Difference between Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 and GMX A-2.1?

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  1. dferigmu macrumors 6502

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    I think I've decided on getting a Klipsch 2.1 speaker system because they seem to be getting the best user reviews.

    What I'm stumped on is what the difference is between the ProMedia 2.1 and GMX A-2.1 models. Is there a difference in quality? Is one preferred over the other? Naturally, I am inclined to buy the newer model, the GMX A-2.1, but I'm not sure if there's a difference between the two since a lot of you have actually suggested the ProMedia model.
     
  2. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

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    I know this is going to look sketchy but i found a place selling those speakers for $50 + shipping. They are open box units but i know people that have ordered them and recieved them without any issues. I ordered a set last night so i will personally check them out on monday or tuesday.

    Check it out here
    http://forums.slickdeals.net/t84681.html?

    Much luck.

    -Will
     
  3. Jigglelicious macrumors 6502

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    The Klipsch Promedia 2.1's are of much higher quality and sound a good deal better than the GMX line of speakers.
     
  4. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    Agreed, the promedia series is better than the newer GMX lineup.
     
  5. dferigmu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Really? I'm not saying you're making it up, but how do you know? Have you tried both?
     
  6. rkphoto macrumors regular

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    All I can say is that I have the Pro Media 2.1 system and it is incredible. The sound is truly amazing. They sound better than ANY other computer speakers I've heard (and I listened to all of them when I was shopping- Bose, Logitech, Harman Kardon, Altec Lansing, etc.). The GMX-A system sounded good but not close to as good as the Pro Media system plus I personally think the GMX speakers are really ugly.

    Go buy the Pro Media system, you'll love it.
     
  7. Jigglelicious macrumors 6502

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    I own a pair of Promedia 2.1's. And although I have never heard the GMX in person, I have read plenty of reviews and read enough user testimonials to know to avoid the GMX series.
     
  8. dferigmu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh ok. I guess the Promedia 2.1's are the speaker system to get. But what about the multiple reviews on Amazon about the Promedia 2.1's feeling cheap and crapping out after a short while?
     
  9. Rob587 macrumors 6502a

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    where can I find a place to test these puppys out? they "sound"(no pun intended), really nice! I really like the clarity of the new creative I-trigue's, im just not sure if they ofer enough base. Are the pro medias better then the new creatives I speak of?
     
  10. rkphoto macrumors regular

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    I got my Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 system @ Best Buy. It was set up next to Bose Companion 3 setup that cost $100 more and the Klipsch sound way better.
     
  11. dferigmu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do they still sell them at Best Buy? I thought the GMX series was an update to the Promedia series.
     
  12. Sleix macrumors member

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    They're not an update, rather a cheapening of the better ones, with aesthetics to fool you into thinking they updated 'em to be better than the previous model...

    GMX 2.1 = 14W/Channel, Sub=50W
    ProM 2.1 = 55W/Channel, Sub=50W

    More wattage to outer channels means a much crisper, more defined sound, less susceptable to "breaking up" at high volume. Where the GMX has looks, the ProMedia has better sound (and THX Certification to boot!) ;)
     
  13. Jigglelicious macrumors 6502

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    The sub certainly does not feel cheap (its heavy and very sturdy), but the sat's do feel slightly cheap (they are just a plastic shell, like most multimedia speakers). However, the sound quality makes up for any build/aesthetic qualities they lack. I've had my Promedia's for 2 years and they still work perfectly, and my friend has the Promedia 4.1 set for a good 5 years now and work perfectly too.

    If you want something thats truly built to last, and with even better sound quality than the Klipsch, take a look at the Swan M200's. They are easily some of the best multimedia speakers money can buy, especially if you listen mostly to music. And they are built like a tank, too.
     
  14. dferigmu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think I have found my speakers. The Klipsch Promedia's seem like the 2.1 speaker system to get. Thanks!
     
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    I ordered some of these becuase I could not pass up that kind of price. These speakers are AWESOME!!! They arrived within a week of ordering and they are in PERFECT condition. I have no complaints right now at all. If there are still any left I say go for it! These are seriously the best sounding computer speakers I have ever heard. I listen to a lot of different types of music and the music I noticed the most difference in was my Final Fantasy music collection. There are sounds in the songs that I never even noticed before. Go for these all the way if you can :)
     
  16. AstroManLuca macrumors member

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    I have these. That is where I bought them from - pretty good deal. $75 (including shipping, and these are BIG speakers) for a 188W subwoofer and four 53W satellites (though you'll only be able to use two of the satellites if you don't have a multi-output sound card). I used the set with my gaming PC for several months and it was awesome, and now I'm using it in a stereo-only setup with my Mac mini and it's still awesome.
     
  17. Chrispy macrumors 68020

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    That is a great deal as well :) I have heard nothing but great things about those speakers. It is really amazing at the great deals available on computer speakers anymore. Glad to hear you are enjoying them :)
     
  18. Will Curran macrumors regular

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    Buy the Promedia Ultra 2.0's they are amazing, they sound great, give off a ton of bass.
     

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