I just bought a set of these for my Power Mac G5 and hooked them up to the optical out using a DAC I have here, all I can say is WOW! If anyone is looking for a nice cheap set of excellent speakers grab some of these! AMAZING!
Cool. Does this speaker system use digital for connecting to the Mac? I got my Power Mac back in May and I am currently using something like a $30 set of speakers with it. I have looked at the Logitech Z5500's, but I am always open for suggestions.h0e0h said:i have a klipsch cinema 6 6.1 system hooked up to an RW-10 sub and a yamaha HTR-5790 receiver for my laptop at work
I don't turn my computer off, but I don't hear any noise coming from them when the pre-amp is muted or no audio is playing.sw1tcher said:Nice speakers. Question. Do you hear a hiss/buzz coming from them when the computer is off?
Yes, there is a hiss when they're off. Mine at home do that, and the 20-something sets we ordered for computers at work do that. It's not very noticable, though...not unless you get right up next to them.sw1tcher said:Nice speakers. Question. Do you hear a hiss/buzz coming from them when the computer is off?
I've heard they tend to do that. That's one thing that's turning me off from them. Considering the Logitech Z-2300 instead.
Damn I didn't notice that at all, mine do it too but I have to put my ears right up to the speaker to hear any thing.MattG said:Yes, there is a hiss when they're off. Mine at home do that, and the 20-something sets we ordered for computers at work do that. It's not very noticable, though...not unless you get right up next to them.
Yep, its true. The original Promedia 2.1's sound better than the GMX line of speakers from Klipsch.martinlk said:I read somewhere that the old Promedia 2.1s are quite a bit better than the GMX ones. I think it was the Klipsch forum. I'm too lazy to check out the specs on Klipsch's site. And the old Promedias just look so much better (no offence, risc).
I don't turn my computer off either, but I do put it to sleep. And since my computer is in my bedroom, that hiss can be quite annoying at night when you're trying to sleep. I had to return a set because of it.risc said:I don't turn my computer off, but I don't hear any noise coming from them when the pre-amp is muted or no audio is playing.
Sorry.risc said:Damn you guys and your hiss Now that I know it's there I can't handle it and I'm returning these as faulty. I'll be swapping them for Logitech Z-2300 THX 2.1s.
I did a lot of reading and this hiss seems to effect the whole GMX range, I took all the inputs out of my GMXs preamp and the hiss is still there, this rings design fault to me, and Klipschs excuses about high gain don't wash with me.
Once again damn you guys for pointing it out.
None taken, I wanted the plain old Promedias but I couldn't find them anywhere in Australia at all. If I had of known about the hiss from the GMXs before I bought them I wouldn't of consider them at all, I purchased them based on a friend in the USs experience with his Promedias.martinlk said:I read somewhere that the old Promedia 2.1s are quite a bit better than the GMX ones. I think it was the Klipsch forum. I'm too lazy to check out the specs on Klipsch's site. And the old Promedias just look so much better (no offence, risc).
I've actually decided to keep my GMXs they just sound too good, and I can't hear the hiss at all when I'm using them. To hear it you need to put your ear right up to the satellite and even then you can hardly hear it. According to Klipsch it has to do with the amount of gain. From what I've read it was actually really really bad in early revisions, people talking about being able to hear it from 10 feet away, I can't hear it from 1 inch away - and I can only hear it with no audio playing at all, as soon as I apply any audio at any volume I can't hear it at all. It's noise from the preamp imo since I hear it with or without any audio source, or it could be electrical noise from the subby? The weird thing is the hiss is really quiet kind of like a staticy noise that I can hardly hear anyway (with my ear on the satellite), and if I increase the volume (with no audio playing) as high as it can go the static just stays at the same volume, so life goes on... being completely honest if it wasn't pointed out to me I wouldn't of ever picked it up.wiseguy27 said:Does it make the hissing noise even when the volume controls are reduced to the minimum?
Well I've got both sets here now and the GMXs are much nicer speakers, I'll be keeping them and my GF can have the 2300s for her iMac G5. Like MattG mentions above they all hiss, well the 2300s do at least, it all comes down to sound quality and the GMXs are a level above, I just wish we had the Promedia THXs here.sw1tcher said:How do you like the z-2300's so far? Been thinking of getting them.