I don’t know when I first purchased my Klipsch 4.1 speakers for my PC, but it’s been over 10 years ago. They have worked perfectly from day one. After about 8 years I lost both of the woofers in the amp, but you can replace these with replacements from either Klipsch or any local speaker that fits the opening. I choose to go with replacements from Klipsch.
But what do you do when you lose either the control pod or the amp? Now you have a problem. You can’t go to Klipsch since they have not manufactured either the 4.1 or the 5.1 systems since 2003. Note, this is too bad and there is no anything I have found on the market today that comes close to a good working Klipsch 4.1 system. I don’t need a home theater, I want my sound to run as mp3, from itunes, off my PC. I also use a older Create labs sound blaster live card which to me is still one of the best sound cards around. That goodness you can still find them on the web used and sometimes new ones show up.
Well there is a alternative when that 4.1 or 5.1 amp fails or the control pod goes out. In my case it was the control pod that was damaged by a local power surge. I call Klipsch to try and get parts and they gave me the number of a repair center in Michigan. These folks are great to deal with and they were able to fix my system in about 1 week from the time they received it. This is their address: [Read more…]