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|JuiceZ|
10-31-05, 10:10 AM
Just wanted to pass along....if you're like me and purchased the Gigaworks S700 with the intention on later upgrading it to a full 7.1 setup only to find out that Creative discontinued their S700-2 upgrade kits months ago, I did some digging around and found an alternative. Cambridge SoundWorks, owned by Creative, sells a compariable 2.0 set that closely matches the wattage, frequency & size specs of the S700/S750 satts called the Cambridge SoundWorks Newton Series™ MC100 (http://www.cambridgesoundworks.com/store/category.cgi?category=spk_center&item=c1mc10zzz). They're a little more expensive than the old upgrade set but they're the best alternative to getting the most out of your system.

LTech221
11-01-05, 05:13 AM
Doh, I just posted the same thing to reply to your statement on the other thred :p but yah, you can also do this with other systems e.g. Klipsch Promedia Users using RSX Series sattelites. Just wondering if you jumped the gun and did this? I was thinking of getting that MC150 center for my S700. IF you read stuff at 3dsoundsurge, some ppl used Boston CR67 bookshelves with Promedias and some Mission & ENergy bookshelves with the gigaworks. All reportedly blended well with the systems even though they could'nt really do anything for the sub's crossover point.

wheeljack12
11-01-05, 06:15 PM
why the heck did they re-brand the sats as cambridge soundworks? I mean the S750's were a popular seller for a while and creative boxed a s700 with the upgrade set for awhile when s750's ran low.

|JuiceZ|
11-01-05, 10:19 PM
why the heck did they re-brand the sats as cambridge soundworks? I mean the S750's were a popular seller for a while and creative boxed a s700 with the upgrade set for awhile when s750's ran low.

The MC100 & MC150 are actually higher spec than the S700/S750 satts and should sound better.

LTech221, haven't taken the plunge yet but will soon. Not a bad idea about replacing that center speaker either. Have you heard the MC150 yet?

LTech221
11-01-05, 11:21 PM
I havent heard the MC150, but I would imagine a fuller sound compared to the MC100 due to two larger drivers.

|JuiceZ|
11-02-05, 10:00 AM
I rarely buying audio equipment, especially speakers, without hearing them first so was just wondering.