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And can anyone recommend any of these sets for £100... I can stretch to £150 but dont want to unless i need to.
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well for your price range i would recommend a 2.0 setup simply because you will most likely find a good quality set of speakers rather than adding in a sub. The only good quality speakers for around that price i have experience are the ones im currently using, the AV40's. Amazing performance for $150 USD, so assuming you can find a UK retailer to have them they fit perfectly in your budget.
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well for your price range i would recommend a 2.0 setup simply because you will most likely find a good quality set of speakers rather than adding in a sub. The only good quality speakers for around that price i have experience are the ones im currently using, the AV40's. Amazing performance for $150 USD, so assuming you can find a UK retailer to have them they fit perfectly in your budget.
Ya i can find them for just over £100

I need them to be loud and the system will most likely be equipped with a sound card also want the speakers to be punchy thats why im wondering if 2.1 is better
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post #4 of 13
2.1..Sub-woofer's really add that extra crisp bass (obvious fact is obvious).
post #5 of 13
a 2.1 set will give you more BASS so it's your call

Get the Klipach promedia as 2.1 ~140-150 USD
Or the Audio Engine A2 2.0 ~180 USD
    
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post #6 of 13
Buy a amp and some decent speakers. And spend more money on the speakers (try to find some that have big elements in them like 5" and up and two way). Or you could buy some active speakers(built in amps). Ether way go good old stereo.
    
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post #7 of 13
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a 2.1 set will give you more BASS so it's your call

Get the Klipach promedia as 2.1 ~140-150 USD
Or the Audio Engine A2 2.0 ~180 USD
Audio engine A2's are £130 over here thats fine and they look swish too

Promedia 2.1's are £290 here D:
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post #8 of 13
Here are some links to active stereo speakers that might interest you http://www.thomann.de/gb/maudio_av30_studiophile.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/samson_resolv_a5.htm
    
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post #9 of 13
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Here are some links to active stereo speakers that might interest you http://www.thomann.de/gb/maudio_av30_studiophile.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/samson_resolv_a5.htm
Samson A5s look great, And they have more bass than my logitechs D:
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post #10 of 13
If you don't plan on upgrading and need lots of bass, get a 2.1 set like the Promedia. If you are willing to upgrade in the future, or don't listen to bass-heavy music (dubstep, hip-hop, etc.), either get some active 2.0 bookshelf monitors or a receiver with some nice passives. You can always add a Polk or Dayton subwoofer later when money allows.
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