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Phase Technology CineMicro One 5.1 Speaker System

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Introduction

I have no problem admitting that I like a certain type of manufacturer. I've always had admiration for companies that specialize in one area. I'm not saying that manufacturers who throw their hats into multiple rings don't make solid products, many of them do. If I'm being honest though, if my favorite brewery started manufacturing headphones I'd probably take a step back to evaluate the situation. In my opinion when a company devotes all of its attention to a particular category there's usually more attention to detail. There's no question that Phase Technology is a speaker company, one with deep roots at that; dating back to 1955. It's safe to say that they know a thing or two about high-fidelity. While not necessarily a household name, odds are you've probably come across their speakers in demo rooms, trade shows or publications. The CineMicro One is the company's attempt to pack their audio expertise into a compact, easy to use 5.1 home theater system. Knowing the company well and being a "big speaker guy" myself, I was interested in hearing how these little guys stacked up.

Specifications

  • Design: 5.1 Speaker System
  • Satellite Speakers
  • Drivers: One 0.75" Dome Tweeter, One 3" Midrange (Two 3" Midrange in Center Channel Speaker)
  • Subwoofer
  • Driver: 8" Polypropylene Cone
  • System Frequency Response: 36 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 86 dB
  • Nominal Impedence: 8 Ohms
  • Recomended Amp Power: 100 Watts per Channel
  • Dimensions: Satellites (6.5" H x 5" W x 4.5" D); Center (4.5" H x 10.5" W x 4.75" D); Sub (15" H x 12.5" W x 11" D)
  • System MSRP: $938 USA
  • Phase Technology