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Topic # 23086 17-Jun-2008 16:08
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I bought these for my new job, thinking I was going to be all alone in my home office.

We have since decided my job would be much easier if I was based in the office, around real people - so suddenly this LOUD, crystal clear 2.1 system is massive overkill.

It beats the pants off any $500 mini-system for clarity and volume and bass. It shakes the floor, rattles the glassware, and sounds simply awesome. I would love to take it to the office, but the temptation to turn it up will be too much, so they must go.

I bought then secondhand. They are unmarked, fully boxed, and look like new. Old owner says he had about 2 months use out of them, and is going overseas. I have just unpacked them now, to test. They are simply awesome.

I would consider a trade down to a smaller good quality 2.1 set (or a really good 2.0 set). Nothing tinny, cheap or noname please.

Will also consider swap, or trade up/down for anything of interest (Im a gadget freak....). An iPhone or iPod Touch would be of interest (I also have a Nokia E51, a 60GB Video iPod, and a 30GB Video iPod up for trade).

Can ship anywhere in the country - shipping to me was about $30 through Courierpost, but I am sure we can find someone cheaper.

I am in Hawkes Bay.




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  Reply # 138754 17-Jun-2008 16:09
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No point posting a real photo - they really are in as-new condition.




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  Reply # 138772 17-Jun-2008 17:04
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Tony, I have a Cambridge Soundworks 2.1 set as shown here (there is only ONE subwoofer in the set though):



A wired remote control is included similar to that shown below (mine has a semi-concealed dial instead of a knob):



This system was originally bundled with a SoundBlaster Live card.

They work perfectly and the bass is impressive for a 4" subwoofer.  I would like something gruntier and in black to go with my new 24" LG Monitor.

You want something smaller but still with good audio quality.  Sounds like a perfect trade with me paying you a suitable cash difference of course.

What do you think?

I will happily keep on using the above speaker set if you get a better offer Smile

P.S.  The satellite speakers have a little stand that goes under them which is not shown in the photo above.  This is pretty much what they look like:



Can post a photo of my exact setup if you think it's a goer.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 138785 17-Jun-2008 18:05
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They look ugly in the photo (could be bad photo colouring), are they a bit classier looking in person? I will have a think about it.

PS. The Z2300 fully boxed weighs 14.9kg and cost $31 from Dunners to Hastingstown.




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  Reply # 138801 17-Jun-2008 19:20
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tonyhughes: They look ugly in the photo (could be bad photo colouring), are they a bit classier looking in person?

I would have to be honest with you and say that the bottom photo is a pretty good rendition of what they look like.  Basically small beige cubes on a stand.

I chose them on the basis of sound quality rather than looks, and on that score I would confidently say that you won't find better speakers in that size range.  The satellite cubes are reasonably weighty for their size, definitely not the flimsy plastic enclosures that you typically find bundled with a low-end sound card.



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  Reply # 138808 17-Jun-2008 19:54
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grant_k:
tonyhughes: They look ugly in the photo (could be bad photo colouring), are they a bit classier looking in person?

I would have to be honest with you and say that the bottom photo is a pretty good rendition of what they look like. Basically small beige cubes on a stand.

I chose them on the basis of sound quality rather than looks, and on that score I would confidently say that you won't find better speakers in that size range. The satellite cubes are reasonably weighty for their size, definitely not the flimsy plastic enclosures that you typically find bundled with a low-end sound card.

Okay. I will pass then. I was hoping they ight be crisp white. The office I am going to work in is big on appearances (Yet they hired me LOL). Beige would just not look the part.

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  Reply # 138814 17-Jun-2008 20:13
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Hi Tony,

How about something like this:

I can post a picture of the actual item if you like, it's upstairs away from the heater so this was the next best option :)

It's very similar to the picture -  a Cygnett iPod dock/speaker along the lines of the Bose offerings.  Cost about $290 new from memory.

Comes with a remote, and fits both my iPhone and 30GB iPod, but also some of the older and newer models. 

I think the benefit of this speaker is that there is a line-in in the rear, so you can connect an external source - in your case a PC or laptop. 

Looks the part and functional as well.  What do you think?



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  Reply # 140031 23-Jun-2008 20:21
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Thanks for the offers guys, but since found out the business owner is a bit of a metalhead, and some serious bass will go down really well outside of normal business hours :-)




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