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This review is from: Definitive Technology ProCinema 60 5.1 CH Home Audio Speaker System
Pros: Great sound for a smaller size room. I ended up using the subwoofer in a 2.1 setup in my bedroom and it sounds GREAT. I took the left over 2 speakers and paired them with a Lepai 2020+ amp and made a little MP3/iPad/iPhone dock. Terrific sound. Really crisp and clear.
Cons: The satellite speakers are lacking in base as you might expect but I did find that if I turned up the base to max on the input device they can actually get to a satisfactory level.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Pioneer SP-BS21-LR Bookshelf Loudspeakers Pair
Pros: How sad. Discontinued. These speakers on sale lately have been the deal of the decade so far. Outstanding full sound. Great when paired up with a cheap Chinese amp (Lepai2020+) or an old receiver to create an Ipad/Android/Iphone etc. music listening station.
Cons: They are big considering the size of the woofer is only 4" but they will still fit on a bookshelf.
Other Thoughts: I got these on Black Friday for $40 shipped. I was so impressed I ended up buying 5 more pairs for friends for the holidays to help them create makeshift music stations. Great deal. A+ job by Pioneer.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: LIAN LI Lancool PC-K59 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: Large, flexible, good cable management, nice review available on silentpcreview, price if you can get it on sale, no mail in rebate, USB 3.0, removable HD cages allow for large GPUs and/or better air flow, space up top for water cooling and although it is plastic, the fit and finish of the exterior is good.
Cons: Flimsy HD cages, dust filters work so well at filtering dust they restrict air flow and inhibit cooling, 120mm fan in rear noisy at full speed compared to the front 140mm fans, heavy, large (larger than an Antec 300 for reference) which I like but might be a negative for some.
Other Thoughts: I pulled the trigger when I could get it for $52 after a coupon. I also purchased a N82E16835233086 for $10 to put up top. Frankly, it doesn't move much air but it is quiet. Probably not worth the additional expense. I covered the other 140mm top opening, lowered the rpms of the rear fan, removed the top HD cage and wedged foam around the bottom HD cage to remove rattles. Very silent. Cools well and if I remove the front dust filters it lowers GPU (XFX 6950 1gb) temps another 6c at load. With the exception of the HD cages the build quality is nice for a $60ish case. I have also gotten used to the looks of it and kind of like it. I thought it was funny looking at first. I have it on the floor so the top configured power/reset/USB come in handy. Overall it is very functional, easy to build in, has great cable management and allows for nice upgrade potential.READ FULL REVIEW