IntroductionWhen it comes to multimedia speaker systems these days your choices seem limitless. Cambridge Soundworks FPS 2000, Creative labs four-point surround, VideoLogic's DigiTheatre speaker system, MidiLand S4 8200 system, the list can go on forever. One factor all these systems have in common is their relatively high price. Most speaker manufactures these days seem to take no consideration at all at the low-end consumer. When I say low-end consumers it means to say people who have no real need for a high priced speaker system for their computer and people who consider it to be insane spending all that money for your computer rather than your stereo system. What does the market have to offer us other than the crappy desktop speakers you get for around $20, with great sound quality to match high-end speaker systems, yet around a price range of $20 - $80. None really… until now; Diamond Audio Technology has put out their ProMedia speaker systems, which is yet to be beaten by a competitor for its price and quality.Diamond Audio Technology is no amateur to the speaker industry. After their establishment in 1995, they have put out many multimedia speakers and have acclaimed prestige as one of the best speaker manufacturers in the market and has won many awards to its name. The ever-popular S2 4100 and S2 4030 speaker systems of MidiLand were designed and built by Diamond Audio, so you can see when I said they are no amateurs I really meant it”. Diamond Audio's ProMedia series consists of 3 speaker systems designed meticulously to cater to varying consumer needs. Their top of the range Promedia 3025 speaker system is priced just under $80 yet the sound quality is unmatched by anything so far in the market in its price range. Next in line is the ProMedia 2012 system and the other is the ProMedia 2010 system.In this review I'll be considering each speaker system separately dealing on issues such as sound quality, troubleshooting, value, drawbacks etc. So you as our loyal readers and as customers, choose the speaker system that'll best suite your needs.
ProMedia 3025 Speaker system
The 3025-speaker system is Diamond's top of the range product offered in the ProMedia series for now. Containing two 5W satellites and a 15W subwoofer this seemingly small three-piece speaker system gives out sound more than you could ever imagine. Before I go into the real deal of sound quality lets first take a look into the Specifications and Features of the 3025 speaker system.
Contents and Assembly:
Other than the subwoofer and the two satellites, the package contains an adapter and the required cables to connect the speakers. You could get rid of the satellite stands if you wish, but then the remote looks like something out of this planet. So I doubt anyone would want to detach the stands for any reason. Talking about the satellites I must say they have been very nicely designed. Coupled with a gray front cloth mesh these satellites are very unique in their own way.
What makes this speaker system so good is due to its subwoofer. This 5" 15W sub produces enough bass for you to get a memorable DVD or gaming experience. The sub acts as the main hub to which everything connects to.
The fact that the Bass level controller is on the sub makes it quite annoying, since I have to keep reaching under my table all the time in order to fine-tune the music. (The recommended subwoofer placement is either under your table or in a corner of your room. I adopted what's most convenient to me.) It would be great if Diamond includes this feature in their future systems. The power on/off button and the volume controls are controlled by a wire-based remote, which connects to the subwoofer. You won't have trouble figuring out which cable goes where, since a detailed description is given in the manual included with the system.As for the power supply, Diamond Audio supplies the required power adapter depending on your countries power supply. The power adapter itself is very well built as you can see in the picture. Wish I could say the same with Cambridge Soundworks power supply.