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Should I get M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 Speakers ?

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Currently on Woot there is a deal for $89 refurbished pair of these speakers. Deal posted here. Or are there better options for not too much difference in price? Note, I already have most of my music in lossless format and I also have a blu ray player on the new sandy bridge setup I am almost finished with.

Are they better than either of the following setups? Currently I have the Klipsch Pro 2.1 Speaker Setup and I think it has a lot of power and decent quality (connected to an Xtreme Music card). Certainly has a lot of bass.

Altec Lansing VS4121 2.1 Setup
Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 Setup
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The AV40s will sound considerably better than either of those other two sets, but they lack bass since they're only a 4" midrange driver with no separate subwoofer. You could always buy a sub for them though if your budget allows.
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The AV40s will sound considerably better than either of those other two sets, but they lack bass since they're only a 4" midrange driver with no separate subwoofer. You could always buy a sub for them though if your budget allows.
Pretty much this... although i must say they actually have just as much/more bass than most of those low end 2.1 sets that crap companies like logitech pump out.

If you live in an apartment building or something or just dont really need crazy bass... you can prolly just set the bass boost switch on the back to "on" and be happy.
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What would be a decent base to put with these two speakers?
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What would be a decent base to put with these two speakers?
I'm using a polk psw-10 with mine and it works very well for me.

'Im in an apartment building though, i cant afford to go more powerful without getting kicked out by angry 80 year old neighbors. if you are a basshead living in suburban house, you might want something more.
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Bought a pair.... if nothing else it can replace my wife's Altec Lansing speakers... hate those things..... I am sure I will look for a good bass to go with this in these in the future... and then I will trade my Klipsch 2.1 Pro Media setup for hers.... lol
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The cheapest I'd go on a sub is this Dayton.


There is also a 10" and 12" model for more money.
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