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Cyber Acoustics CA3001RB 8 Watts 2.1 Speakers
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Using for TV 04/04/2014

This review is from: Cyber Acoustics CA3001RB 8 Watts 2.1 Speakers

Pros: Unobtrusive little speakers
Frequency response has no major midrange resonance (which often sounds like the speakers are in a cardboard box)
Small woofer box gives reasonable bass for size/cost

Cons: Annoying blue LED + electrical tape = fixed!
Woofer amplifier clips at relatively low volume (one reviewer thought the woofer was rattling, but he's hearing the amplifier clipping)
Woofer box produces midrange as well as bass

Other Thoughts: These are excellent speakers if used for the right purpose.

I am using these with a modern thin LED TV which has terrible speakers. These speakers make an excellent fix at a low price. No need for yet another remote in the system for sound. Just plug these in and leave them on.

I used an audio spectrum analyzer and set up the internal EQ on the TV to get a reasonably flat response.

The woofer box must be placed at center of system as it produces much of the low midrange as well, and those frequencies are somewhat directional.

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Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Very fast
durable (it's in its second computer)
My desktop boots in 28 seconds
P&P

Cons: Read/write times drop to less than expected on random small file access in CrystalDiskMark, but it doesn't seem to be reflected in day-to-day use.

This is just fast!

Other Thoughts: I got this for a boot drive on my Compaq CQ50 laptop and it was not impressive.
Works great in my new desktop; all that was due to the laptop.
Test results.
CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 428.982 MB/s
Sequential Write : 147.272 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 368.776 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 134.632 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 20.817 MB/s [ 5082.3 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 93.935 MB/s [ 22933.2 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 111.182 MB/s [ 27143.9 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 74.636 MB/s [ 18221.6 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [C: 43.8% (49.0/111.8 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2013/12/23 19:42:44
OS : Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)

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TP-LINK TL-WA5110G Wireless High Power Indoor Access Point, Up to 400mw, Multifunction
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Great Price
Strong signal
Running POE on about 25 foot Cat5e cable without issues

Very flexible operation. What do you want it to do? This thing will do it.

Cons: Complex to set up - mostly due to there being so many options.
Otherwise, it just works.

Other Thoughts: I am using this with an outdoor Yagi antenna.
I can use this over a large area of our yard and have good strong signal coverage.

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Brent B.'s Profile

Display Name: Brent B.

Date Joined: 09/07/11

  • Reviews: 15
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 03/21/13
  • Last Review: 04/04/14
  • Most Favorable Review: 4 out of 5 eggs
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