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#328158 - 11/12/10 02:38 AM Audiobyte v3 Computer Speakers
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My Audiobytes died on me recently, and Axiom was very generous in letting me upgrade to the new v3s. I received them today. I won't be able to put them through their paces until the weekend, but I thought I'd make a couple of observations right now.

The most obvious changes are to the subwoofer. Instead of a box, it now resembles a bookshelf speaker (trapezoid and all), with a woofer and a port behind the grill. The grill is magnetic now, which the other Audiobytes already had. The sub is also now available in other colors besides black. I got mine in charcoal, to match the speakers. As far as performance, I'm not sure how it stacks up to the previous sub in output, since I can't really blast it right now, but instead of the three settings like before (Flat, Half, Full), there is now a Sub Trim dial on the back of the amp. That must be why you get a different amp if you're getting the Audiobytes with the sub versus not. Before, the settings were done on the sub itself. I definitely prefer the dial. Much finer control over the integration of the bass. Of course, getting a different powered sub and using the Sub Out would accomplish the same thing.

I'm a fan of these changes. The overall performance seems to be what I remember, but like I said, it's nice to have the finer control over the bass. I look forward to throwing more material at the system over the weekend.

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#328159 - 11/12/10 05:06 AM Re: Audiobyte v3 Computer Speakers [Re: CV]
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Sounds good so far, looking forward to a more thorough review smile
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#328172 - 11/12/10 08:40 AM Re: Audiobyte v3 Computer Speakers [Re: CV]
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Pictures would be nice, Charles since the web site is still showing the old subwoofer!
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#328179 - 11/12/10 10:29 AM Re: Audiobyte v3 Computer Speakers [Re: EFalardeau]
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Did they mention whether there were any changes to amplifier power?
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#328187 - 11/12/10 10:55 AM Re: Audiobyte v3 Computer Speakers [Re: CV]
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Can you post a pic of the subwoofer? I think mine may need to die soon, too.



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#328191 - 11/12/10 11:31 AM Re: Audiobyte v3 Computer Speakers [Re: pmbuko]
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I'm surprised nobody has requested pictures, yet.
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#328202 - 11/12/10 01:33 PM Re: Audiobyte v3 Computer Speakers [Re: tomtuttle]
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laugh I'll get some pics this weekend.

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#328274 - 11/12/10 07:09 PM Re: Audiobyte v3 Computer Speakers [Re: CV]
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#328280 - 11/12/10 07:15 PM Re: Audiobyte v3 Computer Speakers [Re: terzaghi]
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So would CV!
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#328317 - 11/12/10 11:55 PM Re: Audiobyte v3 Computer Speakers [Re: jakewash]
CV Offline
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Ha ha, can't argue with that.

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