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Pros: I love this card cause I don't care about noise, I normally have some loud Blues music playing on giant floor-standing pioneer speakers.
It plays every game I like flawlessly right now, it even has an auto download feature which meshes with new game updates. So, for example, when The Elder Scrolls Online updates, a few days later the card software wants to better match the game by tuning things.
Cons: Loudest card I've owned, but still within reason for what it is expected to do.
Other Thoughts: I love EVGA for one thing. Their support sucks like everyone else, but they invest in making parts like video cards and mobos that are "less" likely to fail. For that, they always get 5 stars. In the worst case scenerio you can email their engineers. Why can't all companies rock that F#$KING hard?READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW10 Black 10-inch Powered Subwoofer Single
Pros: Awesome sub with quality parts, has a throughput active crossover with a variable potentiometer from 80hz-240hz or so from my testing, self powered with a volume knob. Fills in the missing lows from my current system and is snappy even on Jazz bass tracks.
Cons: I don't use mine at high volumes, but there is a port distortion issue at higher SPL, so far the best remedy I've read about was to coat the tip of the port tube with latex or silicone gasket material. It comes in a tube and apparently a light coat on the cone tip dampens the vibrations from erratic air flow. Not a design flaw if you don't try to pump deep bass at high volumes to annoy your neighbors.
Other Thoughts: I like this sub, it suits my purposes, and the internal electronics are pretty well thought out. Wish it could take a 3.5mm jack native, but that's a petty thought.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Yamaha R-S201 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver (Black)
Pros: It's super simple, high output levels of clean power, and I mean the THD on the outputs doesn't start clipping on 6 ohm speakers until 75% max volume. I sampled the wave output on a digital oscilloscope and found very few patterns of distortion or standing waves as I went through the amplitude stages I tested.
Cons: It's a 2 channel amp so no sub output, but all the headers are on board already, all they needed to do was wire it and add it to the firmware menu. Line out to sub, always include one.
Other Thoughts: I can't ding the rating for no sub out cause I knew exactly what I was buying and why. This is my bedroom/mancave amp that also powers my outdoor speakers on the B channel. Great effect having music "housewide".
For a simple two channel head I recommend it. Don't expect fancy, but the parts they used are fair to high quality.