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Swans S200A Multimedia Speakers

by February 14, 2007
Swans S200A

Swans S200A

  • Product Name: S200A
  • Manufacturer: Swans
  • Distributor: HiVi
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Review Date: February 14, 2007 11:02
  • MSRP: $ 679 (Internet-direct - $499)
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System series: HiVi Active Studio Monitor / High-End Multimedia
System type: Active 4th-order 2-way vented-box system
Driver configuration:

  • woofer: Shielded 5.25” Polycone Midwoofer
  • tweeter: 28mm Danish-Style Soft Dome Tweeter

Frequency range: 47Hz-20kHz(-6dB)
Horizontal dispersion: 15deg in 250Hz-8000Hz< ±4dB
Vertical dispersion: 5deg in 250Hz-8000Hz< ±4dB
Harmonic distortion: 100Hz-20kHz≤1%(2.83V/1m)

Amplifier system:

Frequency range:  20Hz-20kHz(-3dB,-0.5dB)
Rated power:  32W×2(5Ω,1kHz,THD<0.1%)
Signal-to-noise:  >86dB
Distortion:  THD<0.06%(8Ω,1kHz,10W)
Input sensitivity:  700mV
Input impedance:  22kΩ
Bass adjust:  ±3dB(100Hz)
Treble adjust:  ±3dB(10kHz)
Separation:  >65dB

Finish:  Piano Merlot/black mesh; Piano Black available
Dimension:  195×246×363(mm)
Net weight:  8.4Kg(main box)/ 6.7Kg(subsidiary box)


  • Aesthetics
  • Excellent imaging
  • Great bass
  • Easy setup
  • Fully shielded


  • Large
  • No headphone jack for defeating speakers (VOIP, etc)


It wasn’t so long ago that I was researching my first “real” set of speakers. At the time, there were a number of brands that caught my attention. Swans was one of them. But by the time I was ready to buy, they had kind of fallen off the radar and I ended up with another Internet direct brand. When I saw them at CEDIA last year, I noticed one of our reviews for a different product printed up and sitting on their desk (apparently one of their staff picked it up at another booth) I pointed at it and said, “That’s us.” Well, one thing led to another and now I’m looking at a set of their “hi-end” multimedia speakers.
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