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Hey guys I am trying to stretch my 200 dollar sub budget (I had the PSW 505 in mind) a bit to see if I could get a Klipsch Reference RW-12d: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882780078

Problem is, I don't have an AVR and was gonna get one later next year when I am more ready for a 5.1 system. My question is can this sub be paired with the Dayton 100a amp: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-383

and the B652 speakers for a 2.1 setup or do i need an AVR

Please keep in mind I'm a college student on a budget.
post #2 of 42
I found an image of the back panel of the RW-12d in Google Image Search. Since the RW-12d has no speaker-level outputs, wire the speakers and the sub in parallel from the amp.

Your links don't work properly, but I see that Newegg has that sub for $299. It's a nice price for a discontinued model, but you did make a point of wanting to keep within a budget. The sound quality should be very good, but is it stretching or reaching when you exceed your sub budget by 50%?
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I decided to go with the Polk PSW 505 for 180 bucks today. honestly I was a bit uneasy at spending 300 bucks alone for a sub. As a college student on bound to lose some scholarship money for next semester I went cheaper.

Now to figure out which bookshelves to get. DV62si for 108 or B652 for 25 bucks
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B652

i just bought them waiting on the to be delivered though so i cant tell you howd they would sound, but from everything i read they sound great when paired with a sub.
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Thats what the reviews say and I want to buy, except for the fact that I was gonna go from my 2.1 setup to a 5.1 when I am ready financially...I suppose I should just get it...I mean for the price...you can't go wrong and it won't be too much wallet butthurt to buy a different set of speakers (I could always use em for rears anyway)
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which amp are you using to power it?
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(I could always use em for rears anyway)

id do this and just build upon them at a later time..
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Just grab those B652's already. You're going to use a DTA-100a mini amp anyway. So when you jump to an AVR and buy proper matching 5 speakers to go with it, you can then move those B652's back to the DTA-100a amp for another room of the house or something. smile.gif

I'm telling you, those cheapo $25 B652's are by FAR my favorite speakers I own. You will be stunned at how they sound for $25.
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post #9 of 42
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That's what I'm going to do. Now should i go with the Lepai T2020a or the Dayton 100a (it has a 1/4" headphone jack that appeals to me and my HD 555)...also saves me the trouble of unhooking my headphone from the back of my computer
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Just grab those B652's already. You're going to use a DTA-100a mini amp anyway. So when you jump to an AVR and buy proper matching 5 speakers to go with it, you can then move those B652's back to the DTA-100a amp for another room of the house or something. smile.gif
I'm telling you, those cheapo $25 B652's are by FAR my favorite speakers I own. You will be stunned at how they sound for $25.

OOps price jumped back to 30 bucks...oh well...the price I pay for over thinking. 5 more bucks won't kill me I suppose. Ordering the B652 and 100a amp as we speak
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