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[Memory Express] Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 iPod / Computer Speakers $199.99

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[Memory Express] Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 iPod / Computer Speakers $199.99

Any thoughts? Solid speakers. Warm deal at best? Too bad there is no time machine. Back in 2007, $99 at London Drugs. By 2013-2014, price increased to $129.99. Now on sale $199.99. Damn.

Specifications
Frequency Response 31Hz - 20kHz
Amplifier Power Peak Power: 200 Watts total system
Satellites: 35 watts/channel @ 5% THD, 1KHz, two channels driven
Subwoofer: 130 watts peak (50 watts @ 5% THD, 50 Hz continuous)
Crossover Frequency HF: 5kHz
Maximum Acoustic Output 106dB SPL
Tweeter 0.75" Poly compression driver
High Frequency Horn 90(o) x 40(o) MicroTractrix(r) Horn
Woofer 3" long-throw fiber-composite cone
Subwoofer One side-firing 6.5" (16.51cm) long-throw fiber composite cone
Enclosure Material Satellites: ABS
Subwoofer: MDF
Enclosure Type Satellites—sealed
Subwoofer—bass reflex
Finishes Black
Built From 2000

Inputs MP3 two-channel soundcard miniplug
Outputs Headphone

Dimensions (HxWxD) Satellite: 8.5" (21.59cm) x 4.2" (10.67cm) x 5.67" (14.4cm)
Subwoofer: 9.5" (24.13cm) x 9.8" (24.9cm) x 10.2" (25.9cm)
Weight Satellite: 2.1 lbs. (0.95kg)
Subwoofer: 11 lbs. (5kg)
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Sep 2, 2006
232 posts
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Burnaby
Ahh yes, the good old 2007 days. I happen to be one of the lucky people who got one for $99 on sale at LD. Still got them hooked up to my computer, works great. At $199, I'd still buy them, quality speakers.
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Sep 26, 2013
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Winnipeg
Ha wow. Can't believe they still sell these, they released in November 2002. They really are pretty good speakers though. I ended up with Logitech Z-5300e's which I still use now, I found they sounded better, especially the bass.
I do recall they went on sale constantly for $150 or so. I would still consider picking these up, but there are much newer and feature filled options out there. Doing a quick search, I guess the Logitech comparable speakers would be the Logitech Z625? Currently on sale as well:

Logitech Z625
Newbie
Nov 24, 2017
73 posts
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I have been using these speakers for 10 years now and they are still legit. I use them every day gaming, movies and listening to music and have had no issues with them at all. Honestly seems like they will last forever lol very good quality and sound
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Apr 24, 2017
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I use these and these are so good. It's probably still one of the best 2.1 desktop speakers you can find on the market. Functionality is pretty basic but if you want good sound, this is it.

$200 is decent price. The price of this has really creeped up over the years. I'd take this again over any Logitech 2.1 equivalents.
Jr. Member
Sep 1, 2018
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Toronto
best speakers i've ever owned but truth be told i NEVER go above 25% on the volume knob, they're THAT powerful! And the quality is incredible, i've owned my pair since 2004 and they're still great! They're the longest running computer component i've ever owned.

BTW this is far more powerful and better than any soundbars in this price range for a TV setup. Something to consider. I believe to connect them to a TV you just need a $10 converter.
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Newbie
Feb 11, 2007
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Turrono, eh!
free slice of pizza for anyone who knows how to properly pronounce KlipschSmiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
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Jun 15, 2017
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If anybody looking for good pc desktop speakers, i would recommend Kanto. I often see their Yu2 on sale during black friday/christmas. The company if also canadian soo supporting local companies!
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Apr 29, 2005
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Markham/GTA
Best pc speakers I've ever had. They still sell for the same price as when they were released many years ago. Bought several of these over the years. The only issue is the crackling sound as you turn up the volume, which is still there in newer models.
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Apr 5, 2008
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Vancouver
The old school 2007 version was better right? I recall a comparison that showed the old one was heavier with better components whereas now they are making them cheaper with less power.
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Mar 21, 2013
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Edmonton
I remember reading the reviews on CNET for these when I was a kid, they were my dream speakers because I didn't really understand home audio speakers and PC speakers were all my little brain could take. I remember I had Altec Lansing instead.

What an epic throwback!

If I wasn't already set for life with computer speakers (see below) I'd probably jump on these just for the nostalgia factor.

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Oct 3, 2018
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I used to have these speakers. I ultimately sold them on Kijiji for $120 in 2016 because I found the subwoofer was taking up too much space, They def had good sound, but one thing I remember not liking about them was there was no on/off switch so you had to unplug it to turn it off. I guess a smart plug could fix that problem nowadays though.
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Feb 11, 2019
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Mr.Conviviality wrote: free slice of pizza for anyone who knows how to properly pronounce KlipschSmiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
Can't really think of any ways not to pronounce it correctly?
Newbie
Dec 18, 2012
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North York
Bought these used off Kijiji ages ago now and use them for my main entertainment system - they pack a good punch for two speakers! I'm surprised they still sell them, to be honest.
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Jul 15, 2008
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Toronto
Dang they still sell these? They should do a proper refresh of the Z-2300 with remote.
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Sep 8, 2006
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Richmond
Had the 4.1s until the volume knob crackling noise issue destroyed the sound quality. Now used m-audio 2.0 av40 for $40, no sub required, but great sound quality if you need or want booming bass
Jr. Member
May 10, 2010
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LOL, I am looking at my Klipsch Promedia v2-400 as I write this (the 4.1, 4x60W+160W version) that is still my main rig's speakers. My most durable computer purchase!

The volume knob crackling noise issue is only when actually moving the volume knob.
It can be alleviated by :
- from time to time and with the power off exercising the knob quickly, full range, and both while pulling on the knob then pushing on it. This moves impurities on the potentiometer.
- set it at medium high level and not touch it afterwards. Use Windows volume.
Newbie
Sep 9, 2016
30 posts
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Nice to see these are still being made, absolutely solid speakers. Also loud, I never go beyond 1/3 volume on mine, and that’s with the volume in Windows being at 30-50
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May 11, 2009
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whoa major dejavu! Didn't know they still made these, crazy how the price has crept up. Good quality audio, I'd likely be rocking these if not for my headphone addiction.
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