Summary: I got these for an absolute steal at 150 bucks from a yard sale New-In-Box. Still had the pastic and box was sealed. I was super-excited. While they did sound good, the sub was prone to over-extending its boundaries regularly. They did look fantastic and complimented every aspect about my PC's home-theater capabilities. Okay, now the bad. They broke, as they did for everybody else. Klipsch was pretty unresonable. They wanted to charge me what I paid for them to fix it.
Summary: [...] This is all you need to know about these! I had all of the speaker boards burn up on me. They charged $120 to fix. They had this all set up already since it was a known issue! Now this area burned up on me. Don't buy them!
Summary: Looking for a good example of the word oxymoron? Try Klipsch Customer Service. I have telephoned and emailed them 5 times and have never received a reponse. I would never recommend Klipsch speakers to anyone.
Summary: Have the original ProMedia speakers, but research shows that my comments are relevant to the Ultra version. These are without a doubt the best speakers I have heard for the intended use (small room HT or PC music/movies) and price... Crisp, clear, sparkling highs, clear, tight, unmuddied bass... truly spectacular.... until they fail. The power supply is under-designed, and fails at a very high rate.
Summary: The Speakers worked for about 2 weeks, I thought it was something I did to cause them to go out on me. Because I still had the box for these speakers, I boxed it up and it has been sitting in my garage for 5 years. I just recently pulled it out to see if I could fix the problem. Everything works as far as speakers and subwoofers. What failed was the Circuit board on the Subwoofer. Now I am looking at trying to purchase the Circuit board.
Klipsch makes great SPEAKERS ONLY - My Amp just FAILED today!
Chris Damon "Classic TV Guy", Amazon
20 March 2010
Summary: I've had the Klipsch Pro Media 5.1 Ultras for a few years now and it happened. I powered them up, usually hearing a thump of the sub, no thump! That's odd I thought. I Checked the volume control on the computer and it was all of the way up! I plugged in headphones into the soundcard output where I would normally plug in the speakers - the music blared out! Amp is dead! The system puts out a phenomenal sound when it works. The amp is a cheap piece of junk.
Summary: wow, after reading all the bad failure reports in previous posts i sure feel lucky. i bought these 5 years ago, and to date are the best sounding speakers i have ever heard, specially the sub woofer which when testing a low frequency sine wave (at full +15) will vibrate all the windows on 3 floors of my house/ an old victorian. And i have had NO problems with any speakers.
Summary: These were great speakers when they worked. Failed after 2 years, Klipsch wanted over $150 to repair them. Sub died and would make aloud buzzing noise. I don't think I'd buy a set of Klipsch Speakers again, its such a shame because when they worked the sound and base was amazing.