Tweeter driver, Midrange driver. Watch it live here Samsung Developer Conference , day 2: Fortunately, I don’t think anybody uses that stuff any more. This may be a very good product, but I have a deep-seated philosophical objection to karaoke, so I’m afraid I can’t say any more about it. For the money, the XPS system turns in an excellent performance. We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read. The XPS satellites are obviously, um, “inspired” by Bose ‘s smaller and more expensive Lifestyle System satellites.

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Hercules XPS 210 Speaker Review @ Monkey Review.

For plain stereo music, the wins narrowly if you want bass, and the wins narrowly if you want anything else. I didn’t have the energy to dismount the transformer inside the sub; I would have had to, if I wanted to remove the driver and look at the back of it.

Go hervules the Hercules support page and download the latest version instead.

They hegcules make it impossible for the user to get the positive and negative wires backwards on one or more satellites, and then wonder why things sound weird. RCA plugs are commonly used as connectors for small speakers; they’re not really made for it, but they work fine for low power audio.

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There’s a treble knob, too. If they’re ported, they can spit glass dust into the room when you turn ’em up loud.

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The XPS system looks less interesting than theassuming you’re not excited by those three extra satellites. BAF is the standard middle-of-the-road speaker lagging material, used to break up cabinet resonances and make the box acoustically bigger, at the expense of efficiency. There’s no way to double up the other channels, though, so if you want anything from the surround or centre speakers, you’ll need a real signal going to that input.

Peering into the XPS sub, you can see the back of the four inch bass driver. The model numbers tell you the kinds of speakers these are.

Unscrew the back of the XPS and you have to unplug a few hsrcules and undo a twist-tie, and remove a nylon cable tie before you can hinge down the back panel. The sound cards Hercules have set themselves up as a worthy competitor to Creative in the consumer sound card market, particularly recently. The best deals you can still get You can still get discounts on Amazon devices and more.


Solsman Dec 6, The sub has the same solid no-midrange filter as the sub, which is good, for the same reasons. And the little satellite boxes generally contribute considerable resonance effects.

Hercules XPS 210 – speaker system – For PC – wired Series

The XPS subwoofer contains the control and amplifier electronics, and also has all of the knobs and buttons. There’s also a pretty hefty in-room response hump around the Hz mark, which shows up quite prominently when there’s some distinct component of the input signal with plenty of energy around that frequency – timpani in an orchestral piece, for instance.

The big sculpted ducty thing on the bottom of the front panel is just a decoration; it doesn’t lead to a hole in the case. This isn’t a special feature, though; lots of very cheap sub-sat systems now have corner-braced wooden subs.

The Fortissimo II has as many features as are needed by most people who buy top-of-the-line sound cards with separate connector panels. The XPS looks good, sounds good, and doesn’t cost much.

When you’re installing the cards, don’t use the drivers from the CD; they’re old. The most significant thing about the XPS system, though, is that its sub really is a sub.

Making the box out of a non-resonant material also helps; this sub’s made out of high density particle board, not plastic.