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If you're not going to upgrade in the future and you want a no-fuss system that you can take out of the box and get working in 5 minutes then yes, go with powered speakers. I think its a fine choice even though I might be slightly biased since I own the A5s.
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Yeah, everyone said I should go with the A5s, and getting some nice not powered speakers, the mini amp, and the sub were more expensive than just the A5s and a sub...
I'm gonna order that tomorrow, as long as it is better than these crappy 2.0 Logitech speakers it is all good.
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Oh, dude, they will be so much better. Like you have no idea until you listen to them.
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Thanks, I think I am going to try to go to bed It's 3 am here in Wisconsin...
post #65 of 122
I see one problem here though. With the powered speakers and powered sub, you have no crossover on the speakers, and you'll be FORCED to use Windows to control sound. You'll set the speakers, set the sub, and then use Windows to control the volume.

And yes ANY non powered speakers will work fine with the Dayton mini amp. That's the key, they have to be passive speakers (no amp). And if you used that plus the Dayton SUB120, the sub's crossover will also be used as a high pass for the monitors.

I always like going for the simplest to use option myself. With the option I showed you, there's only one volume control, and its not Windows after all is said and done.
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post #67 of 122
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Meh, so should I go with a 125w Dayton sub, and then do I need any cables to connect the speakers amp and sub?
post #68 of 122
I'm not a fan of entry level polk stuff, but if you like it, then that's what matters.

Speakers to look at:
Behringer B2030P
Infinity P163
Cambridge S30

The Dayton subs are fine with your budget, or you could save for something nicer and just go with the speakers for now.

Anyway, if you use that Dayton amp, you do 3.5mm from your computer to rca in on the amp, then speaker wires to the high level inputs on the sub, and speaker wire from the sub to the speakers. That way you'll be using the crossover on the sub, instead of trying to work it out in windows.

If you can manage to find a decent used receiver, any from the last few years will have bass management with a dedicated subwoofer out and hopefully adjustable crossover.
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Speakers to look at:
Behringer B2030P
Infinity P163
Cambridge S30
Links please?
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$500 budget for 2.1 Speakers!??!?!?!?!? GET 5.1 or 7.1 Surround Sound!
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