Creative Inspire 5.1 5300

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Creative Inspire 5.1 5300

Creative Inspire 5.1 5300 adds Dolby 5.1 home-theater quality audio to your movies, music, and games. This powerful speaker solution is designed to pr...

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Review of "Creative Inspire 5.1 5300"

published 26/07/2007 | MVP017
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"Value for money Creative 5.1 system"

After recently getting a new laptop and finding that the inbuilt 5W speakers were absolutely awful, so i decided to connect these speakers to the laptop. Having an overall output power of 48Watt they were surely going to be better than what i had.

Creative are one of the most well known makers of speaker systems and it was with this background that i bought them for around £100 a couple of years around.

The setup is 5.1 surround sound (although only 2.1 works with my laptop but the whole system does work on my brothers PC). There are 5 satellite speakers, each of which are wired and have an output of 6W. For this output they are reasonably small, being only 4" tall and 3" deep. Each one supports 2.5" speakers cones and is surrounded by a black plastic casing. The 5" subwoofer is wood-encased and has an adjustable knob on the back to change the amount of bass on the sound. All of the speakers are attached to the subwoofer via RCA outputs and are all labeled into separate slots, to make things easier. The fromt speakers have 6FT cables and the rear speakers have 16FT cables which allows you to keep them a good distance from each other and spread over a large ditance, enhancing the surround sound experience.

The volume does get pretty loud and is controlled by a wired remote which can adjust the balance aswell as the volume and also allows you to turn the system on and off. Despite the high volumes, the sound does loose clarity at high volumes which i do not use often, but could cause a problem to some people.

As yet i have only used these speakers for games, especially Unreal Tournamnet and Fifa, and the do a brilliant job but i would guess that they would not perform aswell as a home theatre because the quality is not perfect.

At the price that i got them for they have done a brilliant job and cannot fault them for their performance and although they are not the best looking (Unlike the Creative I-Trigue - absolutely amazing looking system) they serve their purpose.

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  • Miskah published 26/07/2007
    a very interesting and informative review.♥ßeth.
  • kirkby100 published 26/07/2007
    Helpful review - considering an upgrade for my PC speakers - will definaltly consider these - all the best chris.
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Product Information : Creative Inspire 5.1 5300

Manufacturer's product description

Creative Inspire 5.1 5300 adds Dolby 5.1 home-theater quality audio to your movies, music, and games. This powerful speaker solution is designed to produce 6 discrete channels when combined with a Sound Blaster Audigy or Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 series sound card. Creative Inspire 5.1 5300 creates a 5.1 sound field with 4-channel sound cards. Its wood subwoofer features a highly reinforced cabinet for strong solid bass and its electronically contoured speakers with high-performance drivers are tailored for optimum sound quality. And with 18 watts RMS from its subwoofer and 6 watts RMS per satellite, you are in for the most riveting Dolby 5.1 home theater experience at an unbelievable price.

Product Details

Product Description: Creative Inspire 5.1 5300 - speaker system - for PC

Product Type: Speaker system - PC multimedia - 5.1-channel

Localisation: English

System Components: 5 speakers, subwoofer

Speaker Type: Active

Nominal (RMS) Output Power: 48 Watt

Audio Amplifier: Integrated

Speaker System Details: 5 x satellite speaker - 6 Watt ¦ 1 x subwoofer - 18 Watt

Colour: Black

Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years warranty

Weight: 9.6 kg

Nominal Output Power (Total): 48 Watt

Response Bandwidth: 47 - 20000 Hz

General

MPN: 51000000AA137, 51000000AA136, 5390660046964, 51000000AA132, 51000000AA177, CR5300

Product Type: Speaker system - for PC - 5.1-channel

Dimensions (WxDxH) / Weight Details: Satellite speaker : 9.2 cm x 9.6 cm x 11.2 cm ¦ Subwoofer : 25 cm x 22 cm x 22.2 cm

Enclosure Colour: Black

Enclosure Material: Wood, ABS plastic

Grille Colour: Black

Localisation: English

Weight: 9.6 kg

Speaker System

System Components: 5 speakers, subwoofer

Speaker Type: Active

Nominal (RMS) Output Power: 48 Watt

3dB Frequency Response: 47 - 20000 Hz

Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 75 dB

Magnetic Shield: Yes

Audio Amplifier: Integrated

Controls: Balance, power on/off, volume

Nominal Output Power (Total): 48 Watt

Response Bandwidth: 47 - 20000 Hz

Detachable Grilles: Yes

Speaker System Details

Speakers Included: 5 x satellite speaker - 6 Watt - wired ¦ 1 x subwoofer - 18 Watt - wired

Driver Details: Satellite speaker : 1 x high/midrange driver, Satellite speaker : 1 x full-range driver

Driver Details (2nd speaker): Subwoofer : 1 x subwoofer driver

Connections

Connector Type: Digital 5.1 channel audio line-in, Digital 5.1 channel audio line-in ( mini-phone stereo 3.5mm x 3 )

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Satellite speaker stand, power adapter, remote control

Remote Control: Remote control - cable

Packaging Type: Retail

Power

Power Device: Power adapter - external, Power adapter - internal

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 2 years warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 2 years, Limited warranty - 2 years

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