Klipsch says, “After setting industry standards with the acclaimed personal audio system, Klipsch Audio Technologies introduces a new and enhanced version. The Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 5.1 augments the performance and style of the award-winning ProMedia 5.1 with an even more impressive subwoofer, updated crossover networks, and new cosmetics on the satellites and control module. It is currently available in 120 volt and a 230 volt version.”
Obviously Klipsch thinks pretty highly of their own product, but what are other people saying about the ProMedia Ultra 5.1?
Barron’s: “…if the mood strikes you, you can crank up a Foo Fighters CD , stomp you feet and clear your head. In fact, you can turn your desktop computer into a full-blown concert hall with Klipsch’s ProMedia 5.1 surround-sound speaker system. The 200-watt subwoofer and five 60-watt speakers deliver sound that is clear, crisp and, when desired, astonishingly loud. In a Barron’s test, they shook the windows of a sturdy suburban home.”
Home Theater Magazine: “At low volume, the ProMedia 5.1 system can subtly imbue a workspace with the full ambiance of any elaborately mastered DVD or wrap the listener in a warm musical blanket. Cranked up, this thing simply and effortlessly rocks the house.”
Once you get a new system, the next step is to try some new music. Here’s an eclectic list of tunes that offer a great mix of lyrical artistry and outstanding sound.