Published by HqSpeakers, on December 22nd, 2009, in the categories: Monsoon
But the Monsoon legacy is still here, and many people are still using (or selling) the cool looking and good sounding Monsoon flat-panel speakers.
In this article we are going to discuss one of the company’s products and this are the Monsoon MM-700 Speakers. It is a 2.1 audio system, so this means it is made out of two stereo speakers and a subwoofer. The price for them is somewhere around 150 dollars, and they do sound really good. They have a total power of 44 watts divided into 11 watts for each satellite speaker and 22 for the subwoofer. The system has a frequency response from 50 hertz to 20.000 hertz, so this means it will give you a nice sound, through all the sound ranges. The system combines the powerful midrange and high sounds with a deep and booming bass from the subwoofer. From what the users are saying, even though they have a pretty small price, they will sound like a multi-hundred dollars product.
Even it is a little difficult to set them up, just follow all the instructions from the manual, and it will guide you through all the steps. A negative aspect of the small and thin flat-panel speakers, is that you need to find exactly the right spot to place them to have the best sound quality. You will have to make a few more tries until you find the “sweet spot”, but you will be very satisfied after that. Make sure to mark somehow that spot, so you know where to place the speakers if you move them.
Another cool feature about this system is that it has a controlling puck. This is a small device that contains all the useful buttons for controlling the system. It has the volume knob and also a “mute” button. This button can be useful for the times when you suddenly want to turn off the volume, and after that press it again to get back to the volume you had. But a negative aspect is that the on and off button and the bass volume control is placed on the subwoofer. And the subwoofer is recommended to be placed under the desk, so you will have to crawl there each time you want to turn the system on and off, or to modify the bass volume.
But enough with the negative parts, let’s talk about another great thing about this system. And this is the 3D sound. The monsoons speakers are somehow managing to produce a real and nice 3D sound, without having to use an expensive sound card. The 3D sound can be heard mostly when playing a video game, and sometimes you may have the sensation that you are using a surround sound system.
Another good thing about the MM 700 speakers is the subwoofer. It is not really big and really powerful but it’s very effective, especially if used in a small apartment room. It can easily make your house to vibrate if it is turned all the way up. Like we said before these speakers are looking really nice, and unique so people will really want to see them , and there is no need to hide them. They are all black and they look pretty nice and elegant. Even that little puck used for the volume control is stylish.
Most of the users that reviewed these speakers were very pleased with them, and didn’t encountered any major problems. Most of the sites are rating them 4 out of 5 or 9 out of 10 stars.
So after all they are pretty cheap speakers, with a stylish design, a small but powerful subwoofer, a cool volume control puck and also an excellent 3D sound, so these speakers will really worth their money.
Unfortunately this system isn’t produced anymore, but you will be able to find it on the internet, on auction sites like ebay.com or amazon.com. You should also try to search for them in stores that are selling second-hand products. Good luck finding them, and then enjoy the sound!