What is the sound system you are using with your Mac Mini Setups?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by WizardHunt, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. WizardHunt macrumors 68000

    WizardHunt

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    Hi Everybody,
    I would like to see and hear all about those of you who hooked up sound, with speakers not just headphones, and tell me the brand names and the setup. Pictures are always welcomed and encouraged. Don't be shy, show off your system.
     
  2. jesteraver macrumors 6502

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    I don't have a Man mini, I'll still say mine that I am using for my iMac.

    - Denon AVR-1601
    - Wharfedale Diamond 8.1 (4)
    - Wharfedale Diamond Center 8

    All I am missing is a subwoofer, probably set me back $500-600. I might change the receiver in a couple of years, seeing it is pretty old now, soon going to be 8 years old. Hopefully get another Denon or might go with Panasonic.
     
  3. WizardHunt thread starter macrumors 68000

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    What did that setup cost you if you don;t mind telling me?
     
  4. l33r0y macrumors 6502

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    I'll be using optical out from the Mac to a Panasonic SA-XR15 5.1 amp I found on eBay:

    I'll be using a pair of full range Monitor Audio speakers.

    Depending on the weight, the iMac may be perched on top of the amp to save desk space.
     

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  5. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    My HT Mini has an Onkyo 5.1 system connected by optical cable. My desktop Mini has JBL's Creatures.
     
  6. l33r0y macrumors 6502

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    Nice receiver :)
     
  7. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

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    Harmon Kardon Soundsticks. Sound great ... look great. Highly recommended.

    Cheers!

    Jim
     
  8. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    JBL Creature IIs. $100 about two years ago, but you can get them for like $50 these days. Decent sound for a good price. They have really good bass, but the treble is nothing great.
     
  9. mac-in-touch macrumors newbie

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    Harmon Kardon Sound Sticks

    We get great sound, great looks with the Harmon Kardon Soundsticks.
     
  10. zap2 macrumors 604

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    JBL Creature II...I love em, look great. Have some problem with hissing, but its stopped bothing me.
     
  11. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000

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    When I receive my Mini I will be using my Red JBL Creature 2.1 set. Bought them about 2 years ago for $100, and they have been great! Eventually I want to upgrade to the Harmon Kardon Soundsticks.
     

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  12. jesteraver macrumors 6502

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    Free. Got the whole setup from my parents old home theater system :)
     
  13. kellen macrumors 68020

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    Mac mini is hooked up to my 6.1 surround and HDTV. Have a Harman kardon receiver and sony surrounds, with a velodyne 10"sub. Sounds great. Upstairs the computerbis hooked up to a set of m-audio speakers (cant remember the model number). Sound good enough for me.
     
  14. tuxtpenguin macrumors regular

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    Don't have a Mini, but I have Harman Kardon Soundsticks on a PMG5.
     
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  16. WizardHunt thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Impressive systems Guys! Thanks for all the input. I am using a Creative GigaWorks G500 5.1 system.
     
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    My hifi setup

    I have my iBook or iPod connected to a Denon PMA 255-UK amplifier and a pair of Eltax Monitor 3s, which sit on sand-filled stands. Great sound from inexpensive gear.
     
  19. shikimo macrumors 6502

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    Totally correct review. I love mine, and for the money you can't get the quality range that is missing. Room-filling sound (for a small room, anyway), and they look cool without being in the way at all.
     
  20. roker macrumors regular

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    I really love my H/K soundsticks (II, I might add ;) )

    Very clear sound, rich bass, great design, what more could you want from a 2.1 system?
     
  21. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

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    I also have a set of Creatures hooked up to the iMac in a different room. These, too are fantastic. I don't require as much 'oomph' from them, and I have to say that I find the sound they produce very pleasing ...

    Cheers!

    Jim
     
  22. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    I have 7.1 surround sound, how would I go about putting that with mac mini?
    Thanks and sorry for the bump. :)
     
  23. rainydays macrumors 6502a

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    I've got

    - Focusrite Saffire LE
    - KRK Rokit 8

    Not exactly the budget or space saving solution. But it sounds great :)

    EDIT: oops. I missed the "Mac Mini" in the topic. That setup is for my iMac.
     
  24. mBurns macrumors 6502

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    I don't have a Mini but I use the Harmon Kardon Soundsticks 2. They rock!
     
  25. swisspolo macrumors newbie

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    iMac goes to:

    NAD C340 amplifier
    Mordaunt-short 902i speakers

    Mini goes to:

    JVC RX-5042VSL
    Yamaha NSP-116 5.1 speakers
     

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