JBL Duet PC Multimedia Speaker - DUET

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Ease of Use
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Performance

beware...these are silver not white. they do sound good though.

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I was very pleasantly surprised that such low-cost speakers could sound so good. The sound is full and balanced, with suprisingly deep bass. And you can crank them up; they fill up a 200-square foot room with no problem. I compared these with the Altec-Lansing MX5020, which cost twice as much, and like the sound of the JBL's much better. However, it's obvious that JBL cut some corners to keep the cost down (see below). So far, though, I'm very pleased. Pros: 1. Rich, accurate sound. The bass is full without being boomy, the mid-range is warm, and the treble is clear (although maybe a little edgy.) They're good for all types of music. 2. They sound good at both low and high volumes. 3. They have plenty of volume for small to medium rooms. 4. Cheap! I may buy an extra pair for replacement parts. 5. They're small (only about 8" tall.) Cons: 1. There are no tone controls, so you can't easily compensate for the acoustics of the room. To contour the tone, you'll need software that includes an EQ, such as WinAmp or Rhapsody. 2. I'm not impressed with the quality of the construction. The volume knob is very hard to turn for the first few notches, and the power light on one speaker flickers when music is playing, which leads me to think there's a loose connection. I've only had them for a few days, so I don't know how well they'll hold up over time. You may want to get an extended warrenty, just in case.

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These are silver!

on 9/14/2004

beware...these are silver not white. they do sound good though.

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Accurate sound, suprising volume and bass response

on 10/3/2005

I was very pleasantly surprised that such low-cost speakers could sound so good. The sound is full and balanced, with suprisingly deep bass. And you can crank them up; they fill up a 200-square foot room with no problem. I compared these with the Altec-Lansing MX5020, which cost twice as much, and like the sound of the JBL's much better. However, it's obvious that JBL cut some corners to keep the cost down (see below). So far, though, I'm very pleased. Pros: 1. Rich, accurate sound. The bass is full without being boomy, the mid-range is warm, and the treble is clear (although maybe a little edgy.) They're good for all types of music. 2. They sound good at both low and high volumes. 3. They have plenty of volume for small to medium rooms. 4. Cheap! I may buy an extra pair for replacement parts. 5. They're small (only about 8" tall.) Cons: 1. There are no tone controls, so you can't easily compensate for the acoustics of the room. To contour the tone, you'll need software that includes an EQ, such as WinAmp or Rhapsody. 2. I'm not impressed with the quality of the construction. The volume knob is very hard to turn for the first few notches, and the power light on one speaker flickers when music is playing, which leads me to think there's a loose connection. I've only had them for a few days, so I don't know how well they'll hold up over time. You may want to get an extended warrenty, just in case.

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Product Overview

The Duet is the latest innovation from JBL, a long time leader in the manufacture of high-end component and computer audio systems. JBLs audio heritage combined with continual research has provided the unique technologies included in the Duet. The Harman Multimedia Phoenix SE transducer is another technology critical to the Duet. This unique full range transducer was designed specifically for small speaker enclosures while providing significant low bass. The result is a small and elegant satellite speaker that provides superior low bass, midrange and highs.

Specifications

Manufacturer JBL
Mfg Part# DUET
SKU 10353688
UPC 050036905695
UPC 14 00050036905695
Features
Speaker Configuration 2.0
RMS Output Power 12 W
Product Type Speaker System
Manufacturer Part Number DUET
Manufacturer Harman International Industries, Inc
Product Name Duet PC Multimedia Speaker
Brand Name JBL
Weight (Approximate) 3.50 lb
Color Silver
Satellite Speaker Height 7.28"
Satellite Speaker Width 3.93"
Satellite Speaker Depth 4.92"
Minimum Frequency Response 60 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response 20 kHz
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Tech Specs
Speaker Configuration 2.0
RMS Output Power 12 W
Controls Power / Volume
Product Type Speaker System
Manufacturer Part Number DUET
Manufacturer Website Address www.harman.com
Manufacturer Harman International Industries, Inc
Product Name Duet PC Multimedia Speaker
Product Series Duet
Brand Name JBL
Additional Information Input Sensitivity: 400mV rms for rated power Magnet Type: Neodymium Audio Amplifier: Integrated Speaker Type: Active
Certifications & Standards UL CUL CE
Weight (Approximate) 3.50 lb
Color Silver
Satellite Speaker Height 7.28"
Satellite Speaker Width 3.93"
Satellite Speaker Depth 4.92"
Input Voltage 110 V AC
Operating Power Consumption 20 W
Frequency Response 60 Hz to 20 kHz
Standard Warranty 1 Year
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