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Klipsch THX ProMedia 5.1 Computer Speaker System

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Pros: Best sounding PC speaker system ever

Cons: No longer in production

I've had this Klipsch setup for almost 10 years (2002) and they still rock. When they were introduced in 2001 and they set the standard of Hi-Fi PC speakers. I did have the amp serviced (not uncommon, after it 7 years of good use) by Klipsch a couple of years back for around $100 and they sound better than ever. The original suggested list price was $349.99 for these amazing speakers. They are hooked up to an Auzentech Meridian 7.1 sound card with a LM4562NA OpAmp mod. With this PC setup, I can listen to my music and video in 5.1 and get a lively soundstage in HD high fidelity. Otherwise, I connect my Audio-Technica ATH-A700 headphones to the phones port on the control tower and it sounds really good, too. Below are some original marketing and product specifications:

ProMedia 5.1 THX-certified, six-piece computer audio system transforms your desktop into a high-performance audio entertainment center. Its exclusive Klipsch MicroTractrix horn maximizes digital technologies such as CDs, MP3 downloads, streaming radio programs, and other popular personal audio applications, and delivers a level of power and accuracy never before available. The 500-Watt digital hybrid amplifier driven ProMedia 5.1 incorporates a convenient headphone jack as well as a miniplug input that makes it compatible with gaming consoles and most portable audio devices

This is a discontinued product.

The THX®-Certified ProMedia 5.1 personal audio system was first introduced in 2001 and manufactured by Klipsch until 2003. While no longer in production the ProMedia 5.1 is still owned and listened to by Klipsch fans around the world.

O V E RVIEW SPECIFICAT I O N S
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 25Hz-20kHz (total system)
MAX. ACOUSTIC OUTPUT: 113dB peak
AMPLIFIER HEADROOM: 500 watts total < 0.5% THD+N typical
HEADPHONE SECTION: 200mW max into 300 ohms
450mW max into 50 ohms
CONTROL TOWER: Smart power switch, doubles as headphone engage
switch; Amber digital LED level indicator window for
all modes; Main volume, center, surround and
subwoofer level control memory (AC disconnect
resets to default); Portable music player stereo miniplug
input with soundcard mixing function;
Headphone jack for private listening, downmixes 5.1
into two channels; Direct path amplifier interface
SATELLITE: Sealed elliptical two-way enclosures with 0.75" metal
polymer dome tweeter mated to MicroTractrix® Horn
for enhanced high frequency detail; 3" long-throw
mid-bass driver with convex dust caps for enhanced
midrange dispersion
SUBWOOFER: Bass-reflex enclosure with front port and dual sidefiring
8" long-throw drivers; flared tuned port; sixthorder
enclosure design. Convex driver dust caps
enhance subwoofer driver rigidity for unsurpassed
high output linear bass response. Professional
enclosure design includes eight T-nut screws to
secure each driver to enclosure for heavy duty
reliability.
AMPLIFIER: BASH® hybrid amplifier; discrete MOSFEToutput
power section. Dual regulating power supplies allow
maximum current delivery to the subwoofer,
independent of satellites, for unparalleled dynamic
range capability.
LIMITER: Protective limiting circuitry protects the drivers and
amplifiers from extremely high volume playback while
passing maximum power to all channels, per
configuration.
SATELLITE (W/ BRACKET): 8.5" (21.6cm) H x 4.2" (10.7cm) W x 5.67" (14.4cm) D
CENTER: 4.0" (10.2cm) H x 8.5" (21.6cm) W x 4.75" (12.1cm) D
SUBWOOFER: 11.25" (28.6cm) H x 11.875" (30.2cm) W x 15" (38.1cm) D
SYSTEM WEIGHT: 43.5 lbs. (19.73kg)
SATELLITES (EACH): 2.4 lbs. (1.09kg)
CENTER: 2.0 lbs. (.91kg)
CONTROL TOWER: 1.0 lbs. (.454kg)
SUBWOOFER: 25.5 lbs. (11.57kg) {C}


 

Klipsch THX ProMedia 5.1 Computer Speaker System
Description:

ProMedia 5.1 THX-certified, six-piece computer audio system transforms your desktop into a high-performance audio entertainment center. Its exclusive Klipsch MicroTractrix horn maximizes digital technologies such as CDs, MP3 downloads, streaming radio programs, and other popular personal audio applications, and delivers a level of power and accuracy never before available. The 500-Watt digital hybrid amplifier driven ProMedia 5.1 incorporates a convenient headphone jack as well as a miniplug input that makes it compatible with gaming consoles and most portable audio devices This is a discontinued product. The THX®-Certified ProMedia 5.1 personal audio system was first introduced in 2001 and manufactured by Klipsch until 2003. While no longer in production the ProMedia 5.1 is still owned and listened to by Klipsch fans around the world. O V E RVIEW SPECIFICAT I O N S FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 25Hz-20kHz (total system) MAX. ACOUSTIC OUTPUT: 113dB peak AMPLIFIER HEADROOM: 500 watts total < 0.5% THD+N typical HEADPHONE SECTION: 200mW max into 300 ohms 450mW max into 50 ohms CONTROL TOWER: Smart power switch, doubles as headphone engage switch; Amber digital LED level indicator window for all modes; Main volume, center, surround and subwoofer level control memory (AC disconnect resets to default); Portable music player stereo miniplug input with soundcard mixing function; Headphone jack for private listening, downmixes 5.1 into two channels; Direct path amplifier interface SATELLITE: Sealed elliptical two-way enclosures with 0.75" metal polymer dome tweeter mated to MicroTractrix® Horn for enhanced high frequency detail; 3" long-throw mid-bass driver with convex dust caps for enhanced midrange dispersion SUBWOOFER: Bass-reflex enclosure with front port and dual sidefiring 8" long-throw drivers; flared tuned port; sixthorder enclosure design. Convex driver dust caps enhance subwoofer driver rigidity for unsurpassed high output linear bass response. Professional enclosure design includes eight T-nut screws to secure each driver to enclosure for heavy duty reliability. AMPLIFIER: BASH® hybrid amplifier; discrete MOSFEToutput power section. Dual regulating power supplies allow maximum current delivery to the subwoofer, independent of satellites, for unparalleled dynamic range capability. LIMITER: Protective limiting circuitry protects the drivers and amplifiers from extremely high volume playback while passing maximum power to all channels, per configuration. SATELLITE (W/ BRACKET): 8.5" (21.6cm) H x 4.2" (10.7cm) W x 5.67" (14.4cm) D CENTER: 4.0" (10.2cm) H x 8.5" (21.6cm) W x 4.75" (12.1cm) D SUBWOOFER: 11.25" (28.6cm) H x 11.875" (30.2cm) W x 15" (38.1cm) D SYSTEM WEIGHT: 43.5 lbs. (19.73kg) SATELLITES (EACH): 2.4 lbs. (1.09kg) CENTER: 2.0 lbs. (.91kg) CONTROL TOWER: 1.0 lbs. (.454kg) SUBWOOFER: 25.5 lbs. (11.57kg)

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