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Cambridge Soundworks
Desktop Theater
DTT2500 Digital Speakers

The Good

$299.99 MSRP

+ Crisp & Clean reproduction of high and mid frequencies
+ Punchy deep lows
+ Realistic 3D sound
+ Dolby Digital Decoder
The Bad

- No headphone jack on amplifier

"Yee Haw! Jester's Dead!". These were the words I was listening to pounding on Cambridge SoundWorks new Desktop TheaterTM 5.1 DTT2500 Digital speakers. What we have here is the first high end set of computer speakers that offers an external amplifier, coupled with a Dolby Digital Decoder in a computer speaker system.

In July '99, I took a look at Cambridge SoundWorks FPS2000 speakers. The FPS2000's were, themselves, high quality speakers. What has Cambridge done now? They took the same satellites, added one more; and took the amplifier out of the subwoofer, and put it in an external amplifier, coupled with a Dolby Digital Decoder. This makes an already outstanding product, into an extremely outstanding product. I have been enjoying these speakers for a few weeks now, playing with the various settings and watching movies, and have fallen in love with these speakers. Cambridge SoundWorks have taken the PC speaker experience to a new level, and currently no one else has a unit like the 2500's. Below are the specifications for the DTT 2500's. Read on and we will get into their sound quality and how they work.


* Each main, center and rear satellite speaker features a 2.5" 7 Watt long-throw speaker driver for rich, wide range sound. Main and center satellites equipped with 3 m /9 ft cables. Rear satellites equipped with 5m/16ft cables.
* The subwoofer features a 5.25" long-throw bass driver for high-impact bass output (20 Watts)
* High performance Dolby Digital decoder amplifier with built-in 24-bit Digital-to-Analog converter (DAC)
* A separate power supply adapter is included


* Dolby Digital/SPDIF input (RCA jack)
* Front Line In stereo minijack
* Rear Line In stereo minijack

The Package Contains

* Decoder amplifier with built-in Dolby Digital decoding and 24-bit Digital-to Analog Converter (DAC)
* Electronically contoured subwoofer
* Center speaker with angled stands
* Four main satellite speakers with individual stands
* 2 tripod rear speaker floor stands
* Wall-mounting accessories
* Power Supply Adapter
Sound Quality
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  • shakal100369 - Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - link

    what is the current rating of the adapter for dtt2500, the voltage required is 15v dc. unable to get this info., my old adapter is missing.
  • myth11220 - Thursday, May 16, 2013 - link

    Its a 15v 3A power supply with a positive center electrode - you should be able to find something similar on amazon or ebay or some universal laptop power supplies can start as low as 15v with enough amperage to make it work (although they are becoming a bit rare)
  • tpfan - Sunday, April 21, 2019 - link

    I have the same issue. My power thing fried when I plugged it in at my flat in Singapore. I don't want to buy a new system because I love this one, but with shipping and all that buying a new power adapter would cost more than buying a new sound system. is there a place locally to buy a replacement.

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