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Old 11-16-2016, 11:38 AM
 
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Its been about 2 years that I have used Klipsch Promedia 2.1 cpu speakers. They have exceeded every expectation for sound quality. Has Bose caught up yet or still living on hype?
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Old 11-24-2016, 09:35 AM
 
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Just get some powered bookshelves or get a t-amp and bookshelves. They will sound better than any computer speakers.

This is the t amp I got and I'm very happy with it:

https://www.amazon.com/SMSL-50Wx2-TD...keywords=t+amp
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Old 11-25-2016, 07:38 AM
 
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I had Klipsch ultra promedia 5.1 sytem, sounded incredible until it failed. Common problem on the 5.1 sytem, I know Klipsch makes good equipment but that left a sour taste in my mouth. They were $350 back in 2003. They don't make them anymore and if you see one for sale do not buy.
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Old 11-27-2016, 12:23 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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My wife has had these
SoundSticks III | Stylish Computer Speaker System
for 12+ years.
She loves them.
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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I had Klipsch ultra promedia 5.1 sytem, sounded incredible until it failed. Common problem on the 5.1 sytem, I know Klipsch makes good equipment but that left a sour taste in my mouth. They were $350 back in 2003. They don't make them anymore and if you see one for sale do not buy.


Hey I have the same setup and passed it down to my son. He loves it. We did have to replace the woofer surround recently as it turned into crumps from 13+ years of usage.


For regular music listening, I've been using the HCT tube for my office setup. Always a good conversation piece.
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Old 12-06-2016, 06:08 PM
 
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I had Klipsch ultra promedia 5.1 sytem, sounded incredible until it failed. Common problem on the 5.1 sytem, I know Klipsch makes good equipment but that left a sour taste in my mouth. They were $350 back in 2003. They don't make them anymore and if you see one for sale do not buy.
I remember some of the older products having problems, I believe all that's been resolved now though. Back in the day I wanted the 5.1 system as it was considered the best of breed, but I couldn't justify the price which I think was $400 when I was looking (before 2003). I ended up buying a Logitech 4.1 system that lasted me about 13 years and it served me pretty well.

However, time to replace that system came, and because I was only using 2 speakers + sub anyway I decided to get Klipsch Promedia 2.1. The 2.1 system is only about $120 bucks, which is a great value. The control pod can be attached to the speaker or separate. Since these days you can get the best for such a low price it's hard to recommend anything else.

I don't think its possible to go wrong with the Klipsch 2.1 setup.
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Old 12-06-2016, 08:41 PM
 
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i have always used affordable logitech speakers but bose has an excellent reputation and is easy to find. klipsch I have heard makes interesting and quality stuff
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Old 12-06-2016, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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I have the Logitech Z623 setup. There are some drawbacks compared to the Klipsch setup, such as being 2-way rather than 3-way, having an unconventional 7" sub which can be difficult to find replacement parts for if it goes south, but it was also about a third cheaper than the Klipsch setup. If it's worth spending an extra $50 or so for slightly crisper sound, go for the Klipsch.

Logitech has a new version called the Z625 that includes an optical input. Not sure of the Klipsch offers this or if it's important to you.
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