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post #11 of 21
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Oh alright, i saw it was deactivated on amazon. So which is better the ProMedia or the Swans? it looks like the ProMedia has a pretty MASSIVE sub.

Also would it make sense for me to get a premade thing like the swans or promedia? or do it with a receiver / amp and some speakers? i will have to check what i have but i think i have a receiver and maybe some speakers.
    
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For your budget, I recommend picking one of the two. If you want to build up to a really nice system, the first place to start would be a good A/V receiver which can cost anywhere from 250-500 for a decent entry level one with all of the bells and whistles you would want.

As far as which one to pick between the two, essentially you should be happy with either one. The differences are:

The Klipsch set has much better lows (read: booming bass) because of the gigantic sub-woofer. It will really shake your mouse off your desk if you pump it up.

The Swans will have better mid-range quality, and the sub with the swans is really more of a mid-range speaker, I think it's a 5 1/2, designed to actually be put up on your desk, whereas the klipsch is meant to sit on the floor.

In the end it depends on what you listen to. If you're into rap/pop/hip-hop, trance or dance music or whatever the kiddies listen to, you might like the klipsch set more. If you're into anything with focus on mids, you will probably like the swans better.

EDIT: I also wanted to add that the Swans will be cheaper than the Klipsch depending on where you shop. I don't know if that will sway you one way or the other.
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post #13 of 21
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Yea i think i am leaning towards the Klipsh set more, i like my bass lol and also it looks like the swans have open speakers? which i would probably break

Also as i said i may have an a/v receiver but i will have to go and check to see exactly what i have. Probably will end up with the Klipsh though
    
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post #14 of 21
Cool, I'm in the same boat - I like my bass. Haha. Been very happy with my Klipsch set (I've had two of them in the past!) and I'm sure you will be too.
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post #15 of 21
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OK also do you think it would work alright if i took my existing 2.1 and used it for rear speakers?
    
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I'm curious if your receiver and speakers are decent. If they are then pick up an RCA cable (and maybe some speaker wire) and you're good to go. That's what I'm doing. Eventually I accumulated things like a soundcard and a sub.
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OK i have 2 boxes of these, so 4 speakers also i found a Denon dcm-520 in adition to this. Pics below.


    
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post #18 of 21
Well... i got a z906 logitech 5.1 speaker set last week for $199 had a 50% off coupon. If you can score one of them best bet for under $200 5.1.
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Those polk speakers are for cars...not going to be useful in this application. That Yamaha stereo is a great place to start. You use that with 2 bookshelf speakers. That would be a great step in the right direction.
   
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Wow there are peeps who are hunting that yammy amp for use *today* and u have one idling around lol I agree with Wildcard36qs - find used/vintage bookshelf that are very musical and start from there hehe
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