Would like thoughts on buying these speakers

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rdoaks55, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. rdoaks55 macrumors newbie

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  2. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    I don't know anything about them, but I am highly skeptical of any company touting it's own products.
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    AVOID. No legit review is available on: ELT525M Mini Monitor

    Looks like the speaker scam for the internet age.
     
  4. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

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    If you want a 2.0 system (no sub) and want something that looks similar to that, I highly recommend the Swan M200's. There is only one place to get them (here), but they are the real deal (I own a pair) and they sound terrific. It seems they are on sale too, I paid $300 for mines a few years ago.
     
  5. getfuzzy77 macrumors newbie

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    Check out Logitech's Z-5 speakers. They are a 2 piece omni-directional set that sound really good and they come with a wireless remote.
     
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  7. redsteven macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not trying to insult your intelligence or anything, but... you're saying that you imported the songs from a CD... again... but at a higher quality this time, right?

    Because if you're saying you just took the mp3's and tried to upscale them... that isn't gonna work so well.
     
  8. rdoaks55 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I reripped them from the CD, I wouldn't dare do it the otherway it would be worthless.
     
  9. rdoaks55 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'll have to check them out. I did more research on this other company and apparently they used to carry swan a few years back.
     
  10. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    AV123 makes probably one of the best buy direct from the internet speakers out there for the amount of money you pay.

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=801958
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1124592&highlight=elt525
    http://av123forum.com/showthread.php?t=38647
    http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f21/elt525m-405468/
    http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1379044
    http://forums.audioholics.com/forums/showthread.php?p=531796

    I'd ask on a dedicated AV forum rather than on MR.

    Do you have an amp to run the speakers to? Note these don't plug directly from your iMac into the speakers, however they are indeed very good. With the Gizmo that is included, it is a very good deal!

    I used to have these for my desktop..

    http://av123.com/component/page,sho...acturer_id,0/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,37/

    They bring out a good soundstage, etc, for the money.

    AV123 is not a scam..
     
  11. rdoaks55 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    dr. shdw,

    Thanks for this! This helps out quite a bit. I am definately leaning towards the ELT525 due to my space restrictions. I also appreciate everone else's input.

    Randy
     
  12. dL. macrumors 6502

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    They sound like crap.

    +1.

    dL
     
  13. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    I'd go with Logitech speakers 2.0 or 2.1 speakers. Cheap, loud, and quite good quality. If you want surround sound Logitech speakers on a Mac, you'll need to find a model with digital/optical output.
     
  14. Jodorowsky macrumors newbie

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    I highly disrecommend purchasing these. Look into, as the poster above said, Audioengine, or, as I would recommend, the 2007 budget product of the year from stereophile, the PSB Alpha line. Link below. I purchased the 2008 revision, and have never experienced such a clear soundstage for the price. Good luck with your decision.

    http://www.psbspeakers.com/news/Stereophile-Product-of-the-Year
     
  15. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    You might as well get..

    http://www.gigasonic.com/KRK-RP6-G2.html

    I run these, http://www.infinitysystems.com/home...BK&ser=PRI&Language=ENG&Region=USA&Country=US

    since they were cheap at Fry's ($129? each) and they go even cheaper sometimes to $99 each. If you have the room...although they are indeed very bright.
     

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