Damson S-Series Home Cinema System Review & Comments

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    1. Greg Hook

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      This is an odd product. Lots of good ideas, and seemingly aimed at the "lifestyle" market, so why does the sound bar looks like a laminator?
       
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      I agree, decent ideas, odd execution. So odd in fact, I double checked to see if it was posted yesterday.

      The height speaker seems more suited to perching on top of the TV, rather than directly on top of the soundbar.

      Over-branded considering it's price point and target market - it looks like something you may have picked up for £60 in an Aldi clearance special IMO.
       
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      We're getting there. Close, but no cigar.

      We need the 'amp' section of this, with wireless connection for all 5.1 (or 7.1) speakers. Front LCRs instead of a soundbar. All the satellites the same as the rears here. Better sub.
       
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      I agree completely with your review (although I didn't realise the S-Cubes were more bassie than the sub). I had this system for nine months, sold it and went back to my Sony 9.1 headphones, but the 'good' news is that Damson are working on a larger sub & sound bar, although you might say they should have got it right at the beginning, but most users seem well satisfied with it as it is. Probably ideal for bedroom TBH.
       
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      This reminds me of early soundbars and sound bases: all the elements were there but the execution wasn't quite complete.

      But we always need someone to stick their head above the parapet and take the first, stumbling step. Wires are the last hurdle because they're messy, inconvenient and unsightly, unless you're prepared to chase them through false walls.

      And bass is absolutely vital to rich and full sound, any system has virtually no impact when it's thin and weedy.

      Just one question, Greg: you say that the S-Cubes use rechargeable batteries (I think), but how do you recharge them? USB? Remove the batteries or charge in situ via wall socket?
       
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      Via wall socket; just leave them connected.
       
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      There's something I've advocated before - a 'rear soundbar'.

      One of the big problems can be 'hiding' the rears. Imagine for a second a shelf, like an IKEA floating shelf, about the width of your sofa - maybe a bit wider. You could use it as a shelf! But built in/hidden (false books?) would be speakers - a couple firing at the sofa, a couple firing towards the side walls, to create the 'back 4' from a 7.1 system.

      Have any wiring contained in the shelf, and just one socket in the bottom. You could plug it in and charge it up while you were out at work, or in bed, or whatever. In normal use, on a day to day basis, no wires.

      The front 3 could be charged similarly.

      All speakers, including the sub, are wireless.

      What's not to like?
       
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      Nice idea but "No bass, no point."
       
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      A "Soundshelf" -I like it!

      For true WAF though, we really need wireless "Soundcushions"
       
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      They're for the LFE, a bit like a buttkicker.
       
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      Just disguise 4 floorstanders as George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Jon Hamm and all of a sudden they'd be fine.
       
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      When I first saw the photo I thought you were reviewing office equipment: you've got a fan, a laminator or inkjet printer, and two electric pencil sharpeners ;).
       
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      "The subwoofer measures just 240mm square and 80mm deep but does weigh 1.9kg, so has a nice weighty feel to it."

      :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

      Was this intended to be comedy?
       

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