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Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II 2.0 Multimedia Speaker System with BasXPort Technology

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  • 3-driver audiophile design for home theater quality sound. Woven glass fiber cone driver and cloth dome tweeter.
  • BasXPort technology enhances the low frequency response without the bulkiness of a subwoofer. Convenient front access to volume, bass, treble and input jacks.
  • Connects to your computer, MP3 player, LCD TV or other stereo audio sources.
  • Comes with a power-saving feature that puts the speaker on standby when audio is not detected, and wakes it up automatically when audio is played.
  • This item is non-returnable.
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Technical Details

  • Model: MF1616
  • Connectivity Technology: wired
  • Color Name: Black
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Height: 5.00 inches
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 12.3 inches ; 6.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 8.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001S14DYO
  • Item model number: MF1616
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (452 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 9, 2009
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Product Description

Creative Labs Gigaworks Series II T40 Speaker System 51MF1615AA002 Computer Speakers

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Creative Gigaworks T40 Series II 2.0 Multimedia Speaker System with BasXPort Technology

Rich Audio Performance with Improved Bass

GigaWorks T40 Series II propels audio enjoyment into the next level of acoustic fidelity. The 3-Driver audiophile configuration, with BasXPort technology delivers excellent dynamics with rich extended bass, eliminating the need for a subwoofer. The silk dome tweeter with dual woven glass fiber drivers produces crystal clear highs with full range audio, letting you enjoy a wider soundstage experience when you game or watch movies.

Quality Materials Make for Better Sound

The midrange speakers are constructed with woven glass cones for durability and longevity. You get tight, accurate sound, including rich, low tones produced by the integrated BasXPort technology. Each cloth dome tweeter delivers clear highs without being too sharp.


Front Controls and Ports for Easy Access

An array of controls are within easy reach, with front-mounted treble, bass, and volume knobs. Add any MP3 or CD player to the T40 Series II Speakers through the auxiliary input, or connect your headphones when you need to keep outside noise to a minimum.

You can even connect the speaker system to your TV or gaming console and enjoy solid audio entertainment.

Intelligent Power-Saving Feature

These speakers are designed to save energy! When audio isn't being played, the speakers will automatically go into a power-saving standby mode after approximately 10 minutes. And when you want the music back up, they will intelligently wake themselves from standby as soon as they detect audio playback.

What's in the Box

  • GigaWorks T40 Series II Speakers (left, right)
  • Stereo-to-stereo audio cable (6 ft.)
  • Dual RCA-to-stereo audio TV adapter
  • Power supply adapter
  • Quick Start leaflet
  • Warranty and Technical Support leaflet

Big Power in a Compact Package

These speakers have an efficient design and plenty of juice, with an 80 dB signal-to-noise ratio and 32 watts of power. The wide 50 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range means the T40s will deliver all the little aspects of your music that lesser speakers might miss.

Each Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II Speaker measures 3.46 x 5.63 x 12.32 inches.

Customer Reviews

Much better sound than the Built in speaker's.
Ronald Wagner
The sound quality is excellent- highs and mids are very clear, and the bass is plenty loud and clear.
TheMiddleBrother
I highly recommend these speaker to anyone looking for great speakers.
nelson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

85 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Tom Lewis on October 17, 2012
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If half-stars were available, I would have rated this product 4 and a half stars.

The box says "Premium, home theatre sound with booming bass". If you qualify that, it is exactly correct. And here's what I mean by "qualify": The word "premium" applies if you are comparing this system to conventional computer speaker systems (it is the best I've come across in that regard). The term "home theatre sound" applies if you are comparing this to a low-cost "home theatre in a box" system, usually costing much more. This system ranks high in that category sound-wise (although it is a 2.0 system and HTIB is usually 5.1), but of course it can't begin to compare to a conventional high-dollar home theatre system. Booming bass? You betcha, although that might not be what we have in mind. "Premium, home theatre sound" is rarely accompanied by "booming bass", simply because "booming" bass is not ever really high in quality, so there is a bit of a dichotomy there. But if booming bass is what you are after, this system has it in spades, even though the goals for bass response in home theatre are usually quite different. Read on for a further explanation.

The Good:
If we consider just frequencies above 200 Hz, these speakers perform as well as many expensive bookshelf speakers. That's right, they really do. The dome tweeter (big fan of those) creates very clear and detailed highs, and mid-highs. Mids and mid-lows are equally good. In fact, I can't recommend them any more enthusiastically because of how well they perform in this range above 200 Hz; they are on par with hifi speakers or even prosumer desktop recording studio speakers costing many times more than this. There is also a lot of headroom; you could really rock the house, sheer volume-wise.
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331 of 358 people found the following review helpful By NateManDo on January 20, 2011
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So, the delima that is today's PC speakers. Until now I had been using a Klipsch Pro Media 4.1 setup for almost 7 years. When finally the static in the volume knob degraded into a bad sounding sub (like it was blown, but not) and finally a dead amp.

Creative Labs Gigaworks Series II T40
You may read reviews about how these speakers recuscitate hind parts when it comes to bass. I just got mine delivered today and purchased them sight unheard. After a month of research, I narrowed my focus to the M-Audio Studiophile AV40 ($200), Creative Labs GigaWorks Series II T40 ($140) (important to note Series II due to minor desirable enhancements), Creative Labs Gigaworks Series II T20 ($90), Bose Companion 2 ($90) and a Dayton Audio ($150) solution featuring Class T amp (50 watts/channel), 6.5" Bookshelfs and left the door open for a matching 80 watt 8" sub ($100).

I am using a Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium HD (THX) sound card. I will be listening to my music library on iTunes and general gaming.

My Goal
Speakers that handled the entire vocal range and highs very nicely. Imaging was important. Only being 24 inches away from the speakers, I need to feel the vocals hitting my face and not my chest. Speakers need space and direction to achieve imaging. Remember, your head is on TOP of your shoulders, ;). An inheritent design problem with most pc speakers. You don't lay your head on the desk to use your PC. Yet most pc speakers are flat on the base and sit on your desk, pointing right into your chest.

My Criteria
Stereo sound (2.0), fit and finish, build quality, vocal sound quality, imaging, sound controls and design simplicity.

I had listened to the Bose Companion 2. For $90 they seem worth every penny.
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127 of 137 people found the following review helpful By ruminator on September 25, 2009
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I've tried so many different computer speakers that I've lost count. The speakers that come with any new computer go straight into the trash without even being connected. That's a given. Then comes the dilemma of what to replace those cheap little tin cans with. I'm not a finicky audiophile. I just want good sounding speakers with moderately loud volume capability in a 2.0 configuration. I don't have the room or the desire for a large third component for booming base. These speakers are getting the job done like no other speakers I've ever owned.

I cannot express how happy it makes me to turn the volume knob and NOT hear the speakers crackling. Apparently, this requires some top secret speaker engineering, because I've never had a pair of desktop speakers that did NOT crackle or lose output on one of the speakers whenever I touched any of the knobs on them. I'm very pleased with these speakers.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By DrDrew267 on September 7, 2011
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Pros: Great looks. Sounds is both clear and tremendously powerful for speakers of this size and price. Couldn't be easier to set-up. Versatile and well-equipped. No separate sub.
Cons: Size isn't for everyone. No remote. Not having a separate subwoofer may be a dealbreaker for some.

I recently moved into a studio apartment and I can't afford a massive sound system. Like many people I rely upon my laptop as pretty much my sole source of entertainment but was growing tired of using headphones and my valiant, but tiny Altec speakers on my HP laptop.

Looking through Amazon.com, NewEgg.com, and Cnet.com was definitely an exercise in frustration. In fact, it took me two months of trolling through those sites and my local Best Buy before I gambled on these. I finally settled on the T40 because both the T20 and T40 have garnered solid reviews. Are they perfect? No, but neither are most reviewers. But generally no one had horror studies to tell (ahem, JBL, ahem) and the only complaints seemed anal-retentive. A sale price of 99.00 on Amazon.com was also perfect and the lack of a subwoofer was a plus. Finally, I've owned a few Creative products in the past...MP3 players, etc...remember soundblaster? And while they were often on the fringe of the mainstream, they have always been solid and never poorly made.

I want to break this review into several parts based on how I went about choosing these speakers:

1. Looks: with a sophisticated design and piano-black exterior, these speakers are very fancy looking. On my black lacquer Ikea desk, they look outstanding. Of course, like a shiny black BMW, they do require weekly dusting but I find it to be worth it (buy a Swifter). You will get nice comments from your friends, trust me.
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