-DIMM
Radeon HD 5570
Western Digital Caviar Black 750 GB
High-Definition Audio Codec
|Software and Drivers|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 x64|
|DirectX version||DirectX 11|
AMD Catalyst 10.11