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Micra 6 Home-Theater-In-A-Box Review

by Steve DellaSala May 18, 2004
  • Product Name: athena Technologies Micra 6 Home-Theater-In-A-Box
  • Manufacturer: athena Technologies
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: May 18, 2004 20:00
  • MSRP: $ 550
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Satellites: Five two-way magnetically-shielded system
Impedance: 8-ohms
Woofer: 3-1/2 (9 cm) High Performance Injection Molded Polypropylene Cone w/ rubber Surrounds - 9oz magnet structure
Tweeter: 1/2 (13mm) Textile Dome - Neodymium Magnet
Crossover: 2.8 kHz
Frequency Response: 100Hz-20KHz +/-3 dB
Efficiency (room): 89dB (2-speakers)
Recommended Power: 20-100 Watts
Speaker Terminals: Spring loaded allows up to 18-AWG wire at touch of thumb
Enclosure finishes: Brushed silver or black

Subwoofer: 8" down-firing, front-vented bass reflex active subwoofer
Frequency Response: 30-100Hz (+/-3dB)
Power: 75 Watts RMS MOSFET power amplifier (225 Watts peak)
Woofer: 8" high excursion injection molded poly cone
Additional Specs: Front Control for simple level adjustment; Crossover system pre tuned to blend with the MS satellite speaker; RCA and High Level inputs

Dimensions
Satellites: 7" (178mm) H x 4.5" (114mm) W x 4.5" (115mm) D
Center: 4.5" (114mm) H x 11.2" (284mm) W x 4.5" (115mm) D


Pros

  • Good imaging
  • Excellent WAF
  • Good build quality with quality drivers
  • Easy to install
  • Wiring included
  • Built in brackets for satellites and center
  • Built in spikes for Subwoofer

Cons

  • Not suited for large theater rooms
  • Excessive port noise from subwoofer during deep bass excursions
  • No subwoofer cable

Introduction

athena TECHNOLOGIES is the newest of companies headed by Audio Products International which also includes companies such as Energy Speakers, Mirage and Sound Dynamics.

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