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Hey guys, im getting sick of my logitech z2300's and want to upgrade. my budget is $200, $250 at max. Now toget onto what i want to use them for. Predominantly i will use them for music such as techno dance, rap, hip hop, screamo, rnb, etc, i listen to the lot. Bass and clarity is important. i love a good thug to annoy the neighbours

I was thinknig of getting some bookshelf speakers( mate has some good ones hooked up to a mixer) an amp and a sub, except i have no idea which or what is good within my price range.

I would love if you guys could suggest some things.

Thanks!
    
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$250 i would fish out a used stereo amp/AVR and hit a Polk M30II for $90 and entry level Dayton/Polk sub hehe
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thank trog

How does this sound:
Polk Audio Monitor 40
Dayton SUB-120
Dayton Audio DTA-100a
=$378 on amazon.
might change the bookshelf to cheaper ones . only problem is i live in Australia and don't know where to buy them from :S
    
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Ouch if you outside the US the shipping may well kill ya so from what i know is readily available (brands/models) @ Australia i think you best bet is active monitors + hifi sub?

For the active Monitor side

Microlab Solo 6C 50W X 2 RMS monitors with remote AUD $109
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=16516
Review <-- same model minus remote
http://www.modsynergy.com/review175.html
source out a local or Aussie store that either provides free ship or cash on delivery in your quest for a sub woofer - i would think a cheap 8-10" powered sub with RCA out would be best

Example of active sub with RCA in and out ( low level in/out in pic)


You would feed signal in to sub via RCA in from onboard mobo sound/DAC/discrete sound card to sub, set crossover frequency on sub then feed signal via RCA out on sub to RCA in of active monitor - there are 2 set of RCA in on the Solo 6C, you can use either (PC/AUX)


Edited by trog - 8/15/11 at 7:06am
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thanks for the advice! the reviews on those speakers look really good!
having trouble figuring where to get a sub any suggestions?
Also where would i need an amp?
    
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post #6 of 12
Nope these are active monitors where the amp is inbuilt into the speaker - well the best way to avoid devastating shipping charges and even maximise your $$ would be to find out if there are audio/hifi forums where u at and nab a used sub of reasonable quality/features that match your needs, size of room , etc
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oh awesome. ill buy them of pccasegear. as for a sound card do i need one. ill have to figure out the sub later
    
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Solo 6c $109 AU..wow that's pretty good tbh.
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oh awesome. ill buy them of pccasegear. as for a sound card do i need one. ill have to figure out the sub later
Well the solo series accept analog in only so a nice sound card would be a good idea if you have funds in future
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Solo 6c $109 AU..wow that's pretty good tbh.
I am envious of those lucky Aussies
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