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Creative Gigaworks T3 Review

Subwoofer (Featuring SLAM™)

Doing away with the typical subwoofer design of using a single driver and a port hole, sometimes with intricate passageway engineering behind the subwoofer for breathing, Creative’s new technology SLAM (Symmetrically Loaded Acoustic Module) replaces them by using three drivers. Using three drivers specifically positioned with one at the front and one on either side of the front.

The layout gives the impression that subwoofer should sit in the middle of the floor with no obstruction to either side. Therefore, a typical setup would be subwoofer sitting in between the two satellites.
Read on further to understand how the new SLAM technology performs in our listening tests.

SLAM technology, using three 6.5 inch driver

Subwoofer back panel with no port hole

Creative logo at the bottom right of the subwoofer


Stylishly designed to fit into any modern home with only small footprint to minimize clutter in any environment. The metal footing provides the satellite with much needed stability, in which a two inch full-range driver is housed.

The full-range driver allows the satellite to produce as much audio frequency as possible, covering the highs, mids and lows. The enclosure of the driver is proportional to the driver itself, in which we test the limits of its frequency reproduction.

Satellite with mash grill

Satellite without the mash grill

Speaker mash grill with Creative logo

Remote Controller

The remote controller has also been designed with the same style as the rest of the speaker system. It is finished in black with silver accents.

A blue LED lights up when the speaker is in operation. To turn off, twist the top knob (with the silver ring) anti-clockwise to the max. The LED will turn off, followed by a short unobtrusive ‘tak’ sound from the subwoofer indicating it has powered down.

The remote controller offers two 3.5-inch jacks for Headphone Out and Aux In. The later is best used with your MP3 player or mobile phone.

Blue LED to signal speaker operation


Our setup with the T3 is relatively simple, using a Dell laptop as source (headphone jack output), with the bass directly below in the middle with no obstructions. We employed foobar2000 as our source playback software.

Simple setup for T3

Computer: Dell Latitude D630
Audio: SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
Software: foobar2000 v0.9.5.3

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