Computer Speakers for my new Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by CharlieKirk, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. CharlieKirk macrumors 6502

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    Hi.

    I'm thinking about getting an audio system to go along with my rig/home theatre.

    Looking to spend no more than $550 USD.
    Anybody suggest anything?

    Preferably 2.1 unless 5.1 done well.


    Charlie
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Why on earth would you want to spend 550 on 2.1?
     
  3. CharlieKirk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Because 5.1 is a lie. It is only better than 2.1 if done very well.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I bought the Computer MusicMonitor by Bose, but that is only 2 speakers, no sub. I would probably suggestion the Altec Lansing fx6201 (?) they're old but still wonderful.
     
  5. Chad H macrumors 6502a

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    I am probably going to get the companion 3 series by Bose. I think it would match a MBP setup or MP setup very well. Elegance/appearance is as important to me as sound. :cool:
     
  6. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    Razer Mako. First speakers designed by THX.

    worth every penny if you have the dough. I'll be using these bad boys for years to come.

    Smooth looks and sound, and the controls are cool as hell. Make sure they're on a flat surface - they bounce the sound off of it.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. MatchFrame macrumors member

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    Take a look at these Roland Edirol MA15-D speakers for $180.

    2.0 speakers, so it gives you a little less clutter. Two audio sources can play at a time and it has a multitude of inputs. Headphone jack and controls in the front and aesthetically pleasing. They use them at the production company I work for on all of the editing suites.

    And now you can go spend that extra $350 on some more Mac stuff.
     
  8. macsander macrumors regular

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    Audioengine A5's for sure.
    Please check out my comment at the latest Quality speakers thread.
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    I would get these with an external X-Fi soundcard, but of course it may be a little over budget:

    http://tinyurl.com/dgcqo

    Seriously spend like $500 on quality headphones instead.
     
  10. skyline r34 macrumors 6502

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    Logitech Z-5500 bad ass speakers for $399 but might get it cheaper some where else, The Z-5500 is the speakers that I got with my Mac Pro and using a optical cable and if you want 2.1 speakers you can set it that way if you like, good luck what ever you decide.
     
  11. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Z-5500 can be found for around $180 always.
     

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