NewQ Platinum DSP Review
Date : Thursday, 05 April 2001
By : Wolf Bloodstone
Product : NeoWave NewQ Platinum DSP
Price : US$169.00
Provided by : NewQ
First time I've ever heard of the NewQ name was
when a friend of mine from KL (Kuala Lumpur) in Malaysia send
me an email about it. That was way back in June 2000. Together
with that email, he send me a couple of pics of what seems like
something you might have seen in your car-audio system, the NewQ
Gold DSP. He said that it was actually for a PC and what it does
is that it takes the signal from your sound card and basically
add effects to it like Rock, Classical and some 3D effects like
Hall, Concert, etc... But what really caught my eyes was the cool
VFD on the front panel of that thing! I thought, "Man!
That's way too cool!" It should look kick ass in
my fully modded HX08 or my Lian Li PC-12 at the time! Well...to
cut the story short, I decided that a barter trade was the best
way for me to get my hands on one! So the next visit that this
friend of mine made to Singapore, he got me one and I got him
some stuff in return! Not bad eh?
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I had a lot of fun with the NewQ Gold DSP. I luv
it so much! But just when I thought that nuthing's gonna beat
this baby, my friend dropped the bomb on me and send me the link
to the latest version that NewQ had in production, the NewQ Platinum!
I went over to the site promptly and drooled for the next few
hours at what was in front of my eyes! Suddenly, the "cool"
Gold DSP version that I got didn't look cool at all! A totally
new design... plus... Hardware FM Tuner & Remote Control!
Top that with support for 4 speakers, I just have to get my hands
on one! I contacted the US
NewQ Office, and they referred me direct to the Korean
Office and after numerous emails back and forth, the NewQ
Platinum arrived via FedEx!!
In da package!
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I have to say here that the packaging looks darn
schweet and it's huge too! Huge for sumthing measuring just about
the same size as your CD-ROM drives! Anyway, I quickly unpacked
it and look through the package to see if anything's missing!
:) Hey, I just gotta make sure right? :) Wanna know what's in
it? Read on folks!