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Cambridge Soundworks Center/Surround IV
4 Reviews
rating  3.5 of 5
MSRP  50.00
Description: Center Channel Speaker - 3" Driver


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Keegan a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Most bang the buck centre speakers.
PLEASE do not expect skyhigh performance for this price. Sound and build quality is acceptable comes with 10 years warranty :)

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $49.00

Purchased At:   hifi.com



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Glenn M a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I actually still use these for surrounds as I'm not nearly as demanding for home theater as I am for stereo music. My wife accepts them because they sit right on the arm of the sofa, and are basically totally hidden. They are adequate for surround, and I've had people jump because they had no idea the speakers are there on a loud surround scene. If size is an issue, these are a far superior deal (and as good as speaker straight up) as the bose cubes. Less imaging, but not nearly as harsh--hate those bose. Just a damn good buy. Of course they won't stack up against any decent bookshelf speaker because of the single driver, but compare apples to apples.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Hifi.com



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chandresh Patel a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I had used Ensemble IV HT system for a year than trade it for Movie Works 408 HT system. This satelite give excellent performance in this price range. I have Yamaha Rv392 50Wx3,20wx2 RMS receiver, never need to play even upto half way volume level! Powerful clear sound in movie and music both. Definately there are batter speakers in market but prices are more then triple, less warrenty and bigger in size too. Only Bose cubes are slitely batter in sound )in this size) but very expensive. When I upgrade my speakers, I was ready to spent more money but still I choose same cubes (E-IV) with powerful Bass cube 8 Active subwoofer! This system sounds excellent in my 12x20x10 feet room. Ensemble IV's passive subwoofer was also excellent in sound but less heavy-bass. I recommand Ensemble IV and MW 408 system to anybody who's budget is less then 600$.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1996



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Santo & Lynn Romeo a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 5, 1999

Bottom Line:   
If you take an overall rating of "3" as being average (although the "average" electronic store speakers don't even rate a "1", as far as that goes), then the Surround IV is a worthy 4. And if you can get them on sale during one of CSW's frequent promotions, consider it a steal. The small satellites are listenable, without the fuzzy, sizzling treble found in most products of this type and size; the bass is good for home video, but music lovers who know what live instruments and voices actually sound like will be largely disappointed. The rub here is that the Surround IV sits *just* below the edge of being a decent system for budget audiophiles -- the bass is *just* a little too thumpy and kicks in at a frequency that's *just* a little too high (about 250Hz), and the satellites have *just* enough of a smear and a mildly ragged treble to make this product fall *just* short of borderline high fidelity. But if all you wanna do is rattle the windows with Rambo movie soundtracks, this will fill the bill better than anything in its price range. PC gamers will be in Doom heaven. Audiophiles will prefer to buy only a pair of Surround IV satellites ($100) and hook them to a Bass Cube 8 (not a bad deal, actually) to get a decent sound system that's *just* a little short of satisfying, but way ahead of the pack of $300 systems from Circuit City; even this is a vast improvement over the barely adequate but non-audiophile subwoofer that comes with the Surround IV system. As an audiphile product this rates above-average in the $300 price range; as a home-entertainment setup, the competition can't touch it at this price.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999




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