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Hmm if you gonna get that receiver and just run a pair of passive speakers: have u any future plans to go full out 5.1 on that PC? I ask because i was in the same position as you are a few weeks ago and decided to go 2.0 with just enuff room to add a sub later
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For that price of the Pioneer, why not get something much better. Plus Sony speakers, bleh... why?
Like the Onkyo TX-SR309 for $199
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882120175

Plus match it with the Polk Audio Monitor30 Series II for $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290201
    
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in fact Im using 5.1 right now in my PC

but with my old receiver and some cheap speakers

this is it:



but in reality is only stereo, I just put my receiver to multistereo to use the all the 5 speakers and the subwoofer xD

I want to upgrade to better speaker and receiver but for soundcard my $$$ will not be enough

but the ps3 via optical cable sound really good to be honest, a lot better than my mobo onboard sound
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For that price of the Pioneer, why not get something much better. Plus Sony speakers, bleh... why?
Like the Onkyo TX-SR309 for $199
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882120175

Plus match it with the Polk Audio Monitor30 Series II for $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290201
This definitely. At the very least, ditch those horribly Sony speakers. If you're going cheap, grab the Dayton B652's at the VERY least. And the newer Pioneer receivers really aren't THAT great. It'll get the job done, but they lack in power. I'd get that Onkyo listed above, and a pair of Dayton B652's to get you started.
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are those Sony speakers bad ?? they are the top rated speakers in amazon D:



those Polk Audio speakers looks super.......but I cant find them in the Polk audio site D:
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are those Sony speakers bad ?? they are the top rated speakers in amazon D:



those Polk Audio speakers looks super.......but I cant find them in the Polk audio site D:
Yes, those Sony's are throw away garbage speakers. The Dayton B652's will walk all over those Sony's and they're half the price.

The Polk Monitor 30's and 40's are now up to generation 2. So you look for those, you should be good to go.
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I did not find them D:

anyways....another question

It is ok if the front speakers are bigger than the surround speakers ??? (in a 5.1 setup)

maybe I can get a better pair for the front, but they will be bigger than the surrounds

I play my music in multi stereo with all the 5 speakers (fronts, surrounds and center)

having different sizes speakers will affect the sound quality ?? I mean...the two fronts will sound "better" than the others two ???
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Yes it is normal for the front speakers to be a bit larger then the rears in a 5.1
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I did not find them D:

anyways....another question

It is ok if the front speakers are bigger than the surround speakers ??? (in a 5.1 setup)

maybe I can get a better pair for the front, but they will be bigger than the surrounds

I play my music in multi stereo with all the 5 speakers (fronts, surrounds and center)

having different sizes speakers will affect the sound quality ?? I mean...the two fronts will sound "better" than the others two ???
Yes, its perfectly fine for your fronts to be larger. However you will want to try to stick with similar speakers (for example, Polk Monitor 70's for front, Polk CS2 center, Polk Monitor 30's for rear). That way the sound signature is the same with all 5 speakers, so they sound very close to the same.
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