Speakers for a Mac Pro?

speekez

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Nov 19, 2003
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I'm looking for a decent speaker set for my Mac Pro -- nothing too large, doesn't have to be super high end audiophile, but should still have nice sound with a fairly small footprint (esp. the woofer). I used to have Altec Lansing and they were nice.

Suggestions?
 

Pili

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Nov 1, 2005
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price range?

I have the bose companion 3 and i like them alot, pretty small but sound great even when you turn em up. A little pricey tho for what you get.
 

pianoman

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May 31, 2006
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i have this Creative 2.1 system. small and good enough for me. for anything that requires my utmost audio attention i'll put on headphones; though, my family will attest that this system is more powerful than it looks.
 

bld44

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Apr 21, 2007
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i have this Creative 2.1 system. small and good enough for me. for anything that requires my utmost audio attention i'll put on headphones; though, my family will attest that this system is more powerful than it looks.
I have the same system. Before this, I had a 5.1 dolby Altec lansing system with 5 speakers and a sub the size of a normal computer tower. There wasn't much of a difference between the two!
 

apfhex

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Aug 8, 2006
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Which Altec Lansings...The FX6021s are my universal recommendation.
Regardless of peoples opinions of how they sound (I love 'em), these are definitely a great match for any metal Mac. They take up more vertical space than horizontal, including the subwoofer (which isn't too big, not like what you might get from Logitech).
 

ctsport1234

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Mar 15, 2005
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Which Altec Lansings...The FX6021s are my universal recommendation.
I have these speakers and they are very very good speakers. They are very reasonably priced too.

I am currently using JBL's Creature II with my MBP which aren't too shabby either :D
 

aliasfox

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Jun 16, 2004
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Monsoon MM-1000

Wait for them on ebay. They've been out of production for 4 years now I think.

They usually go for about $150 on ebay, which is about the same price as when new. I have them, they're glorious - you can set them up for completely flat response from 55 Hz to 20 Khz. Macworld raved about them, PC Magazine used them as reference speakers for years - against which all others were judged.

They're magnificently precise due to the one driver planar magnetic design of the satellites - similar in design to multi-thousand dollar electrostatic speakers. No timing issues as you can hear on multi-driver satellites.

My other set of speakers was a set of Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 - cloudy sounding with big boomy bass - and kind of shrill with the grills taken off.

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Or you could find an iPod Hi-Fi - those sound pretty damn good - better than any sat/sub system on the market today...