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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Klipsch-ProMedia-2-1-Computer-Speakers-/380358008737?pt=PCA_Speakers&hash=item588f1a9fa1

Looking to upgrade to a decent speaker system for my computer, I like my AD-700s for gaming headphones but I want something with some bass for listening to music. I am just using on board sound and I don't feel the need to dump huge amounts of cash into a sound setup. Simca's guide says this set has a good subwoofer and are good for the price at $150 and I found a set for $90 that is likely refurb. If these aren't good could someone show me a better set for a $100 limit that has some nice bass. Music type is rock(Muse, Kings of Leon, Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, etc.) and also some Deadmau5 and dubstep depending on the mood).
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Since the changes to the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1, the components thats used are now in the really low end and subpar, compared to a few years ago.
many of the newer ones, has been defective, from crackling, hissing and just plain overheating or shorting out.

Now myself I would not recommend the Klipsch ProMedia. I know I would say Edifier S330D, not heavy on bass, but more of a balance between low, mids and highs. I use them for my music, and clarity is whats most important.

What you can do is add this Lepai Tripath TA2020 Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Amplifier
With Dayton Audio B652 6-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair

This will be cheaper, but give you a much better sound.
    
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Speed junkie recommendations seems pretty good for the price. X2
Edited by duocpu2.4 - 8/20/11 at 5:24pm
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Since the changes to the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1, the components thats used are now in the really low end and subpar, compared to a few years ago.
many of the newer ones, has been defective, from crackling, hissing and just plain overheating or shorting out.

Now myself I would not recommend the Klipsch ProMedia. I know I would say Edifier S330D, not heavy on bass, but more of a balance between low, mids and highs. I use them for my music, and clarity is whats most important.

What you can do is add this Lepai Tripath TA2020 Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Amplifier
With Dayton Audio B652 6-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair

This will be cheaper, but give you a much better sound.


Alright, would these come with wiring or would I need to buy some separately? Ive done some wiring for electrical before but what kind would I need for speakers?
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Dont think they come with wires.
Just plain ol speaker wire to go from the amp to the speakers. Like 12gague to 16gague.
You can plug the 3.5mm jack (Computer) to RCA (Amp) or 3.5mm Jack (Computer) to 3.5mm (Amp)

All very simple to do.
    
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Dunno, I've been very happy with my Promedia's.
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