What are these??

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by microrario, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

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    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?
     

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    another one
     

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  3. macrumors regular

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    wow kind of freaky. Never seen them before but maybe they are called JBL Aliens ?? :) What did they sound like?
     
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    ColoJohnBoy

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    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....
     
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    The model is the JBL Encounter 5.1 if anyone wants to google it, there is a lot of info on it.
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    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
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    I want to have them.
     
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    Sun Baked

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    If they came in odd colors, they be the perfect complement to the Alienware systems.
     
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    TEG

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    Kewl, They look like 5.1 sound plugs. They look like earplugs, just bigger.

    TEG
     
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    baby duck monge

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    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.
     
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    macphoria

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    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. ;)
     
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    MacBoyX

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    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
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    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.

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