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My PC Speakers just Crapped out!!

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by JayBrain, Mar 4, 2002.

  1. JayBrain

    JayBrain TRIBE Member

    Altec Lansing ACS 45.2 Speakers... I just cam home and went to turn them on and nothing!!! No power at all.. I tried all the wires EVERYTHING!! My one year warantee is up on the 27th of this month.. thank god this didn't happen on the 28th!

    I guess I'm lucky in that sense.. but still it pisses me off that the power wont even turn on for these fuckers!

    I think I might even upgrade to a nicer set.. they may have to be altec lansing though.. I think warante might let me upgrade.. if not. .. damn!
  2. Psyklone

    Psyklone TRIBE Promoter

    I'm very satisfied with my Altec Lansing. Not exactly too sure which model they are, the subwoofer carries 100 watts and 2 slim speakers.


  3. JayBrain

    JayBrain TRIBE Member


    the model number is on the bottom of the woofer
  4. JayBrain

    JayBrain TRIBE Member

    Here's what I want to Upgrade to:



    I'm running the Soundblaster Live platinum 5.1 Sound Card.. so I can handle surround sound... mmm..that would be really nice
  5. Psyklone

    Psyklone TRIBE Promoter

    ^^Very nice^^

    I got this:



  6. JayBrain

    JayBrain TRIBE Member

    OooOoohhh.. pretty!

    hehe.. the one thing I don't like about my speakers (when they worked) was that the highs were not loud at all.. and the music I made here.. when played at the club.. the highs were soo loud I could kill cats with them.. I need a speaker with good high frequency response... without going out and getting expen$$ive high end magnetic shielded Studio Speakers.
  7. -Mercury-

    -Mercury- TRIBE Member

    i've got the same card .......

    along with.....


    Cambridge Soundworks DTT3500

    I've been very happy with my setup. :)
  8. JayBrain

    JayBrain TRIBE Member

    I figured I didn't need a second remote control since one came with my sound card... :(

    But now.. I think I should have got a different sound car and some better speakers...
  9. Stormshadow

    Stormshadow TRIBE Member

    Here's one of my 2 computer speakers...


    I win!
  10. JayBrain

    JayBrain TRIBE Member

    Nice!! How Much $$$$??

    Are they Sheilded? Can you put them next to a computer monitor?
    Built In Amp too???
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2002
  11. Stormshadow

    Stormshadow TRIBE Member

    Sorry, I'm just kidding.
    But I wish those were mine!
  12. JayBrain

    JayBrain TRIBE Member

    I'm reading the specks on them.. they seem pretty nice.. I wonder if they are powered though.. if they are .. yummy!!
  13. Stormshadow

    Stormshadow TRIBE Member

    They're powered.
    I've used them before...they sound fucking sweet too.
  14. JayBrain

    JayBrain TRIBE Member

    That's tottally what I need!

    My speakers that just crapped out.. well. .I 'm getting jerked around by the people I bought them from.. Best Byte Computer in Whitby.. they have good prices.. terrible warrantees!!!!

    I have to ship them directly to Altec Lansing in Pennsylvania I think.. arrrrrgggggg
  15. cdp

    cdp TRIBE Member

    Monitor thread... neat!

    At my studio, I have hr824's, ns10's (with a hafler transnova), and a bunch of nifty cans. The Hr's are powered, shielded, cost about U$650 each (not sold in pairs), sound like $5k speakers, are heavy as hell and do not require a sub. Although a sub would not be a detriment.

    However, if you're looking to spend less money and still be able to mix at home, how about powered yorkvilles? I think the model is ysm 1p, and the last time I heard them I was very impressed.

    And behringer has the Truth powered monitors. Like everything behringer makes, it looks just a bit too much like the competitions product... but they sound good while costing much less than the mackies.

    I'd keep that sub, just for fun.

    How about second hand monitors? I visited a place called Songbird, on Queen St., a few weeks ago, and they had several used monitors. Hafler, hhb, event and some others. The speaker/amp matching in powered monitors makes them less susceptible to overload damage than on passive systems. So used powered monitors could be interesting...

    Fun thread,

  16. Stormshadow

    Stormshadow TRIBE Member

    Good call.
    I was just using those Yorkville's today for some mixing, and I was very impressed as well. They sounded excellent...almost on par with the more expensive Mackies etc. And they only cost about $800 for a pair...can't beat that.
  17. Silverback

    Silverback TRIBE Member

    Got those at my desk at work. Sound great when the speakers are close to the sub, but otherwise, the speakers have zero mid-range on them. Was moving my desk around today and tried some different setups. Sub away from speakers = garbage, and I'm not talking about a huge distance, just off to the side.
  18. cdp

    cdp TRIBE Member

    I think the behringers cost around 500. Now that's cheap.

    Just remembered: yamaha msp5's. They sound pretty good, have all the powered monitor fixins, and are kinda cheap (around 500?). But they may need a sub too really fly.

  19. Boo

    Boo TRIBE Member

    I have my computer hooked up to my stero system. Surround sound amp and sweet speaker setup. My brother bought like $400 speakers for his computer and I was thinking of doing the same, but I didn't know you could hook a computer to a hi-fi stereo.

    All it costed was a 6 dollar RCA adapter from future shop and some extension wires... and voila MP3 capability for my stereo, the remote control option is great too :)
  20. JayBrain

    JayBrain TRIBE Member

    and for those who don't have a hifi stereo? haha.. $200 built in amp Sheilded speakers to the trick I guess.. like me!
    well mine are only worth $99... but still I'm a gunna upgrade yo!

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