Everyone knows that sound bars are great audio systems and that their only flaw is the lack of complete 5.1 surround sound. The FS-7.0 sound bar is the first 7.1 channel system of its kind. With a simple speaker, you should now get the complete effect usually offered by top of the line surround systems. Let’s see exactly what the FS-7.0 is all about.
Mounting the FS-7.0 on the wall is not an easy task. You won’t get a wall mount kit from Atlantic Technology and you can’t even buy one specifically made for the system’s weight. You can start searching for a kit which fits the size of your sound bar or consider hiring a professional to do the job for you. This system is said to work best when mounted on the wall, but getting it up there will take a while.
The FS-7.0 contains two dual voice coil woofers which measure 4×6 inches each and three tweeters which measure 1 inch each. If you take a look at the side of this sound bar, you will see one 3.25 inches triple voice coil driver. Both of these drivers will direct sound to the back wall which will be reflected to your ears and create an interesting surround sound effect. This means that you will have to place the system next to a wall if you plan on getting the best results from this system. This might be a problem to some and getting the perfect sound from the FS-7.0 is not exactly easy.
Setting up the FS-7.0
If you don’t have ideal conditions, you might not receive the effects you are looking for. Setting up the FS-7.0 is not easy and you will have to play with the numbers for a while until you find something you like.
When listening to music, the system is perfect. You can increase the volume as much as you want and the quality of the sound won’t be lowered. The problem with watching movies is the lack of surround sound in some points. However, you will enjoy action movies because the FS-7.0 is great at explosions and chase scenes; you won’t lose track of the dialog and everything will happen right next to you.
Pros and cons
For most people, the worst part about the FS-7.0 is the fact that this system is passive. You will have to buy a separate AV receiver if you don’t have one already and a lot of cables will be lying around your room. Another wire will come from the separate subwoofer, if you choose to buy one. If you take the system as it is, you have a high quality sound system, but you will notice the lack of a subwoofer and the fact that the surround sound is not always perfect.
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