Background and Identification
Soundsticks speakers are a multimedia speaker set with a unique clear frame that is manufactured by Harman Kardon, a subsidary of Samsung Electronics. They were first released in July 2000, and were followed by the Soundsticks II in 2004.
The Soundsticks II made several changes from the original Soundsticks model. Most notably, it added capacitive volume buttons, replaced the USB input with a 3.5mm headphone jack, and added a blue LED to the subwoofer.
Notably, this subwoofer, called an iSub, was designed by Jony Ive in partnership with Apple. Apple partnered with Harman Kardon to make a sound system for the iMac G4 Cube, which launched in 2001. In 2013, this subwoofer went on display in the Museum of Modern Art of Manhattan.
These speakers have received good reviews in several retrospective articles. These agreed that the design and quality of the sound produced by the Soundsticks II has stood up to the test of time, and they remain a high-quality home sound system speaker option.
- AC Power Adapter Supplied: Yes
- Frequency Response: 44 Hz - 20 kHz
- Headphone Output: 20 W RMS (Subwoofer) 10 W RMS per channel (satellite)
- Power Consumption: 4 W idle 65 W maximum
- Product Dimensions: 40.4 x 29.6 x 28.4 cm ; 5.1 Kg
- Weight: 2.24 kg