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Byrd
19th June 2005, 07:54 PM
Hi,

what speakers are you using with your Mac setup? I'm at present using some (old) Creative FPS2000 4.1 digital speakers (2 x original satellites, 2 x Pioneer 120W in place of satellites at rear) - can't really fault them for music playback or gaming. They're clear, well built (before Creative started making cheap speakers). Bugger to setup, but they're not going anywhere far :)

What are others using?

mvjs
19th June 2005, 07:59 PM
Oooh Aaah! :)

I have some really powerful Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Suround Sound Setup. I love them!

Altough it isn't conected to my Mac :(

Its conected to my 'Windows XP Media Centre PC'

There really good and powerful.

Altough they wern't cheap, it was cirentally good value!

Paxton
19th June 2005, 08:02 PM
I have a Bose Lifestyle 90, which my PowerMac is connected to through a series of cables that I ran when I built my house. The cables are running from my Study to my Living Room, which is next door to my Study.


http://www.spl.ru/images/analytics/023426_0.jpg


-Andrew

Ozi
19th June 2005, 08:09 PM
Altec Lansing FX6021s, baby!

http://www.appletalk.com.au/articles/alfx6021/thumbs/RIMG0044.jpg

More pictures in this review. (http://www.appletalk.com.au/articles/index.php?article=2385)

There are actually a fair few ATAUers using these speakers, mainly due to their appearance that gels very well with aluminium apples.

tryandbyte
19th June 2005, 08:13 PM
Another happy Altec Lansing FX6021 user here.

Though im considering some Klipschs later on.

snax
19th June 2005, 08:15 PM
Sony MHC-NX1 stereo ;)

Beautiful deep, clear and natural sound.

http://www.sharkfire.net/albums8/Setups/snak_s_room.jpg

macmate
19th June 2005, 08:25 PM
i have my computer connected to my Intergra AV Amp and Kef speaker system and my PB wirelessly sends songs via airtunes to the same setup.

moo
19th June 2005, 08:30 PM
a pair of Apple Design powered speakers manufactured in 1993 with my 2004 Powerbook. Great sound. ;) ;)

smithster
19th June 2005, 08:42 PM
I feel so inadequate, TDK tremor.....so I'd rather a bose system, but being a poor bastard, I get by running through apple express to the sony home theatre, and I'm pretty happy for that!

Travelling, I have customised headphones in the helmet and Altec's IM3 when pulled up. (on a bike, I don't wear helmets in cars anymore!)

I keep searching ebay for cheap bose, but with the same confidence of lotto ticket purchases!

You lucky bastard Paxton :-)

-neon-
19th June 2005, 08:53 PM
2x Warfdale "Zaldek S1000" speakers ere, hooked up to a 2 channel jaycar "response" amp.

The amp aint that great, though, its only really to pump the sound out from the mac.

Anyway, the system is, how shall I put it..... Fu*#kin loud (pardon the french) :) (and crystal clear as a bonus of the speakers)

edit: ok :) I changed the pic cause I wanted me mac in it :P

Soap
19th June 2005, 09:09 PM
Originally posted by paxtonandrew@Jun 19 2005, 08:02 PM
I have a Bose Lifestyle 90, which my PowerMac is connected to through a series of cables that I ran when I built my house. The cables are running from my Study to my Living Room, which is next door to my Study.


http://www.spl.ru/images/analytics/023426_0.jpg


-Andrew
being someone who works with Bose products every other day, i'd really like to know what a Lifestyle 90 is. So would my friends at Bose. :huh:

Snowy28
19th June 2005, 09:22 PM
Mine was sideways then I rotated and saved with Preview :)

Just my Sony speakers, with the hifi/amp of a Sony CMT-GP5 on the ground to the right of the desk.

I also use the Sennheisers pictured with my iMac.

http://img259.echo.cx/img259/3445/photo061905003copy1ll.jpg (http://img293.echo.cx/img293/8061/photo0ze.jpg)

EDIT: Click picture for a slightly different angle

-neon-
19th June 2005, 09:28 PM
Thats exactly what I did snowy, and it did look right, till it was posted of course ;)

ford.boy
19th June 2005, 09:29 PM
2.1 JBL Creature II setup to go with my ibook.

Works a treat, tiny footprint, Big sound, really great looking speakers too.

Very happy with them.

Goodbye
19th June 2005, 09:29 PM
JBL Creature II!

Ignore the green LED...whoever made it green should be shot.

Love the sound, great pumping bass from the subwoofer, and the speakers give crisp, clean sound :D

http://zarabeth.com/goodbyepix/apple/100_4729.sized.jpg

warren21
19th June 2005, 09:34 PM
Sound sticks II. No pic sorry.

Ed01
19th June 2005, 09:38 PM
I have a set of Altec Lansing 621 that I currently use on my powerbook and a set of altec lansing ATP-3's that are in the main computing area that I sometimes use for my powerbook

ford.boy
19th June 2005, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by Goodbye@Jun 19 2005, 09:29 PM
JBL Creature II!

Ignore the green LED...whoever made it green should be shot.

Very true. I wonder how easy it would be to change it to white.....

-neon-
19th June 2005, 09:54 PM
Should be a piece of cake, if you're handy with a soldering iron that is :)

marc
19th June 2005, 09:57 PM
Alesis M1s and Samson Servo 240 amp. They're about 12 years old now... I think I need to upgrade.

Here's the newer model (http://www.alesis.com/product.php?id=27)

I'd really love a pair of ADAMs. They're AMAZING!!!

dangelovich
19th June 2005, 09:58 PM
I'm using Altec Lansing 2100's.
They sound fantastic...

I also got a machine using Boston Acoustics BA7500 (5.1 Surround) speakers. They too sound awesome.
And another running with Boston Acoustics - I forget the model, and it's too late to go check.

napes
19th June 2005, 10:00 PM
Here's my 'lil babies (Alesis M1Mk2's) which I picked up a little while back - very happy with them!!! :)

alexxx
19th June 2005, 10:07 PM
logitech x530's... great 5.1 if your on a budget

marc
19th June 2005, 10:10 PM
napes :: They are very good :)

Do you produce music on them?

macmate
19th June 2005, 10:19 PM
thought i would post my babies....

macmate
19th June 2005, 10:20 PM
and here

napes
19th June 2005, 10:24 PM
Yeah - I love 'em and there's a few places doing cheap deals on them at the moment - Billy Hyde (at $700 (originally around $1300 I think)) in Melbourne (tho I got mine from Allans). I tested a bunch of others in the price range and I couldn't find any that compared really. Compared to monitors like the Behringer Truths in the same price range, they sounded better, and the imaging seems rather good. And yes - I do produce music on them & tracks sound 'correct' on other monitors I've tested them on. Also sound OK on the home stereo which I use for x-reference. :)

nicwithsticks
19th June 2005, 10:45 PM
Also using Altec Lansing 2100's... They sound pretty good for comparitavely cheap speakers. I'm happy with them :)

fompsweeva
19th June 2005, 10:50 PM
Originally posted by napes@Jun 19 2005, 10:24 PM
Yeah - I love 'em and there's a few places doing cheap deals on them at the moment - Billy Hyde (at $700 (originally around $1300 I think)) in Melbourne (tho I got mine from Allans). I tested a bunch of others in the price range and I couldn't find any that compared really. Compared to monitors like the Behringer Truths in the same price range, they sounded better, and the imaging seems rather good. And yes - I do produce music on them & tracks sound 'correct' on other monitors I've tested them on. Also sound OK on the home stereo which I use for x-reference. :)
Are they the powered model?

Rayd
19th June 2005, 10:54 PM
Logitech all the way baby! Z-5300e 5.1 surround best value for money in the market :)

napes
19th June 2005, 10:59 PM
Originally posted by fompsweeva@Jun 19 2005, 10:50 PM
Are they the powered model?
Yep...

marc
19th June 2005, 10:59 PM
fompsweeva :: Yep.

marc
19th June 2005, 11:04 PM
macmate :: VERY NICE!

napes :: I've found them to be really even and honest monitors. I'm actually not a big fan of the Truths or the Mackies. I'm not having any issues at all with mix translation. Love them.

AusMac
19th June 2005, 11:23 PM
I run everything through a 30 odd year old Marantz PM30 Amp and Speakers
something like this http://www.audioholics.com/techtips/audioprinciples/images/marantz_imperial7_med.jpg

dev_enter
19th June 2005, 11:34 PM
My partner and I both use the Altec Lansing VS4121 speakers, I think they're great for the price.

xfodder
19th June 2005, 11:36 PM
i have my imac running through my sony stereo, has a 60 cd changer which i dont even use anymore :) heh, i plan on replacing my current stereo with a new amp sometime, the speakers that came with my stereo suck ass.

On-Site-Tec
19th June 2005, 11:42 PM
Hmm... I do have some old pics. But thats now out-dated :(

My room is quite a mess at the moment, you might not spot the speakers anyway lol. Will have to post some tomorrow! Ill have you know im only cleaning it up for all of you ;) hehe.

Matt.

dil_baby
19th June 2005, 11:45 PM
I'm just using the built in speakers in my G3 Imac. They've been ok (for built in speakers), but I think I've busted them by playing music too loud. At the higher volumes they seem to rattle.

Anyway, I've wanted some better speakers for a while now... just waiting till i have some spare cash. Any suggestions? I want reasonably cheap speakers ($70-$150ish), but obviously don't want them to be crap. I really want the JBL Creatures II's, but they're a bit expensive for me.

xfodder
19th June 2005, 11:51 PM
dil_baby, i would check the speakers on ebay, they have some nice ones on there :)

Phase Angle
20th June 2005, 12:25 AM
Denon AVC-A1 powering a set of B&W 602

My brother has Denon TOA-T2 & T3 powering Cerwin Vega AT-15 frount & AT-12 rear can't remember the centre

yinyang
20th June 2005, 12:27 AM
Originally posted by dil_baby@Jun 19 2005, 11:45 PM


Anyway, I've wanted some better speakers for a while now... just waiting till i have some spare cash. Any suggestions? I want reasonably cheap speakers ($70-$150ish), but obviously don't want them to be crap. I really want the JBL Creatures II's, but they're a bit expensive for me.
the creatures are $180 here...

http://www.macmall.com.au/mall/customer/home.php?cat=407

Joltman
20th June 2005, 07:01 AM
1x set of Altec Lansing 45.1's in the computer room
1x Airport Express to the lounge room stereo
1x Sennheiser HD-600's when i want to listen on cans.

asphotos
20th June 2005, 10:25 AM
soundsticks :P

so much noise, such little desk space.

MizuInOz
20th June 2005, 10:51 AM
http://www.logitech.com/lang/images/0/966.gif

Logitech® Z-680 Digital

I bought these because they have a good digital in and out, they are THX and I really like the remote... (yes, I can be a bit lazy at times) :P

AND they are really loud... B)

When I have them installed in my new lab/office, I will share a complete setup photo...
I plan to have them hanging on the walls at optimal height so that, I will "feel" the effect rather than just hear it.

"Hear" is a review (http://www.hothardware.com/viewarticle.cfm?articleid=408&catid=6).

:)

:ph34r:

snark
20th June 2005, 11:49 AM
Altec Lansing FX6021 - not only do they look great, they sound pretty good too. And I can hook up my PS2 to the aux input.

Couldn't be happier with them :D

Soap
20th June 2005, 12:35 PM
Originally posted by yinyang@Jun 20 2005, 12:27 AM
the creatures are $180 here...

http://www.macmall.com.au/mall/customer/home.php?cat=407
i paid under $150 for those things on ebay, including delivery. check it out.

sikosis
20th June 2005, 01:38 PM
plugged into my stereo, which has a pair of Bose 303 "club quality" speakers ;)

dovla
20th June 2005, 01:44 PM
JVC RX7042 Audio/Video Receiver - amazing sound
Wintel 5.1 Speakers - http://wintal.com.au/hifi_speakers/39812551.html
Yamaha subwoofer - deep deep bass
Technics stereo equalizer - mainly used for xbox

all running off my G5 through optical out to my amp.

photos - http://users.on.net/~dovla/audio/





dovla

step_andy
20th June 2005, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by moo@Jun 19 2005, 08:30 PM
a pair of Apple Design powered speakers manufactured in 1993 with my 2004 Powerbook. Great sound. ;) ;)
Same here. Bought them when I had PPC 6100. Still works fine.

Squozen
20th June 2005, 02:55 PM
http://home.pacific.net.hk/~indoftco/images/dspa1b.jpg

Pushing a Richter surround system, Excalibur SEs for the front LR pair, Hydras for the surrounds and a Unicorn Mk II for the centre. Driven from the Airport Express digital output.

notb4dinner
20th June 2005, 02:56 PM
An old mid 80s Pioneer stereo amp and matching 3 foot tall tower speakers that I bought at a garage sale for $10. They sound much better than any other speakers I would be able to afford.

My favourite bit is the volume knob on the amp is big and heavy, giving it a flick and letting it coast up to flat out just feels so right,

spilla
20th June 2005, 05:14 PM
i got the original Sounsticks, i got them with a competition i won a few years back along with my 2 macs.... :)

bel.plews
20th June 2005, 05:40 PM
Weez got 2 sets of Creature II's one set for my G4 1.25 DP,
and the other set for my bf's G4 powerbook ... all we need
now is another set for our lounge room!!!

We have these connected via airport express ... too easy!!!!!

Comet
20th June 2005, 06:26 PM
I love my 15" internal speakers......

Japan is not the best place to have an external sound system.... neighbors seem to be upset by my choice of music...

Currawong
20th June 2005, 06:53 PM
Early 90's Luxman Hi-fi (before they went bad) and Paradigm Atoms here. I really need a proper D/A converter here so I can use the optical out on my G5 instead of the (not unreasonable) Harmony Gold cable I bought from Dick Smith of all places that connects the G5 to the amp.

atrn
20th June 2005, 07:34 PM
Wharfedale Diamond Pro 8.2s. Not bad for the money. Internal bi-amping (100W they claim), reasonable bottom end (I play bass through them when recording) and good separation. Plus they've got blue LEDs in them!

jimmytim
20th June 2005, 08:50 PM
Behringer Truth B2031A, Awsome speakers.

http://www.behringer.com//B2031A/B2031A_big.jpg

Soap
20th June 2005, 08:55 PM
Originally posted by fotodivr@Jun 20 2005, 10:51 AM


I bought these because they have a good digital in and out, they are THX and I really like the remote... (yes, I can be a bit lazy at times) :P

I fail to see how a speaker can be THX. Seeing though THX is a recording process as is dolby digital.


dont believe the hype

its called marketing!

designers_hub
20th June 2005, 09:53 PM
Logitech Z-680 5.1 Connected to Imac G5 Via Fibre Optic.

Excellent speakers.

Squozen
20th June 2005, 11:20 PM
Originally posted by Soap@Jun 20 2005, 08:55 PM
I fail to see how a speaker can be THX. Seeing though THX is a recording process as is dolby digital.
Bollocks. THX is and has always been a quality assurance program. The standards were relaxed greatly for the THX Home specifications, but the original THX specs had fairly stringent requirements for power output, frequency response and off-axis characteristics of speakers. The home THX standard also had processing requirements to make the home environment closer to that of a cinema (eg. dipole speakers for the surround channel), but it is not and has never been a sound encoding format like Dolby Digital or DTS.

uncyherb
20th June 2005, 11:54 PM
firstly - napes: glad to see those speakers are giving you enjoyment!
secondly - soap: wash your mouth out - and wipe your chin while your at it.


thirdly - here's my set-up

Most times all I use is this:

http://members.optusnet.com.au/uncyherb/images2/P1020477.jpg
A pair of Audio-Technica ATH-910 Pro closed back cans


But when things get serious I roll out...
http://members.optusnet.com.au/uncyherb/images2/P1020470.jpg
Onkyo TX-SV919THX amp/receiver
with external THX approved digital decoder
along with the other fun boxes (including an old laserdisc player! ha!)

and the speakers are:
http://members.optusnet.com.au/uncyherb/images2/P1020472.jpg
B&W's for the front three
http://members.optusnet.com.au/uncyherb/images2/P1020473.jpg
HTM-1 for centre channel
http://members.optusnet.com.au/uncyherb/images2/P1020474.jpg
602's for left & right
.. rears are a home-built box using some esoteric drivers from the US that I laid my hands on back a few years ago.
... and the sub is handled by a 12" 300W Yamaha active unit... the system also uses an alpine bass-shaker under the sofa/lounge to add extra 'THUMP' to the whole deal

Anyway... that stuff is only used for serious stuff or playing dvd's off the ibook, as I said, most of the time it's just a simple (but very nice) set of headphones!

MizuInOz
21st June 2005, 12:05 AM
Originally posted by Soap@Jun 20 2005, 08:55 PM
I fail to see how a speaker can be THX. Seeing though THX is a recording process as is dolby digital.


dont believe the hype

its called marketing!
You just proved to me that you do not know what you are talking about...

I have been around Audio and Film (now, video) for thirty years... have had more variety of speakers, mixers and amps, plus assorted accoutrements than I can count...

I bought these because they do the job and I don't need Studio Speakers anymore...

read "squozens" comments about THX - you may learn something.

nuf said...

:ph34r:

MacDave
21st June 2005, 04:37 AM
Altec fx 6021

http://alternativeunix.com/altec_fx6021.jpg

spargo
21st June 2005, 05:48 AM
here is my setup at the moment - this is what you have when you're travelling light, living abroad, and don't want to buy anything that you'll have to bring home!!

http://img78.echo.cx/img78/1697/img54988xd.jpg

I have my PowerBook 15", sitting on a cheap IKEA desk on its iCurve.. The PB streams iTunes music wirelessly via AirTunes from anywhere in the flat to the speakers, or I connect it to the speakers via a wired connection from my Griffin iMic. The speakers are Creative T3000 2.1's (http://us.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=4&subcategory=27&product=10329) which were a nice and cheap purchase, but for the money give a great sound in the open lounge/dining room they sit in. They cop a good flogging during parties but are just good enough to handle what we dare to turn them up to..

http://img210.echo.cx/img210/1589/img54945sz.th.jpg (http://img210.echo.cx/my.php?image=img54945sz.jpg)

http://img210.echo.cx/img210/5509/img54960xs.th.jpg (http://img210.echo.cx/my.php?image=img54960xs.jpg) click thumbnails to enlarge (the ADSL modem and Airport Express setup sit hidden behind the TV cabinet, giving me wireless access through the house)


I also have my Numark PHX headphones which I use with my iPod when travelling on planes & noisy buses, but mostly at home as monitors with Traktor DJ Studio on the PB - when used with the iMic and the speakers, they give me a simple DJ-ing/Mixing setup which is a heap of fun for parties and to entertain the neighbours on warm summer afternoons with all the windows open!

http://img210.echo.cx/img210/5653/img55049yv.jpg

http://img210.echo.cx/img210/6967/img55023cs.th.jpg (http://img210.echo.cx/my.php?image=img55023cs.jpg) click thumbnail to enlarge

I think i'll just cut and paste all of this into the 'Show us your setup' thread ;)

aeberbach
21st June 2005, 10:16 AM
Xitel USB-digital link to Arcam AVR100 receiver with Paradigm Mini Monitors as left and right.

Friends don't let friends use "computer speakers".

Soap
21st June 2005, 05:21 PM
Originally posted by fotodivr@Jun 21 2005, 12:05 AM
You just proved to me that you do not know what you are talking about...

I have been around Audio and Film (now, video) for thirty years... have had more variety of speakers, mixers and amps, plus assorted accoutrements than I can count...

I bought these because they do the job and I don't need Studio Speakers anymore...

read "squozens" comments about THX - you may learn something.

nuf said...

:ph34r:
so i know nothing,
"THX is a supervision process during mastering, giving superior sound and picture quality. THX is a Division of Lucasfilm, Ltd. See THX and THX Mastering"

Gee Lucasfilms.com must be wrong then.

Anyway my feeling is that anyone who needs 5.1 in their bedroom is growing hair on their palms.

fompsweeva
21st June 2005, 06:53 PM
THX certified simply means that the speakers are capable of accurately replicating media (in this case DVD's) mastered with THX technology.

mac_man_luke
21st June 2005, 08:13 PM
http://www.logitech.com/lang/images/0/5001.jpg

Logitech Z-2300, they rock!!

MizuInOz
21st June 2005, 08:36 PM
Originally posted by Soap@Jun 21 2005, 05:21 PM
so i know nothing,
"THX is a supervision process during mastering, giving superior sound and picture quality. THX is a Division of Lucasfilm, Ltd. See THX and THX Mastering"

Gee Lucasfilms.com must be wrong then.

Anyway my feeling is that anyone who needs 5.1 in their bedroom is growing hair on their palms.
my 5.1 speakers are in my office... do you keep yours in your bedroom...

I appreciate your feelings ... what I don't appreciate is your inaccuracy in deciding that what is advertised by a company is hype...

if a set of speakers is THX certified it means that it can handle the processing and interpret the THX process during playback... maybe you need to review just a bit more rather than taking a "soundbite" from th eLucas site to hypothetically support your POV...

If you have been to a movie - you may have noticed the demonsrtation of the THX process --- or maybe the theater chain is just hyping the patrons, too...

uncyherb
22nd June 2005, 10:33 AM
Originally posted by Soap@Jun 21 2005, 05:21 PM
so i know nothing,
"THX is a supervision process during mastering, giving superior sound and picture quality. THX is a Division of Lucasfilm, Ltd. See THX and THX Mastering"

Gee Lucasfilms.com must be wrong then.

The word you have failed to read correctly there is SUPERVISION... as in THX is a SUPERVISION process.... it does not say that THX is a delivery format, recording format, compression scheme or anything of the like.

It all started as a way for Lucasfilm to make sure that cinemas met a guide standard for quality of audio reproduction - which included things like reverb levels in the room, audio frequency response, amplifier capabilities etc.. 15-20 years ago there was only one THX cinema approved amp - and it was a New Zealand made one at that! (Perreux - so now you know).

About 15 years ago the Lucasfilm guys decided that having THX certification for the home theatre crowd was a good idea... so they started allowing people to put the THX badge on amps & speakers that met the (then new) home THX specification.

Now they have a both low-end THX spec, and a high-end THX spec, and a THX mastering spec (for guys & girls like you and me to make a DVD in our home studio and be able to put the THX logo & trailer on the DVD when it is duped).

Anyway... I hope you've learnt a little.

halijan
22nd June 2005, 01:36 PM
Ive got some Logitech Z-5500 Digitals Set Up, works a treat

larfinboy
22nd June 2005, 01:40 PM
Logitech Z-340.
Nothing special. I had a set on my PeeCee and saw them on sale and bought a set for the G5.

I'd have to say that I'm not overly happy with the analogue output from the G5.
When I'm doing video encoding or other CPU intensive activity I hear high frequency
noise.
I've had similar issues with onboard sound on the PeeCee.
Is this a common problem people are having ?

Can anyone recommend an off-board DAC ?
I'm not ready to upgrade my receiver in the living room just yet so looking for a cheap solution to hook my old Yamaha stereo receiver to the G5.

glenmorrow
22nd June 2005, 04:35 PM
At home I have 2 Warfdale bookshelf speakers, and use an Edirol rca box to connect them to my Yamaha amp. When I DJ, I take 2 JBL EON 15" G2s with me.
Glen

internet
22nd June 2005, 05:18 PM
i'm using cheap as chips $150 logitech system from a few years ago. sounds pretty good for the price..

component systems are definately the way to go.. more important things to buy first tohugh :(

fang
23rd June 2005, 05:01 PM
I'm all about old-skool :)

I am an audiophile I suppose (live and recording engineer, sometimes, I'm a geek at the moment). I have an old brittish 'Quad 303' stereo power amplifier (The amplifier won a Council of Industrial Design Award in 1969), an old TEAC model2 mixer as a preamp (& meeting place for LP, minidisk, Mac mini & iPod), and the noise comes out of a pair of lovely Yamaha NS-40M studio monitors (big brother of the ubiquitous Yamaha NS-10M monitors). The Yamahas were never popular in studios but they make one hell of a home stereo!

I dont invent any channels that dont exist, I listen in glorious stereo recordings (no sub), or mono if the LP demands. I don't do surround (5.1 or 7.1). and I use NO TONE CONTROLS/graphic EQ. I listen as accurately as possible to exactly what was recorded, if it was recorded well it sounds great, if it was recorded badly, it will sound bad, accurately bad. But mostly its terriffic!

Its all part of my Mac mini as a PVR (its got 1.2TB of media storage too :)

http://web.aanet.com.au/tardis/j/photopage...i/Maximini.html (http://web.aanet.com.au/tardis/j/photopages/Maximini/Maximini.html)

Joe.

napes
23rd June 2005, 05:28 PM
That Quad 303 is awesome!!!! :D Where the hell did you find that?!

rhythmdoctor
23rd June 2005, 06:15 PM
Im using a set of Mackie HR824 Studio Monitors (http://www.mackie.com/products/hr824/) they just sound super awesome the best i have ever heard!

Soap
23rd June 2005, 11:22 PM
Originally posted by uncyherb@Jun 20 2005, 11:54 PM
firstly - napes: glad to see those speakers are giving you enjoyment!
secondly - soap: wash your mouth out - and wipe your chin while your at it.


thirdly - here's my set-up a pile of junk


wash my mouth out, coming from someone that uses akai equipment...tool :angry:

uncyherb
24th June 2005, 08:46 AM
Originally posted by Soap@Jun 23 2005, 11:22 PM
wash my mouth out, coming from someone that uses akai equipment...tool :angry:
Do we have a problem admitting we were wrong?

And anyone will tell you it is very VERY poor form to quote and then change the content inside the quote.

Got a problem with my VCR player? Why would you bother to have a go about that? The discussion was about you not understanding what the term THX meant, yet you've come and called me a tool because of an old VHS machine...

Mate... if anyone is looking like a tool here, it aint me.

fompsweeva
24th June 2005, 11:40 AM
Originally posted by uncyherb@Jun 24 2005, 08:46 AM
Do we have a problem admitting we were wrong?

And anyone will tell you it is very VERY poor form to quote and then change the content inside the quote.

Got a problem with my VCR player? Why would you bother to have a go about that? The discussion was about you not understanding what the term THX meant, yet you've come and called me a tool because of an old VHS machine...

Mate... if anyone is looking like a tool here, it aint me.
I don't think Soap was entirely wrong, possible slightly mistaken.

Give the guy a break, let him joke.

fang
24th June 2005, 04:44 PM
Originally posted by napes@Jun 23 2005, 05:28 PM
That Quad 303 is awesome!!!! :D Where the hell did you find that?!
The Quad amp *was* an amazing find, incredibly clean and powerful. My Dad found it in a pile of 'junk' at an Army Disposals store in country Vic. Also scored a 'Plessy' Valve compressor from the radios at the old Woomera rocket range and a prescious old RCA ribbon microphone in great condition that he has since sold to a collector in the US for $2500USD :) All three items were bought for the princely sum of $2.50 each...

cheers...

Joe.

Jimbo
24th June 2005, 06:29 PM
fang... you said The Yamahas were never popular in studios but they make one hell of a home stereo!, i assume you mean the NS-40's as every studio i can remember (about 5 in total) has had NS-10m's. Plus every music doco i see that features a shot of the artist in the control room, has a pair of ns-10 nearfields.

:D

oh yeah good work, go the 'finding cool stuff for cheap' at antique and disposal stores!

macintoshrules
24th June 2005, 09:36 PM
Internal PowerBook speakers and Sony earbud headphones. Works fine for me.

Jimbo
26th June 2005, 10:31 PM
but i digress... i have a 50/50 watt cheapie amplifier feeding into a pair of bose 802's at the moment, the powered filters you have to put inline with the amp, really suck the power from your amp though, 50 watts normally is quite loud... :S

fang
28th June 2005, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by Jimbo@Jun 24 2005, 06:29 PM
fang... you said The Yamahas were never popular in studios but they make one hell of a home stereo!, i assume you mean the NS-40's as every studio i can remember (about 5 in total) has had NS-10m's. Plus every music doco i see that features a shot of the artist in the control room, has a pair of ns-10 nearfields.

:D

oh yeah good work, go the 'finding cool stuff for cheap' at antique and disposal stores!
Yeah Jimbo, that is what I meant to say. Yamaha NS10 series is ubiquitous, but the NS40 series never reached that level of popularity (I dont think any speakers could match the NS10 's popularity). That being said, NS10 s aren't hyper accurate but they are a known quantity. Everyone knows NS10 are a little too toppy (trebbly), Yamaha took this on board and in stead of rolling off the top end performance of the NS10 they produced the NS40 which compensated for the toppiness by adding an additional woofer. They are *very* nice and I've seen them in use in some teriffic surround mastering setups but the benefit of this perceived lack of popularity is they can be had quite cheaply (mine, as the rest of my gear were close to free :) )

Happy Maccin'

8)

fang

Jimbo
30th June 2005, 11:40 AM
wow, i'ma get me a slice of the action!

LCGuy
2nd July 2005, 03:43 PM
I have a 3 piece Harman/Kardon HK-395 3 piece set with the two satelites and subwoofer that came with my Dell, on my iMac. Not exactly high end, but trust me, the sound quality is beautiful. :)

davo_169
3rd July 2005, 08:49 PM
i wouldnt mind a pair of bose 902s and accompanying amp but i dont have 20 grand ATM, seinheister headphones will do just fine for now

rtc
2nd December 2007, 04:59 PM
Currently a low quality system that i'm getting a truckload of sound and quite a bit of enjoyment out of.

Technics SH-Z250 stereo graphic equalizer, DSE A2760 integrated stereo amplifier, Pioneer A-110 integrated stereo amplifier. Speakers: Pioneer and Sony freestanding bookshelf speakers (one of each), pair of Emerson "system X" passive monitor bookshelves, custom floorstanding stereo speaker pair.

And a fair bit of nifty switching and wiring trickery.

As I write this, the floor is veritably shaking. And that's a good thing. It seems as though I'm sitting in the studio listening to the Pixies record their stuff (with production and mastering in realtime!).

shorts
2nd December 2007, 05:20 PM
Logitech Z550s here on optical... great sound, highly reccomended. Only thing I have trouble with is the fact that the rear speakers are wired.

Tiprya
2nd December 2007, 05:21 PM
I just got my Zhaolu D2.5 DAC set up in my system and damn, it makes an enormous difference

iTunes now sound virtually indistinguishable to CD's

I've got an NAD C320BEE amp and a C521i CD Player and some Jamo bookshelf speakers, the computer feeds into the DAC via optical

Stereos are an addiction, once you get something new, you spend a couple months re-listening to all your music, noticing all the new stuff you can hear, and then you plan what your next purchase is going to be

I would advise any one who listens to their computer through a half decent stero - get an external DAC for it, I guarantee it will make a huge difference

bullrout
2nd December 2007, 05:57 PM
Now get that Zhalou Ori (http://members.aceweb.com/orim/audio/OritekAudio/Zho_mod.html) modded & it will be even better.

cosmichobo
2nd December 2007, 06:29 PM
Philips infrared stereo headphones... :)

Well, after Bose in the TAM, the eMac's speakers are just pissweak...

Ginamos
2nd December 2007, 06:37 PM
....

I dont invent any channels that dont exist, I listen in glorious stereo recordings (no sub), or mono if the LP demands. I don't do surround (5.1 or 7.1). and I use NO TONE CONTROLS/graphic EQ. I listen as accurately as possible to exactly what was recorded, if it was recorded well it sounds great, if it was recorded badly, it will sound bad, accurately bad. But mostly its terriffic!
...
http://web.aanet.com.au/tardis/j/photopage...i/Maximini.html (http://web.aanet.com.au/tardis/j/photopages/Maximini/Maximini.html)

Joe.

Amen, I'm with you there on keeping a simple audio setup, surround is great for movies, but not what you want for for most audio recordings.

BTW link doesn't work.

MacDave
2nd December 2007, 07:23 PM
Altec Lansing FX6021 in my home office and Sennheiser HD 555 headphones. Paradigm Studio 100, V3 Speakers, Integra DTR 5.8 receiver, Arcam CD 73 CD player (currently on order) and Sennheiser HD 595 headphones in the living room.

I moved into a new place about two months ago and I'm still furnishing it. Here's a pic of my living room taken a few days ago. It's just temporary.

http://macdave.com/temp/new_speakers.jpg

All Macs on my LAN can stream iTunes to it with airport express, though, it doesn't sound nearly as good as playing CDs.

Dave

Linux_insidev2
2nd December 2007, 07:26 PM
Logitech Z550s here on optical... great sound, highly reccomended. Only thing I have trouble with is the fact that the rear speakers are wired.

+100

They were originally with my old gamer PC but when I sold it off I couldn't part with these beauties, got them hooked up with optical to my macbook pro.

Nothing else compares.

Brains
2nd December 2007, 08:07 PM
i use a Carver PM300 amp driving a pair of home brew enclosures sporting a semi-active crossover, 12" long-throw Tannoys with fluid damping and VAF mids and tweeters. Anything small is an insult :p


B.

iGOOSE
2nd December 2007, 08:19 PM
Lacie firewire speakers

'connected'

to an

iMac

Sweet...

Starscream
2nd December 2007, 08:38 PM
event ALP5 studio monitors :D

saggsy
2nd December 2007, 09:29 PM
NS10's and Auratones for me :)

(excuse the mess)

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee294/saggsy/MyPic.jpg

Optogamut
2nd December 2007, 10:50 PM
I've got Behringer MS40's, I wanted something with 2 inputs and independent volume controls. But I've just sent them back a second time, one channel didn't work for the digital input the first time, next they started randomly blasting white noise at me. Nice when they were working, the imac is so tinny!

nick11851
3rd December 2007, 12:17 AM
Saggsy, thats the greatest set up ive ever seen!!

ive got these bad boy speakers - http://www.dse.com.au/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/4752bae600e6014c2742c0a87f9c06b2/Product/View/A3099

i use them with a Dick Smith Amp which is really simple, just has Volume, Balance, Bass, Tone and Audio Select... i have to admit it sounds amazing, the amp has my imac, 360 and ipod plugged into it.

my mate compared my set up with his similar sony set up (which now crackles) and he said the quality is almost the same. ive recommended them to a few people now and they are all happy with it. if someone is looking for a cheap tower speaker ($120) option i suggest these!