*Review* Creative A520 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System

We have been very fortunate to receive a set of Creative A520 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System from Maplin to try out and review.


Now those regular readers will know that we have recently decorated our living room so this is perfect timing to be set up and connected so we can unwind in the evenings!

The surround sound system itself is actually quiet compact which is great as I hate bulky speakers taking up the room however don’t let this put you off and in thinking that the sound quality will suffer as it does not. The speaker dimensions themselves are:

  • Dimensions (HxWxD):
  • Speaker (144x80x104)mm
  • Subwoofer (235x192x192) mm


This system also comes with a remote control which is wired to the sub which takes a little getting used to however you are not going to lose the little remote any more.

Setting the system up was simple and easy (even I could do it!) and with in no time it was ready to go. The 5 little speakers we’re crisp and clear yet the base provided by the sub was just right and not overpowering. The base level is easy to set on the back of the sub which made it easy to adjust when little people headed to bed.

All in all we were pretty impressed by the Creative system and it has made movies streamed from the laptop much more enjoyable!

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