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Need to pick up a receiver, 2 monitors, and a sub. Source is my computer with a Asus Essence STX. Have a pair of DT990's so I'm good on cans, just need the rest of a set up. Shooting for a limit of around $800. I listen to Punk/Dubstep/Indie/Gaming.

For monitors, I was eyeing RTI A1's, CB-10's, and JBL ES20BK's.

I know nothing about subs and receivers.

Thanks for the looks guys.
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post #2 of 27
Onkyo RC-360

I have a RC-260 and it's a great receiver.

Polk Audio Monitor 40's

I have a pair of Monitor 70's that sound awesome. These smaller speakers should sound great.

I haven't purchased a sub yet so I can't make a recommendation
post #3 of 27
Ascend Acoustics CBM-170SE - on sale now for $326 shipped ($50 off regular price)
http://www.ascendacoustics.com/pages...70/cbm170.html
Outlaw Audio LFM-1 Compact - on sale now for $339 shipped ($117 off regular price)
http://www.outlawaudio.com/products/lfmcompact.html

and get a used receiver on craigslist or whatever. I can recommend other speakers and subs as well if you wish.
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What am I looking for in a receiver? Just something with digital out? Garage sale going up next weekend so I'll look around for something there if I am patient enough.

@Lt.JD The onkyo seems a bit pricey? Or is that about what good ones run?
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post #5 of 27
entry-midrange receivers start at $500 or so...which is why I suggested buying an older, used one on craigslist.

for a computer stereo system an older receiver will work just fine. it doesn't really matter what kind of inputs you get on it...if you use optical or hdmi (if you get one current enough to have hdmi) those will bypass your fancy soundcard. all receivers will have stereo analog inputs and with that you can use your soundcard. you will probably not be able to tell any difference between the two though.
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post #6 of 27
Receiver
http://www.onecall.com/product/Onkyo...ver/_/R-107109

Speakers
EMP E41-B
Klipsch RS-10 srds

Sub
Emotiva Ultra 12 sub <-Best lil sub out there for its price
post #7 of 27
way to go well beyond his budget lol
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post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by Lt.JD View Post
Onkyo RC-360

I have a RC-260 and it's a great receiver.

Polk Audio Monitor 40's

I have a pair of Monitor 70's that sound awesome. These smaller speakers should sound great.

I haven't purchased a sub yet so I can't make a recommendation
when you look for a sub Emotiva Ultra 12. You don't have took much further. Nothing at its price level beats it
post #9 of 27
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way to go well beyond his budget lol
he's got a budget?

The receiver is steal so is the sub price vs performance wise. You can leave the other speakers and look for something cheaper then.

Klipsch are very much a love them or don't love them at all speaker and it usually takes an extended listening session to decide which camp you sit in. That's because some find them fatiguing or a bit harsh. Others love them for their dynamics especially for metal or movies. It's personal taste but I would spend some serious time listening to them before plunking down any money.
Edited by Spooony - 6/2/11 at 8:15pm
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his budget is $800. I agree that the emo ultra 12 is an excellent buy when on sale for $429, but there are plenty of other great choices.
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