Originally Posted by rulzo
So if i decided to go with the m10's would one of those amps your recommended work pretty well?
M10's have an amp built in, so no that won't work.
I have the Dayton DTA-100a amplifier, and I LOVE it. It has a front input as well (which cancels out the rear input when used). So its handy if you want to plug in a phone / iPod while still being connected to your computer.
I also own the B652 bookshelfs, and they are amazing at $30. You could add a Dayton SUB80 to this setup, which brings the total cost to $230 + speaker wire (and 3.5mm to RCA wire), so about $240 or so total. $130 / $140 with no sub (like mine is now).
The Lepei amp is okay, but it lacks front input, and it's not a headphones amp too (the DTA-100a is a headphones amp as well). The Dayton DTA-1 is the lesser powered out of all, and the least feature set.
I'd go with the Lepei over the DTA-1. But I would hands down recommend the DTA-100a over anything for an amp in the sub $100 price range.
You can just pick up a set of Creative T3130's and be done with it for $50. But there's no fun in that, and the Dayton setup (while $70 more if you get the DTA-100a), will definitely beat anything "PC Speaker" in any price range in clarity. They just lack a subwoofer, which can be added later for around $100 and up.