Sound Storm Laboratories F4.400 400-Watt 4-Channel Power Amplifier with High/Low Crossover Low pass crossover on CH3/4: 120Hz (fixed, 120Hz) Variable input gain control Power and protection LED indicators Line and speaker level inputs Chrome plated …
SSL crossovers allow you to direct specific frequency ranges to the Sound Storm tweeters, full range speakers, and subwoofers designed to best reproduce those frequencies: Essentially, they tell your tweeters when to tweet and your woofers when to woof! The SX310 is a 3-way electronic crossover with remote subwoofer level control. It features front, rear, and subwoofer inputs as well as independent front, rear, and subwoofer output levels and level controls. Signal-to-noise ratio is >110dB. Other standard features include a parallel input switch that permits feeding multiple channels from one input, phase inversion switch (sub out), stereo/mono switch (sub out), and Bass Boost (0 to 12 dB) variable from 25Hz to 250Hz. Crossover frequencies can be selected as follows, front high pass from 32Hz to 250Hz, rear high pass from 40Hz to 400Hz, and subwoofer from 40Hz to 400Hz. For technical questions about this product please visit our website, soundstormlab.com, or call a technician at 888.38.STORM. When it comes to building an impressive and affordable home-quality theater in your vehicle, Sound Storm is your solution. Let us prove to you that everything else is just noise.
Marine Digital Media Receiver features an innovative design with a new command console design and ample connectivity to a variety of digital sources. Mechanism-Free design is less susceptible to shocks and vibrations.
MCACC microphone calibration technology automatically adjusts the surround sound to match your room
Front Stage option mimics surround sound without placing the speakers around the room
Powerful 600 watts of total RMS power and Dolby Digital/Pro Logic II and DTS decoding
Includes five satellite speakers (two front, two rear, and center), subwoofer, display unit, and remote control
5.1-channel surround sound system matches the Xbox 360’s design and style
A complete digital entertainment center designed with the same sleek finish as the Xbox 360 video game console; the HTS-GS1 delivers a lot of power and sound processing without taking up a lot of space. By placing the amplifier and electronics in the base of the subwoofer, this system delivers all of the power and features of a traditional surround sound system – without cluttering your space. And, all of the connections you’ll need are integrated into the subwoofer and color-coded , allowing quick and easy installation and set-up. With three digital inputs, this system is ready for DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound audio tracks found in games, video and music. Using the Front Stage Surround Sound option, you can get a realistic surround sound experience even though all of the speakers are placed in the front of the room. Through sophisticated digital sound processing and directional speakers, the HTS-Gs1 delivers room-filling surround sound without the hassle of running wires to additional rear speakers. Just place the ultra high-end calibration microphone in your favorie gaming position and the system will automatically adjust the sound for distance, volume, speakers size and equalization. It actaually listens to how the sound responds to elements in the room and alters it for maximum reporduction accuracy. Once you hear balanced and precise sound, you’ll have a whole new listening experience for all your games, videos and music. And speakeing of music, the HTS-GS1 has new Sound Retriever DSP technology designed to replace lost information and dynamics in compressed music fles like MP3, WMA, AAC. The universal remote is Xbox 360 compatible and allows the flexibility to switch between gaming and the extensive Xbox 360 mulitmedia capabilities. With its Windows® Media Center* and powerful Xbox Guide Buttons, the universal remote provides easy and intuitive control of your complete system – all at your fingertips.If you’ve got an Xbox 360, then you’re probably very happy with the system’s fantastic graphics, bountiful title selection, and sleek design. Now, what about a high-performance sound system to enhance your gaming experience? Designed to match the style of the Xbox 360, Pioneer’s HTS-GS1 5.1-Channel Surround Sound System may be just what you’re looking for. After setting up this home-theater-in-a-box (HTIB) system, we sat back and enjoyed several hours of pure gaming bliss. Whether we were battling online against other Halo 2 gamers, or saving the planet in the Xbox 360 title, Prey, this system delivered awesome and inspired surround sound.
Easy Set-up and Configuration Everything you need to set up the HTS-GS1 is included in the box. Using the handy Quick Start Guide, we had the entire system wired in less than an hour. The easy-to-follow instructions and color-coded wires made the set up of the center speaker, subwoofer, and two rear and two front speakers a cinch. One word of warning: the included wires are an adequate length for a small-to-medium sized room, but if you really want to spread out, you’ll need additional wiring to complete the task. But for our purposes, the HTS-GS1 provided everything we needed to get the job done.
The HTS-GS1 is an ideal choice for any small-to-medium sized space that is dedicated to Xbox 360 gaming.
Once the speakers were in place, we took advantage of the system’s auto MCACC microphone calibration technology. We simply placed the ultra high-end calibration microphone on the back of the couch — directly behind our favorite gaming position — and the HTS-GS1 automatically adjusted the sound for the distance, volume, speaker size, and equalization. Once the system calibrated the speakers to match the layout of our room, we were off to the races –literally — tackling the toughest race tracks available on Project Gotham Racing 3.
Although all the connections were easy to distinguish and connect, we do have one complaint: there are loads and loads of wires to deal with. This is not a problem unique to the HTS-GS1, but we found it a bit ironic that a home-theater-in-a-box designed to complement the Xbox 360 — a gaming system noted for its clean design and wireless capabilities — would be so overloaded with wires.
Sleek, Xbox 360 Design This surround sound system offers an attractive white design, accented with gray speaker grilles, and features five small satellite speakers (center, two front, and two rear), and a large subwoofer that is about the size of a standard CPU tower. Although the subwoofer is a bit bulky, it houses all of the system’s electronics and connectivity jacks. And since this theater system lacks a DVD player (the assumption is you’ll use your Xbox 360 for movies), the display unit is quite small; in fact, it’s not much bigger than the included remote control. It features tiny, silver control buttons and a large, circular power button. The front panel delivered all the information we needed via a scrolling single-line display. The included easy-to-use remote control is packed with features, and, like the rest of the system, it also matches the Xbox 360 design. With it we could control all of the system’s features, as well as our Xbox 360 gaming console.
Sound Designed for High-Performance Gaming With the HTS-GS1 we could hear every audio effect the Xbox 360 had to offer — from the lightest wind to bone-rattling explosions. The system delivers great audio performance with a powerful 600 watts of total RMS power, and dynamic 5.1-channel surround sound with Dolby Digital/Pro Logic II and DTS decoding. In addition to playing video games, the Xbox 360 also plays DVDs and MP3 files. We took advantage of both and spent an afternoon watching movies, and an evening listening to a stack of CDs. The system responded to every form of entertainment that we could throw at it — games, film, and music — with crisp, clear, and powerful sound.
The HTS-GS1 also features Front Stage Surround Sound, a virtual surround-sound feature. To test this function, we moved all the speakers to the front of the room. Through its sophisticated digital sound processing and directional speakers, the system can mimic surround sound without the hassle of running wires to additional rear speakers. Although the traditional surround sound set-up delivered the best audio surround sound quality, the Front Stage option was still much better than our regular, old television speakers.
The HTS-GS1 can be a bit pricey when compared to other home-theater-in-a-box systems, but Pioneer’s design may trump the cost for those who want an attractive, surround-sound option that matches the Xbox 360’s style. And even though his system may not be the optimal home-theater system choice for a large family room, the HTS-GS1 is an ideal choice for any small-to-medium sized space that is dedicated to Xbox 360 gaming.
Attractive, Xbox 360 design
Simple set-up and great sound
Ideal for any small-to-medium sized gaming room
Lots and lots of wires
A bit pricey when compared to similar HTIBs
What’s in the Box Receiver/subwoofer, five satellite speakers (two front, two rear, and one center), display unit, remote control, two AA batteries, two display unit stands, AM loop antenna, FM wire antenna, display unit cable, optical cable, power cord, five speaker cables, microphone (for Auto MCACC setup), non skid pads (small and large), mounting brackets, screws, operating instructions, and warranty card.
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