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Right now I'm using a JVC bookshelf system that is just way too big...


Over the past 10 years I've only really had one set of computer speakers and they lasted me until about last year until the sub started making some weird humming sound, which is strange because I hardly ever used my speakers.


Then, last year I got the same Altec Lansing 2.1 speakers from my brother than were purchased before I got the 4.1 speakers and they worked fine until the subwoofer started making the same weird humming sound.

So, what I'm looking for is a nice 2.1 or possibly even a 2.0 setup.
Primary use will be maybe some video editing but mostly music.

I'd prefer to stay under $100 and I've always really liked the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 but can never really find them in my price range. I wouldn't be opposed to buying from someone off OCN either so let me know what you've got.
    
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Sounds like you are looking for Swan M10s or M-Audio AV40.

I think someone has some Swans in the FS section for like $105 too.
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if they keep making the humming sound it could it be your soudcard or some power issue.

And you can get the Klipsh for 100 bucks at best buy.
    
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Sounds like you are looking for Swan M10s or M-Audio AV40.

I think someone has some Swans in the FS section for like $105 too.
Thanks I'll look at those.

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if they keep making the humming sound it could it be your soudcard or some power issue.

And you can get the Klipsh for 100 bucks at best buy.
I tried them on other computers and the set of speakers I got didn't make the sound at first, it wasn't until a few months after.
    
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I honestly wouldn't even mind buying used if they were in good condition and if I could get them for the right price.
    
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These will be better than any of the stuff marketed as "computer speakers": http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...umber=248-6300

If you can stretch your budget a bit: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...umber=248-6302

Those have built in amplification and are perfect for a computer application. It's like having your ridiculous looking JVC system less the guts in the middle and the afterburner ports from venus plus likely far more accurate sound reproduction.

Alternatively, takes this cute little amp here: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-380 or this one: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=310-300 and use it to power a pair of small bookshelf speakers. Like these: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-652 or these: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=303-400
Those little dayton speaker cabinets could be later upgraded with better woofer/teeter, and vented for better bass tuning without much complexity.

Or, again, if you are willing to bust your budget a bit: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-383 again paired up with some bookshelf speakers would put you around the $130-150 mark, but that's actually considered an entry level audiophile grade amp. With that amp paired with some reasonable bookshelf speakers you'll have better sound than any computer speakers I can think of for a similar price point.

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Thanks mdocod. I really don't need superb audio, my computer is actually hooked up to my A/V (Onkyo RC-260) receiver I just like something simple to sit on my desk and use.
    
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fits your simple needs.
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Thanks mdocod. I really don't need superb audio, my computer is actually hooked up to my A/V (Onkyo RC-260) receiver I just like something simple to sit on my desk and use.
Those powered studio monitors are equal to the simplicity of any computer speaker pair. Those little amps, connected to a pair of passive speakers, are equal in part count and wiring complication and controls as buying a 2.1 computer speaker system.

Point being- if you buy some "computer" speakers for the purpose of making things more simple, all you will really achieve is that goal of "less superb sound" but really not gain any simplicity at all.
     
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