Published by HqSpeakers, on December 3rd, 2009, in the categories: Other
You can find many types of speakers in different sizes, shapes, prices and of course with smaller or bigger sound quality. You can buy individual speakers or you can get a sound system. As you may already know there are many types of sound systems, depending on the number of speakers they have. You can find 2.1 systems (2 speakers and a subwoofer), 5.1 systems (5 speakers and a subwoofer) or 7.1 systems (7 speakers and a subwoofer). There are also the 4.1 systems, which are not so popular because most of the people are looking for a complete surround experience, and that’s why they buy a 5.1 or 7.1. But today we’ll be talking about a 4.1 system. This kind of system is made out of 4 satellite speakers and a subwoofer, but no center channel. The small satellites usually give the mid range sounds, and it is really important to respect the arrangement suggested by the producer, to have the best audio quality and sensations. For example if you are playing a video game, and someone will attack you from your behind, that specific sound will be heard in the rear speakers, to give you the feeling that you are there in the game. But if the rear speakers are placed in front of you, you won't have the same sensation. The subwoofer will give the lowest and deepest sound frequencies, which are below 80 hertz. They can offer great movie experience, and can also give you the feeling that you are in your favorite club or disco, even though you are in your own room. And the center channel usually gives the high range sounds for example the voices, such as the actors in a movie or the singers in a concert, and that’s why it is one of the most important speakers in a home cinema, and it really needs to be placed in front of the listener. Like we said before a 4.1 system does not have a center channel, so that’s why it is not so popular among the users.
But if you don’t want to spend so much money on the audio system, and if you are not looking for a very intense and loud audio experience, then you can buy a 4.1 system. One of them is the MidilLand Mli 452. It comes at an incredible price of just 23 dollars, and it is pretty good, especially for a small apartment room, or a crowded office.
Like you can notice in the image, it has a very simple and standard design, all the speakers are white and grey. But this may not be a problem for a more mature person, who is not really interested for a cool and crazy design, and is more interested in something simple that doesn’t stand out. That’s why we said it is appropriate for a corporation’s office or something like that. The dimensions are pretty small and they can be fitted anywhere on your desk and in your room. The system is made of 4 satellite speakers, a subwoofer and also a control module. This is a low component that features the power on / off button and also volume control for the speakers and the subwoofer.
It is compatible with most of the sound cards, so you won’t have problems installing it. It gives a pretty good and clear sound, and even though it’s not so powerful you will still have a surround sensation whenever playing a game or watching a movie. And of course you can listen to music with a nice and deep bass due to the subwoofer. The power of the subwoofer is 10 Watts RMS, and each speaker has a power of 3 Watts. So that makes it’s total power of 22 Watts, which is pretty good considering that the price is so low (just 23 dollars). That means you will be paying a dollar for each Watt, and that’s something good in comparison with a high quality system of let’s say 500 dollars and 240 Watts, where you will be paying 2 dollars for a Watt. Of course you can’t compare a 500 dollars system with a 23 dollars one, but we were just saying that the Midiland Mli 452 does well for its price and value.
Some of the other technical details of this product are: Component depth 8.3 in, 3.5 in, 4.6 in; Component height 6.9 in, 3.8 in, 3.7 in; Component width 4.9 in, 3.4 in, 1.4 in ; Connector Gender Female ; Connector type Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ; Headset connectivity technology - Wired ; Interface – Line out ; Max speakers quantity – 5 ; Power supply / device – Power adapter External ; Signal to noise ratio – 55 dB and a frequency response for the subwoofer of 120 – 500 Hz.
You can find it in some computer stores, but you can also buy it from many sites on the internet (like ebay.com or amazon.com) and it will be delivered at your home. Like we said the 4.1 systems are not so popular, and that’s why it doesn’t have so many ratings and reviews on the internet, and that’s why we can’t say much about it. But if 23 dollars are not so important to you, and you really need some new speakers, you can buy the Midiland Mli 452, and tell us how they work.