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Old 05-15-2005, 03:26 AM   #1
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Hi

I am just wondering is this would be a good purchase

http://www.harristechnology.com.au/s...PART:K8881#Tof

the price is in australian dollars so in US it would be around $200

Thankyou for any help provided

PS The speakers will just be used for gaming,music and movies
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Old 05-15-2005, 05:04 AM   #2
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It is a good speaker system...just remember that you can have the best speakers in the world but they are garbage unless you have a sound card that will be able to handle it.
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Old 05-15-2005, 10:33 AM   #3
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Absolutely get those. You won't regret using it for games and music. FOr movies, it's good too. You'll hear the sounds coming from the rear surrounds. I like to a THX certified speaker set though. My current speaker set is not but it sounds pretty powerful still. I wonder if there will be a significant difference if I do switch over to a THX one. My sound card supports it.
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Yeh they should be really good, but remember, you may have to update your graphics card.
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Old 05-15-2005, 11:07 AM   #5
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THX is a standard of sound quality really yeah, so you know you can expect the best sound from the speakers when joint with a corresponding sound card, and game/movie.

As for speakers, Logitech are never really bad, though these it doesn't have the best signal to noise ratio for the price (Creative give about 98db), or the frequency response which is 18khz to 80hz.
The most people can hear is 20khz to 20hz...and so that 80hz is pretty high for a cut out for bass and so not so good.
A good Creative set would blow these out of the water, with a frequency response of around 20khz to 40hz which is much better, especially for the amount of watts those speakers use on the bass unit...

I would look for another set to tell the truth. They just wouldn't do a good sound card justice, especially for music... though your bound to get a loud sound with those because of the wattage
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yeah, i agree kage. i like these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836116141
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http://www.creative.com/products/pro...24&product=465
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Yeh they should be really good, but remember, you may have to update your graphics card.
Erm...Why?
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Old 05-15-2005, 11:50 AM   #8
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I think he might have meant sound card hehe...

As for Jac006's speaker system showings, these are the perfect bet for an audiophile
Great frequency responce, 20khz to 40hz...this is much more like it and cant beat that for a system of that price, especially for 5.1 and 6.1 sets! Great ones!
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lol... nice one steven11. buts its all good. we do that all the time.
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