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Hardware review: Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II

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Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II Review
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The Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II PC speaker set is a simple 2.0 stereo setup and is aimed at those who prefer a simple audio system for their day-to-day audio functions, rather than a complicated 5.1 kit and a big bulky subwoofer at their feet. Priced at around $90 the T20’s are a little bit on the expensive side, and so we are going to find out if they are worth the extra cash. Looks ================== The T20's feature a sharp looking design. The glossy black front panels and the curvaceous look are sleek and eye-catching. The yellow woven glass fiber midrange speaker is a nice addition as well. The speakers come with detachable cloth front grills, so you have the choice whether you want them attached or not. The Bass, Treble and Volume controls, which doubles as an on/off switch as well, are housed on the front of the right channel speaker. If turned on, the volume control is circled by a blue light, which whilst noticeable manages not to be too bright. Right below those controls are the headphone jack and auxiliary-in ports for easy connection to an MP3 player. Sound Quality ================== It’s the sound quality that really counts and we do not have any complaints on this front. Each of the T20's features an integrated woofer with Creative’s BasXPort technology and a dedicated tweeter. It's not surprising that they manage to cook up a very healthy helping of bottom end even though they are relatively small in size. The high-frequency drivers also kick out lively amounts of treble too. A true audiophile might say that the mid-range frequencies do not have as much presence as they could, but in comparison to similarly sized stereo speakers, they still sound better than most others that we've used. Contents ================== Besides the speakers itself, the 5.6lb box ships with a power supply adapter, a quick start leaflet, stereo-to-stereo audio cable and a dual RCA-to-stereo audio TV adapter. Specifications ================== Dimensions: 8,8 x 14,3 x 23 cm / 3.3 x 9 x 5.6 inches (WxHxD)
Weight: 1.1 pounds (2.2 pounds total)
Power: 28 Watts RMS per Speaker
Frequency: 50Hz to 20 KHz
Signal to noise ratio: 80 dB
Conclusion ================== The Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II might be a little pricey for a simple set of stereo PC speakers, but we think that its outstanding audio performance and the great-looking design goes a long way towards justifying the price tag. In a nutshell, we'd definitely recommend the GigaWorks to anyone looking to upgrade their PC with a 2.0 speaker system on a budget. Rating ================== 9/10 :
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