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    Mac Pro Speakers

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    Mac Pro Speakers
    Hi,

    Can anyone recommend some decent speakers for a new Mac Pro? I would like good sound but don't want to break the bank either.
    All help appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Anthony.....

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    Mac Pro Speakers
    VegasGeorge's Avatar
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    The only speakers I've had any luck with are Bose and Altec Lansing.

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    Mac Pro Speakers
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    Logitech makes great sets of speakers as well.

    What exactly are you looking for? Do you want two speakers, a 2.1 system, a 5.1/7.1 system?

    June 2007
    July 2009

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    Mac Pro Speakers

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    Hi,

    My computer is set in a small office which is fully cluttered with printers etc as I am a photographer. I don't really have the room to try and set up a full surround system so I guess that, for now, I would be looking at something with a "virtual" surround effect. I want something that music will sound pretty good on but it does not have to be of purist quality, just good to the average ear. I hope that makes sense.

    Thanks

    Anthony.....

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    Mac Pro Speakers
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    Here are some 2.0 systems that'll give you decent sound:

    ALTEC LANSING VS2620

    Logitech Z320

    Now I personally prefer 2.1 systems since you get a subwoofer and the speakers themselves tend to be of high quality, thus resulting in better sound.

    Here's a nice 2.1 system that sounds really good:

    Logitech Z-4i

    And here's the granddaddy of 2.1 systems. I have an older version of this set of speakers and I can tell you, they sound AMAZING. Totally worth every cent. I've had them for many many years now and they still sound amazing. Plus, you can use the subwoofer as a foot stool

    Logitech Z-2300

    June 2007
    July 2009

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    Mac Pro Speakers
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    +1 on the last link posted by Kash. The Z-2300 setup is great, and as noted the sub is a great footrest! I have been enjoying mine for over a year now and have had zero issues.

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    Mac Pro Speakers

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    I just got a pair of M-Audio AV40 speakers. They are 2.0 (no sub). They sound good. Better than the Harman Kardon Sound Sticks II I replaced, which were 2.1. The reason I replaced them is I wanted to get rid of the sub. New desk and no room for the sub. But I will miss the footrest
    Mark

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    Mac Pro Speakers

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    I had JBL Creatures hooked up to mine for about a year and thought they were **** good for the size and price. They go pretty loud and don't distort (much) at full volume either.

    The Z-2300 would be a better and more powerful option though.

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    Mac Pro Speakers
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    Quote Originally Posted by martyp View Post
    I had JBL Creatures hooked up to mine for about a year and thought they were **** good for the size and price. They go pretty loud and don't distort (much) at full volume either.

    The Z-2300 would be a better and more powerful option though.
    Odd. I have Creatures hooked up to my MBP right now. I bought them because I thought they look cool (and they do!), but I've been disappointed in the sound from day one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markd View Post
    I just got a pair of M-Audio AV40 speakers. They are 2.0 (no sub). They sound good. Better than the Harman Kardon Sound Sticks II I replaced, which were 2.1. The reason I replaced them is I wanted to get rid of the sub. New desk and no room for the sub. But I will miss the footrest
    How would you describe the difference between the M-Audio AV40's and the Harman Kardon's ? I was thinking about getting the latter for my MBP's and thought they sounded pretty darned good.


    Doug

    Edit: nevermind. I just realized that the AV40's are 110/240 V switchable. I'll be getting those, thanks.

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    I have the BOSE companion 3's and LOVE them.

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    24" iMac 2.4 - 4GB RAM, Logitech S530 Kbrd/Mouse, Logitech Z2300 Speakers
    I've got the Logitech Z-2300 and love it, great set of speakers good sound and I like the remote box.

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