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January 24, 2004 7:06:15 AM

Hi, i was looking at speaker specifications and there are 2 that seem to be important i think, Frequency Response and the # of watts? Can anyone explain what these numbers mean and what would give the best quality?

edit: please refer to my 3rd post with speakers i can afford<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Agent_J on 01/24/04 08:38 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
January 24, 2004 7:27:57 PM

Frequency response is the range of sounds that the speakers can make. The wider the range the better in general. Keep in mind that the human ear can hear from about 20Hz (vibrations/second) to about 20,000Hz.

Watts is, well, power. In general more is better.

As far as what would give the best quality, there are a whole bunch of variables that can determine the best quality. If you're looking to buy some speakers it would be easier if you just posted your price range so ppl can make recommendations.
January 24, 2004 7:40:48 PM

my price range would be under $50 CDN (approx $38 US)
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January 24, 2004 9:17:14 PM

That price range is too low to get a decent set of speakers.

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January 24, 2004 11:36:14 PM

ohh, out of the following speakers then, which one do u guys think is the best?

Acoustic Bass SBS-1000 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Altec Lansing 121 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Altec Lansing AVS300 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
AOpen MS-805 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
AOpen MS-810 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
AOpen MS-815 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Benwin BW2000A (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Benwin CLT3 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Benwin i7 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Creative Labs FPS1000 (4 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Creative Labs PC-Works (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Creative Labs SBS 2.1 350 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Creative Labs SBS 2.1 370 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Creative Labs SoundWorks SW310 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Creative Labs SoundWorks SW320 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Cyber Acoustics CA-3000 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Cyber Acoustics CA-3001 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Cyber Acoustics CA-3080 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Cyber Acoustics CA-3090 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Cyber Acoustics CA-4400 (4 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Generic A-21 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Generic EB-600 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Generic EB-960 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Generic EB-990 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Generic OG-1050 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Generic OG-3050 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Juster 3D-FX2 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Labtec Pulse 420 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Logitech X-220 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Logitech Z-340 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
MidiLand MLi 170 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
MidiLand MLi 190 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Realworld Technology RW-1310 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
SC&T Platinum Sound SWX 1600 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
Zoltrix Zoltrixound SW-95 (2 Satellites w/ Subwoofer)
February 8, 2004 7:23:51 AM

I have a set of Altec Lansings. Specifically the Altec Lansing 221 (2 satellites w/subwoofer). Dont let anyone tell you that you have to spend more than $50 in order to be happy with your speakers. You can definately get some good sound out of these guys. Granted, you wont be able blast holes in the wall with amped up power, but for general music/gaming use, you cant do better for $50 in my opinion. Plus, if you get tired of just 2 satellites, why not buy a second set of 221s to use as surround sound? I know a guy who did this and was happy with the result.
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