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Fenda aka F&D F6000 5.1 sound system is often mistaken for the F6000U brought by the same manufacturer. Even though F6000 is the older model, but it is far more superior to F6000U. This review is on F6000 and not on F6000U.
Design and features
F6000 5.1 sound system weighs 12.7 kilograms. That gives you some idea how massive it is. The subwoofer features an 8-inch bass driver, while the satellites have 1.5″ tweeters and 3″ full range drivers.
F&D F6000 5.1 sound system comes in black color. The satellites of F6000 have a hard plastic body with glossy finish and metal grill to cover the tweeters and full range speakers. The subwoofer comes in a wooden cabinet for preventing bass distortion. The front panel of the subwoofer has four buttons to select the audio source, adjusting volume, selecting sound option (cinematic surround, movie mode, music mode, and normal mode), adjusting volume output through each satellite channel and subwoofer.
The front panel features a nice big display panel that shows the current changes made. It has two LED indicators that show the currently active audio source. F&D F6000 has a sleep timer, mute and on/off buttons on the front panel of the subwoofer and on the remote control.
The remote control sensor is located on the front panel. All of the operations can also be performed using the fluorescent remote control that is pleasantly slim and attractive. F&D F6000 5.1 Sound System has both 5:1 and Stereo Input. It means you can connect it to two audio sources at once. For example, you can connect your computer and/or your TV or iPhone’s audio jack with F&D F6000. The remote control and the front panel of the sub-woofer have the ‘input’ buttons that you can push to change between sources.
F&D F6000 satellites come with reasonably long cables that are 30 feet (approx.) in length. The front speakers have 15 feet long cables and the center and subwoofer have 10 feet cable. Apparently, F&D gave great thought about user’s preference when designing F6000.
The back panel for cabling is pretty organized and made simple with color-codes. The user manual makes it a child’s play. The setup should only take a couple of minutes.
F&D F6000 5.1 Sound System may not be the best-looking 5.1 channel speaker system available in the market but what it lacks in look compensates in its power and features.
According to Fenda, F6000 is 6500 Watts P.M.P.O. The R.M.S rating for the two front and two rear speakers are 13 Watts each; the center satellite is 14 Watts, and the subwoofer is 57 Watts. After we heard the sound and checked the volume, we were convinced that F&D did not lie about the specs. F6000 is loud, much louder than most of the surround sound systems in its class. Also, we did not experience any audible noise in signal whatsoever.
We connected F&D F6000 5.1 Sound System to two sources: desktop to the 5. 1 channel input and TV box to the stereo channel. We were surprised by the loud, deep bass, nice and prominent tweeter output. Even when we turned the volume up to its full, we hardly experienced any distortion from subwoofer or satellite output. The surround sound feature of F&D F6000 seamlessly turned our TV’s stereo audio into 5.1 surround sound. The ‘Movie’ mode adds even more depth to bass.
With a push of the button, we switched to our computer’s audio on F&D F6000. We played songs of different genres such as heavy metal, thrash metal, acid metal, rock, alternative, indie and so on to test F&D F6000’s sound output quality. Frankly, we were surprised by the extraordinary clarity, deep bass, and fidelity produced by the F6000. When playing some of Slipknot’s songs, we were shocked at how our couch was shaking. It felt as if we were experiencing a minor earthquake.
We played games such as Darksiders, NFS Hot Pursuit, Crysis 2 etc. F&D F6000 added a new dimension to our gaming experience with lifelike music.
|Loud, deep bass and clear tweeter sound that makes you feel the music, ease of usability, long cables for front and rear satellites placement, remote control, digital display.||Hard to find the original F6000 on the market.|
F&D F6000 5.1 Sound System won our heart. It may not be the most beautiful sound system on the market but it is a beast, no doubt in that area. F&D F6000 is available for $130 but it outperformed many $500 sound systems when it comes to loudness, clarity, depth of bass, fidelity, and surround effect. Also, it has a very user-friendly design. It is one of the best 5.1 Sound System under $200 on the market. We give F6000 an absolute 5 out of 5.0-rating.
Note: As mentioned earlier, this review is on F&D F6000 with the slim and attractive remote control. Don’t mistake it for F6000U review.
* 1.5″ tweeter and 3″ full range driver for satellites
* 8″ powerful bass driver for subwoofer
* High glossy surface plus a metal grill on satellite
* Heavy duty metal grill for subwoofer
* Front panel controls for standby, menu, volume+/-
* Full function remote control
* Power output: 13Wx4+14W+57W (RMS)
* Front driver: 1.5″ tweeter +3″ full range
* Center driver: 1.5″ tweeter +3″ full range
* Surround driver: 1.5″ tweeter +3″ full range
* Subwoofer driver: 8″
* Frequency response: 230 – 20KHz (front)
230 – 20KHz (center)
230 – 20KHz (surround)
20 – 90Hz (subwoofer)
* Signal to noise ratio: ≥ 70dB
* Separation: ≥ 35dB
* Dimension: W98xH208xD100mm (front)
* Weight: 12.7Kg (net)