If you have read our previous Videologic
review on the Sirocco Crossfire system, Iím sure that you noticed that the
DigiTheatre DTS comes with the same satellite speakers. The satellite
Cabinets are manufactured from Mica-loaded polymer containing magnetically
shielded Audax drive units.
Because of production costs of the original sirocco
set-up, Videologic decided to shrink the size of the casing and at the same
time use a 3" Audax driver instead of the original 4" driver used in the original
siroccoís. A 10mm high-frequency polymer dome tweeter is used to provide crisp
and clear treble and an 80mm Audax cone is present for bass and mid frequencies.
The dimensions of the satellites are 100 x 136 x 79mm; 3.94 x 5.35 x 2.91
If you remember in our Sirocco Crossfire review, I had two main complaints
on the satellites touching their exterior design. My first note was the lack
of mount support; an expensive system targeted for the home gamer, like the
crossfire, lacking of wall mount support was not quite acceptable. My second
concern was the lack of speaker grills, Curious kids and expensive speakers
placed on your desk donít mix. Videologic after reading some of the online
reviews noticed that something had to be done in order to start getting these
almost perfect ratings from reviewers. They decided to implant these in upcoming
systems. When we received the DTS set last month, upon opening the package,
I was thrilled to see the new satellites. All Sirocco Crossfire systems now
come with these improved units. They come with protection grills, a little
bit delicate but overall acceptable.
with Grill protection
The second improvement was less noticeable. Nevertheless,
as promised Videologic took care of the mount wall support, although not exactly
in the way most of us would have expected. What they did is added two little
holes on the back of each satellite. These two holes are used to mount the
optional videologic satellite brackets.