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USB Speakers for the Mac Mini????????

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:46 am    Post subject: USB Speakers for the Mac Mini???????? Reply with quote

Can anyone recomend a good USB powered speaker(s) I can use with my Mac Mini? I'm trying to conserve space and power on my plugs. I have the CREATURE but the damm woofer takes up too much space.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You won't be getting the same quality at all if you use USB powered speakers. Is it just the subwoofer that's too big for you? You can buy a set of 2.0 speakers so you only have a left and right channel, no sub. I wouldn't recommend any USB speakers, if they even make them.

Take a look at these. They're Creative I-Trigue 2200 speakers. They don't have a big subwoofer and Creative makes some good stuff.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:34 am    Post subject: Re: USB Speakers for the Mac Mini???????? Reply with quote

DellApple wrote:
Can anyone recomend a good USB powered speaker(s) I can use with my Mac Mini? I'm trying to conserve space and power on my plugs. I have the CREATURE but the damm woofer takes up too much space.

Thanks


The Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 2.0 would be a good choice if you want to dump the subwoofer all together.

http://www.klipsch.com/product/product.aspx?cid=876
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the g4 cube speakers from apple are nice... you'll have to ebay them though
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll second the Klipsch Promedia I'm using it with my Mini and I love them. They are the most accurate Computer speakers I've ever heard. Great vocal midrange and a tight bass. Now I use a pair of Altec lansing USB's for my Laptop and they do sound nice and make for a good alternative on the Lappy, but I'd never use them on the mini. Klipsch is a steal for $99.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scarpad wrote:
I'll second the Klipsch Promedia.


I assume you're refering to the Ultra 2.0 models?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
Scarpad wrote:
I'll second the Klipsch Promedia.


I assume you're refering to the Ultra 2.0 models?


That's the only non-subwoofer set Klipsch makes for computers.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought the Creative mini speakers, which for me are just fine...the sound from iTunes is not too bad (if you don't want a sub-woofer or 5.1, etc). They come in different colours, but I got the white and together with the Mac Mini, silver LCD, Apple keyboard & Macally Icemini mouse, I am pretty happy!

Note they are not USB, but are small!

Creative Vivid60 - see here >
http://au.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=4&subcategory=28&product=11425

I am told Logitech speaker kits (with sub-woofer) are pretty good if you want more volume & base.

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