Built In Speakers Brand?

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  1. Pjr17, Jan 24, 2009
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  2. MidwestStuck macrumors member

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    Yeah, I doubt they're branded or made by a major acoustics company. If this were the case, Apple surely would advertise it as such.
     
  3. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    Not only that, but they might actually sound decent.
     
  4. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    I believe the plastic MacBooks and the Alu iMacs have Harmon kardons
     
  5. Pjr17, Jan 24, 2009
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  6. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    yep note the sound sticks for the Cube
     
  7. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Honestly, they are probably just your generic Made in China stuff. If they had some folks at Harman International (HK/JBL/Infinity) come up with something just for this, it would've been mentioned in the marketing literature somewhere. Most low-end speakers are manufactured in China, just off-the-shelf designs, maybe tweaked a little. You normally are looking at at least a few hundred per pair for speakers that aren't made in the third world.
     
  8. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't concern myself too much with the brand of speakers. I have opened up my fair share of notebooks with Harmon Kardon, JBL, etc. stickers on them. You would be disappointed to find that the speakers are often generic. JBL or HK paid to get their names attached to the notebook, but trust me there isn't anything special inside. The speakers Apple uses are custom designed to fit in the space available. Typically, the speakers are encased in an enclosure. Not sure if the enclosure is tuned, but I'm sure the enclosure improves the sound somewhat. There is really only so much you can do with the sound from a notebook. Designers are really limited by space (particularly in Apple notebooks). In the larger PC notebooks designers can install larger diameter drivers which is the only way you're going to get any respectable bass.
     
  9. erstwhilepo macrumors member

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    I think they are generic.

    It makes sense that high-quality brands such as HK would receive some type of recognition.
     
  10. macrem macrumors 65816

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    Maybe they are the result of a joint venture between Apple, Wisdom Audio, Kharma & Acapella Audio Arts :)
     
  11. lscangus macrumors 6502

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    Do you mean Wilson Audio?
     

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