- Mar 2, 2010
Not the cheapest they have ever been but may be the last sale before they are all gone since they seem to be discontinued.
Just keep in mind, these ARE NOT the same as the original Promedia 2.1's that they sold 10 years ago. At some point, Klipsch decided to reduce the cost (and the quality) of the package. Here are the differences between the two sets:
1. Original has a power switch on the sub, cost-reduced does not. The only way to actually turn the new speakers off, is to pull the plug.
2. Original has has an (arguably) higher-quality amplifier, but was prone to overheating.
3. Original has removable speaker wire, and Klipsch sells upgraded speaker wire for the original set. The speaker wires cannot be removed / replaced on the cost-reduced version.
They're not bad, but they're not what they used to be. I'd personally wait until these hit the $99 price-point before biting.
Is there even anything significantly better out there, as far as traditional computer speakers go? I never liked how even the higher end Creative and Logitech speakers sounded.That's why i marked the deal as warm. Keep in mind though that these are not in stock except for a few places so it does look like they are discontinued and even given the fact that they where changed to reduce cost you're just not going to find a better 2.1 set at this price point.
I have these speakers and so far they are great.
Keep in mind that the speakers do hiss if you have the volume dial high enough. I keep it at one quarter from mute and they are silent. I control volume via software and never touch the physical dials anymore.
It's not the quality of the source, it's a hiss generated by the amplifier itself. It's only a problem if you REALLY crank them volume knob up, but it happens even if they're not actually plugged into an audio source.Are you using a dedicated soundcard? If not there's a good chance onboard sound is the source of the hiss. Never had any hiss from my GMX-A 2.1s that wasn't traced back to a dirty source signal or loose cable.
It's not the quality of the source, it's a hiss generated by the amplifier itself. It's only a problem if you REALLY crank them volume knob up, but it happens even if they're not actually plugged into an audio source.
ya thanks for the replies, i have had the x-540s for about 5 years and i have always been interested in the klipsch 2.1s. i could never really justify spending 150 more though considering i had speakers already, so i just never bought them. but i have a gift card and on top of this deal id be paying 100. sounds like it would be a worthwhile upgrade, for 100 would it be worth biting?
in addition im not using the 540s for surround, i just have the two side speakers for left and right sitting next to each other
You'll be very happy with the upgrade. The Logitech audio line is actually very poor in comparison to any speaker setup that is actually designed with sound quality in mind. With these probably the first thing you'll notice is how much tighter the bass is, compared to a muddy sounding Logitech sub. Also the speakers will give you a much better sound since they have dedicated mid range drivers and separate tweeters, compared to Logitech's all in one phase plug drivers. You're probably also looking at a much better amp. Over all if you get these you'll probably never want to use another set of Logitech speakers again other than for like some cheap TV speakers.
I'd agree that it's a great deal and you won't beat them at this price point. That being said, mine just died recently (popping from the sub/amp) but they were over 10 years old. The only upgrade I could settle on for a reasonable cost was going with studio monitors and a separate sub, which ran me just over 200 bucks. However, my studio monitor + sub setup makes the promedia's pale by comparison.