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PURE Digital ZXR-500 5.1 Speaker System
By Robin Ang
Category : Sound
Published by Jimmy Tang on Wednesday, 16th October, 2002
Rating : 3.5 out of 5 stars  


Introducing the ZXR-500

You got your CPU, large screen monitor and your ultra-cool input controllers with force feedback and a comfortable ergonomic grip, so what's missing? The logical answer will be a set of adrenaline inducing, heart pumping speakers.

Computer speakers have come a long way since the early inception of computing. Back then, the user will be easily contented with a pair of passive speakers, that is nothing more than plastic boxes with a cone in it. Now, consumers will not settle for anything less than a decent set of amplified speakers with an active subwoofer.

With the advent of increasing competition in the last couple of years, speaker designs match or even surpass traditional home theatre systems. We get audio packages that include as much as five amplified speakers and a high-powered subwoofer for music, gaming and for the movie theatre experience. There are many companies that produce such speakers. One such company is Videologic, which is presently known as PURE Digital.

PURE Digital – a division of the Imagination Technologies, produces a wide assortment of award winning products in the consumer electronics and graphics markets. Due to their tremendous success in these markets, consumers have associated PURE Digital with high performing speakers and a key partner in the production of console and PC gaming chips. In this instance, we shall focus ourselves on their speakers, specifically the ZXR-500.

The ZXR-500 is a 5.1 speaker system. In other words, it includes five satellite speakers and a subwoofer in the package. It is marketed as a product for some heart thumping gaming, as a solution for some surround sound movie action and total music immersion. Read on to find out if they are successful in that endeavor.

The ZXR-500 is a 5.1 speaker setup with 5 speakers and a subwoofer.

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