Creative's latest sound system, the DTT3500 Digital, is the first 5:1 system to be tested here at Legion Hardware. It will be no surprise to see more 5:1 systems reviewed in the future, as they are rapidly becoming the number one choice for consumers because they can be used for DVD's, music and games. Just a few years ago Creative Labs brought out Cambridge Soundworks as they anticipated that today audio would be one of the key components to the home PC and it looks to be as though they were correct.
The closest thing we have seen to a true 5:1 system was Altec Lansing's ADA880 Digital system; Altec used all four satellite speakers in an attempt to create a feeling that there really was a center speaker (They did an amazing job) but this wasn't quite a 5:1 system but more a 4:1 system. It will be interesting to see how the DTT3500 Digital system stacks up in sound quality compared to the ADA880 Digital system.
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