So this is Part 2 of our 4 Part series on our at-home drive-in theatre. If you want to see Part 1 on the Blu-ray Player Click Here . Today I am going to be concentrating on the sound. Which means the speaker system that we bought to improve the sound quality, because, honestly, the sound coming from the projector is seriously lacking. I wanted something that would be easy to move and be easy to connect since I would be moving it to and from our backyard for our movie nights. That brought me to our next review.
Arion Legacy AR506-BK 2.1 Speaker System with Dual Subwoofers
I went with a gaming PC speaker system because it was compact, easy to move, and quick to set up as all you have to do is plug the speakers into the subwoofer, plug the subwoofer into the back of the projector with the RCA to 3.5mm wire, and plug the subwoofer into a power outlet. Easy set-up, easy take-down. That is the key to an outdoor movie theatre.
The dual subwoofer is small, light and easy to move. The speakers plug directly into the subwoofer via RCA wires. The Subwoofer has a wired remote with volume control and a mute button. While I do not know about speaker systems I know what sounds good. And this sounds decent and gets loud enough for our needs (most of the time). It has good bass, good high ends and it does not distort. According to Amazons website where I bought it from, it has 100 watts of total peak power, the frequency response goes from 20 Hz to 20K Hz. It has dual 5″ subwoofers, 2 midrange speakers and a tweeter on each speaker. While I am sure that the wired remote is convenient for desktop use as you will be sitting right next to the thing, it is not convenient for movie watching, so usually I just turn it up all the way and let it go. At a price of $52 bucks you can’t beat it. Do I wish I got something more powerful? Yes. Do I regret the purchase? No. Definitely a good start for our little theatre, but I will be upgrading eventually.
+ Easy set-up
+ Good price at $52.00
+ Decent sound quality.
– Wired Remote not convenient for outdoor theatre.
– Could be louder.
A good start for your utility belt but it isn’t the tool you want to keep. Eventually you would want to upgrade. A good tool for starting out but if you have a noisy area you may want something that can get a little louder. It is probably perfect for a computer set-up though.