Edifier Predator 2.1 Speakers

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Edifier Predator 2.1 Speakers
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Product: Edifier Predator 2.1 Speakers
Provided By: Edifier
Price: ~$79.99 at time of publication

Introduction:

Welcome friends! Today we bring you both a visual and audio treat from Edifier.  This is a company that produces speakers for computer and other multimedia applications.  The focus of our attention today is the e 1100 MK II Predator. They can be used for Computers, DVD players, CD devices and whatever else you can plug a generic 3.5mm connector into.

Edifier Predator Box

We are somewhat familiar with Edifier and have reviewed a few other products from them.  You can find them in our audio section here.

 

First Look:

The package looks pretty slick and flashy.  Although I've only included one image of the box, the box features images of the Predator speakers on all sides.  Once I opened the box I was quite impressed with the packaging, both because of the type and how well it cradled these nice speakers.  I'm not a tree-hugger by all means, but it is nice to see companies take foam packaging to heart and help reduce waste by using recyclable materials.

In The Box
In The Box

In The Box
In The Box

 

Although not pictured clearly above, the box includes the speakers themselves as well as a small manual, a cleaning cloth and a warranty slip.  Of course, all the required cables are also in the box so you are ready to roll.

The two satellite speakers themselves look very nice. The main body is black and they rest on a silver base with the Edifier logo printed on the front side. The front these speakers look fairly average but when you start feeling the materials used for the main body, you get the feeling that they are quite durable - not to mention that the finish is quite appealing. The speaker body itself sits at an angle and this adds to the overall style of the product. When you turn it around and look at the back, you'll notice some nice curves and a snazzy little peek where the back curves down.

Front Back

Each speaker is also endowed with slip-resistant padding on the bottom of the bases.  At the back of the base we see that the audio cables come out and meet close the head, which plug into the sub.

Non-Slip Bottom

Next up, we’ll talk about the subwoofer. It doesn't take long to see what inspired the design and the name of these speakers.  It is styled somewhat like the heads or head pieces from "predators" from the movie bearing the same name. The sub itself is made of the same material as the speakers - as far as the stylized plastic construction. On the front we find a nice curve with another of those iconic ridges. Directly on top we see a round volume dial and power control that lights up with a nice blue color when the system is turned on.

Solitary Sub
Subwoofer Front

Volume Knob
Volume Knob

At the back we find the bass changer dial as well as the power input, line-in and the speaker output, all of which are labeled accordingly. On the business end of this banger is the nice 5" (131mm) driver. Near the back of the bottom there is also a small hole that allows air to move in and out of the enclosure. The stand on which the subwoofer sits is the same silver plastic used on the speakers and offers a nice contrast with the black.  The subwoofer has the same non-slip pads as does the satellite speakers.

Inputs
Inputs

Subwoofer Cone
Subwoofer Cone

 

The last things to mention are the 3.5mm-3.5mm audio cable that runs from the subwoofer to the computer.  The 100V-240V power supply also hooks into the subwoofer.

On the next page we'll cover the specifications before we jump into testing.