Higher, faster, further. Or: bigger, louder, more conspicuous. Also in the acoustics industry, new devices are becoming more and more exciting and seemingly better. They grow in height and in width. They are presented elaborately, offer ever more detailed sound, become ever louder. The bass must be extremely strong, the treble extremely high. And the case must reflect all that – loud, not to be overlooked, somehow innovative. The latter is of course difficult to achieve if everyone is striving in the same direction. In order to actually be striking and innovative, most manufacturers try to surpass all existing devices with their new devices and to be different in this way – always a little bigger, always a little stronger.
The Soundgil device tested by us, which bears the name “Cube 2.1”, is strikingly different at first glance in any case. But it stands out in a completely different way. It seems to break with the usual ideas of the acoustic equipment manufacturer industry today. It is strikingly different because it is small, little eccentric, easy to overlook, and thus in no way committed to the idea of rapid, steady progress.
At first glance, it is therefore nothing of what distinguishes today’s music systems. But now the question almost automatically arises as to whether there is a marketing trick behind this rather unusual presentation – or is the device really extraordinary and different?
If we assume the second case, further questions arise: Can Soundgil be successful with this concept? How should the success of a device falling outside the standard be measured?
We tried our best to test and evaluate this device – of course, it’s very subjective. You can find more information about the exciting device – everything is big and strong, small and seemingly weak things suddenly become much more interesting – on the following pages.
- Power supply: DC 24V
- Maximum output power:
- L/R channel 50W + 50W 4Ω
- Height/bass 50W + 50W 4Ω
- Frequency response: 55 Hz -26 KHz
- Drive units: 4x 3 inch
- Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR@1kHz)
- Analog: 85 dB
- Digital: 90 dB
- Impedance: 4Ω
- Distortion: 0.03% with 1W/channel
- 2x L/R channel: L 116 x W 116 x H 116 mm
- Height/bass channel: L 232 x W 116 x H 116 mm
- Gross weight: 5.2 kg