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Klipsch ProMedia GMX D-5.1 Digital Speaker System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Delivers home-theater sound from your game console
  • 5.1 surround sound supports Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and five-channel stereo
  • Satellite speakers feature 0.75-inch metalized polymer tweeter and 3-inch metalized fiber-composite midbass woofer
  • 100-watt, 6.5" fiber-composite cone subwoofer
  • Satellites have self-supporting ball-joint pedestals with 45-degree range of motion
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Klipsch
  • Model: GMX D-5.1
  • Speaker Amplification Type: Active
  • Speakers Maximum Output Power: 100 Watts
  • Warranty: See WWW.KLIPSCH.COM site for warranty details or call 1-800-554-7724.

Product Details

Product Manual [1.74mb PDF]
  • Shipping Weight: 50 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00008UA3C
  • Item model number: GMX D-5.1
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 15, 2003

Product Description

Amazon.com

The Klipsch ProMedia GMX D-5.1 computer speaker system is designed primarily for use with game consoles such as Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo Gamecube, and Sony PlayStation 2, but it can also be used to deliver excellent, home theater sound from your PC or stereo system. It features 5.1-channel surround sound with Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic II decoding, and it includes five small, identical satellites and a 100-watt, 6.5" fiber-composite cone subwoofer.

Each satellite speaker comes with a self-supporting, ball-joint pedestal that allows a 45-degree range of motion for optimal sound directing. All five satellite speakers easily connect to the subwoofer via the included 4m and 6m RCA connection cables.

The control module features a standard analog stereo audio input and two digital audio inputs--one coaxial and one Toslink optical. It also includes separate main, center, surround, and subwoofer volume controls; mute and on/off power buttons; and input, surround mode and Dolby Digital dynamic compression LED indicators. The controller can also connect to the subwoofer via the included DIN connection cable.

The GMX D-5.1 system delivers 108-decibel output through its 0.75-inch metalized polymer tweeter and 3-inch metalized fiber-composite midbass woofer. The tweeter is coupled to an exclusive Klipsch MicroTractrix Horn, which increases sensitivity while minimizing room interactions that blur the sonic detail and imaging of conventional speakers. Other features include a ported enclosure for reduced distortion even with boosted bass output and magnetic shielding to protect your TV or monitor from interference.

Product Description

Klipsch GMX-D5.1 Multimedia Computer Speaker Surround Sound System - Discover the excitement of surround sound through your computer with this outstanding, revolutionary speaker system that delivers an exciting new dimension to PC audio performance. 108dB SPL (Sound Pressure Level) Five identical two-way elipsoid horn-loaded satellites for minimized distortion and enhanced spatial imaging . 75 inch metalized polymer MicroTractrix horn-loaded tweeters, 3-inch metalized fiber-composite mid-bass drivers with dispersion-enhancing fixed bullet caps in each satellite 6.5 inch long-throw powered subwoofer in rear-duct ported order alignment for extended, low-distortion bass response Digital decoder/preamplifier Direct path interface; discrete design keeps digital circuitry isolated from amplifier, insuring seperation quality performance Exclusive SWS link for customized subwoofer system upgrades 5.1 Channel Surround sound card required for computer use (not included)

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It is wonderful. The sound is great. I play RPGs and i can hear when people come up from behind me. Read more ›
What sucks is that you really need a nice sound card to really enjoy it. Read more ›
This is a great surround sound setup for a console system or a computer, if you do your research beforehand. While it is not true, as some other reviews state, that you… Read more ›
I played a DVD and it was awesome! Words aren't enough, great bang for the buck, awesome sound quality reproduction. Bass is phenomenal. Read more ›
Folks, these are great sounding speakers. They truly are. Read more ›
Even when you put it in standby mode using the GMX controller, you can still…It's true that you can't be in the same room as these speakers and not be annoyed by the sound. Read more ›
I have been using these speakers for about two years now they sound great. The bass is very powerfull, Note AM USING IT WITH FOUR SUBWOOFERS. Roger Waters (in The Flesh)… Read more ›
Although Logitech may claim higher power and wattage rating, the differences are minor. These speakers are powerful, clear and the bass is exceptional! Asthetics and… Read more ›
7 years in…One thing these speakers have that nothing Logitech sells, is a really nice clear subwoofer that not only puts out a good amount of bass, but does so clearly. Read more ›
Sub seems way underpowered. I have smaller, way cheaper subs on 2.1 systems that put out more bass than this. For how heavy it is you'd think you could crank it up. Read more ›
I paid $99 for this system, and it was still too much. It's a handsome system with good bass and generally good sound reproduction. The system, however, has a terrible HISS. Read more ›
If you really want to buy a speaker system, buy anything from Logitech, best being the Z-680s. They have amazing bass output and are very clear and crisp sounding. Plus… Read more ›
I just received my speakers yesterday. The setup was very simple and they really sound good. I didn't realize that my xbox was going to require an a/v adapter to use the… Read more ›
The…Also, there is a steady hiss (this might have been because of a bad connection or a problem with my setup... i don't know) which is irritating when there is no sound. Read more ›
This speaks volumes about quality…I also went to their forum and read about other people's problems with this setup, and now I'm pretty bummed about having bought them. W… Read more ›
I got this system on sale a while back. It was pretty easy to set up except for movies. I couldn't get proper surround sound if my card processed the DD signal then sent it… Read more ›
On to the system itself. I also have a Creative T5400, but I wanted something with a Dolby Digital decoder so I could hook them up to my laptop as a cheap home theatre setup. Read more ›
I don't care what anyone else says about them, they kick a** and take…They not only sound amazing, but they are relatively easy to set up, at least they were on my Mac. T… Read more ›
These speakers deliver. Bass is great (and loud), sound quality is great. The 5.1 is flawless. Read more ›
Sound is crisp, clear and very loud if you want it. I have no hint of any hiss or humming at all. Read more ›
These speakers show significant distortion at fairly modest volume levels. However, they are adequate sound for my small home office at lower volumes. Read more ›
The sub gives exceptional performance for an audiophile,…Notes are distinct and completely lack the rumbling or booming quality ubiquitous in low priced .1 components. E… Read more ›
In the meantime, I'm going to contact Amazon about returning them, even if I have to take a considerable hit for…These things are terrible at the low price of $100. I… Read more ›
Quaility is more than enough please most every day listeners and some…the control pod is very easy to use and to figure out, and very convenient due to my speaker layout. Read more ›
things to know: the little ufo control device isnt cute. its unnecesarily BIG (about like a large tea saucer) and its NOT infrared, dont be fooled. you plug your input into… Read more ›
Audio performance is the redeeming factor, as there the GMX D-5.1 holds…With a 3" main driver in the satellite, this system has a reasonable chance at midrange performance. Read more ›
The tweeter blends well with the midrange and gives good high frequency definition without being too directional, though it might be too prominent at frequencies above 8kHz… Read more ›
These speakers sound absolutely fantastic! The highs are crisp, and the bass is solid. I use these for my Xbox, and they greatly enhance the gaming experience. Read more ›
I thought these speakers were a unique design, and when I saw that they were made by Klipsch, I didn't think I could go wrong. So, I got them to go with my new Apple G5… Read more ›
I find it to be too much for music usually, so I turn it…The system could use more power for my application (a decent sized room), but that's not really what it's made for. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Makoto Schoppert on July 16, 2004
I just bought these and have them hooked up to my Sound Blaster Audigy Sound card.
I set it up to go to 5.1 channel, Digital Output only. Audio played from the speakers, but when I ran the Test, the one that goes "Front Left"... "Center"... "Front Right" ... "Rear Left" ... "Rear Right" ... I only heard it say "Front Left" and "Front Right", meaning that it didn't output correctly. I thought maybe the speakers were defective or my sound card wasn't setup right.
I decided to run some other tests.
I used Creative Playcenter to play some of the sample AC3 files, and they played beautifully! Played in 5.1 surround sound, I was immersed in sound. Close your eyes and you feel like you're really there.
I played a DVD and it was awesome! Words aren't enough, great bang for the buck, awesome sound quality reproduction.
Bass is phenomenal. I live on the 2nd floor of an apartment and I'm pretty sure my neighbor downstairs is going to get upset.
Even playing 2 channel MP3s sounds great too. I noticed that it separates some of the frequencies. For example, all the bass to the subwoofer, of course, but also, the rear speakers seem to only play the highs, the center speaker plays the mids, and the front speakers seem to cover a much wider spectrum. This gives a nice illusion of surround sound. Even listening to 2 channel stereo sounds nice.
I've read some of the complaints that the Audigy only plays 2.1, but this is not true. The Audigy is capable of playing 5.1 through these speakers, but it won't reflect that if you try using the Test that comes with the Surround Mixer.
Make sure your DVD software is setup for SPDIF output, and any other audio app is set for SPDIF output.
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101 of 128 people found the following review helpful By Andrew G on April 29, 2003
Folks, these are great sounding speakers. They truly are. But these speakers are ALL digital and play TRUE digital sound. Even though they may sound great, these speakers only play 2.1 sound unless you have a DIRECT digital connection. Not even your Audigy 2 can play with all five channels going on here. Even if they are plugged into the D-IN on your Audigy 2, they will only play 2.1 sound, and no more. If you have an nForce motherboard such as the ASUS deluxe edition, then these speakers are great because on that specific motherboard you can play true-to-life digital sound, including direct Dolby Digital. The decoding on the Audigy 2 soundcard is way different. These speakers are meant generally for consoles and can only be used to the fullest on computers containing an ASUS Deluxe nForce2 motherboard. To those users out there: You are VERY lucky people. For the rest of us with KT400s or etc., you should go and buy an all-analog system or a digital speaker system made specifically for the Audigy 2 if you want digital. These are not the option.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By David Zamula on July 9, 2003
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Had the system for a week now. For a gaming system it sounds pretty good, but for music and DVD soundtracks it doesn't bowl me over. Can't say why, it just is not as impressive as I would expect. Lack of dynamic response and low frequency reproduction are to blame.
One of the reasons could be the subwoofer. The sub will not play very low notes. Here is a test you can try on your system to confirm. Get a copy of the Beatles "Abbey Road" and put on the second track, "Something" by George Harrison. Listen to McCartney's bass 58 seconds into the song, he plays a low "e" on his bass which is 41.2Hz. This system doesn't not play the fundamental, just the overtone an octave up at 82.4Hz.
Now, this lack of ultra-low frequency reproduction is not uncommon, but my JVC mini-system totally nails this song. Good bass reproduction is critical, and there is not enough in the Klipsch to be satisfying for music.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Walter Reade on May 10, 2003
These speakers sound absolutely fantastic! The highs are crisp, and the bass is solid. I use these for my Xbox, and they greatly enhance the gaming experience. These double for home theater speakers when I play DVDs through the Xbox. You can also use these on a PC.
These aren't for everyone. They seem to be designed mainly for video game consoles, and hence don't have analog 5.1 inputs. (You get stereo RCA inputs, optical Toslink digital input, and RCA coax digital input.) One other minor complaint, the control center takes a large footprint.
I still rate these a 5. They are a great investment.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Brian E on November 6, 2005
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I'd like to start by asking why some of you have given this system bad reviews because you couldn't hook your computer or whatever up correctly. Don't punish the product because of a lack of research on your part! Download the manual or read the product description - it clearly states that "The control module features a standard analog stereo audio input and two digital audio inputs--one coaxial and one Toslink optical." There's no mention of multichannel analog inputs, so if you don't have optical or coaxial digital outputs, don't buy it!

Or, do what I did...purchase a Creative SoundBlaster MP3+. This little device attaches to your computer via USB and allows output (and input) of a pure optical digital stream. Hook an optical cable between it and the Klipsch's disk and voila, Dolby Digital from your computer. The external SoundBlaster Live!, SoundBlaster Audigy 2, and Philips Aurilium also will work.

On to the system itself. I also have a Creative T5400, but I wanted something with a Dolby Digital decoder so I could hook them up to my laptop as a cheap home theatre setup. I bought this Klipsch on sale for $130, and it fits the bill.

Some complain about hiss - I'm experiencing noise too, but it's more of a whine with a slight bit of hiss, more pronounced when I'm using the analog input. It might be due to the electrical quality, too...my Creatives never hissed at school, but in my new apartment, I get noise through them. Noisy electrical power from the outlets can cause problems.

I think the sound is pretty good. Nothing spectacular, but about what I expected. Clear with good off-axis sound...mine are about ten feet away, and I get a better soundstage without tip-in.
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