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post #1 of 17
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I'm looking into getting a new speaker set to replace my logitech Z-2300 set. I have had recommendations for the Klipsch ProMedia and the M-Audio AV 40. Since I don't know of any stores that have these for demoing, I am seeking your opinions.

Which system would you recommend? My use case is mainly music with the occasional movie or game.

Thanks so much for your help!
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post #2 of 17
I have the ProMedia and I love them...they had them for demo at the best buy by my house I'm not sure if that's everywhere though.
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post #3 of 17
I have absolutely no experience with these speakers, but I hear the Klipsch are being hailed as the best bang-for-buck deal you'll ever find, considering they come with a subwoofer and decent satellites for a rough $150.

From what I hear though, you really can't do wrong with either of those two.
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post #4 of 17
AV40 will sound much clearer and better for most frequencies, but of course without a dedicated sub you're not getting nearly as much bass, especially since the ProMedia tend to shine in the lower ranges. Pick whichever is more important to you.
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Is it possible to add a sub to AV 40's easily? I'm all for higher quality audio, and that's what makes me lean slightly towards them if they are truly superior.
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post #6 of 17
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Is it possible to add a sub to AV 40's easily? I'm all for higher quality audio, and that's what makes me lean slightly towards them if they are truly superior.
With a few cheap adapter cables it should be pretty easy. A nice ~$100 sub would go very nicely with them.
post #7 of 17
Find a receiver on craigslist, get some bookshelf speakers & a sub.

Bookshelf Speakers - http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-652
Sub - http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-631
Receiver - find one on Craigslist
    
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Find a receiver on craigslist, get some bookshelf speakers & a sub.

Bookshelf Speakers - http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-652
Sub - http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-631
Receiver - find one on Craigslist
Would this be better quality then the other options I was looking at?
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With a few cheap adapter cables it should be pretty easy. A nice ~$100 sub would go very nicely with them.
I could probably also use the old Z-2300 sub short term to make do if I decide to go this route. It's a little sloppy, but the main reason I'm upgrading from that system is the bad satellites!
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post #10 of 17
If you can find a great deal on a receiver used that definitely gives yo a lot of future proofing and allows upgrades as you see fit.
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