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Audyssey Lower East Side Media Speakers

High-performance speakers for computer, iPod®, or TV

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Our take on the Audyssey Lower East Side Media Speakers

by Tara W.

Audyssey's Lower East Side media speakers look good and sound even better. They were inspired by New York's Lower East Side neighborhood — their compact size makes them ideal for small rooms and apartments and their industrial design looks great with modern decor. They're built to perform, too. You'll get exceptional clarity, deep bass and balanced sound from your computer, iPod®, or even TV.


Designed to impress

Audyssey engineered every part of these speakers to work perfectly together. The drivers and cabinet were custom-designed for high levels of performance at every volume. Audyssey Smart Speaker™ Technology allows the speakers to adapt on the fly for better reproduction of all material — whether it's movies, games, or music.


Connect to almost any source

These speakers feature both an optical digital input as well as an analog minijack input, so you can easily connect to a TV, laptop, desktop computer, gaming system, or iPod. An easy access volume control lets you adjust the level, and a headphone jack makes it a breeze to switch to private listening when you want.

Highlights:

  • powered multimedia stereo speakers
  • each speaker features:
    • 3/4" silk-dome tweeter
    • 3-1/2" woofer
    • 4" passive bass radiator
  • Audyssey Smart Speaker Technology delivers clear highs, warm mids, and deep, rich bass
  • optical digital and analog stereo minijack audio inputs (stereo mini cable included)
  • headphone jack
  • speaker interconnect cable included
  • requires AC power
  • 5"W x 9-3/8"H x 6"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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Features and Specs
Pieces in System
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2
Wireless
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No
Video Shielded
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No
Tweeter Type
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Dome
Tweeter Size (inches)
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0-3/4
Midrange size (inches)
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N/A
Woofer size (inches)
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3-1/2
Woofer Composition
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Poly
Powered Subwoofer
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No
Power Output (Watts)
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0
Frequency Response
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Not give Hz
Height (inches)
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9
Width (inches)
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4-7/8
Depth (inches)
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6-13/16
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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  • Powered speaker (right)
  • Passive speaker (left)
  • AC power supply (with attached 6' DC cord)
  • 5' AC power cord
  • 6.5' Speaker wire
  • 42" Stereo minijack cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty/Legal Information

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Features

Overview: The Audyssey Lower East Side Media Speakers deliver exceptional clarity, deep bass, and balanced sound for movies and music. With both 3.5 mm line and digital optical audio inputs you can connect the speakers to almost any electronic playback device; such as your computer, TV, MP3 player, tablet, or other smartphone. The speakers are self-powered and operate off of AC current.

Audyssey Smart Speaker Technology: The Audyssey Lower East Side Media Speakers give you distortion-free, powerful, and precise sound. With Audyssey Smart Speaker Technology, you'll hear every musical detail - deep bass, warm mids, and clear highs.

Passive Bass Radiator System: Each Lower East Side Media Speakers is equipped with a 0.75" silk-dome tweeter, a 3.5" woofer, and a 4" passive bass radiator. The tweeter and woofer are front-firing, while the passive bass radiator is rear-firing. The speaker's passive bass radiator design and Audyssey's proprietary technology enhances low frequency reproduction and bass performance.

Digital Amp: The Right speaker is equipped with a built-in 2ch digital amplifier to power both speakers of the Lower East Side Media Speaker system.

Spring Clip Terminals: The Audyssey Lower East Side Media Speakers are equipped with spring clips terminals to connect the two speakers together using the included 6.5' speaker wire.

Analog & Digital Inputs: With digital optical audio and analog 3.5 mm inputs, you can use the Lower East Side Media Speakers with your desktop or laptop computer, your flat-panel TV or Apple TV, your PS3 or other gaming system, your iPod or other digital audio player, and your iPad or other model tablet. Both connections are located on the rear panel of the Right speaker.

Headphone Output: There is a front-panel 3.5mm headphone jack for connection of a set of headphones. The speaker's audio will be muted when a set of headphones is connected.

Front-Panel Volume Control: The Audyssey Lower East Side Media Speakers feature an easy access, front-panel, rotary volume control on the Right speaker.

Pedestal Stand: The Lower East Side Media Speakers feature integrated pedestal stands to rest the speakers on a desk, shelf, or counter-top.

Automatic Standby Mode: The Audyssey Lower East Side Media Speakers enter into standby mode after approximately 15 minutes without a signal.

AC Power Supply: The Lower East Side Media Speakers operate off of standard household AC current using the supplied AC power adapter and detachable AC power cord. The AC power adapter plugs into the back of the Right speaker.

  • Input: 100-127V ~ 50-60Hz, 1.8A
  • Output: 22V - 0.5A
 
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5 out of 5

Sound great BIG

Written By Greg, Belair, MD on Monday, October 28, 2013
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Very impressed. Sound as good as my 2.1 Altec Lansings. Bought these for a new laptop and traveling. First played them in a large, high ceiling log cabin chalet. Even with all the hard surfaces they sounded great. The bass is impressive. Highly recommend these speakers. Mids and highs better than Klipsch 2.1 Promedia's I also own.
Pros:
Everything
Cons:
If you are planning on traveling with these, keep the box. The passive radiators on the back would likely get punctured if you don't take precautions. Otherwise no cons except Crutchfield has discontinued them.
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5 out of 5

Exceeded My Expectations

Written By Tommy, Odessa,Texas on Thursday, November 29, 2012
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Would highly recommend these speakers to others. My expectations were exceeded. Overall sound quality is excellent. I like the automatic power down feature. Power indicator light on front is perfect. Volume control knob is perfect. These speakers are absolutely the perfect size. Very nice looking with red on black.
Pros:
Great sound. Excellent build quality.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

Fantastic Media Speakers

Written By Andy, Philadelphia on Wednesday, August 08, 2012
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A very nice piece of kit from Audyssey. Paired with a PS3 (optical out) for Hulu+, Netflix and some gaming. The sound is controlled, warm and loud enough to fill my 15' x 20' room. Frequencies in the dialog range are clear, not harsh. Action movies and games have real punch, even felt sitting 10+ feet away. Bass extension is impressive - the speakers never sound tubby and don't distort at higher volume. Great alternative to so many 2.1 setups. Be sure to take advantage of the Toslink digital optical input.
Pros:
Build quality; soundstage; frequency response; small size
Cons:
Volume control is limited to the analog dial on the face of the right speaker - a pain to adjust when they're sitting at the other end of your living room
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5 out of 5

Awesome speakers

Written By C6Tiger, Lake Jackson, Tx on Sunday, August 05, 2012
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These speakers are great! My wife has a set of Bose speakers in her office and she wishes she had these, because they have a bass that the Bose dosen't even come close to. I listen to quite a bit of music while working at my computer and these deliver a sound quality that I really like. The review by Crutchfield on these speakers is what sold me on them and I'm glad I bought them!
Pros:
Great sound - great look
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

Sound great but...

Written By Steve, Cumberland, RI on Thursday, March 15, 2012
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Great sound. Excellent bass and immersive sound stage.
Pros:
The great sound and optical input.
Cons:
BUT the auto standby where they turn off automatically after half an hour necessitating a manual turn on may have me returning them. Might be a deal breaker. Will give it the weekend but if I find myself continuously turning them back on they will be returned and I will buy the Bose Companion 20 I think.
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4 out of 5

huge sound; small speakers

Written By Jamey Niland, Hickory Creek, Texas on Monday, February 27, 2012
 
The LES system is one quite confident desktop speaker system. Bass extension is incredible. Really, seriously deep (40Hz) bass. The upper mids and highs are far more delicate than one would expect from a $200 pair of desktop speakers. Amazing! There is only one consideration, though - be very mindful of how close these are placed to boundaries, such as walls and monitors. If too close, the mid bass (150-350Hz) bloom is greatly exaggerated. In a free field, these are incredible, jaw-dropping speakers!

PS - use the optical input - the 1/8" analog input leaves a lot to be desired...
Pros:
bass extension; mid/high clarity
Cons:
midbass sensitivity to boundaries
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