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Review: Klipsch ProMedia GMX A-2.1

by David Ross on 10 February 2005, 00:00

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Klipsch ProMedia GMX A-2.1

On to the speakers themselves, we start by looking at the two satellite speakers provided.

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Compared to the small satellite speakers you may be used to from many cheaper set-ups, Klipsch's offering is reassuringly large and sturdy, as well as sporting a sleek, unique looking design. How you feel about the design is of course a subjective opinion, but personally I think they look great. Functionality wise, the satellite speakers are also easy to position thanks to their ability to be rotated (through 45 degrees) and pointed higher or lower to your taste without having to move the base, allowing you to direct the sound exactly where you want it to go. The base of each speaker features rubber feet to prevent them from slipping or being knocked out of position too easily. Moving on to the subwoofer we find a... Well.... Subwoofer-esque piece of kit. It's a big, heavy cube, as you would expect.

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The rear of the subwoofer is where we find more to look at, as our controller and satellite speakers all plug in here. At the top we see four inputs, two for each satellite speaker. To the right of this is an SWS Link Out connector - This allows you to add additional subwoofers to the system if you so wish. Further to the right, we find the input and power output for the controller unit, which also acts as a pre-amp. This means that the controller is powered via the subwoofer's own power supply, rather than using its own - One less power socket to worry about finding around the house.

Finally, lower down the unit, we find the power input and on/off switch.

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The controller for the system is a simple but effective affair, containing just two dials - One controlling the main speaker volume (Which also doubles as an on/off switch), and the other subwoofer volume.

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The rear of this unit features all of the inputs required for the speakers. From the left we find a headphone output jack, before a single line in and auxiliary (With left and right 3.5mm mini-plug) input. Finally, we see the DIN output and DC input, both of which connect to the subwoofer.

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