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Microlab Solo 7c

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Pros: clear mids, extended but not overly aggressive highs, pretty good bass.very coherent sound @ a decent price. look nice

Cons: needs a big enough room, sub would do better for the low end. un-eqed bass might be intrusive or overbearing for some, especially close up

I bought these to replace a set of multimedia logitech speakers after reading the IXBT review for these. You can have a look at the RMAA analysis on IXBT. You can also see what's inside the speakers on the pics there.

At some point it became clear I needed a 2.0 system or 2.1 system for music, and the corsair multimedia set I had was too V shaped for classical piano/violin + orchestra or metal and sounded horrible.
The alternative was much smaller monitor speakers most of which seemed to have problems reproducing the low end.
Long story short - the clarity of these make the corsair 2500 I had sound like a cheap boom-box.

I'm very impressed with the 7c and they seem to be fantastic value for money. (mine were used for $170, but I think new they're about 200-250)

These are active speakers and so have a built-in amp. There're also built-in tone controls accessible via the remote. To my taste - I'd probably set those to '-2 or -3 bass' since I think there's a slight upper bass hump that corrects.
The speaker boxes are made out of MDF and are very solid and they do look fairly pretty and at the very least not cheap.

7c come with a remote and volume control duplicated at the back of the speakers along with a hard power switch.

With very slight eqing I get a sound very similar to my Unique Melody Merlins, with better imaging. (at a fraction of the price)

These speakers are extremely versatile and I've enjoyed them greatly over 3 years with Rock, Metal, Symphonic classical or soloist + orchestra classical, pop or hip-hop.
The voices sound crisp and natural, the guitars sound crisp and so do cymbals and high hats (but not unnaturally so). The low end is very satisfying with a slight mid bass bump/bleed but that can be easily eq-ed out.

I haven't heard any background noise until more than extreme volumes, and these can go exceedingly loud (they're not small speakers and in smaller rooms your ears will bleed out long before 7c will overload)

A word of caution, the 6" speakers used for lows+low mids are not magic and will not be 13" sub level, but they're very decent for what they are.

Finally, they're not small speakers, and you might be better off getting their 3c version for smaller rooms, but I haven't tried it myself.
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Microlab Solo 7c
Description:

High fidelity bookshelf stereo speakers with beautiful wood finish. Designed with Microlab's attention to detail and audio expertise. This series is ideal for most living room, bedroom, and party setups. The Solo series provides crystal clear and dynamic tones through audio drivers specially designed by Peter Larsen (respected acoustical engineer). High resolution and near perfect performance, simply stunning audio production quality. Powerful sharp cone dispersion woofer design for the perfect audio experience. Comes with infrared remote control capability for wireless remote control. Special heritage range for Microlab's 2.0 system that employs high quality design techniques and speaker technology - perfect sound quality and near linear response. Incorporates IGBT OCL circuit for pure tones and dynamic acoustic production. High quality sound and full spectrum, ideal for all music lovers and audiophiles.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandMicrolab
EAN6945198850195
FeatureCrystal clear dynamic highs, balanced mid range and deep powerful bass Reference monitor quality, driven by high quality drivers Wooden Cabinet Each cabinet with 2 1" tweeter for high notes and 6.5" woofer for mid to low depths and bass Ideal for high fidelity music, movies and digital media playbacks
LabelMicrolab
ManufacturerMicrolab
ModelSolo 7c
MPNSolo 7c
PublisherMicrolab
StudioMicrolab
TitleMicrolab Solo 7c
Package Height15 inches
Package Length26 inches
Package Weight54 pounds
Package Width22 inches
PackageQuantity2
PartNumberSolo 7c
ProductGroupSpeakers
ProductTypeNameSPEAKERS
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