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Klipsch - ProMedia 2.1 Speaker System

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jmeeks49
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As i have said previously Monday is my birthday so my Bose went out on my dell so i decided to pick up the above. My wife has a pair of them and i have to admit they sound better than my Bose did. i just want to hear reviews from friends here any thoughts? Here is the link to them. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Kl.....Id=9382232

John

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Lighthouse
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They look nice :) Seriously, I wouldn't know. I have to use a headset (Sennheiser) for my audio experience.

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warlock
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Hi John, I have that exact speaker system on my wifes W7 machine. Had them for about a year now. Excellent system for the price only fault I have with it is it doesn't have an on/off switch on it. So we just leave them on all the time with the volume turned down until needed. I recommend highly except for that.

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jmeeks49
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Warlock,

yeah i have been reading reviews on them, some say that they will over heat if not ventilated right for the sub. My theory on that is if a sound company like Klipsch which is highly rated and didn't know what they was building or selling they wouldn't have the high reputation like they do now and besides it comes down to common sense. Like with any electronics you have to keep them cool.

John

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warlock
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Subwoofer is on a lower shelf of an end table near the computer cabinet. Tried various places for it. Has enough wiring so you can put it several feet away if desired. Has to go near floor level though as recommended in the instructions or it takes the other sound over. Had no heat problems or any other problems at all with the system.

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jmeeks49
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good i can't wait. can you email me? that way i have your email contact my email address is in my profile..

John

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warlock
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https://www.howtogeek.com/forum/profile/jmeeks49 No contact here.

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vistamike
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Joe, have sent you John's email address

Mike

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Hermitt
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Hi John. I also have the Klipsch - ProMedia 2.1 Speaker System. I bought mine in 2003 and it has worked perfectly with nary a problem. Fantastic sounding speaker system. Can only run the subwoofer at 15-25% otherwise it will literally rattle the windows at 50-75% volume. Yeee Haaa! LOL

Jim

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jmeeks49
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thanks mike,

jim, do you have homeowners insurance? if you do, break them it will cover them LOL LOL

john

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Hermitt
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Yep. LOL

Jim

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jmeeks49
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Well hell man bust some glass LOL LOL

John

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Hermitt
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HAHAHAHA!! I don't think the management would like that cuz they had new windows installed in the whole building in the spring of 2011. :)
My neighbors would probably string me up from the nearest tree too. LOL

Jim

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jmeeks49
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true..

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warlock
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@Vistamike, Okay thanks.

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warlock
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@John, sent you an email. Only check mine maybe twice a week so if it takes me awhile to get back to you don't be surprised. LOL

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jmeeks49
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Joe,

That's fine i will just have to get you to break that habit. LOL

John

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jmeeks49
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Well,

a update on the above, OMG!!!!!!!!!!! i am in heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! these are truly studio speakers i am very VERY HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my ears are in heaven! i put my iron man 2 DVD in and WOW!!!!!! what separation and surround sound!!!! might have to send my wife out on errands tomorrow just to crank it up.

@Jim, i have my sub set at 10% and my volume at 41% that's how much amperage it's putting out and the floor shakes under my wheelchair!!! my god!!!!!!!!!!!!! my Bose never put out that much until i had them up to 65% and even then they sounded muffled. Guys, uh humm!!! i might take a couple of days off from the Accessibility forum if you don't mind i want to play!!!!!!!!! LOL LOL LOL LOL

John

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Enthusiast
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jmeeks49, When those speakers came out, Klipsch had a promotion, and I bought 2 systems for the price of 1, I had 4.2 surround sound on my computer since :) Recently, one of the subwoofers went out and I replaced them with a Bose, moving the remaining Klipsch setup to an older computer. +1 for the Klipsch.

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Hermitt
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@John - Fantastic!! Is this a pretty good representation of the look on your face when you fired up your new speakers?

LOL
Jim

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warlock
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Glad you like them John. I thought you would. Great buy for the money.

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jmeeks49
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Jim pretty much LOL just watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes and BOY!!!!! what sound!!!!!!! i don't need any stinking movie theater anymore i have my own!! LOL!!!

@Joe i am very happy with them, Bose needs to take a lesson or two.

@Enthusiast, yeah +10 for me i will be more than happy to indorse them over Bose i used to think there wasn't anything to beat them but i have seen the light amen!!!!! LOL LOL LOL

John

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warlock
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Always thought Bose was expensive and not worth the price. I remember $399.00 for a desktop radio. Seems to work pretty well in automobile sound systems though.

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jmeeks49
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Yeah Joe me too but back in those days your mainstream of audio components (or the lack of) wasn't all that great unless you went with a high end product.

John

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warlock
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My affordable high end was Kraco. LOL

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jmeeks49
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mine was realistic

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warlock
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http://answers.yahoo.com/quest.....6041416085

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Hermitt
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I like the link "Tortured in Toledo" posted. LOL

Jim

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warlock
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Really showing my age now. My friend had a 45rpm record player in his car. I only had AM radio.

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jmeeks49
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Joe, now don't start a war of roses here LOL LOL LOL

John

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warlock
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Hey John, look through the what are you listening to now in the off topic section. Try some of those out with your new Klipsch.

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warlock
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@Jim, if you really want some Kraco speakers.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=kraco+speakers be the first on your block to get them. Or, maybe the last on your block. LOL

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Hermitt
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Thanks Joe, but I wouldn't dare insult my Klipsch by getting something that cheap. LOL
The link I mentioned that I liked was "http://www.cheapass.com/Kraco". LOL LOL

Jim

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warlock
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Yeah, that was a good one. John had realistic. Braggert. LOL

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Hermitt
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Realistic was actually pretty decent. I worked for Radio Shack for a couple of years so of course I had just about everything Realistic. LOL

Jim

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warlock
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I know I couldn't afford them. Radio Shack had or maybe still has some good stuff. Got my NASCAR race radios there. EDIT: Forgot most of my buys were from JC Whitney. Shipping cost more than the product.

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Hermitt
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JC Whitney. Had almost forgotten about them. They had tons of stuff, and you're right, shipping sometimes cost more than the part.

Heck, I still have a Radio Shack EC-4075 programmers Hex&Time Calculator that I bought in 1979 and it still works like a charm. It takes 2 AA batteries and they last from 3-4 years before needing replaced. Can't find anything like that now-a-days.

Jim

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warlock
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Needed some resistors to get a Cadillac started that the wires broke on the ignition cylinder. The older one's have a resistor on the key. When the wires break you can by pass the security with the same ohms as the key resistor. Only place I could get them quick was Radio Shack.

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raphoenix
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warlock
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@Rick that would have worked but, the old guy was waiting cause his car was towed in. Needed a quick fix. Sent a lot attendent to Radio Shack cost about $3.00 for resistors. They probably charged the customer way more however.

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Hermitt
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Cadillac and Radio Shack. Now that's a combination of words you don't see every day. LOL

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warlock
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jury_rig Your right. But, sometimes this is necessary. I am pretty good at it.

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raphoenix
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Yeah understand !! :) :)

Radio Shack use to be a "life saver" for keeping electronics going in manufacturing factories when we still had some.

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warlock
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Good for "quick" electronic parts.

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