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Dayton Audio B652 Bookshelf speakers to Klipsch Promedia 2.1 a good upgrade?

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I'm wondering how the Promedia 2.1's sound compared to my Dayton Audio B652 Bookshelf speakers paired with a Lepai TA-2020 amp. I spent like $80 buying the speakers and the amp together.

I also have a lot of extra cash lying around right now so I could always pick up the Promedia 2.1 and sell the speakers, or I could add a Dayton Audio SUB-80 into the set with my bookshelf speakers and amp so I can have a sub.

So would the upgrade be worth the money, or should I just buy a SUB-80 and add it into the mix?
post #2 of 30
Get the sub and call it a day IMO. No need to get the Klipsch.
Heck, you can even reference this thread, about someone asking pretty much the same thing.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1169987/klipsch-pro-media-creative-sb-audigy/0_20
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Get the Dayton SUB120, its on sale for $99 on PE. wink.gif Add in like $1 worth of cables so your order is $100 so you get free shipping. wink.gif

You've already got great speakers, and a decent amp. Going to the ProMedia's will be a huge downgrade. It'll be an upgrade in bass response, but that's it. Putting a SUB120 on it will fix that and then some.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

Get the Dayton SUB120, its on sale for $99 on PE. wink.gif Add in like $1 worth of cables so your order is $100 so you get free shipping. wink.gif
You've already got great speakers, and a decent amp. Going to the ProMedia's will be a huge downgrade. It'll be an upgrade in bass response, but that's it. Putting a SUB120 on it will fix that and then some.

Does the SUB-120 have a 12" Driver? If it does it won't fit in my room. I tried out the Polk Audio PSW10 and it was gigantic. No way that thing would fit in my room. I will need to wait until college next year before buying a subwoofer larger than 8".

Can my TA2020 even drive the SUB-120?
post #5 of 30
the dayton subs are powered no need for an amp
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the dayton subs are powered no need for an amp

How else would I hook it up to my speakers then lol. I can't just hook it up to my PC can I? Besides, my speakers/amp are in use by multiple sources, including my PC, Xbox 360, and PS3, so I can't just hook up the sub to each unit, if that is even possible.
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How else would I hook it up to my speakers then lol. I can't just hook it up to my PC can I? Besides, my speakers/amp are in use by multiple sources, including my PC, Xbox 360, and PS3, so I can't just hook up the sub to each unit, if that is even possible.

http://www.parts-express.com/product/ProductImageZoom.cfm?partnumber=300-635&productimage=300-635_liv.jpg

the Subs have high low/ level in/outs

so basically you connect source> SUB>AMP>Speakers

for the sources you would need a switch
Edited by Danker16 - 11/19/11 at 6:44pm
post #8 of 30
Get the sub and get creative on location. And like mentioned, get some good cables to go with it.
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The Dayton SUB80 is fine honestly. But considering the price on the SUB120, its just silly to not get that one. MAKE ROOM for the SUB120. wink.gif Yes, its a 12" driver.

Hookup wise, your TA2020 is only going to power the speakers. A powered sub has its own amp.

Hookup:
PC > (3.5mm jack to) mini amp > (speaker wire to) subwoofer amplifier > (speaker wire from) subwoofer amplifier output, to your bookshelfs.

Basically, you use speaker wire and hookup the subwoofer to your mini amp, like your bookshelfs are now. Then take the outputs off the sub amp, and run that to your bookshelfs. It'll give you a crossover, and the same power output from your TA2020. wink.gif
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post #10 of 30
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

The Dayton SUB80 is fine honestly. But considering the price on the SUB120, its just silly to not get that one. MAKE ROOM for the SUB120. wink.gif Yes, its a 12" driver.
Hookup wise, your TA2020 is only going to power the speakers. A powered sub has its own amp.
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PC > (3.5mm jack to) mini amp > (speaker wire to) subwoofer amplifier > (speaker wire from) subwoofer amplifier output, to your bookshelfs.
Basically, you use speaker wire and hookup the subwoofer to your mini amp, like your bookshelfs are now. Then take the outputs off the sub amp, and run that to your bookshelfs. It'll give you a crossover, and the same power output from your TA2020. wink.gif

Man, I really want that SUB 120 frown.gif. I literally have no space though! If I put it under my desk I would have no leg room at all!

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