|Klegg M6 501 Home Theater System|
|Home Theater Loudspeakers Speaker Systems|
|Written by Brian Kahn|
|Tuesday, 01 February 2005|
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I don’t consider the system’s sonic shortcomings, compared to a full-sized system, as downsides; these speakers are designed to compete with lower-cost micro systems. All of the micro-sized subwoofer satellite systems have inherent shortcomings. For this type of system, the sound’s quality was well above average. Anyone willing to search out Klegg for an audition before buying a system will find the audio performance to be topnotch in this category.
During my listening tests, the M6 system unfortunately made popping sounds whenever I changed channels on my satellite receiver. There was also noticeable background noise when I turned on my television. Perhaps the future Klegg decoder boxes can minimize or eliminate the system’s susceptibility to outside interference. Lastly, the remote is not backlit. This is not unique to Klegg; the majority of AV remotes are not backlit. This troubles me, because these are systems that are clearly designed to be used in the dark. However, my gripe is less with Klegg on this because their price point is such that this feature would have likely crept them beyond the coveted under-$1,000 price class.
This is a great micro system that will give Bose and every other micro system a real run for their money, considering what you get for the money you spend. Simply put, the system’s sound quality is surprisingly good for its size. The fit and finish is topnotch and the price is extremely competitive. With the M6 system, all you need to do is add a DVD player, an HD receiver and a nice thin HDTV video display, and you have one hell of a little system. With many years of reviewing experience under my belt, it takes a product that excels beyond its expectations and price point to excite me. And excite me Klegg did.