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WAY too big, also not looking for an amp to claim desk space either. Going to have a little dot eating that up soon.

Err? confused.gif

The speakers are only about 7" wide. You can always grab something smaller like Polk Monitor 30's (they're only about 5 3/4" wide).

The amp, its TINY. It's only about 2" wide at most. It's just a little box with a headphones jack and a volume knob.
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Dayton DTA-100a mini amp
Dayton B652 Bookshelfs
Dayton SUB80 through SUB120 (older models, they're on sale atm)
Seriously, do it. wink.gif

I would actually take it further.. why concentrate on Dayton-only gear.

Instead of that mini amp, buy a fully blown 2.0 or 2.1 stereo receiver. They can get very expensive, but we are talking about computer speakers here. A $110 Sherwood receiver will do. 100watts x 2 channels should be plenty. Skip the subwoofer for now. Instead buy a nice set of bookshelf speakers, Polk, Infinity, Dayton, etc, as good as the budget allows. This will blow out of water the "2.1" computer speakers that cost several times more.
Edited by ZAKOH - 11/25/11 at 2:52am
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Dayton DTA-100a mini amp
Dayton B652 Bookshelfs
Dayton SUB80 through SUB120 (older models, they're on sale atm)
Seriously, do it. wink.gif

I would actually take it further.. why concentrate on Dayton-only gear.

Instead of that mini amp, buy a fully blown 2.0 or 2.1 stereo receiver. They can get very expensive, but we are talking about computer speakers here. A $110 Sherwood receiver will do. 100watts x 2 channels should be plenty. Skip the subwoofer for now. Instead buy a nice set of bookshelf speakers, Polk, Infinity, Dayton, etc, as good as the budget allows.

I'll bet that receiver puts out no more power than the Dayton mini amp. But it does have the plus of multiple inputs and a remote. It has a con of being huge though.

I'm only suggesting the Dayton gear because it makes for an absolutely solid budget 2.1 setup under $200. Of course there's better stuff out there, but that's not the point.
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WAY too big, also not looking for an amp to claim desk space either. Going to have a little dot eating that up soon.

Err? confused.gif

The speakers are only about 7" wide.
And how tall? I need something 1/2 that size. I listen to music with headphones, so this will only be used for Pandora when I need background music or watching the occasional YouTube clip...windows sound effects, lol. Directional is not the way I wanna go here.
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WAY too big, also not looking for an amp to claim desk space either. Going to have a little dot eating that up soon.

Err? confused.gif

The speakers are only about 7" wide.
And how tall? I need something 1/2 that size. I listen to music with headphones, so this will only be used for Pandora when I need background music or watching the occasional YouTube clip...windows sound effects, lol. Directional is not the way I wanna go here.

The B652's are about an inch shorter than my 19" 1440x900 monitor.
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