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Speakers with inbuilt lights? [message #84615] Wed, 22 February 2017 02:36 Go to next message
vhfspeeks  is currently offline vhfspeeks
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Speakers with inbuilt lights to produce co-ordinating displays with the music have been appearing for a while. What I haven't seen are any that allow the light display to be turned off while music is playing (e.g. if I am watching a film, I don't want flourescent lights in the background). Do you think this type of speaker is a good idea, or an expensive toy that would get irritating quickly?
Re: Speakers with inbuilt lights? [message #84617 is a reply to message #84615 ] Wed, 22 February 2017 09:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham  is currently offline Wayne Parham
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Too gimmicky. Look for a speaker that sounds good. Extra points if the manufacturer publishes specifications that prove flat response, uniform directivity, and low distortion.

Re: Speakers with inbuilt lights? [message #84618 is a reply to message #84617 ] Wed, 22 February 2017 16:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99  is currently offline gofar99
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Hi, I agree with Wayne. You can get external devices that will do a light show if that is what you desire. I have noticed several types. Most use LEDs and an audio controller. Some need to attach to the speaker and some have built in audio pick ups.


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Bruce
Re: Speakers with inbuilt lights? [message #84682 is a reply to message #84615 ] Mon, 06 March 2017 19:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ssal  is currently offline Ssal
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I think that those kind of speakers are great for a bar or night club, but not for anything else because I can see how someone could get irritated with them after a while - especially if they're sober!
Re: Speakers with inbuilt lights? [message #84730 is a reply to message #84615 ] Fri, 10 March 2017 09:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hylo
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It would drive me mad! Outside a club, there are really limited places where neon and flashing LEDs work, and there are some types of music it just doesn't go with at all.
Re: Speakers with inbuilt lights? [message #85096 is a reply to message #84615 ] Mon, 01 May 2017 23:25 Go to previous message
Caitlan  is currently offline Caitlan
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Wow, I hadn't heard of or seen these speakers before. Like a bunch of the people above me who replied, I imagine that this is really a gimmicky item and isn't a necessity unless maybe you run a club or something.
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