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So, i came upon a very nice pair of boston acoustics CR8s with a Yamaha YST-SW60 subwoofer for extremely cheap.

Boston CR8 Manual: http://www.mediafire.com/?s9oznc2vkc7v5pc
YST-SW60 Manual: http://www2.yamaha.co.jp/manual/pdf/av/english/sub/YST-SW60.pdf

I am looking for something to power these boys, on the inexpensive, but high quality side.
(i have no idea what the ranges are on these things, give me ideas)

I also would like suggestions for a soundcard to pair with it, USB, PCI, PCI-E all accepted.

thanks for your time, hope i can get these going and sounding nice biggrin.gif

edit: so, i was thinking... would something like a dayton DTA-100a to power the CR8s maybe be good?(keep in mind, this is for a bedroom setup, no need to be uber loud most of the time)
and then hooking up the yst-sw60 as a sub out from a soundcard?*since its self powered* (i believe you can still do this sort of thing... i could with my old realtek drivers back in the day)
Edited by zomgiwin - 10/19/11 at 9:44am
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Something like that dayton would work, as would an old used receiver or whatever.

It appears that the subwoofer has speaker level inputs, so you could just do wire from the amp to the sub, and wire from the sub to the speakers, and use the subwoofer's crossover.
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Originally Posted by gorb;15420088 
Something like that dayton would work, as would an old used receiver or whatever.

It appears that the subwoofer has speaker level inputs, so you could just do wire from the amp to the sub, and wire from the sub to the speakers, and use the subwoofer's crossover.

that sounds good smile.gif
i thought so, but wasnt sure if that was a good idea..

also:
i just talked to my brother in law about a reciever that he was going to give me once upon a time, he thinks he still has it, its a random sony reciever he bought a few years ago for a bunch of money at a store.. im hoping it will be decent

so, depending on how that reciever turns out (i will be visiting on the 2nd) i might be going the DTA-100A route unless anybody has any better advice
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Whats your budget?

Any plans in the future for anything else ? Home Theatre/HDTV? Headphones ? etc. ?

What kind of motherboard do you currently have? Optical out available via onboard audio ?


The SW60 just needs a line in (I have one myself that I use to fill in some gaps in my freq range of my current surround sound setup)

The CR8's will take up to 125W @ 8 ohms. Something capable of 90-100W per channel (@ 8 ohms) might be a sweet spot.
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Originally Posted by rmp459;15434749 
Whats your budget?

Any plans in the future for anything else ? Home Theatre/HDTV? Headphones ? etc. ?

What kind of motherboard do you currently have? Optical out available via onboard audio ?


The SW60 just needs a line in (I have one myself that I use to fill in some gaps in my freq range of my current surround sound setup)

The CR8's will take up to 125W @ 8 ohms. Something capable of 90-100W per channel (@ 8 ohms) might be a sweet spot.

http://www.overclock.net/system.php?i=29278
my motherboard is a P5n-E SLI (yay dinosaur)
i do have optical out on my onboard soundcard

my budget isnt really a budget, just trying to keep costs down, and get these sounding good

and for future plans, this setup could also end up being used for home theatre. (its likely to happen eventually, but building around that is not a requirement at all)

and i will eventually be getting a nice set of cans.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rmp459;15434749 
Whats your budget?

Any plans in the future for anything else ? Home Theatre/HDTV? Headphones ? etc. ?

What kind of motherboard do you currently have? Optical out available via onboard audio ?


The SW60 just needs a line in (I have one myself that I use to fill in some gaps in my freq range of my current surround sound setup)

The CR8's will take up to 125W @ 8 ohms. Something capable of 90-100W per channel (@ 8 ohms) might be a sweet spot.

http://www.overclock.net/system.php?i=29278
my motherboard is a P5n-E SLI (yay dinosaur)
i do have optical out on my onboard soundcard

my budget isnt really a set budget, just trying to keep costs down, and get these sounding good... budget is whatever is necessary.

and for future plans, this setup could also end up being used for home theatre. (its likely to happen eventually, but building around that is not a requirement at all)

and i will eventually be getting a nice set of cans.
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