Videologic is the first to release 7.1-channel units. (If you don’t own a 7.1-channel sound card, Videologic’s proprietary technology, SurFE (surround field enhancement), converts a 5.1 signal into 7.1 playback.) With 7.1-channel sound cards set to be the future standard for ultimate PC audio, the ZXR-750 setup is a must-have, value-for-money accessory.
Externally it’s similar to the ZXR-500 but with two extra speakers in the bundle. The silver finish gives it that stylish touch, while the four front and side speakers have stands with rubberised feet to prevent slipping. The two back speakers have wall-mounting brackets, but it’s a shame you can’t swivel each unit to suit your position.
Though the ZXR-750 doesn’t provide any more audio muscle than Videologic’s 5.1 speakers, it still offers more than enough power to get the best out of DVD, gaming or music playback. With three volume controls for centre, rear and subwoofer, you can tweak the output to perfection.
To get the most out of the ZXR-750 speaker compatibility with several surround sound formats — including the new Dolby Digital EX — you’ll need a separate decoder or a compatible software DVD player. But the setup sounds fine to us without them, offering crisp clear audio.
Vendor: Pure Digital
Phone: (03) 9722 2089