Computer Speakers

Discussion in 'hardware' started by LenC, Jan 16, 2009.

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  1. LenC

    LenC Registered Member

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    I've seen speakers referenced as 2.1, 4.1, 5.1 and 6.1. What do those numbers mean?

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    Len
     
  2. tradetime

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    Prepare to be blown away!!!!!!
    Sadly I can't answer you question and appear clever, but I know a site that can. :D
     
  3. ThunderZ

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    This should help.
     
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    Beat me by ->this<- much. :D
     
  5. BlueZannetti

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    As noted above, those are the various surround sound configuration designations. In simple hardware terms, (number of discrete normal range (low-mid-high) speakers).(number bass effect/subwoofer speakers)

    Blue
     
  6. PiCo

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    The recommendation I can give you is that you DEFINITELY should buy a sound system with a sub woofer, this means (as BlueZannetti stated) sth like X.1.

    X can be 2,3,4,5,6.. etc, that is your choice!

    I find my Altec Lansing 2.1 very nice and I am totally satisfied with it the last 5 years :)

    edit:// Actually I don't know if you were just asking and don't want to buy, I figured so :p
     
  7. BlueZannetti

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    Same here with the 2.1. Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 - very nice sound for the price.

    Blue
     
  8. LenC

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    Wow, that's perfect.

    Thanks everyone - I learned something tonight!
     
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    Hitting Circuit City tomorrow, huh? :D
     
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    Better hurry, LenC, before they go out of business!
     
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