Audio QualityThe ProMedia 2012 system, as it seems to appear is mainly aimed at users with low-end sound cards and with a tighter budget. One great thing Diamond Audio does in their designs is to avoid duplicating features of its other systems. The 2012 boasts of features such as separate treble and bass controls as well as a headphone jack and a subwoofer out jack.The extra R.M.S. power is greatly evident to that of the 3025's satellites. The high and midrange frequencies are excellent, giving crisp clear sound all the time, and since it's sold just under $40 I think it's a great bargain. Behind the stylish cloth mesh you see in the picture rests a 3" Diamond long throw driver for increase bass response. (So they say) However the drawback that's most evident in the ProMedia 2012 system is its lack of bass. I guess you can't expect everything to be perfect from just a 3" driver; there are practical limitations as to what a 3" driver could do.
Yet Diamond Audio has understood the drawbacks of the 2012 and included a subwoofer out jack. One might ask why not include a subwoofer to this system as well; but then you are missing the total point of this system. As I said before this system has been designed mainly for customers with tighter budgets or people who have no requirement for such things. Therefore including a sub would makes this system quite impractical. However I too wish that they come up with a system like this with the sub in the future, now that'll be great.
My gaming experience with the 2012 was quite okay, however the lack of bass was quite evident. Yet the overall experience you get compensates to this, since the only complaint I had with this system was the lack of bass. Everything else just kicked in smoothly. The trebles and midrange were very powerful and clear; I just couldn't believe how these small speakers could produce such great quality sound. Power is more than adequate and if you have no hearing problems I doubt you'll be able to go past the half way volume mark. Game dialogues, and overall music in NFS IV and Quake III was quite impressive, but explosions, gunfire and car crashes all were lacking depth due to the lack of bass. Audio music was rich in clarity giving perfect high and midrange frequencies. The 3DSP 3D enhancing feature truly does give a 3D effect to the music. It may not be as good as a 4 or 5 piece system but for its league no doubt it's really impressive. Movies too gave a good overall effect with crisp clear dialogues and well-balanced sound. Yet as I said before the sound lacked the depth when it comes to bass.
However don't think that these speakers are not good at all, because they are exceptionally good for a $40 speaker system. So if you're no high-end gaming fanatic and you want a decent speaker system for a very reasonable price then this is a good option the go for.I guarantee you that you'll not find a speaker system that's capable of producing similar sound quality at this low price of $39.99. Buying a speaker system totally depends on your actual needs and budget. So as I said before, if you have no special requirement for a high-end speaker system then the ProMedia 2012 speaker system is a real bargain not to be missed.