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I don't care so much for bass as I care for crisp clear mids and highs, but some bass would be nice. I'm not too experienced with buying bookshelf speakers and adding an amp and such. I was thinking about picking up a used Klipsch Promedia 2.1 off of eBay for $80-100, or maybe M-Audio AV30, but I really don't know what to choose.

I mainly listen to metal (heavier Scandinavian stuff) so that is why mids and highs are important to me. I will also hook up my Xbox from time to time to hear the gameplay sounds because right now I am just using HDMI audio built into my monitor, which sounds horrible.

What would you guys recommend at this price range?
post #2 of 8
In that price range...my setup.

Dayton DTA-100a
Dayton B652 bookshelfs

Add a sub later if needed. It's also a headphones amp, which is nice.

Total comes out a LITTLE over budget ($135 right now, add in speaker wire so $140 shipped ish).
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Add a sub later if needed.
Uh.. for the OP's benefit, how can you add a sub to that amp?
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Uh.. for the OP's benefit, how can you add a sub to that amp?
Speaker wire from amp to line level in on subwoofer amp. Line level out from subwoofer amp to bookshelfs.

Plus, this allows the crossover on the sub, to also act as a high pass for the bookshelfs too (assuming he gets a sub that has that feature). It will REQUIRE line level ins at the very least though, which most subs have.
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m-audio av40's?
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Swan m10 mids and highs beat out promedia 2.1 mids and highs, IMO. I would only get promedias for their full sized sub. Whether you want AV 40s or Swan m10s is your choice of whether you want a good package or bookshelf speakers.

I'd go with swans since they look soooo good.
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Swan m10 mids and highs beat out promedia 2.1 mids and highs, IMO. I would only get promedias for their full sized sub. Whether you want AV 40s or Swan m10s is your choice of whether you want a good package or bookshelf speakers.

I'd go with swans since they look soooo good.
6.5" mid bass driver is NOT a full sized subwoofer.
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If your thinking about the Z-2300 dont get them. I just got a pair and i am disappointed. Allot of bass and highs but no mids.
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