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    Reviews - Scythe Kama Bay Speaker - a £15 solution that does the trick

    HEXUS takes a look at Scythe's 5.25in PC speaker. Can a 1.5 Watt drive-bay mounted speaker suffice?
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    Re: Reviews - Scythe Kama Bay Speaker - a £15 solution that does the trick

    Certainly an interesting product.

    I like how it's marketed as stereo, which it is - you'll get sound from both left and right channels - but in terms of positioning, the speakers are so close together that it won't work.

    Also, the market might not have much room for this, given that the vast majority of LCD monitors have internal speakers.

    But for £15, somebody's going to buy it.
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    Re: Reviews - Scythe Kama Bay Speaker - a £15 solution that does the trick

    Indeed. A potentially useful product for a lot of people IF the sound provided is superior to in-built speakers in LCD monitors. This sort of product might be perfect for my sister's computer as the lack of power and tinnyness(sp?,word?) of the LCD speakers leave her with headphones for almost all multimedia playback. Not much use if you want to kick back and watch a film at uni. However, real quality would not be hugely important, just suitable, audible multimedia playback.

    .../me goes in search of more reviews - interested

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    Re: Reviews - Scythe Kama Bay Speaker - a £15 solution that does the trick

    This'll come in handy for people with big surround sound sytems like I have that use a lot of power, I could just turn off my 5.1 system when I'm not watching movies or listening to music and still have sound for Messenger and web browsing. A good power saver.

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    Re: Reviews - Scythe Kama Bay Speaker - a £15 solution that does the trick

    I have an idea for space saving surround sound:

    monitor speakers for front centre speaker.
    kama bay in desktop case under monitor for front left/right.
    kama bay in NAS pc which is placed behind you for rear left/right - run audio cable the same way as the network cable, trunking(?)

    voila, space saving 5 channel surround sound on a £30 quid budget..

    feel free to test this out and add a page to the review..

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    Re: Reviews - Scythe Kama Bay Speaker - a £15 solution that does the trick

    Quote Originally Posted by stevie lee View Post
    kama bay in NAS pc which is placed behind you for rear left/right
    thats not space saving!
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    Re: Reviews - Scythe Kama Bay Speaker - a £15 solution that does the trick

    thanks for pointing that out.. there is always 1 flaw in every one of my diabolical plans.. so happy you found it Madduck..

    and it is space saving compared to my current setup of metre tall floor standing speakers and a 12" sub woofer - they don't sound quite as nice plugged into Nforce2 audio, was using an audigy2 ZS - but thats a different story..

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    Re: Reviews - Scythe Kama Bay Speaker - a £15 solution that does the trick

    An interesting and cool looking idea. I think i'd buy them just for the aesthetics.

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    Re: Reviews - Scythe Kama Bay Speaker - a £15 solution that does the trick

    You can get quality sounding 5.1 speakers now for so cheap, under £40... for general use and gaming, they are great!

    I guess if space was a real concern...

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    Re: Reviews - Scythe Kama Bay Speaker - a £15 solution that does the trick

    quality sounding 5.1 for under £40, where is that from as the sets i look at are all about £200 and i could do with a cheap set

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    Re: Reviews - Scythe Kama Bay Speaker - a £15 solution that does the trick

    I just got my Logitech G51's for £100 and I am very impressed.

    They are perfect for gaming and movies while the music performance is above average too.

    All in all I can see very little reason to pay more than £100 now unless you are a complete audio nut.

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    Re: Reviews - Scythe Kama Bay Speaker - a £15 solution that does the trick

    I'd probably give that a go if it had a headphone pass through socket.
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    Re: Reviews - Scythe Kama Bay Speaker - a £15 solution that does the trick

    its not so much being an audio nut as needing more inputs than cheaper sets of speakers give. it drives me crazy having to switch the cables all the time.

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