May 20th, 2011

Antec Rockus 3D 2.1

The Sub

The sub woofer, as you can see is a little more mundane than its trumpet faced companions. It looks quite like the Lian Li Xbox Case I reviewed a while back.

The entire front panel is covered by a light foam covering that feels a bit like a dust filter. The rest of the casing is a lightly textured, matt black.

Antec Rockus 3D 2.1

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The base features a Soundscience logo but not much else.

Antec Rockus 3D 2.1

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Antec Rockus 3D 2.1

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Here we do find some rubber feet, only small ones though; one in each corner of the base.

Antec Rockus 3D 2.1

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At the back you can view the actual sub itself. It’s not massive, but Antec have included something called a “passive radiator” which apparently gives this lil’ fella a footprint of a much larger woofer.

I’d also like to note that this one doesn’t face down like quite a few other subs do. While this  is done to create a more universal sound, it can cause problems with surface vibration and if placed on carpet, can end up with a lot of bass loss. This one shouldn’t have that problem.

Antec Rockus 3D 2.1

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The rest of the back panel is festooned with connectors, switches and info stickers.

Antec Rockus 3D 2.1

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On the right there’s optical in, analogue in, auxilary (3.5mm) in, as well as connectors for the volume controller and the speakers themselves. There’s also a small switch that controls bass level. This is an irritating place to put it as to adjust the strength of the lower frequencies, you can’t just tweak it on the fly, you have to reach behind and blindly grope for the switch.

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