2.1 speaker recommendations?

Posted by: padmavyuha

2.1 speaker recommendations? - 10/26/10 08:15 PM

My JBL speakers just went the way of soap bubbles. The subwoofer appears to have died, or at least it's making dgadgadgadgadgadga sounds if it's unplugged from the mac and no sounds if it isn't. No longer under warranty, not worth the cost of getting mended, sigh.

Any recommendation for a replacement 2.1 speaker system? Harman Kardon Soundsticks would be nice but I can't afford them at the moment...
Posted by: carp

Re: 2.1 speaker recommendations? - 10/26/10 10:04 PM

Check out Altec Lansing

I have something very similar, very good, separate volume, treble and bass knobs which I like. Had the system for about 5 years I think? Bought it from CompUSA, 59 bucks I think.

This link also has some from 29 bucks, check em out.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: 2.1 speaker recommendations? - 10/26/10 10:14 PM

Of course, you know to check the frequency response, etc. I have the JBL 2.1 (Creature II) set here that sounds pretty good, but I'd prefer some standard studio monitors for their warmth.
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: 2.1 speaker recommendations? - 10/27/10 03:47 PM

Turned out I moved some boxes and one of them had pressed the volume down button on the speakers - so they're fine after all.