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RAZER Mako 2.1 Bi-amplified Multimedia Speaker System

  • 25-20KHz (+/-2.5dB 40-18,000Hz)
  • 300 Watts RMS
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Model

Brand
RAZER
Model
Mako

General SPEC

Configuration
2.1
Total Power
300 Watts RMS
Frequency Response
25-20KHz (+/-2.5dB 40-18,000Hz)
Remote
Wired

Features

Features
THX-certified quality and performance
ClassHD digital amplifier technology with digital DSP control
Higher efficiency curves, improved SNR and EMI, and lowered distortion levels
The THX Ground Plane and THX Slot Speaker technologies
Downward-firing design with optimized acoustic enclosure
All-in-one remote control pod with touch-sensitive LED dial

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Linda B.
  • 4/12/2010 6:11:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGet These !!!!

Pros: Sound & build quality are excellent . Something you would expect from Razer

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I was reluctant to go 2.1, after using 5.1 speakers for years. After reading reviews, & a personal recommendation (thanks Robert !), I decided to buy the Mako's. My fears were quickly put to rest. These speakers sound excellent ! They really do fill the room with sound ! A small break-in period is needed, as with anything new. The more you use the Mako's, the better they will sound ! The control pad, contrary to some reviews, is easy to use, & a nice feature . 300 watts is plenty of power. The bass is not boomy, it's just the right amount of punch . I use Media Monkey to listen to music , & GOM player for movies. Sound quality is great for both . Games, be prepared gamers,to get blown away ! At least for me, my games have not sounded better ! I hear everything I'm supposed to hear ! The Mako's are more than loud enough , & they do not distort, even at max volume. Your ears will ring before the speakers distort ! I'm more than hapy with the Razer Mako's , & you will be as well !!!

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  • Whitney S.
  • 3/22/2010 11:30:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Sound Quality, Feel/Look well built, and they look cool.

Cons: The price, kinda. When I bought them they were 100 dollars off, which made them a great buy.

Other Thoughts: At first the sound was a little flat, played with my PCs equalizer a little and now they sound great.
Ive seen some people complain or make comments about the controls...they take all of 3 1/2 seconds to figure out the first time...hint, they are touch sensitive. The controls and speakers give the system a kind of high tech look/feel.
If you have a glass top computer desk, or something that doesnt reflect sound well you may get decreased performance due to the way the speakers are designed to reflect sound off of the surface.

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  • Mitchell P.
  • 3/8/2010 1:36:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing deadly, control takes a bit of trial and error, but it works fine.

Other Thoughts: The sound is very, very good. When a piano sounds like a piano, you know something good is happening. I can't believe it's marketed to gamers, the sound is so lovely and subtle.

You wanna crank it? Have at it, you'll lose your hearing before they distort, just make sure to dial in your preferred EQ in Itunes first, you may as well go deaf happy.

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  • Jesamen C.
  • 3/4/2010 4:55:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsThe Best 2.1

Pros: Coming from logitec's z-2300, these blow them out of the water BIG time! There's an 8 hour wear time to where you start to really here everything come out. I listen to a lot of lossless audio and these can push them out like no other. My favorite thing is that the sub isn't ported. There isn't that airy bass that you get with the z-2300s. everything is tight and very accurate. You get all the highs and lows, but most importantly, really good mids. This is what makes vocals and pianos sound like they're in the same room. Just awesome all around!

Cons: Even when you get a huge sweet spot with these guys, it's not a good 5.1 replacement, but if you want 5.1, why would you get something that says 2.1 on the box!?! ;)

Other Thoughts: I do a lot of music producing and recording, and was actually looking into getting studio monitors, but saw these, tested them and am now using them. They're good enough to be studio monitors while looking a lot better and costing a lot less.

*Remember the 8-10 hour wear in period. This will get the surroundings to it's normal density and you'll hear a huge difference.

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  • Brendan H.
  • 2/14/2010 7:49:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsamazing

Pros: But these asap!!!! ordered them on sunday and recieved them tuesday with free shipping, unheard of. Quality is amazing, everything feels like it costs 500 bucks but it only cost 200 bucks. The touchpad is easy, when you open the box on the touchpad there is a film that covers it that shows you the path to adjust volume, bass. buy buy buy!

Cons: none at all

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  • Holly S.
  • 2/12/2010 11:34:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRazer Mako - Superb 2.1

Pros: I've wanted these for a long time, but $300 seemed awful steep for a 2.1 setup. Initially I opted for a 5.1, but with a lack of space and a desire to be as mobile with my rig as possible, I went with these when a $100 off deal came about on Newegg. I've owned plenty of 2 / 2.1 sound systems, and none have sounded this good. The bass alone deserves an entire Pro section. The design is stylish and blends in without being dull, and will usually get people to look twice. No matter what I throw at these, they can produce a decent mid-range bass (dependent on your audio source of course) that is more than sufficient for a computer / tv / gaming setup. The touch pad is also very sensitive and works as intended, and shouldn't be that much of a learning experience for the tech-savy (even my wife picked up on it within seconds). From movies and songs to games, these babies deliver as I had hoped...love the bass most of all. Lastly, the satellites each have rubber bases to prevent moving.

Cons: Its not without its flaws, but they are so minor I didn't even knock off an egg. First, the satellites plug into the sub with audio-ethernet cables, which to my knowledge are proprietary which I don't care for (meaning you are asking tech support for replacements when your kids or animals ruin them). Secondly, I would have liked some sort of remote like many of my previous sound systems had, but I realize this is primarily computer-dedicated so meh. I'm sure there is a workaround to make a remote, but I'm not sure about how to go about it. You cannot even begin to compare a 2.1 system to a good 5.1, so I'm not going to embarrass myself by doing so... 2.1 = can be mobile and works great for everything, 5.1 = not mobile at all and only sounds good on stuff that supports it... So basically...proprietary cables are the only beef I had with them that is valid. Oh and perhaps the price of $300 is a bit steep, but they are quality builds for sure...

Other Thoughts: Overall, I absolutely love these. They are no replacement for a 5.1, which I recommend 5.1 sets ranging from $300 to $1000 so this cannot touch that...BUT these are the best 2.1 I have seen. The way they generate circular sound using the THX ground plate technology helps ease the fact that they are only 2.1 and not total surround sound. They generate sufficient directional audio to people all over the room, and only select audiophiles will care in disfavor. Looking forward to a Mako 5.1 one day, but throw this 2.1 with a great dedicated audio and you'll be happy.

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  • Thomas K.
  • 2/11/2010 1:34:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest in class PC audio.

Pros: It's apparent that THX and Razer, with every aspect of this system, set out to create a product that reaches the very pinnacle of sound, design, and craftsmanship for a PC based audio solution, and in nearly every way, they succeeded.

These are amongst the nicest looking PC speakers I've seen to date, and they're very, very well crafted. The fit, form, and finish of the satellites and sub are absolutely top notch and they look amazing. They have a nice weight to them and do not feel fragile by any means.

Each satellite contains and bi-amplified mid and tweeter. That's two separate amp channels per satellite! 50x2 per satellite and the sound they put out is very, very impressive. The mids (for the most part) are handled exceptionally without sounding muddy and washed out. The tweeters are the star of the show in this department though. They passed my listening tests with tunes ranging to selections from Squarepushers "Ultravisitor" to John Coltrane's (A Love Supreme).

Cons: (Continued pros) I should also mention that the system is very well balanced. At no time does the sub overpower the satellites and vice-versa. Some have complained about the subs lack of "punch" and I could not disagree more about such comments. While it's not as loud as, say the Logitech Z-2300's sub, it absolutely lacks distortion and is very tight and accurate. If you don't believe me, fire up Squarepushers "The Coathanger".

To sum it up, I'm highly impressed.

(Cons) These babies require a lot of desk space to get optimal sound. The downward firing drivers require at least six inches of desk space on all sides to deliver optimal sound. Also, while they sound fantastic from far distances, the "Sweet Spot" while up close is limited and sometimes hard to obtain.

Other Thoughts: These speakers require a burn in period to achieve optimal sound. The sound out of the box will seem unimpressive at first, but will improve drastically within the first 20 hours of use.

Mega, huge kudos to Razer and THX on these babies! They have more than impressed me. I should also note that I picked these up on sale, $100.00 dollars off! Icing on the cake, though I would have paid full price for them.

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  • Phil D.
  • 2/11/2010 8:48:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsroom filling sound

Pros: Sleek styling. Powered speakers. Really crisp treblely sound. Touchpad is cool. The fronts can even put out some bass for their small size. Sound is especially good in the back of the room. Got these at a fantastic price on newegg! For a bit more I could of purchased a home theater in a box... but lets face it... it would be bottom of the line speakers and bottom of the line AVR. These Mako speakers are top of the line quality.

Cons: Sub is large and fires down into the carpet. Had to put cardboard under it until I go to Menards. Came shipped with the power switch flipped on and assigned to Line 2 (thought it wasnt working at first. lol). 300 Watts sounds like a lot, but it really isnt. Bass from the sub is hard too hear. I run onboard HD audio. I dont see a setting in Win7 to set the speakers to Small or Large.

Other Thoughts: As with all speakers, you have to break them in. Things are sounding MUCH better after an 8 hour rock concert for my cat. Poor guy. At my desk, I have to sit closer to the left front. I see Windows 7 can calibrate levels (to play more to the right)... not sure if it's possible since everything goes through the one 3.5 green plug to the onboard sound.

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  • Pablo M.
  • 2/4/2010 8:03:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Speakers! But..

Pros: Sound awesome they are very nice looking and go perfect with my glass desk. The touch remote is perfect! I hope they keep the same style for there next version.

Cons: The only problem I have is that they are not 5.1 or 7.1 Dolby Digital. Hopefully the next version will be.

Other Thoughts: Just hope they make the system smaller and 7.1 Dolby Digital

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/1/2010 7:45:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBest 2.1 sound system to this date

Pros: Probably one of the best sounding 2.1 system so far. I'd definitely get my hands on it if Razer were to make 4.1/5.1 system.

The bass on this awesome, it doesn't distort any music, voices I hear in movies, and gunshots doesn't sound muffled.

It looks geeky and don't at the same time. To me it looks professional and sleek, but my GF says it looks like it came from a sci-fi show. lol

No more clutter of wires or waste of space that 5.1 system gives you.

Control pod looks awesome. I didn't have the problem others are about how you use it. I got a ipod so I'm used to something like this.

Um, not much else. Buy it

Cons: I was expected to be blown away by these. Like, it's great but it wasn't a big jump of quality from my former sound system.

I have yet to figure out how to get my mic cable thing to work. It has a jack for headset but it doesn't have a jack for mic. Someone said it was the Line In jack right on the control pod, but it's not working for me.

I had an ear injury in an airplane before. When I blast these speakers, it affects the ear that got injured. When it's affected, I get the feeling like I'm at someplace with high altitude. I don't know any other way to explain this. Like when you're at someplace high, you get a weird sensation in your ears and you hear the popping sound when you yawn. Probably the sound wave is getting reflected in all kinds of directions, so that the sound wave hits my ears isn't "constant" as to a directional sound wave that comes directly to my ear with regular sound systems. I don't know, I don't study sounds. It's not like I get any pain from it, so.

Other Thoughts: I don't have the z5500 to compare it to, but why would I compare it with 5.1 sound system?

I used to own G31 system. I guess I still consider it as an upgrade.

The only thing I need the 5.1 or higher surround system is for like movies, and I think I'll just get that for my 52 inch HDTV. I game a lot but I don't feel the need to get 5.1 surround sound after using this.

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