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Boston Acoustics MM226

3-piece computer speaker system (Midnight)

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    Midnight

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    Wired control pod

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    Wired control pod

Item #: 065MM226B
 

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by Tara W.
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Get the most from your digital music files, video games, and online videos by connecting this Boston Acoustics speaker system to your PC. The MM226 features two satellite speakers for crisp highs and full mid-range sound, while the subwoofer delivers solid bass.

This system comes with a wired control pod — keep it on your desk for quick volume adjustments. The pod also offers an auxiliary input so you can connect an iPod® or MP3 player. For more color choices, take advantage of Boston's "Personal Options Plan" — you'll be able to choose from three different grille colors available at the Boston Acoustics website for a custom look that matches your room and tastes.

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Highlights:

  • two satellite speakers and subwoofer
  • 100 watts total amplification
    • 25 watts x 2 for satellite speakers
    • 50 watts for subwoofer
  • input for connection to your computer
  • aux input for connecting an iPod® or MP3 player
  • headphone output
  • satellite speakers:
    • 1/2" tweeter and dual 2" drivers (each)
    • 3-1/4"W x 11-1/2"H x 3-3/16"D
  • subwoofer:
    • 6-1/2" driver
    • 13-3/16"W x 8-5/16"H x 13-3/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Pieces in System
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3
Wireless
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No
Video Shielded
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Yes
Tweeter Type
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Semi-dome
Tweeter Size (inches)
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0-1/2
Midrange size (inches)
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2
Woofer size (inches)
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2
Woofer Composition
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Paper
Powered Subwoofer
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Yes
Power Output (Watts)
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25 watts
Frequency Response
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N/A
Height (inches)
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9-7/8
Width (inches)
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2-7/8
Depth (inches)
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3
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • Subwoofer with attached 6' power cord
  • 2 Speakers with attached 6.5' cable (has 3.5mm miniplug on the end)
  • Control pod with attached 6.5' control cable (has 9-pin DIN plug on the end)
  • 6.5' Audio cable (with 3.5mm stereo miniplugs on both ends)
  • Owner's Manual
  • Warranty card

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Features

Overview: The Boston Acoustics MM 226 Computer Speaker System consists of two mini-tower satellite speakers and a powered subwoofer with a separate control pod. You can connect your desktop or laptop computer, plus your iPod or portable MP3 player whenever you want a different source. A single 3.5mm headphone minijack allows you to listen privately whenever you desire.

Satellite Speaker Design: The ultra-thin speakers feature a sealed ABS Soft-Touch enclosure with dual 2" high-output, high excursion drivers and a 1/2" high-performance semi-dome tweeter. The satellites are powered by a 25 watts RMS (50 watts peak)-per-channel amplifier built into the subwoofer.

Subwoofer Design: The powered subwoofer features a down-firing 6-1/2" paper cone driver with a foam surround. The subwoofer is powered by a built-in amplifier with 50 watts RMS/100 watts peak power. You can independently adjust the volume of the subwoofer with a rotary control on the side of the enclosure. In addition, the line input, control connection, and speaker outputs are located on the side panel.

Wired Control Pod: The MM 226 system includes a multi-purpose wired control pod. The pod has an on/off power switch with an LED power indicator, as well as a rotary master volume control. On the back of the control pod are two 3.5mm minijacks; one is for plugging in stereo headphones and the other is an auxiliary input for connecting an occasional source, such as an iPod or MP3 player. The auxiliary input source overrides the device plugged into the line input (on the subwoofer). The speaker system mutes whenever headphones are plugged into the headphone jack. Dimensions: W=2.209", H=1.268", D=3.604"

BassTrac: The MM 226 system uses Boston's exclusive BassTrac audio processing to give you rich, clean bass at any volume.

Boston P.O.P.: The Boston Personal Option Plan (P.O.P.) allows you to match your environment with optional grilles in multiple colors for the MM 226 speaker system. In addition to the Onyx grilles that come with the speakers, you can purchase grilles in Glacier, Rose Bud, or Chili Pepper. These optional grilles are available directly from the manufacturer.

 
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Mac users rejoice

Written By Skip, Virginia on Saturday, November 01, 2008
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Having an iMac computer, I'm accustomed to being very selective in the software and hardware I buy. My old speakers had been damaged in a move, so I was looking for a replacement. As a Mac owner, the first place I look for accessories is Apple's website. The best speakers I could find on their site (for my limited budget) were just like my old ones. They are ok, but I wasn't happy that the separate woofer doesn't allow for separate volume adjustments.

Needless to say, I extended my search and wound up on Crutchfield's site. When I stumbled across these Boston Acoustics, I was intrigued, being a fan of their speakers from way back. I contacted Crutchfield's support to make sure these speakers would work with my computer. Being assured they would, I ordered.

When they arrived I went to work unpacking and plugging in. The odd thing about these speakers is that they don't hook up through a usb port as I am accustomed to. They use a plug like a headphone jack. At first I was alarmed, but then I realized that this actually frees up a usb port! I plugged them into the headphone jack in the back of my iMac and away I went!

It didn't take me long to learn that these speakers blow the old ones away! The volume control knob let's you turn it up like it's freedom rock! And the bass control let's you adjust to taste as well. I would highly recommend these speakers, especially when compared to similarly priced speakers. Trust me, get off your wallet and get some. :)
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