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Antec Soundscience Rockus 3D 2.1 Speaker System
19 June 2011
Conclusion: Speakers are a nearly necessary peripheral for your computer, but lots of users for various reasons spend quite a fair bit of money on such systems. We have found that either users buy a fairly cheap pair of speakers (or similar 2.1 system) or they splash out a decent amount of money and buy a full surround 5.1 system. We do as such wonder if there is a market for the more expensive 2.1 speaker systems.
Summary: The Soundscience Rockus 3D 2.1 Speaker System from Antec comes with one unique feature: 3Dsst™, which is a suite of DSP algorithms that create a virtual surround sound experience from 2.1 stereo speakers. The subwoofer is rated 100W, and the sattelites 25W; the speaker system packs quite a punch and can be connected easily on optical to our preferred sound sources.
Summary: Overall, I'd say the Soundscience Rockus 3D|2.1 speaker set produces solid mids and sufficient separation between different frequencies—unlike some competitors, like Corsair's SP2500, which seem to squish layered songs into the high end of the spectrum. That said, Antec loses points by giving highs a somewhat metallic, static-like quality and making the bass far too prominent.
Antec Sound Science rockus 3D Speaker System Review
4 May 2011
Conclusion: Antec’s first audio product – the soundscience rockus 3D has its pros and cons. It is well designed in terms of appearance, construction and build quality. The system offers three audio inputs, including a digital TOSLINK for connecting multiple devices at once. The 3Dsst mode provides a dynamic virtual surround sound stage for videos and games.
Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete.
Pros: Accepts TosLink, RCA, and 3.5mm Aux audio input, Dual-firing active and passive powered subwoofer system, Antec 3Dsst technology builds a virtual center channel, Anodized aluminum satellite speakers are ultra-durable, Incredibly low-frequency bass tones for a 6" subwoofer
Cons: Kit lacks RCA-to-RCA and TosLink cables, Very expensive 2.1-channel speaker system
Excerpt: Antec's Soundscience has made an impressive launch into the PC speaker market with the Rockus 3d 2.1 system. Not only can a buyer expect to hear sparkling high frequencies, clear midrange and tight bass response, the 3D sound adds a level of immersion to games and movies that other 2.1 systems cannot reproduce.
Summary: Antec diversifies into audio with a new brand named "soundscience designed by Antec." Its first and currently only product is the rockus™ 3D | 2.1 speaker system. While the guys at soundscience aren't much on capitalization, let's see if they took the time to build a solid set of speakers for your PC.
Antec Soundscience Rockus 3D 2.1 Speaker System Review
20 January 2011
Summary: Setup & Usage
Getting the speakers setup is pretty easy if you have ever connected any type of audio equipment. The first thing you are going to want to do is connect the satellites to the subwoofer. Then connect the control module to the subwoofer and plug in power. Finally connect the unit to your PC or gaming system. Setup should take you 5 minutes tops.
So how do you go about testing speakers? Listen to music, play games and watch movies of course.
Pros: Quality design, Satellites just look awesome, Clear and crisp sound, 3D mode really makes you feel like you are listening to a 5.1 system