An Article from Aaron's Article ArchiveI Still Love Those Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Speakers
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I Still Love Those Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Speakers
Saturday, 08 March 2008 9:00 AM MST
The very first computer speakers I ever bought that sounded good, really good, were the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 stereo speakers plus subwoofer. I don't recall when this was, but it had to be five or more years ago (before 2003).
Today while watching the latest episode of Tekzilla wherein they were reviewing computer speakers in the $90-$150 range, they agreed with my own personal experience that the Klipsh speakers sound great. The hosts of the show several times shared their amazement about how inexpensive these high-quality speakers were. They just sound like they should be much more expensive.
Since buying the Klipsch speakers, I bought a new Apple Mac workstation in 2003 and with the new Mac I bought a Creative 5.1 THX certified speaker set. I gave my Klipsch 2.1s to my parents for their computer use. Years later, I now regret giving up the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers. While the Creative speakers are also THX rated, I just don't quite care for the sound. I love, love, LOVE the sound of the Klipsch 2.1s and I miss that sound! And since I never really did do much that needed the additional 2 surround channels that the Creative set added, I would happily go back to the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1s.
I have noticed that Klipsh offers a newer 2.1 speaker set, called the ProMedia GMX A-2.1, but these are not THX certified. While they look funky, I wonder if they would sound as good as the older ProMedia 2.1 THX certified speakers. I have grave doubts. I've also seen other Klipsch speaker offerings, even another ProMedia set, but they too were not THX certified.
My original Klipsch speakers (now at my parents' house) are still going strong and sounding great on my folks' PC. And my brother also has Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers attached to his PC at his apartment. I know he loves 'em too.
The newer Creative speakers I replaced the Klipsch speakers with is now on the fritz, sporadically refusing to power up, randomly cutting out. Once they're truly dead, I'm going to replace 'em with the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers. When I do, I'll be in computer speaker heaven once again!
The Klipsh speakers have a suggested retail price of $149.99, but I hear they can be found on the street for anywhere between $100 and $150. They're worth it. More than worth it! Once you hear 'em, you'll be a believer too. You to will think $150 is a steal for these.