The UCube loudspeakers are defined by their amazingly open and room-filling audio. Remarkable for their size, the UCubes are at home on any desktop and look as good as they sound.
Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR)
An impressive application of a very unique driver design, the BMR creates unparalleled dispersion from a single driver. Its flat front surface area is physically obvious at first glance but the 170-degree dispersion it creates is more than just cosmetic. Producing a very wide sound field, the UCube speakers allow everyone in the room to enjoy a true stereo effect, not just the person at the keyboard.
Multi-functional USB connection
Your computer's USB port provides both the digital signal and power source for the UCube speakers. This means no additional power supply or associated cables.
Total Digital Signal Path
Keeping the audio signal completely in the digital domain results in pristine musical reproduction. In fact, the signal only becomes analog as it leaves the internal amplifier on its way to the individual drivers. This also allows for complex digital signal processing (DSP) that supports careful adjustment of the speakers at the factory to achieve maximum performance.
Extremely simple installation and set-up
The UCube speakers are absolutely “plug-n-play.” Simply connect the main speaker to your computer's USB port with the supplied mini to standard USB cable. Then connect the two speakers together with the supplied speaker cable. Place the speakers on either side of your notebook or display and you're ready to enjoy the UCube experience.
Impressive look and feel
Built for years of listening enjoyment, these speakers are just as impressive visually as they are sonically. They sit on brushed aluminum stands that support them elegantly at exactly the right listening angle.
Flexible and portable
Since there's no need for additional power, the UCube speakers can follow you and your notebook anywhere—from an office or a dorm room to a park bench or the backyard picnic table.
- Unique Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) driver
- 170-degree dispersion
- All digital signal path
- Digital amplification
- Integrated aluminum stands
- All digital signal path
- Digital amplification
Did you notice?The flat Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) driver generates an astoundingly wide sound field that creates a sonic illusion of being immersed in the music.
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What's in the Box?
- One pair of UCube Compact USB Digital Speakers
- One Pair of aluminum stands with mounting knobs
- Detachable high-performance USB 2.0 Type “A” to Mini “B” cable (3.28 ft./1 m)
- Detachable high-performance RCA to RCA sync cable (3.28 ft./1 m)
- Adhesive pads for speakers
- Owner's manual
- Connections : USB,RCA Plug
- Speaker Configurations : Stereo
- Power : USB
- Height : 3.5 in./8.89 cm (6.0 in./15.24 cm with stand)
- Width : 3.5 in./8.89 cm
- Weight : 2.0 lb./0.91 kg
- UPC or EAN No. : 625889220587
- 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
Great looking speakers
Anyone with an older generation apple cinema display (the ones without built-in speakers) will have a very hard time finding a pro duct to match the anodized aluminum of the monitor.
In terms of aesthetics, these speakers are the closest thing I could find to match apple cinema displays. If you are looking at this product (especially the silver version) you will want to know how close the match is in terms of the anodized aluminum look? Well, it is VERY close although not exact (although you really have to look hard to see the difference very close up)... Other aesthetic issues are the fact that the speaker grills are black, I think they should have chosen white to match the apple cinema displays, apple mice, and other products apple makes for its desktop computers. Lastly, they are 3" x 3" which is actually quite large.
Sound wise I am not an expert, but they sound good. The mid-ranges are best but do not expect any earth shattering bass out of these, they simply won't do it. However, these speakers can get VERY loud, much louder than the built-in speakers of either the displays or laptops. In a small room you can have room-filling decent quality sound (think dorm room, NY apt, etc). If you are looking to add these to your current iMac system or current generation apple cinema display the sound definitely is better and louder, but in my opinion, not $150 better, plus you are adding a black product to a silver and white one. One slightly annoying thing is that there is no headphone jack. I use headphones quite a bit and now not only do I have to still plug my headphones into my computer but I have to go into system preferences (or option-click the volume icon in the menu bar) and manually change the sound output away from the USB speakers to the line-out headphone jack. I find that extra step a tad annoying.
These speakers are great for desktop computers that are connected to an older generation apple cinema display in keeping the "apple look." The sound quality is fine. Are they worth $150? Yes in terms of aesthetics, doubtful in terms of sound quality, but if you are looking at these (and apple products in general) obviously aesthetics matter to you but only you can choose if they are "worth the money." Personally, I love the way the look and am very happy with the purchase. …
- Written by JONATHAN G from New York
64 of 70 people found this useful
Strengths incl size, clarity, freq range, and simplicity w/ no power cable. Weaknesses incl speakers twist on stands despite being screwed down all the way so need to hand rotate them to center again. Also, no connection for 3.5mm jack so cannot use with iphone. …
- Written by James K from Pittsburgh
37 of 37 people found this useful
I have found that driving these speakers with my MBP causes my machine to get hot. This then requires the fan to be running (all t he time), and if this constant sound doesn't bother you then the speakers are terrific. And all this time I thought there was something wrong with my computer. The Genuis at the Genius Bar says otherwise. Good luck. …
- Written by w. wayne A from houston
20 of 29 people found this useful
Excellent speakers, and I tried several
Speakers I tried and returned: Logitech, Bose, and the more expensive Palo Alto. Speakers I kept: these. Excellent close-up sound, great for spoken word as well as music. Bonus: good looking, small footprint, and no need for external power supply (extra nice for reducing clutter and for travel). Just be sure to put the speakers on the stands before listening, they don't sound right when they're just sitting on the table. The only problem I've had is needing to unplug & replug the USB when the computer's been sleeping, but I've been told that an Apple software update that's already released in beta has fixed this. But really, that's been a small inconvenience and would not dissuade me from recommending these, they're great. …
- Written by Susan B from Portland
2 of 2 people found this useful
Wife loves these speakers
This is the first and only computer accessory i've brought home that my wife has approved of. I originally got them after listenin g to them at a friends. They sound great for my music and games. Best of all, they look great next to my Mac book! …
- Written by Minh Q from Richmond hill
4 of 5 people found this useful
Just bought a "27 iMac, thought these were a nice additon to the new Mac. WRONG!!!
These speakers are not worth it.
- Written by Brian R from Pasco
3 of 17 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
3 ft. USB and 3 ft. RCA cables are included
- Answered by Zhaohua L from Toronto
- Dec 11, 2012
- Asked by Carl B
- Nov 19, 2012
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