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Cambridge Soundworks Newton Series S300
4 Reviews
rating  5 of 5
MSRP  450.00
Description: This 3-way, 4-speaker surround has three dispersion settings: Direct, bipole and dipole.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Just1n20 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 8, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Been spending the last few months on building a decent setup, oddly enough only for my bedroom (12'x12'). I had trouble deciding which type of speaker I'd want for my surrounds. I listen to a lot of music so with use of ProLogic II it seemed more practical to have bookshelves matching my floor speakers. Went with the Multipole because if I was not satisfied I could sell them to my dad for his hometheater and after reading reviews about Polk FX300's and other similar speakers I decided to go with these because I heard them at Cambridge Soundworks and figured $399 pair for $259 would be worth it especially since they impressed me. Opted for the S300's instead of the S200's because 100-10Khz just isn't enough for music, and in my opinion for movies either (S300's are 80-22Khz). I mainly use it in Monopole (Direct) mode.

Speaker design is sophisticated in my opinion and less plain looking then the Klipsch SS-1's which I almost bought to match my SF-2's and SC-1. 5-way binding posts are nice. I chose the white to be less of a decor clash with my white walls. Small size of 7"x11" is nice. Supplies wall screws and those plastic pieces to hold firmly in drywall. Power handling to 120watts. 10 yr. warranty is definitly a good thing.

Sound great with music. DTS is awesome, Saving Private Ryan and Cast Away. And never mentioned on reviews, DD with Halo. Medal of Honor and Nightfire are sweet. (hey I'm only 18 give me a break)

I would never have paid $399 for these because I don't have the money. I don't think these are worth that much. They were worth the $259 plus $5 for shipping I paid though.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $259.00

Purchased At:   Hifi.com @ Ebay(Refu



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

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2002

Bottom Line:   
AWESOME I was using Infinity Reference Four for my rear speakers. When I installed these using the Dipole setting. Saving Private Ryan in DTS came alive. These filled the whole sound stage like you would not believe. Money well spent. My system is made up with Sony TV KP-53XBR200, Sony DVD DV-S7700, Yamaha DSP-A1 GL, Yamaha Tuner TX-492, Yamaha CD CDM-900, (3) JVC VCR HR-S9600, (2) Infinity Center Speakers CC-3, Infinity Front Effects QPS1, Infinity Front Overture 3, (2) Infinity Subs BU-120 and all Monster cables with the most important items (2) PANAMAX MAX 1000 SURGE protectors.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   hifi.com



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

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2001

Bottom Line:   
These speakers are the best I found in the price range I was looking in ( and I looked a hell of a lot!)They match up well with my system(Yamaha RXV-596,KefQ-50 Fronts,Bass cube 12,Centerstage center channel,JVC FA80BK DVD with DVD audio) I can really enjoy these speakers with DVD's encoded in DTS format,Set them on direct and you can hear a cricket fart in the woods!! Thet're also incredible with the new DVD audio format.Althuogh these are my first experience with surround speakers, I believe I'm going to hang on to these a good long time!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Cambridge Soundworks



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bob a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I needed an outstanding set of surround sound speakers, that would work for both Audio and Video. Newton S300 Multipole work just great for this setup. The selector switch has three modes Dipole, Bipole & Monopole. With my setup in a large room and they sound great. My mains are a pair of Jamo 7.7, center is a Jamo 7.2 and I have a new Velodyne SLP-1200 Subwoofer.
With a Mitsubishi 50" Big Screen, A/V Yamaha, DVD Yamaha and a Luxman CD Player.
You can hear the change when you move the selector on the S300.
S300 are the best I have tested and used!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $299.00

Purchased At:   HiFi.com




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