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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.
I'm looking around for the best price on the MS20s, the 16s are a much better price but if I can the the MS20s for cheap I'll get a pair.
    
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The MS40s that croy suggested look even better, might check prices on those. Also, there are many other brands out there that make similar products. IMO, pretty much all active studio monitors are going to be more speaker and more amplifier for your dollar than computer speakers.

Here's some other links/ideas:
http://www.zzounds.com/item--SAMSAM3A
http://www.zzounds.com/item--ALEM1A320USB (<these even connect via USB if you want!)
http://rkaudio.com/numark-npm5-5-20w...ource=googleps
Check around on pricing elsewhere on those for some better price points.
     
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The Numark NPM5s don't look to bad, I was able to find them for $78 shipped and they also have the biggest woofer of the 3.
    
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Looks good to me

$78 would buy a 2.1 system with a very unmusical and boomy sounding little box that you can rest your feet on though. Tough call
     
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Looks good to me

$78 would buy a 2.1 system with a very unmusical and boomy sounding little box that you can rest your feet on though. Tough call
That's exactly what I did with my sub from my other speakers, I always put my feet on them and that's exactly what I'm doing right now with the speakers I'm currently using. I thought I was the only one.
    
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