Every one is trying to cut back on the expenses now a days. So on the budget shopping is becoming an art. When it comes to the audio systems picking the right one could be a difficult task as well. Just about a year ago Eagle Tech USA has released Arion ET-AR504LR-BK 2.1 Soundstage. You can find our review of this system right here. The system was a success as it has great value for the low price. Today Eagle Tech USA has released a new version Arion, ET-AR506-BK 2.1 Soundstage. This is as well a budget system however it is different from previous version as it has a kick by having dual pair of parallel sub woofers. Lets take a look at ET-AR506-BK 2.1 Soundstage and see what we can get out of it.
About the Product
Following information is taken from the Eagle's web site.
Fans of aggressive bass will enjoy this pair of parallel-wired subwoofer system that hits harder, deeper and more accurate than ever. Increased surface area is key to producing sound pressure level previously impossible from a subwoofer this size. Audiophiles will be delighted by its crisp highs, refined midrange and punchy lows that only high quality components can provide. This high fidelity, 3-way loudspeaker system offers full spectrum sound that is accurate, images well and is noticeably more detailed and dynamic than you could expect from conventional speakers.
• High fidelity 3-way loudspeaker system reproduces accurate, full spectrum sound
• Increased subwoofer cone area yields higher SPL and deeper bass across a wider listening area
• Sound dampening solid wood enclosures
• Glossy finish complements modern room décor.
• 100 watts amplifier with passive crossover networks for clean separation of different frequencies
• Premium quality tweeter, midrange and subwoofer drivers for crisp highs, refined midrange and punchy lows
• Smooth linear response over broad frequencies so you hear the music at exactly the same way it was recorded
• Wired volume control with headphone input – great for desktop users
• Great for HTPC, video gaming system, home theater system and more
-Satellites: Dual 3-inch midrange and 1-inch tweeter with solid wood enclosure
-Subwoofer: Dual 5-inch driver with solid wood enclosure
• Speaker Dimension:
-Satellites: 3.94 x 10.52 x 4.93 inches
-Subwoofer: 6.58 x 12.05 x 9.49 inches
ET-AR506-BK speaker system
3.5mm to RCA audio cable
Now that we got basic information out of the way, lets take a closer look at Eagle's ET-AR506-BK.
The packaging of ET-AR506-BK looks very much similar to the ET-AR504LR-BK as it has all of the right information right there for the users to see before they spend some money on a great system. On the right corner we found a large sign with PEAK 100 W. The ET-AR506-BK has a 100 watts amplifier with passive crossover which give you the right separation of highs and lows.
Eagle Arion ET-AR506-BK
Features and Specifications
The color schema of ET-AR506-BK packaging is pretty soothing as it combines soft colors with black. On the side of the packaging we found some features and specifications of ET-AR506-BK. It is a smart way to give a customer heads up on what they are looking at. ET-AR506-BK Also has two handles as the package is rather heavy.
Out of the box
ET-AR506-BK is nicely packaged in the plastic foam and in the plastic bags to protect against any shipping scratches and dings. Everything in the box was very secured so nothing would of got damaged. Arion ET-AR506-BK comes with the actual unit, User manual and 3.5mm to RCA audio cable. The 3.5 mm to RCA cable is being used to connect your out source to in source on the Arion.
We also found a small side note which stated that certain headphones with low impedance values might experience difficulties with this system. There is no fix for this as you would have to change your earphones to get optimal sound. The Satellites speakers dimensions are 3.94 x 10.52 x 4.93 inches and 12.5 Watts RMS x2 drivers. The main Sub woofer is 6.58 x 12.05 x 9.49 inches and 25 Watts RMS x 1. The Satellites have Dual 3-inch midrange and 1-inch tweeter and Sub woofer has Dual 5-inch driver.
The quality of drivers is so so but they don't look all that bad considering this is "on the budget" system. These drivers produce a great separation of sound so you can hear all the highs and lows pretty clearly. Each speaker sits on four rubber feet to keep the speakers firm on the surface.
Real Wood Construction
Each Satellite speaker is connected to the base unit via RCA connector. The length of the wire is about 3 feet which is plenty for any simple installation. The quality of the shell is made from a solid wood material. This greatly aids in the quality of the sound drivers produce.
ET-AR506-BK also has a remote that comes in handy. The earphone jack is right on the front of the remote. If you would like to plug your earphones in, this would be the place. It has a stylish logo of Eagle right on the front of the remote.
On the right side of the remote is a handy mute switch and on the left side of the remote is the volume control knob. The remote is rather long, about three feet and definitely comes in handy if you are a gamer or a general user.
Ready to Rock
The whole set up took close to 2 minutes to open up and get going. Very easy installation and the whole system looks great!
We played around with Arion ET-AR506-BK for a few hours and our first impressions of the system was 9 out of 10. We used every external source we could find to test out the ET-AR506-BK and from our findings Arion has performed very well. The quality of sound was pretty good and everything time we heard an explosion or a bullet fire we could hear all of the sounds relatively clear. After running ET-AR506-BK trough our gaming pc we decided to use our Bose earphones and see the result. As the result of this observation we couldn't not tell any real difference between being connected to an mp3 player or directly to ET-AR506-BK.
Comfortably priced around 40$ Eagle Arion ET-AR506-BK 2.1 Soundstage makes a great low budget pick for a simple sound system. Delivering up to 100 watts of clear sound ET-AR506-BK definitely does the job. Our experience with ET-AR506-BK was nothing more than great and we strongly believe that it has lots to offer to the user from great quality drivers to the real solid wood construction. The set up time to get this whole system running is very short as there isn't really much to it. I would like to recommend Eagle Arion ET-AR506-BK as a log budget solution. Great value for the buck!