Optimus GX-1600 Floorstanding Speakers

4.3/5 (27 Reviews)


Product Description

3-way, 15-inch woofer


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by owenster a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 8, 2003

Bottom Line:   
i purcused these speakers to reaplace my bose 301s i thought that they would be just some alright simalar to celestions
WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
these speakers are the best buy i have ever got they were only 30$ a piece
i hihley recommend geting a set

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   radio shack



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

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2003

Bottom Line:   
for 124.49CAD a piece i thought i was just getting your typical "run of the mill" speakers that looked big and nice but sounded like crap... i cant come up with a word to describe how good these speakers are, especially for the cash. The best word i can come up with is absolutely outstanding!!! and that dont even come close!!! These awesome speakers kick big time a**. The only problem is the lack of a passive crossover: this causes the woofers to produce a signal voltage when it is moving back into neutral position and that feeds back to the tweeters and the horn tweeters start to go a slight bit distorted at extremely high levels. Other than that i cant complain. i believe what M from canada said is true about the "break in process" i tried this out and they work a lot better now.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Radio shack



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by M a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Very good speaker for the price. Loud and very efficient(98dB@1W). Excelent quality at lower levels. Bass is rather loud and thumpy instead of smooth and deep like a subwoofer. Good for parties and such. Those of you who own these speakers or plan on purchasing a pair and smell the glue on the coil heating up, this is ok. I noticed that also, I was worried that I was going to blow the speakers but I kept on pushing the speakers to their limits. One day I played them for several hours on a bass track and after that " break in period" they could handle slightly more wattage then they were rated for without that burnt PCB smell. The smell could also be caused by people attaching the speakers to multi channel home theatre systems. Those systems have an output of 75 to 150 watts per channel this is not sufficient enought to power these speakers properly and it will cause clipping distortion, and that will blow a speaker even if theres only 100 watts. its best to have an amp that will put out slightly more than the speaker can handle.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Radio Shack



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by 9999 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I liked the fact that i only paid 200$ for a pair of floor standing speakers that included 15" woofers. The sound qualities is ok, but when i took one of the woofers out i noticed a tiny little magnet and thought, geez thats one of the reasons why they're only 250 watts. So i went and bought a pair of MTX RFL-4000 subwoofers, you know the big 4000 watt subwoofers. With bass down to 20hz instead of 45hz they go deeper and definately LOUDER!!!, than 250 watts.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Purchased At:   radioshack



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Josh a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2002

Bottom Line:   
These things do have pretty sweet bass. I took one of them apart, and I didn't like the fact that the magnet on the 15" woofer was so small tho. I guess i'm used to car stereo equipment... I really like the sound from these speakers. The highs and lows are great. They really shake up the light fixtures in the house, that's for sure. I've never had a problem with these speakers. I use them for my computer (I've got a receiver just for the PC) and it gives great sound for both games and music (even when it's really cranked). I would recomend buying these speakers as the sound is really clear, and thats what should count.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   From a Friend




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