Published on Monday, 26 December 2016 20:33
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Although the majority of people i know have paired 5.1/7.1 surround sound systems with their primary TV sets, consoles and PCs most of them listen to music with a pair of the good old fashion stereo speakers (many say stereo is better than surround when listening to music and i tend to agree with them - that depends highly on the speakers however). Of course stereo speakers come in different shapes and sizes and are also manufactured with various different materials but in the end it all comes down to what your needs are and of course how much you're willing to spend (for example the usually more powerful and expensive floor standing models are more suited for large rooms while the usually less powerful bookshelf/desk speakers are ment for smaller spaces). However leaving out audiophiles most people are not really looking to spend much on a stereo speaker set and since floor standing models take too much space bookshelf models are usually the obvious choice. Edifier currently has many bookshelf powered/active speaker sets in the market but their R980T model which we have here today aims to cover the needs of consumers who want to get their hands on a low-budget stereo speaker set with good audio quality and plenty of bass.
Edifier specializes in premium sound systems that showcase technological innovation and design elegance. We deliver outstanding audio experience through a wide range of headphones, speakers and music systems, for personal entertainment and professional excellence. Established in May 1996 in Beijing, China, Edifier is the brainchild of a small group of enterprising music lovers. Guided by the principle “a passion for sound” over the past two decades, Edifier has emerged as a world-class designer and manufacturer of award-winning sound systems. Throughout our journey, we adapt to the way music is made, shared and enjoyed. We pride ourselves on products that showcase bold design and premium quality, but at the same time affordable. Today, Edifier serves music lovers worldwide through our distributors in over 70 countries, with operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions. The growing Edifier family consists of 3,000 dedicated employees worldwide. Our state-of-the art manufacturing facilities produce 8 million units every year for home, consumer electronics and PC multimedia applications.
The R980T is a active 2.0 stereo speaker set with a total output of 24WRMS (12WRMS each) that features a frequency response of 70Hz-20KHz with a signal to noise ratio of 85dB and a distortion of roughly 0.5%. Each speaker is made out of MDF (medium density fiberboard) wood and contains a 13mm silk domed tweeter (4 Ohm sensitivity), 106mm subwoofer/bass driver (6 Ohm sensitivity) and a calibrated flared bass reflex port. In terms of connectivity the R980T features two RCA input options (4 ports in total) so it can be connected with two devices simultenously. Also thanks to two adjustment knobs placed at the rear of the main speaker (the one also housing the 110V-240V universal switching power supply) you can adjust both the master volume and the bass levels (a handy on/off power switch is also placed at the rear). So let's see if the R980T active 2.0 stereo speaker set delivers as advertised.