Joined on 05/07/02
Great Idea, Mediocre Sound
Pros: - Easy Installation - Zone Feature - Brilliant Concept - Great for plugging in your smart phone or small media player; of course, it works just as well with your stereo system.
Cons: - Mediocre Sound - Analog input only
Overall Review: I was amazed by the simplicity of this design and purchased these LightSpeakers instantly. Not having to run wires through walls and ceilings and tearing up drywall to install ceiling speakers? That's a no-brainer. Everything works like a charm, and I would have easily given it a 6-star rating if it weren't for the sound quality. I can not attest to the sound quality the other reviewers raved about. I just finished installing the speakers and plugged it an iPhone. What I heard was a very chopped-off sound spectrum with very limited low and medium frequencies. I didn't expect big tower quality but this was a letdown. That said I would recommed it to anyone who has no way of getting sound to a room without breaking into walls and ceilings. A great enhancement to the system would be Apple AirPlay: no wires needed at all! I got a great deal on these speakers so I don't regret it. Had I paid the MSRP price, I would have returned them.
Cons: The USB connection is very flakey. It drops every 3-4 mins or so, and I have to pull cables to get to work again. Very annoying. I followed tech support's advice and moved the keyboard and mouse to the other 2 USB ports to no avail. The other problem I have with this unit is the fact that my other PC does not boot because it can't find the keyboard. Again, I have to unplug cables and plug it back in again and then reboot the PC.
Overall Review: I am now looking for another switch.
Pros: Great overclocker Lots of bells&whistles
Cons: Aluminum block on northbridge chip 1/4" fittings
Overall Review: A fantastic board with the option of water cooling the chipset out of the box. Unfortunately, GB used an aluminum block and not copper, as well limiting flow rate by using 1/4" fittings; otherwise I would have given it 5 stars. No reliability problems as others have mentioned.