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Is there an alternative to the Klipsch THX Promedia v.2-400 4.1 speaker system?

Old 01-31-01, 03:02 AM
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After lots of consideration I think I'm going to go with this sound system because of all the great reviews it has gotten. But I look the dates on all the reviews and they are, well old. Does that mean there's anything better out there yet in terms of 4.1 speakers, around the same price range?
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OH MY GOD i've been wanting those
but i bought too many speaker sets before i learned about those and i just don't have the heart to put my old ones away.

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Old 01-31-01, 03:19 AM
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yeah I just figured I really don't need that extra center speaker (5.1), and I don't wanna get another sound card so I could get a 5.1 setup. And these babies REALLY do look kick-ass.

Actually I looked at the date of the IGN.com review and it's from this month. Maybe these aren't that old?....?
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Old 01-31-01, 05:18 AM
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they actually are pretty old. the review you read (Jan. 4th?) was pretty much a copy-and-paste of the one they did back in April.

but still, they are the most solid sounding computer speakers i've heard (anywhere near that price range, of course)

(oh, and best i've seen them go for is at outpost....249, free overnight delivery and no tax)

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They are good but IMO you can't beat the real Dolby Digital 5.1 of the Cambridge DTT2500.

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This may sound stupid but which is better, the DTT2500 or DTT3500?
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don't wanna get another sound card so I could get a 5.1 setup...[/B]


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Yeah it looks like that's what I'm going to go for. I have to admit though there's still that part of me that wants to go for a 5.1 system for the DVDs....but there's a reason the Klipsch is THX certified, so it'll probably be best for me. Just trying to find a place that sells it for under $250.

By the way, are there any other good systems out there that are THX certified?
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Old 01-31-01, 10:32 PM
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Guess what I found....
http://www.klipsch.com/store/product...=1&pf%5Fid=019 The new Klipsch Promedia 4.1

....I'm NEVER going to make up my mind. Anyone know anything about these? Like when they come out? Is it THX certified too?

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Yeah it looks like that's what I'm going to go for. I have to admit though there's still that part of me that wants to go for a 5.1 system for the DVDs....but there's a reason the Klipsch is THX certified, so it'll probably be best for me.




It is certified because they paid money to Lucas (Why do you think that the Die Hard 3 DVD is THX certified? The picture and sound are ugly... the movie is good though)

IMO if you don't need 5.1 sound the Klipsch Promedia is the way to go. But if you need 5.1 Sound I would suggest the DTT2500 (from what I read the DTT3500 have more power but the sound is not as good as the DTT2500. The DTT3500 have a remote though).

If you go with the DTT make sure you have a card that has digital output. The cheap sound blaster live value, unless it is very old, has a digital output (that is what I have!). You don't need the SB Live 5.1 card since the DTT2500/3500 have a dolby 5.1 decoder. If you have a 5.1 card you can use the DTT2200 to get 5.1 but the sound won't be as good.
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Actually I thought the video and especially the sound in Die Hard 3 was pretty good.
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Guess what I found....
http://www.klipsch.com/store/product...=1&pf%5Fid=019 The new Klipsch Promedia 4.1




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....well I was pretty firm on my decision to get the 400, but if there's an upgraded version coming out I don't know WHAT to do.
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Tha_dvd_man - the 3500 supposedly sounds pretty much the same as the 2500, but the 3500 has a key extra: A REMOTE.
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I would go for the new promedia4.1. if the fifty dollar difference is a lot then get the old promedia 4.1. both will i bet sound great. I have to admit to being a fan of Klipsch

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4.0? neither of the klipsch are 4.0

the new one for 299 just has upgraded features from the old.

(4.1--4 speakers, 1 sub. both have.)

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Actually I thought the video and especially the sound in Die Hard 3 was pretty good.



The region 1 Die Hard with a Vengeance DVD? Are you joking? It is the worst DVD I have ever seen (picture and sound quality wise). I guess we don't have the same expectation of how a DVD should look like then (I can't wait for the Anamorphic DTS release!).
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I've had the promedia v.2-400's for several months now, and they are beautiful. I would definitely recommend them.

The most obvious improvements on the 4.1's are the headphone jack and input jack. I would've paid the extra $50 for these features if they'd been available when I purchased.

Only one complaint, and a minor one at that: No remote for the v.2-400's, and apparently no remote for the new 4.1's.
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The region 1 Die Hard with a Vengeance DVD? Are you joking? It is the worst DVD I have ever seen (picture and sound quality wise).

How many DVDs have you watched, six?
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The region 1 Die Hard with a Vengeance DVD? Are you joking? It is the worst DVD I have ever seen (picture and sound quality wise).

How many DVDs have you watched, six?

To tell you the truth I have no idea. More than 6 though, no doubt there. We simply don't have the same quality standard.
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I have a very high quality standard. But if you've never seen a worse DVD than Die Hard 3, you obviously don't know what a bad DVD is.
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