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Thanx everyone in this forum.

I thought that my z5500 were the greatest speakers ever until i heard my new setup which is light year better in a 2.1 set up.

i moved to a new apt and i still do have the space to set a 5.1 setup. But since i had 2 spare bookshefs speakers (energy c5) really small speakers but they do sound amazing in my home theater. I decided that i would listen to everyone, do a 2.1 setup and get a good headphone for gaming. I have a bic H100 high power subwoofer 150w rms, plus bough a used yahama AVR 100rms x 5 (5.1) ( i know, really overkill for my needs but it was only $60) and i do have the space.

I connected everything with my titanium hd via analog connection and it sound 10x louder and 10x cleaner/better. The sub was the final touch with such a nice bass while not been overpower . This sub has the power to really do damage in a room, can even knock frames and shake windows if you set it up to high. After calibrating it, i could hear all the low tones vibrating my body while not been loud or overpowering (very clean and accurate bass) unlike the booming z5500 bass. Even at very low volume you can here all the details so clearly that there's no need to listen to it at high volume.

i had the z5500 setup, was ready to buy a klipsch promedia 2.1 or the corsair sp2500. Please if you are reading this do yourself a favor and spend your money in a good setup like this if you have the money and space.

i really recommend the energy C5 satelite speakers, i bought a 5 set in newegg for $115 and using 3.1 for my home theater while using the xtra 2 for my pc. i have heard good things on the dayton bookshelf and they seem pretty cheap ($30). thanx for reading
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I'm assuming you mean the energy cb-5s? I use a pair as surrounds in my system of mostly energy speakers. Nice inexpensive speakers. I am a big fan of energy, although I'm concerned about the direction the new ownership is taking them
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I'm assuming you mean the energy cb-5s? I use a pair as surrounds in my system of mostly energy speakers. Nice inexpensive speakers. I am a big fan of energy, although I'm concerned about the direction the new ownership is taking them
yeah energy cb-5s. They do sound amazing and very inexpensive.
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Thanx everyone in this forum.

I thought that my z5500 were the greatest speakers ever until i heard my new setup which is light year better in a 2.1 set up.

i moved to a new apt and i still do have the space to set a 5.1 setup. But since i had 2 spare bookshefs speakers (energy c5) really small speakers but they do sound amazing in my home theater. I decided that i would listen to everyone, do a 2.1 setup and get a good headphone for gaming. I have a bic H100 high power subwoofer 150w rms, plus bough a used yahama AVR 100rms x 5 (5.1) ( i know, really overkill for my needs but it was only $60) and i do have the space.

I connected everything with my titanium hd via analog connection and it sound 10x louder and 10x cleaner/better. The sub was the final touch with such a nice bass while not been overpower . This sub has the power to really do damage in a room, can even knock frames and shake windows if you set it up to high. After calibrating it, i could hear all the low tones vibrating my body while not been loud or overpowering (very clean and accurate bass) unlike the booming z5500 bass. Even at very low volume you can here all the details so clearly that there's no need to listen to it at high volume.

i had the z5500 setup, was ready to buy a klipsch promedia 2.1 or the corsair sp2500. Please if you are reading this do yourself a favor and spend your money in a good setup like this if you have the money and space.

i really recommend the energy C5 satelite speakers, i bought a 5 set in newegg for $115 and using 3.1 for my home theater while using the xtra 2 for my pc. i have heard good things on the dayton bookshelf and they seem pretty cheap ($30). thanx for reading
Computer speakers are usually intended to provide decent sound while taking up little space. They are a great concept, but a decent receiver with a good pair of bookshelves (like those Energy CB-5) and especially a decent subwoofer added will blow the doors off any computer speaker set. Sure it may cost a little more, but the audio performance can be astounding.

Congrats on your new setup. Now that I am finally finding employment after a recent layoff, a Denon or Onkyo Receiver with a decent 5.1 speaker set will be built as follows: Receiver, bookshelves, subwoofer, Towers (put bookshelves in the back), then center channel.

I had to sell my Onkyo and Polk setup thanks to my layoff...I now use Klipsch Promedia 2.1 computer speakers and while they sound decent, they do not even sound in the same league as my former setup.
     
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