OverviewThe XtremeMac Tango Bar speaker is a 10 watt amplified speaker, with a single USB connection for both power and audio, that connects to any Mac computer. The six-speaker configuration with dual dome tweeters, midrange/bass drivers, and passive radiators gives you best-in-class audio. Additional connections include headphone output for personal listening, line-in jack for use with MP3 players, and optional sub-out port.
- 10W amplified USB-powered technology
- Single USB connection for both power and audio
- Stereo dome tweeters and midrange drivers for superior audio
- Dual passive radiators for an extra kick
- Connections for headphone output, line-in jack, and optional sub-out port
- Backlit volume control
- Power from any computer USB or charger USB port
- Works with both Mac and PC
Did you notice?Simple plug-and-play USB connection cleans up your desktop by reducing cord clutter.
Apple Recommends ForFits discreetly beneath your iMac or Cinema Display to provide advanced audio.
What's in the Box?
- XtremeMac Tango Bar Speaker
- User guide with warranty statement
- Connections : USB
- Mfr. Part Number : USB-B22-01
- UPC or EAN No. : 049720024026
- Note : Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty : One year
Ratings & Reviews
lots of sound
very powerful sound out of a USB speaker. Fits perfectly with the iMac.
- Written by Jeremy L from Toronto
85 of 95 people found this useful
I purchased the Tango Bar and was pleasantly surprised with the sound quality. It goes perfectly with the Apple 27" LED Display i n which it utilizes otherwise wasted space under the monitor. The simplistic design goes well with all Apple products. With only one cable going into an unused USB Port, the Tango Bar minimizes the clutter of having multiple speakers and wires. The only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 stars was because the $100.00 price tag is rather expensive and the Bass is minimal. Hope this review helps. …
- Written by Jared M from Whitehouse Station
68 of 71 people found this useful
Not quite there yet
+Great aesthetic design
+Easy setup with simple USB connection
+Intuitively located controls
+Built-in sub-woofer port
-Tin ny & harsh sounding speakers (no bass or depth)
-Not an improvement over the built-in iMac speakers
-No companion sub-woofer available with this product
Based on the clean look and simple USB design, we wanted these to work for us!! However in the end the JBL Duet 2.0 and Bose Companion 2 which are similarly priced provide a much richer sound! …
- Written by Murray P from West Bend
57 of 61 people found this useful
Tango Bar Superb
Having trouble with Bluetooth speakers? I did. Bought several versions (portable and stay-at-home). Had nothing but trouble get ting them to work smoothly with the MacBook Pro system. Sent them all back. The handsome XtremeMac Tango Bar USB speakers just arrived (much discounted from the retail listed here) and I couldn’t be happier! Smooth integration, sounds fantastic for 10W (really like twice that). Plenty of bass in iTunes and no distortion even using the preamp. VERY LOUD in a large living room if you want and carries well even at low volumes. Used it with Safari (Internet radio), iTunes (playing Brahms cello sonatas), and Garage Band, with excellent fidelity in the latter playing electric guitar, concert piano, and synthesizers of all kinds, input from my external Behringer keyboard. This is the best laptop speaker deal for the money, believe me! Praise to Imation Corporation for this superb piece of needed technology. …
- Written by Ronald S from Mankato
5 of 5 people found this useful
Actually Pretty Good for the money.
I saw this in the Apple store did some reading, found mostly positive reviews and thought I've give this cool unit a shot. I was p leased with the quality of the sound for basic video editing. The cool design works nice with the Mac's and fits nicely under most monitors, I have a older 30 cinema display, I pushed it way back to the base so I could use the front of the base stand for a card reader.
A few words on set-up:
The usb cable mounted to the unit is really short and designed to be plugged into the back of the monitor, when I did this I got this ugly feedback from the speakers. Not a big problem but it did require a trip the local electronics store to pick up a usb extension cable about $5.00. NOTE: The usb cable must be plugged into the computer not a wall socket as I found after a bit work. I found an open usb port in the back of my Mac tower did the trick and keep the cords out of sight.
Overall a nice unit for my needs and not a bad price at all. …
- Written by Mike M from Irving
10 of 12 people found this useful
Amazing for what it does...industrial design is a winner...note on Windows
I've had two Tango Bars for a couple of years...very highly recommended!
I was prompted to finally write today because I repurpos ed one to a Windows 8 machine (I know how evil that is, but it is a Sony Tap 20, and don't dump on it till you try it...on the other hand, DUMP AWAY ON WINDOWS 8/METRO/DESKTOP and all that stupidity...)
My only suggestion in using USB speakers in WINDOWS: if you get cutting out at high volumes, use a powered USB hub...usually the cutting out is because high volumes require more power...good to know when you want to get loud!!! …
- Written by Val V from Bryn Mawr
4 of 6 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Yes, I think so because the description mentions a line in.
- Answered by Morgan F from Dunsborough
- Mar 5, 2013
Yes I am using it on my macbook pro right now
- Answered by Travis P from Rockwall
- Jan 8, 2013
- Asked by Adrienne A from Lopez Island
- Nov 20, 2011
if you look in the far right picture you can see that its located on the back right behind the right dial …
- Answered by James S from Clarkston
- Dec 2, 2011
- Asked by Bernard F
- Mar 30, 2012
- Answered by Helge R
- Sep 4, 2012
- Answered by Helge R
- Sep 4, 2012
Hi the cable is 500mm long/white (19/20") good sturdy cable and usb plug, looks tailor-made by apple . Soooperb system.
Shaun Bailey …
- Answered by Shaun B
- Mar 13, 2012