iMac speakers vs. old sound system

Gleemen

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 6, 2009
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My 27" iMac comes in tomorrow and I was wondering If I should use my Edifier prisma speakers that I got 3 or 4 years ago. Wasn't sure if the sound quality of the speakers would be better then the new iMac. I tried to find the year I got the speakers to make it easier to compare but no luck. Was hoping someone could help me figure it out.

This is the the 2010 (my best guess as to when I got it) specs:
2.1 channel speaker
RMS 32W + 9W x 2
pyramid shaped downward firing subwoofer
wired controller with red Halo style design power indicator includes headphone jack, and AUX input for MP3, and CD players.
Magnetically Shielded Satellites and Subwoofer
5 inch subwoofer, 2¾ inch oval shaped mid-range, 19mm PV dome tweeter, all magnetically shielded
Built in headphone and MP3 player input jacks on the wired controller

Thanks!
 

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Bear

macrumors G3
Jul 23, 2002
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My 27" iMac comes in tomorrow and I was wondering If I should use my Edifier prisma speakers that I got 3 or 4 years ago. Wasn't sure if the sound quality of the speakers would be better then the new iMac.
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"Sounds better" is subjective. Since you already have the speakers, I suggest you try them on the iMac and see whether you prefer the sound from the Edifier speakers of the built-in speakers.
 

apple_iBoy

macrumors 6502a
Oct 28, 2003
687
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Philadelphia, PA
I hooked my iMac up to an old 5.1 system that I had lying around and it's really a big change. I appreciate the iMac's speakers for being there, but really, you can't expect a lot out of a speaker constrained to that form factor's geometry.

Partner just got a nice bluetooth speaker for his MacBook Pro from Brookstone. Also sounds very nice, for a "single" speaker box.
 

dangerly

macrumors regular
Oct 27, 2009
151
5
European Dis-Union
My 27" iMac comes in tomorrow and I was wondering If I should use my Edifier prisma speakers that I got 3 or 4 years ago. Wasn't sure if the sound quality of the speakers would be better then the new iMac. I tried to find the year I got the speakers to make it easier to compare but no luck. Was hoping someone could help me figure it out.

This is the the 2010 (my best guess as to when I got it) specs:
2.1 channel speaker
RMS 32W + 9W x 2
pyramid shaped downward firing subwoofer
wired controller with red Halo style design power indicator includes headphone jack, and AUX input for MP3, and CD players.
Magnetically Shielded Satellites and Subwoofer
5 inch subwoofer, 2¾ inch oval shaped mid-range, 19mm PV dome tweeter, all magnetically shielded
Built in headphone and MP3 player input jacks on the wired controller

Thanks!
IMHO: Almost any decent external sound system is better than the iMac's built in speaker system.
 

blanka

macrumors 68000
Jul 30, 2012
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Grab a Dayton Audio T-Amp: hidden treasure! And start with some quick find bookshelf speakers, and update in the future as you wish. Why settle for PC-speaker sets when you CAN have HiFi.
 
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