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Overview: The ZVOX 325 is a single-cabinet audio system
for use with TVs, iPods and other MP3 players, and PCs. It combines high-quality
speakers, a built-in amplifier, a built-in subwoofer, and ZVOX PhaseCue virtual surround
sound processing to give you an easy surround sound solution. Since there are no
speaker wires to deal with, you just need to connect the power and audio cables
to get started. The unit is the same width as typical DVD players and cable
boxes and can easily fit on a shelf above or below
PhaseCue: The proprietary PhaseCue virtual surround sound system
manipulates the phase of the separate channels to fool the ear into believing
that sound is coming from a variety of sources throughout the room. A
front-panel rotary dial lets you control the size of the sound stage and the
amount of virtual surround effect. Dynamic
soundtracks from movies and live recorded music programs provide a rich,
3-dimensional sound, while the surround effect is somewhat less with TV programs
and newscasts. Note: While the surround experience isn't the
same as high-quality 5.1-channel system, the performance is much more pleasing than
simply using the TV's built-in speakers.
Speaker Configuration: The ZVOX 325 uses three ferrofluid
cooled 3-1/4" main speaker
drivers with neodymium magnets. The drivers use the Infinite
Compliance system, which connects the outer two speakers with an acoustic tube,
to create a big sound from a small cabinet. The speakers are magnetically
shielded, allowing the unit to be placed near a CRT TV or monitor.
Subwoofer: In addition to the three main speakers, the 325 has a
high-mass, long-throw 5-1/4" subwoofer in a bandpass enclosure. You can adjust
the bass output using the rotary Subwoofer Level control on the rear panel. An
optional powered subwoofer can be connected via the rear-panel 3.5mm mini-jack
Power Output: The ZVOX 325 has a built in amplifier that drives
all of the speakers. This amplifier is rated at 60 watts, however, due to the limitations of
the power supply, the amplifier outputs a total of 24.3 watts.
Cabinet: The ZVOX 325 has an MDF (Medium-Density Fiberboard) wood
Auto Power: The 325 has an auto-on/auto-off power circuit. When
the unit's power switch is set to Standby mode, the power automatically turns
on when an audio signal is sensed. (The power LED
changes from red to green.) When you turn off the audio source, the 325's power will
automatically turn off after approximately three minutes with no signal. You can bypass
the Auto Power circuit by switching the unit to On or Off.
Inputs/Outputs: The ZVOX 325 has two 3.5mm mini-jacks on the rear
panel and another mini-jack input on the front panel. Input 1 on the rear panel
is for connecting your TV, PC, or other audio source. The other rear-panel
mini-jack, labeled Output (Input 2), allows you to connect an optional powered
subwoofer, but also acts as a second mixing input. It will only act as an
input when another device is connected to Input 1. When a cable is plugged into
the front panel input, the rear panel input is automatically disengaged.
Connecting To Your TV: It is recommended that you connect the
325 to the audio output of your TV. If your TV's audio outputs can be set to
Variable, you can use your TV's remote control to adjust the volume. If not, use the
325's front-panel volume control or the supplied