Speakers to get?

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  1. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for speakers to get for my new 24" Imac. On my PC I had the Klipsh pro-logic 5.1 Digital but that was just overkill, very nice sound but just too much, I'm gettting older and my hearing is precious to me now :). I was considering the Altec Lansing FX-6021.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836113140

    Or the Altec Lansing FX-4021

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836113008

    Or the Logitech Z-4

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121130

    I think sound is important as well as asthetics. Anyone own any of these and could share their opinions on them? Also anyone know if there is just like a USB subwoofer deal cause I really like it now that there is so much free space on my desk with the Imac.

    Thanks.
     
  2. cobravap macrumors regular

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    What about the Logitech Z10 (i know it doesnt have subwoofer, but it is USB). There are no USB 2.1's that i know of. If i had to pick of the 3, i would just get the Logitechs, as they are the cheapest and offer decent sound. Although the ALTEC LANSING FX4021 is nice in the looks department.
     
  3. nando2323 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was considering the EDIT: (FX6021's) they do look real nice. Does anyone know if they are actually brushed aluminum or just painted plastic? Also when I was talking about USB I was talking about a USB stand alone Subwoofer, I like the sound that the speakers on the Imac put out but it doesnt have the lows that I would prefer.
     
  4. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    go for the Altec Lansing FX-6021s, nice speakers.
     
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  6. nando2323 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I meant I just edited it. I've been reading reviews on the apple site and alot of people seem to like them. The price is a bit steep but I guess you get what you pay for right!
     
  7. nando2323 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Those things look huge and not very asthetic looking to me. Also I think Bose are very over rated I do not like the sound of their lows. They have very nice mids and highs but I like the lows to be more.
     
  8. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    Personally, i love the speakers i have for my computer [the Yamaha YST-MS201 model 2.1 set], but my friend had the Alien looking ones and they also sound really good.

    For me i just wanted something that sounded great and was cheap, and for $20 via eBay; i think i got a good deal.
     
  9. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    Ya, they're really nice, and I'm pretty sure they are wireless.
     
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  12. Grape macrumors newbie

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    Personally, I am a fan of the B&W Nautilus speakers. And yes, these do beat the Soundsticks aesthetically, as well as in any other way, and by a long shot.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. nando2323 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah those look cool, but I can just see dust getting trapped inside them after a while. Especially the sub sitting on a carpeted floor.
     
  14. nando2323 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow those things are crazy looking. How much??
     
  15. Grape macrumors newbie

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    If you have to ask, you can't afford them. ;)
    (about thirty-four grand)

    They are bigger than they look in the photo.
     
  16. nando2323 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I figured that much! I saw some on ebay like the previous model and they were like 2k used.
     
  17. pengu macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, see if you're spending $34K on speakers for an imac, you probably need to get out more. and for the record, they're ugly.
     
  18. jerry1 macrumors member

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    If you just want 2.1's, I haven't read a bad review of the Logitech Z-2200's.

    I haven't checked into the connector interface/Mac compatibility yet but you might check them out.

    You can get them for about $100 on the web.
     
  19. dan7592 macrumors regular

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    Why don't you take a look at the JBL speakers? I just got the jbl spot speakers and they are great!!!!!!!
     
  20. bocomo macrumors 6502

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    i vote for jbl too. i have been using the creature speakers from them for about 2 years and i really like the sound quality. (don't know if it matters, but the newspaper here in dallas uses them at their video workstations too)
     
  21. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    my vote too, i think they would look good with the new imacs
     
  22. BennyK macrumors 6502

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    Too bad you can't buy them anymore but the Altec Lansing 2100 matches perfectly and sounds great for 2.1 speakers

    2100's
     
  23. grinthock macrumors member

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    I'm running these... I run fibre from the mac directly into these, this gives me full and true Dolby Digital and DTS sound for movies...

    [​IMG]
     
  24. pengu macrumors 6502a

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    meh, i have a 5.1 system using 5x[​IMG]
    for the satellites and 1x [​IMG] for the subwoofer
     
  25. Victor ch macrumors 6502a

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    Good lord... I love Bowers & Wilkins speakers, I wish I could afford them, not even the entry level 686's are in my price range :eek:

    To the OP, have you considered Bose Companion 3?? I have them they sound ok and have the bass you want.

    Victor
     

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