Cambridge Soundworks MovieWorks 408 Floorstanding Speakers

4.79/5 (29 Reviews) MSRP : $399.00


Product Description

Five Small Cube Speakers plus Base Cube 8 (powered sub)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rick a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2001

Bottom Line:   
i just picked the MovieWorks 408 up this weekend for $199...what a price. they were advertising the sale through this saturday. then i also got hte onkyo 484 reciever for $256. it's priced at $299, i told him i could get it refurbed at his outlet store 5 miles away for $240 and he said $256 and brandnew it's yours...i have 3 words for you... SOLD...so te lessen, Cambridge is giving these badboys away to make room for their new "newton" series which are basically no different other than a contoured casing. save the cash. oh yah, i also replaced one speaker with the centerstage II centerchannel for an extra 35 bones.. i definately suggest you do this as it makes voices sound much better. bottom line is for the same price you could get some sony/jvc piece of junk or this true quality product...

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $199.00

Purchased At:   cambridge soundworks



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by STEVE POWERS a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I HAVE USED THIS SET UP FOR ABOUT A YEAR NOW AND I CAN EASILY RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE.THEY ARE NOT THE BEST HOME THEATER SPEAKER SET BUT FOR A PERSON ON A TIGHT BUDGET THEY WHOOP UP 0N THE ALTERNATIVES.NO THEY ARE NOT GOING TO DO EVERTHING PERFECT SO EXPECT TO SACRIFICE MUSIC PERFORMANCE.FOR A THEATER SPEAKER THEY ARE GREAT!!

DEALING WITH HIFI.COM IS VERY EASY AND THEY NORMALLY RUN SPECIALS AND REFURBS CAN BE FOUND ON EBAY FOR EVEN BETTER DEALS.IF YOU ARE READING THESE REVIEWS AS I DO IN HOPES OF GETTING GOOD ADVISE FOR MAKING A DECISION REST ASSURED FOR A SMALL ROOM THEATER YOU WILL BE SATISFIED.IF YOU HAVE A LARGER ROOM SPEND SOME MORE $$ AND GET A BETTER SYSTEM LIKE THE OFFERINGS FROM ENERGY (ENCORE AND TAKE 5.2).

PLEASE DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND DO NOT BUY THE HOME THEATER IN A BOX SYSTEMS.ALMOST ALWAYS YOU WILL NOT BE HAPPY AND UPGRADES WILL BE NECESSARY OR AT LEAST DESIRED.I AM SURE THERE ARE EXEPTIONS BUT IN GENERAL THE COMPONENTS ARE JUNK.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $320.00

Purchased At:   HIFI.COM



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tom a

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I have to admit that I'm a bit disappointed.

I have this hooked up to a Sony STR-DE875 receiver. For DVD's its everything its cracked up to be. Sounds are crisp and clear and the base is booming (Gladiator has to be the best movie to come out in years!!!)

Its playing CD's where they fall short. I've tried these speakers with everything from Mozart to Rage Against the Machine and all I can say is that the sounds is ...well... flat. This highs aren't crisp and the base seems muffled. Which really confuses me - how can one sound so much better than the other?

Overall for the price the speakers are great for DVD and just average for CD. If I had to do it all again, I'd probably spend the extra money and grab a Bose system.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $300.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim a

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Wow! Read the reviews here and elsewhere and decided to try it out. This was my first home theater purchase. The reviews are on the money. The overall sound is light and has great depth, with fantastic bass. I purchased it as a package deal along with a JVC RX6010 receiver and a Cambridge Soundworks DVD-106E for $519. It's an unbelievable deal. For less than the cost of Bose Acoustimass speakers you get the whole package. Movie sound is fantastic, CD sound is excellent, and FM sound is great. I couldn't be more pleased and would recommend it to anyone.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $250.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by billy a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2001

Bottom Line:   
these speakers have amazing bang for the buck...i bought these refurbished from ubid.com...they sound great with my harmon/kardon 110 and toshiba 2700 dvd/cd player...though small, the get loud, with no hiss...they are also built very solid (they're heavy for their size)! the subwoofer is plenty loud for my medium sized living room...excellent product.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   ubid.com




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