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post #231 of 979
ok then... that's good to hear now...

I agree about the speakers... these Logitechs don't deserve the signal they are getting...

I am going to look for something that can take different speakers though... cause I might get monitors for my Fronts and then something much cheaper for my surround... actually I don't know what I'll do cause I don't have the money now... it really sucks to be stuck with these knowing I could get soooo much more definition with good monitors...

On an enjoyment point of view though.. humm... not bad... if it takes $250 to get good consumer surround then I'd probable recommend these $75 logitechs... unless those $250 Klipsch Promedias sound trully amazing...

I wonder if there is a showroom that might have those set up?

The Creative Labs ($420) seem like rip-off.... I hate the whole small front channel thing... it makes no sense... I believe in the need for 5 1/2 preferable 6 1/2s in the fronts... I don't like the idea of mids coming from my sub-woofer and having to be boosted to compensate for decay... you loose that directional trueness that makes things so much more real...

then again I would love to hear about this from true audiophiles
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post #232 of 979
At circuitcity they have some short of showroom of speakers that you can check out.
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post #233 of 979
yea but do they have the Klipsch Promedias? / other good stuff you'd recommend?
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I think they have some kind of high end stuff in a media center room, not sure about the brand though. I got my Creative Gigaworks G500 ProGamer 5.1 for $110 on sale, it sounds OK, the Z5500 is better a little.
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Trust me, the Klipsch Promedias 5.1 are the best sounding speakers for PC (period), and the only place you can find them would be on eBay, but make sure you buy from someone with feedback as a seller of 98.5% or higher or they may sell you some that don't work; but the thing is that now days is hard to get them for $250, they usually sell on eBay for $300-$400 used, I got a set that I will sell like in 1 week from now and will put it up for auction on eBay, these will be the Promedias 5.1 Ultra (the newest ones) and this set will be upgraded with better caps resistors and other goodies that I do to make them last almost forever and also to make them sound better. I don't know of any place that has them on display, unless you come to my house in TX, I'll be happy to let you listen to them you can also get the Gigaworks S7.1 on eBay like for less than $300, the other day I saw a set like this sell for $245 brand new on eBay..some people say the mids and highs sound better on the Gigaworks, but the Bass is better on the Klipsch, but the trick is on the built in amp, not the speakers, and so I can make the Klipsch sound better than the Gigaworks ez..any other PC speaker do not even come close to these 2 I just mentioned I know this for sure, lets just say that the rest os the speaker for PC are just toy speakers and the Klipsch Promedias Ultra 5.1 and the Gigaworks 7.1 are the real thing...


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I got a set that I will sell like in 1 week from now and will put it up for auction on eBay, these will be the Promedias 5.1 Ultra (the newest ones) and this set will be upgraded with better caps resistors and other goodies that I do to make them last almost forever and also to make them sound better.


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Tell me what you can do to a speaker (other than treat it well... which your mods will not change) that will make it last 'almost forever.'
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I never heard of modding a speaker but I don't know enough to say anything though it sounds weird...

I would love to hear what you have to say about speakers to pair up with this card Soloz2... I need two things:

_ hear 5.1 panning clearly
_ hear my sound flat and clear

I am guessing I might have to set up two sets of speakers or drop a few grand... any info as to what my future will hold would be apreciated
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Tell me what you can do to a speaker (other than treat it well... which your mods will not change) that will make it last 'almost forever.'
Oh< I meant to say moding the amp panel on these speaker systems, not the speakers them selves. On the amp theres a lot you can do to improve the sound, like replacing the caps and the low wattage resistors with bigger ones and even swap the pre-amp ICs etc..
post #239 of 979
so on something like my logitech 5.1 X-530 I could get in the sub-woofer where the amp is and mod them?

what kind of effect could I expect?
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^^ id do that if you can find some schematics of the components inside - I bet that is where part of your sound qual issue is coming from - although it may also be that the logi speakers are all tiny
    
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