Edifier R1850DB Active Bookshelf Studio Speakers with Bluetooth - Matt Black
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Initially, I was not impressed. Really, the sub seemed to add very little and I had trouble getting it dialed in to where I was happy.
The speakers are pretty loud with a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 85dbA, which is more than enough for most applications. For example, it can project the sound across the room when watching TV. Also, the distortion is minimal even at maximum volume, although I discourage you from running max capacity for long periods. Edifier R1850DB has a remote control. The recessed buttons feel natural, but the remote is inherently flimsy and will likely not last long. Specifications Edifier R1700BTPolk PSW10 - Rs. 16k (from ProFX showroom, Bangalore - cheapest compared to online prices .i.e. 19k) The R1700BT has a 4-inch woofer with a forward-facing bass port, which produces a fulfilling low-end delivery. Also, the 0.75-inch silk dome tweeter will handle high-frequencies. While these are two great speakers, I also wrote a full article on the best edifier speakers over here. Controls Winner: Edifier R1850DB
One of the crucial features to look out for when choosing a studio monitor is the sound quality. Of course, you shouldn’t compromise this, although there are other things to consider. Edifier R1700BT Remote control is also included with the speakers. It will come in handy to control some functions if you don’t like getting up every time you want to change something. Edifier 1850DB The bass reflex ports have been moved to the front to allow for more flexible positioning without sacrificing any bass response.Being that we’ve already reviewed R1850DB’s younger sibling, the R1800BT, we suggest taking a closer look at that article for a more in-depth analysis of the unit’s sound. Conclusion So I connected the sub to speakers via a thin RCA-3.5mm cord that came with the speakers, and the output is pretty weak. I have to crank the sub volume to full to get a decent sound, whereas I could only turn it halfway max on my previous system with a receiver. It has a variable LPF range from 40Hz to 150Hz, not sure what the best setting is. I can't tell if changing the LPF re-directs bass from the speakers to the sub or if they are overlapping certain frequencies. Am I supposed to turn the bass down on the speaker EQ settings when connecting the sub?
Its mids are well defined with sufficient warmth to produce a pleasing listening experience. In addition, the highs are crisp and clean without any harshness. Also, the lows are ample, although with a little more boom. The RMS is powered by 60W and allows the speaker to reach loud volumes around the 100dB mark before distortion becomes noticeable.
With a 79W RMS powering the 4″ drivers, the low end has greater boom and depth compared to the weaker R1700BT. With the 70W RMS power, the R1850DB reaches up to volumes of around 102-104dB before any noticeable distortion.