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Wireless Rear Speaker Wireless Amplifier 5. Of course with so many features packed in for the money, how good could the audio experience be?
Read on to find out what we think. A quick visit to the product page of the BDV-NW will reveal that Sony has shoehorned quite a lot into their premium home theater system: there are no less than 22 individual features listed. While a good number of these are likely to be considered worthless fluff by most do we really need "Football Mode"?
There's a lot to like here, including: dual HDMI inputs; wireless networking and streaming for Netflix, YouTube, HuluPlus, et al; and "wireless" rear speakers courtesy of a wirelessly fed stereo amplifier that powers the surround channels.
Features are great; I like cool toys as much as the next guy, but let's face it, this is Audioholics, and we want to know how Sony's top HTIB can perform. Starting with the basics, the main speakers sport a 25mm tweeter and a pair of 80mm that's a hair over 3" for those averse to the metric system woofers in a vented configuration. The center speaker interestingly features a different configuration: a 20mm tweeter and a pair of 60mm woofers in a vented alignment, while the surround speaker shares the 20mm tweeter of the center channel and mates it with an 80mm woofer from the main speakers.
The subwoofer if you want to call it that boasts a mm 7" woofer in a vented alignment. Suffice it to say, judging by the size of the drive units alone, the audio performance of this system isn't going to be much to write home about. At slightly under 2. At best, the included subwoofer is going to have to shoot for an abnormally high crossover frequency, which can lead to issues of localization.
At worst, there could be a hole in the system response stemming from the speaker which handles the bulk of the content in a home theater. To be fair, Sony is hardly the only one chasing slick looks that complement a flat screen TV and letting audio performance take a back seat. Confused about what AV Gear to buy or how to set it up?
Features, Features, Features A quick visit to the product page of the BDV-NW will reveal that Sony has shoehorned quite a lot into their premium home theater system: there are no less than 22 individual features listed. An 80mm woofer from Sony's BDV-NW Suffice it to say, judging by the size of the drive units alone, the audio performance of this system isn't going to be much to write home about.
Like This? Check out our other Surround Sound Reviews! View full profile. Read the Complete Thread. Adjepatatje posts on December 24, It IS usefull I find this article usefull especially for a noob like me!! Someone in the Netherlands, there was a deal for exactly this system.
And because I am the bigest noob about audio systems I find the review interesting and the suggestion for other systems. It this review was not written, I was till looking for a review for this audio system.
Adam, post: I have a different opinion of Audioholics. I don't think it's about high quality reproduction - I think it's about understanding what you're buying. Ahh, good point. I can dig that. Adam, post: Steve, I'm glad to see that you've joined the writing staff. I like your writing style quite a bit. Nice job! Flattery will get you everywhere. Steve, I'm glad to see that you've joined the writing staff.
Cygnus, post: What is the point in reviewing units like this? They have nothing to do with audio quality, and are a waste of time for someone looking for high quality reproduction of their media, which is what Audioholics should be about. I have a different opinion of Audioholics. So, knowing if a system like this will give you what you want. For some people, it will…for others, it won't. My parents, for ex amp le, would like something like this much more than a system with big speakers and wires running everywhere.
They also think that their TV speakers sound fine, and I imagine that this would be a step up. Even if we stick with the thought that AH is only about high quality reproduction, there's value is discussing which systems don't have it and why.
Steve doesn't actually know what the system sounds like. Discussions of sound quality are all speculation based primarily on driver size.
I can't speak for Gene, but think of it like this: someone looking for information on this product may find and read this preview article and learn about some of the faults the system possesses, as well as a potential alternative or several depending on whether they explore the site further.
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