"Perfect 10!"on by derek21
Pros Long throw woofer with clean response. Perfect dual speaker response.
Cons Slight resonance in bass cabinet at 200 to 300 HZ on only a few songs. In other words, if you listen like a demon and try to find faults that don't exist in $2000 speakers; this is it.
Summary Excellent speakers! Don't look back or check any reviews. I expected what I got, and got what I expected! I own $2k Klipsch home speakers and these $150 don't tarnish the family name.
I played about 60 songs to test it, from jazz to rock, to bass, country, etc. WOW! Only 2 songs did I here a hint of bass cabinet resonance, but I am using a stock Gateway motherboard-incorporated soundcard.
Movie sound is as good as it gets for 2.1.
Bottom line is the long throw woofer can deliver bass down to 35 HZ, clean and crisp, exactly like audiophiles of any generation love to here or feel it.
On the first few songs and genre, I had to turn the subwoofer control down for acurate report. But on bass songs, I turned it up! You will think you are next to that anoying car at the stop light.
Perfect 10 for Klipsch!
Pros Crystal clear noise.
Cons Distortion due to bass and wires
Summary Klipsch Promedia 2.1 have been on the market now for nearly 4 years and they continue to surpass most of the 2.1 speakers on the market today. Being the first computer-based speaker system to be certified by THX, they have a clear response in high and mid sounds. There is great bass as well, especially at 130 watts, but can come across as muffled depending on the sound. Movies and games are great with these speakers, and with a new low er price, they are great buy -even today with the newer systems on the market.Updated
One thing to add, replace the speaker wires with the much better monster cable wire. The cheap speaker wires that come with the system causes distortions and pops.
Pros Good sound quality
Cons Poor product life, horrible warranty support, even worse customer service
Summary After the preamp input cord started losing its connection with the subwoofer almost 2 years to the day after I bought them (which is, conveniently, the end of the warranty period), I took them back to the place I purchased them, per the instructions of the Klipsch website. At the store, they said that they don't service warrantied products, and that I would have to contact Klipsch. Well, it turns out that if you don't have a receipt, you might as well not have the speakers, because Klipsch will do nothing, even if you have the box and serial number. It wasn't enough that the speakers crapped out on me after almost 2 years, the customer service people just didn't care. I never played my speakers that loud, and I always took good care of them. If you are looking into buying a good set of speakers for your PC, go with Altec Lansing. They sound just as good and they will actually last. Stay away from Klipsch, they are bad news.
Pros THX certification insure very clear and clean sound
Cons Subwoofer offers clean bass however becomes distorted during very low frequencies and louder volumes
Summary Greatest set of computer speakers I have ever purchased. Wonderful THX certified speakers produce very realistic sound with very little distortion. The only downsides would be no remote control and mainly being the distortion the sub produces. But otherwise a product I would recommend to anyone interested in purchasing quality high-end multimedia speakers.Updated
The Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers offer tremendous power and clarity. Even at high levels the speakers reproduce sounds very accurately. The sub is very clear and has more then adequate power. Other systems in this price range might offer a louder(probably boomier) sounding bass, but none offer the THX certification the sub and speakers carry. Having the THX badge means clarity across the entire band.
Updated on Apr 22, 2010When I wrote this review I think it had been a month or two after purchase and use, and at that time they were all I said they were. Well....sorry....but a few months after that I ran into problems, most notably with the cheap, wafer cones Klipsch likes to call the "midrange."
They're not bad speakers, but to not, repeat, do not, exceed the volume levels, ever. You must be careful. The sub never turned out worse or better, but eventually I did find it somewhat lacking.
These speakers were one of the better speakers when I purchased them 4-5 years go, but today they're more deserving of a 2.5 star rating given it's price range and competition.
IOW: 4 stars at 2 months of use
2.5 stars at 6 months of use
sorry, for the terribly and exceedingly late follow-up.
Pros Rich, clear sound without noise or distortion.
Cons Power must remain on 24/7 for best performance.
Summary I have burned through a lot of speakers over the past several years, but the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 system is about as good as you can expect from PC audio. Being more of a fan of high-end home audio (Vandersteen, Krell, Wilson and others) I was amazed at how well these little puppies did in voicing music and powering games. Right now, I have two sets rigged on separate computers, one with an Audigy 4 Pro sound card, and the other with an Audigy 2 ZS. The sound is engagingly distinctive, voicing even the smallest characteristic nuances of each card -- which is a very positive thing for any speaker system to accomplish. Although the Logitech Z-2200 system sounds a tad bit smoother right off the shelf, they don't hold up nearly as well as the ProMedia 2.1s after extensive burn-in.