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  1. He also said "Those shopping for speakers for their desktop should look elsewhere" because its overkill in both price and somewhat.. sound quality. I mean, the thing is WAY better than a set of Promedia 2.1's. I used bigger RSX's for my PC and I love em. IMO, there is no way a pair of RSX-3's is overkill for me, but he was speaking in general. 400 for a 2 channel PC system is a lot more than any other mainstream 2.1 PC system, and its a lot more sound too, but I could not recommend it more!
  2. Thanks, I have actually rewrote that review, fixed some spelling and grammar and structure but I have not uploaded the new version. But Andy did mention a possible problem with the iFi being used with a PC. High end soundcards like the audigy which have more voltage in their lineout could blow the input stage on the iFi. So as a solution, you should not turn the soundcard volume too high and simply let the iFi amp do most of the work. I have run the iFi off my PC with a Revo 7.1 and it sounded great. Currently its hooked up to a laptop and I can run the volume at 100% with no problems.
  3. ---------------- On 7/22/2005 5:25:57 PM Larry1 wrote: A lot of the early mag reviews and online opinions seem to steer any perspective buyer to the fact that this excellent 2.1 speaker system is only for iPod owners even though there is a line input on the sub. Is Klipsch marketing kinda shooting themselves in the foot by not addressing the fact that you could use this cool system as a near field desktop speaker system also? Think Versatility! IMHO I think their are a lot of perspective user's looking for a really good 2.1 speaker system compared to the competition. ---------------- yes, it can be, and there are not many competitors at its price range. What is interesting is that even the most expensive surround sound PC systems don't match the quality of sound offered by the iFi and most people who buy surround sound dont actually need it! They would be better off spending that same amount in a higher quality 2.1 system. That is exactly what the iFi is if you can accept the added iPod feature which does add some cost to the system, but relative to the amount you pay for the sound, Its really not that much. Most iPod speakers are doubled or tripled in cost for the little dock feature, Klipsch could sell the iFi without the dock for the same price and it would still be reasonable.
  4. the 2.1 drivers are small, I don't he has to worry about sag.
  5. sounds fun, good luck! here are some quick drawnings I did to help ya..
  6. Its probably a difference crossover, the Yamaha may have used a first or second order crossover while the Klipschs is probably a much steeper cut off or simply a 100% halt altogether, its best to let the receiver to the crossover so you need to turn off the crossover on the subwoofer and set it up in your reciever.
  7. I'm not sure, but he wouldnt say it three times in a row.
  8. Great story, but I hope it ends well. I feel bad for him too, but if he does end up with the Klipsch's... what an ending!
  9. Look at the two pictures I posted. There are trademark's on both of them. I had no idea you could trademark photographs of your own products!!! hahahahha
  10. ---------------- On 7/12/2005 9:35:58 PM Zealot125 wrote: Ironically, we did that with my set of PMU 5.1's vs the Blose. You know exactly how the results came out. He actually turned red in the face when I asked him how much the system cost him after all of our comparisons. I think he popped a vein in his forehead when I told him what I paid for the PMU's. ---------------- HAHAHA PMU's vs that thing! That must have been a slaughter, much more so with the RF-7's. Honestly, I have am having a hard time seeing the RF-7's against that thing. Did you crank up the 7s full blast? My god
  11. We are beating a dead horse... bose sucks, and we all know it. They focus on market control with phony trademarks and patents to make consumers believe they are "special" They divert much more cost into advertising than R&D. I would guess 10-100 times more. They sell you cheap parts and inflated prices. Retail stores like it because they get HUGE markup (much more so than Klipsch for example) so they are happy to try to sell bose to anyone. Technology is always improving and Bose uses this market known concept to market there speakers. Like microprocessors. Bose claims that speakers are also improving as time progresses, and like microchips, speakers are able to be smaller and better. In the demo at any bose store, they start off with a brief history of sound. They start with mono then stereo... They have 2 huge speakers that appear to be from the 1950's. They play sound and then all of a sudden the guy lifts off one of the speakers and its really not a speaker, its just a fake box on top of a bose cube! (100th the size) The audience is impressed because it really made the little bose speaker sound like that big old "hunk of junk". Bose plays off this theme and it works well in the market. Most people dont know anything about speakers and this plays right into bose's hands. You should see the user reviews on apple.com for the bose sounddock. I would say 1 in 4 got it as a gift. Bose uses this gift idea to make it seem like its ok to spend 300-500 dollars on someone for a quality audio product from "Bose." The gift idea works well and thousands of people buy these low grade expensive products for their friends and family. The receiver of the gift knows even less about sound and they just love their new free bose product. Without comparing it to a single other speaker system, many of these people write up a review "10/10 stars," "oh my god this is so amazing and loud," "fills my room," "bose is the best." Etc.. etc. In one case a father gave his daughter a bose sounddock. She continued on to explain how her father owned many bose products and raved about them to his family. It honestly made me sorry for this poor girl who will ultimately one day, meet a young man like myself and he will explain how misguided her dad is.
  12. ---------------- On 7/9/2005 9:35:03 PM DizRotus wrote: I'm aware that most passive radiators have no voice coil. My question concerns the ability to use an active radiator as a passive radiator and tune it by varying the load across its voice coil. ---------------- yes, by changing the mass, you change the resonate frequency of the moving cone.
  13. I think for fun you should buy a set of 150 dollar promedia 2.1's and do a blind test.
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