DMB2000uk wrote:That looks oldschool? Is it?
ScottLovesDogs wrote:Ahhh . . . I don't know about this.
Please forgive me, but my motivation here is to take my nearly lifelong (I'm 52) hobby as an audiophile and my almost as long experience with electronics and computers (built my first computer with a soldering iron in 1976, a SWTPC 6800) and let you, presumably younger guys, see and hopefully benefit from my perspective. Am not trying to be mean or anything.
Look up this system on Logitech's web site, the specs are horrible, the rated power is at a THD of 10%, yes TEN percent. That is well above the limit of audibility. They are using a very high total harmonic distortion limit to rate the output power so that they can put a "big" and presumably attractive number on the box.
Further, they quote the frequency response as being 33Hz to 20KHz, but don't specify a tolerence, like +0, -3dB or something like that. You have no way of knowing how far down the response is at either end of the bandwidth.
That system may sound good, but it also costs a significant chunck of change. I would be inclined to put the roughly $250 aside and save up for something really worth it. Even if it cost $500 to $1000 eventually. Also, I'd make sure that whatever I buy would be built to last for far longer than the warranty period. Stuff that you can hand down to your kids someday is the best deal you can get. Sadly the marketing today is mostly aimed at fleecing as much as companies can get from people and then doing it again in a few years.
Sorry to rant, and I do truely hope that Logitech proves me wrong with the quality of the build of this system, but just wanted to share the lessons of my experience with you guys.
And, yes, I do have a decent audio/speaker system attached to my computer. It is one that I saved up for and built up bit by bit. Please, do ask me about it!
As for ratings, specs, and so on ...
Anything can be made to look good on paper.
DL126 wrote:They're always a good place to start .... but I tend to rely more on the ears.
Methious wrote:Guess it's a good thing I'm half deaf, cause I'm perfectly happy with a set of Wal-Mart $70 dollar set of Dolby 5.1 speakers. I guess I could just go and fire up my full sized Wurlitzer cabinet stereo/turntable. Or my Ipod knock off, they all sound good to me.
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