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microrario
Sep 22, 2003, 06:59 PM
Hi, I just saw these speakers in a slideshow of Apple Expo Paris and would love to know the model name. They are JBL and its not on their site so I assume they arent out. Anyone know what theyre called?

microrario
Sep 22, 2003, 07:02 PM
another one

tizza
Sep 22, 2003, 07:07 PM
wow kind of freaky. Never seen them before but maybe they are called JBL Aliens ?? :) What did they sound like?

ColoJohnBoy
Sep 22, 2003, 07:07 PM
Hmmm..... Close Encounters of the Third Kind? They look a bit too much like alien heads for my tastes. Maybe they'll be called "Roswell" speakers or something....

microrario
Sep 22, 2003, 07:47 PM
The model is the JBL Encounter 5.1 if anyone wants to google it, there is a lot of info on it.

Mr. Anderson
Sep 22, 2003, 07:51 PM
Very odd indeed, and I'd not really want them myself. I prefer something that won't look back at me ;)


And I really have to wonder how many of these things they'll sell. They are a bit creepy, not something you really want to have.....

D

microrario
Sep 22, 2003, 08:51 PM
Originally posted by Mr. Anderson
And I really have to wonder how many of these things they'll sell. They are a bit creepy, not something you really want to have.....

I want to have them.

Sun Baked
Sep 22, 2003, 08:55 PM
If they came in odd colors, they be the perfect complement to the Alienware systems.

TEG
Sep 22, 2003, 09:10 PM
Kewl, They look like 5.1 sound plugs. They look like earplugs, just bigger.

TEG

baby duck monge
Sep 22, 2003, 09:28 PM
i think they're pretty sweet. imagine if those glowing lights around the base could pulse in time with the music. perfect complement to itunes visualizations.

macphoria
Sep 22, 2003, 11:01 PM
I don't know, they look kinda freaky. I wouldn't want to wake up in the middle of the night and have these speakers staring at me. ;)

MacBoyX
Sep 23, 2003, 09:50 AM
They are the JBL Encounter 5.1 speaker system.

As per this month's Mac Addict...

"...Surround your Mac with the JBL Encounter 5.1 ($399.95, www.harman-multimedia.com) due out in November. This 5 speaker, 200 watt subwoofer set has a volume control that literally goes up to 11. You'll need a sound card like M-Audio's Revolution 7.1 ($119.95, www.midiman.net) to enjoy the Encounter 5.1, but a 2.1 version will be available for $299.95 in December..."

So there you go, LOUD, WEIRD, and PRICEY....sounds like a hit! NOT!

macboyX

Mr. Anderson
Sep 23, 2003, 09:53 AM
Ha, well, for that much money I'd definitely like something a little more aesthetically appealing....not for me....it would look more like a group of aliens hanging out, watching over my shoulder as I work.

D