HiFi Sound System for MBP and others....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DSchwartz88, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. DSchwartz88 macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2006

    Ive been in the market for some high end speakers for my MBP/iPod/TV/what ever the hell else i can hook it up to. Anyways, as soon as i saw the Beolab3's i fell in love and then fell right out of love after seeing the ~3k price tag. I then moved on and found the XHiFi XDC-1's which again i loved, they look absolutely gorgeous and while i havent heard them like i did the Beolab3's i imagine they sound great as well. However, again the ~1k price tag hurts it for me. I really like the way the XDC-1's satellite speakers are shaped, and thats part of what im looking for in the speakers (that shape seems to be able to reproduce better sound than anything ive heard before). So if anyone has any ideas or has Beolab 3's or XDC-1's and are willing to give me other options or sell them to me that would be great. Im just looking for great speakers with that design without the killer price tag.

  2. clickclickw00t macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    get a good external soundcard and a pair of krk studio monitors

    it's what i'm running, and you def won't be dissapointed.

    good sound card : $100
    KRKS: $400 for a pair

    $500 for a very nice sounding, biamped speaker system.
  3. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Full surround sound from my MBP.

    Front speakers 120 watt featuring two 8" speakers - £110
    Rear speakers 80 watt (not shown) 6" pair - £79
    Subwoofer 60 watt with a 12" bass cone - £69

    JVC Home Cinema Amp (500 watts) - £149

    Sound runs through optical out too rather than analogue leaving the amplifer to deal with the sound quality rather than the MBP.

    Really good sound quality, freakin' fat punchy bass at a decent price. Reason it is so cheap is because I went to my local dealer and picked up everything seperately - it isn't sold as a complete unit.

    Much better doing it that way, can upgrade to a better amp at a later stage etc if you wanted to rather than having a all ready made set that you probably won't be able to customize much.

  4. rhcp128 macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2007

    I run my mbp through a retro 95 sony hifi amplifier and eq and a pair of nice cerwin vega speakers (best "party speakers") :) Call me old fashioned but i don't like the whole suround sound sound. I think the mbp has a good enough audio out port. My advice is try to find yourself a good hifi amplifier and a pair of good speakers and you should get a pretty good sound. Try them out at the shop. In the end sound is a subjective thing and people have different tastes so your best bet is to try them out yourself. Don't trust specs they mean nothing! Try out the sound, if you like it close your eyes and just get it. Trust me if you are serious about hifi you won't regret spending the money :D
  5. DSchwartz88 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2006
    i want something thats both ascetically please and sounds good. Notice i like the XDC-1's and Beolab3's they are both very beautiful speakers. Does anyone know of some very nice looking speaker i can check out. Call me an idiot but sometimes for me style is just as important than substance. And no offense but the ones Kilamite has are not my kind of style if you know what i mean.


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