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Well i currently has this receiver http://support.jvc.com/consumer/product.jsp?modelId=MODL026375&pathId=30&page=1&archive=true

Im looking to get new speakers for around $150, im also wondering if i should get a new receiver also and possibly a sound card. Im trying to do all this on somewhat of a budget, im not trying to spend too much but i want it to sound nice.

Any help would be greatly appreciated to help get myself a decent audio set up for my pc.
post #2 of 13
You can get 4 of these for $60 plus shipping: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-652

Then pick out a decent centre channel with the remainder. Just get as much as you can afford there on the center channel. Something with high efficiency is always nice there to get things sounding proper.

If you are serious about a proper upgrade though, plan on ~$400 or more for your receiver, and ~$300-600 for new speakers, and a few hundred on subs. Or, you can skip the subs and put that money towards much larger front mains with big enough woofers/cabinets to take on all the low frequency without aid. Either way works.
Edited by mdocod - 11/22/11 at 4:11am
     
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Hmm i like that idea. But what if i i decided to not use the receiver at all and went with a powered 2.0/1 setup?
Or if i wanted to go with a 2.1 could i use the receiver i have now or should i plan to spend more to get a better one?
Would i need a better sound card than the integrated off the motherboard and also if you could point me in the right direction for that?
post #4 of 13
2.1 powered speakers can not be connected to a receiver.. for that matter none could... The speakers the other guy showed you is for a receiver or amplifier type device.... where two wires would get connected too... PC speakers use a 1/4" stereo jack, where the other does not... Plus it has its own power supply and small 15 watt amp is you're lucky... Doing the receiver way is much more expensive, however a MUCH better sound...

take a gander at my man cave link...you'll see my little setup...for PC gaming....
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Well im willing to spend around 150 on a pair of speakers if you could recommend some. Would i need to get a new receiver too or would the one i have now be alright?
post #6 of 13
as long as you have optical or coaxial in, you good to go... The receiver does DTS, and Dolby digital 5.1, you just need a sound card that can deliver what you need....

The HT claro +, This is what I use... Its real sweet!
    
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You dont need a sound card at all if your motherboard has optical, or coaxial out.
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yeah, my motherboard has an optical out
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Then you can just go from your mobo to the receiver if it has optical in. The receiver does the same thing as a sound card.

Everything depends on what you are going to use this set up for. Do you have speakers now? A subwoofer? Audio is a super finicky thing to set up, and the more in depth details you can provide, the more help people can give you. Room size, setup, type of music, etc.
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Well as of right now i have the receiver and sub from the link i posted in the original post.
Its a pretty small room thats around 15 x 15 feet and it'll be used mostly for music with gaming on the side, but my main use will be to listen to music.
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