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I guess some people just don't have as tuned of an ear as I do? I wouldn't consider myself an audiophile by any stretch. Hell, I'm practically deaf in one ear honestly (thank you car audio....). But that doesn't mean I can't tell when something is off, and isn't the way its supposed to sound.
Pioneer junk will not make you go deaf

Either way, I have Z-5500s, and with a good sound card and good EQ-ing, they can be setup to sound decent. They are just the speakers used for parties, so no need for anything amazing. Most of the people coming will think they sound just fine, so it doesnt really make a difference.
    
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Pioneer junk will not make you go deaf

Either way, I have Z-5500s, and with a good sound card and good EQ-ing, they can be setup to sound decent. They are just the speakers used for parties, so no need for anything amazing. Most of the people coming will think they sound just fine, so it doesnt really make a difference.
So now I'm going to be insulted by a screenname that I picked when I was 12?

The only reason I even HAVE Pioneer equipment at all right NOW, is because it was FREE. I'm not going to complain about a 135w RMS @ 8ohm (7 channel) amplifier, and some of the best 12" tower speakers you'll ever hear, plus a 7 band hardware EQ...for FREE.

If you're going to attempt to insult me...have at it. But just know, I'll have a fun time laughing at you for it. Again, I chose this screenname when I was 12. I'm now 25.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
So now I'm going to be insulted by a screenname that I picked when I was 12?

The only reason I even HAVE Pioneer equipment at all right NOW, is because it was FREE. I'm not going to complain about a 135w RMS @ 8ohm (7 channel) amplifier, and some of the best 12" tower speakers you'll ever hear, plus a 7 band hardware EQ...for FREE.

If you're going to attempt to insult me...have at it. But just know, I'll have a fun time laughing at you for it. Again, I chose this screenname when I was 12. I'm now 25.
Oh, so you have aged 13 years since 2007? Very interesting. Pioneer's home audio scene isn't terrible, it is their car audio that is garbage. I assumed, since you have pictures of Pioneer car audio in your avatar, that was the "car audio that made you almost deaf". But I am sure you made that avatar(with fairly recent Pioneer equipment) when you were 12 also, right?
    
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Having owned a few of the sets mentioned here i will provide my two cents on whats been said.

I have owned:
Z-5500
Z-2300
M-Audio AV-40's
Swan M-10's
Altec Lansing VS4121

In my PERSONAL experience i have found that the Z-5500 is best at reproducing movie audio solely because of its surround sound quality's. The M-Audio Av-40's are fantastic at reproducing low bass audio and the swan M-10's are the best all around set i have owned yet.

Go and listen to these sets if you can, make your judgement yourself. Although the advice provided in this thread will generally point you in the right direction, in the end you are only pleasing yourself , and only you truly know what you like.
What are your opinions of the VS4121? I might be buying them off craigslist for $30 today.
 
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Oh, so you have aged 13 years since 2007? Very interesting. Pioneer's home audio scene isn't terrible, it is their car audio that is garbage. I assumed, since you have pictures of Pioneer car audio in your avatar, that was the "car audio that made you almost deaf". But I am sure you made that avatar(with fairly recent Pioneer equipment) when you were 12 also, right?
Are you really THAT stupid? I made this screenname when I was 12. If you don't believe me, look up my AIM profile (assuming it shows when I signed up).

I've kept the same screenname over the years because its easier.

And yes, the Pioneer equipment is what's caused me to go partially deaf. Their older Premier lineup, believe it or not...wasn't all that bad. I had 3x Premier 5000SPL's, with 6x MTX 1501D monoblocks pushing them. Premier REV series speakers all around, with kick panels, and dash pods. I stupidly bought all of that back in 2004. Paid $13,000 for all of that.

I made my avatar, fairly recently, yes. I did so, simply because it goes with my screenname. No other reason behind it. Have you ONCE seen me recommend Pioneer equipment, unless its a last resort, or a head unit for a car? NO, you have NOT.

Now have a good day sir, and enjoy my block list. As you're the only person on OCN that's on there.
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post #46 of 78
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Are you really THAT stupid? I made this screenname when I was 12. If you don't believe me, look up my AIM profile (assuming it shows when I signed up).

I've kept the same screenname over the years because its easier.

And yes, the Pioneer equipment is what's caused me to go partially deaf. Their older Premier lineup, believe it or not...wasn't all that bad. I had 3x Premier 5000SPL's, with 6x MTX 1501D monoblocks pushing them. Premier REV series speakers all around, with kick panels, and dash pods. I stupidly bought all of that back in 2004. Paid $13,000 for all of that.

I made my avatar, fairly recently, yes. I did so, simply because it goes with my screenname. No other reason behind it. Have you ONCE seen me recommend Pioneer equipment, unless its a last resort, or a head unit for a car? NO, you have NOT.

Now have a good day sir, and enjoy my block list. As you're the only person on OCN that's on there.
Hey don't take this to personal. I actually like you reviews and I'm looking to buy one of the sets that you recommended. But you should have more fun here with other peoples views even if their different than yours. Just have a laugh and relax a little homie no need to be old at your young age. Here you go to make you happier for your help. +1 Rep
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Just bought the Promedia 2.1, but I think I have the new version which has no power button. Am I supposed to leave it on the whole time?
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Hey don't take this to personal. I actually like you reviews and I'm looking to buy one of the sets that you recommended. But you should have more fun here with other peoples views even if their different than yours. Just have a laugh and relax a little homie no need to be old at your young age. Here you go to make you happier for your help. +1 Rep
I'm only taking it personal, because he took it to that level by making fun of my screenname. I don't really care...I honestly find it very funny that he thinks my screenname originated here. And that I seem to only like Pioneer equipment...because of a silly screenname .
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Just bought the Promedia 2.1, but I think I have the new version which has no power button. Am I supposed to leave it on the whole time?
I haven't checked into the newer ones (the ones I used were quite a while ago). The design of them doesn't appear to have changed much, but I seem to recall a power button.

Either way, if there is no power button, its not going to hurt anything to leave them on. Think of it like leaving your monitor on with your PC off. Your monitor goes into standby mode.

Speakers are kind of the same way. There is no standby mode. But you'll be using VERY little power with them sitting there doing nothing. They'll use more power, the louder you play them. If they're sitting there outputting nothing, they'll use hardly any power.

EDIT:
Oops double post . At least this post is relevant to the thread .
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I am not here to argue, and you have made it abundantly clear that you despise Logitech.

There are many who will disagree with you.

However, I believe my Z-5500/Auzen setup sounds good.

And frankly, my opinion is the only one who matters when it comes to my rig.
It may sound good to you but that is because you have no idea what good sounds like.
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