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What's your TV going to have as far as connections go? If its got a headphones output (so the TV's volume will adjust the speaker volume), you could get by with something like the Dayton DTA-1 and the Dayton B652's, and you'd be just fine.

But honestly, it seems like you're pretty hell bent on buying your Pyle o junk amp, and garbage Sony speakers. And why do you need a DAC? Your audiophile friend...does he work at Best Buy by chance or something? doh.gif

You could do sooo much better in that budget, its not even funny.

Your $40 Pyle amp has:
2x8w RMS @ 4ohm. That's roughly 2x4w RMS at 8ohm....which you have 8ohm speakers picked out.

Have fun driving those towers with a measely 4w. You'd be better off breaking open the TV and running the speaker wire from the onboard amp to the towers.
Edited by pioneerisloud - 12/2/11 at 3:07am
 
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No, he doesn't work for Best Buy, as far as I know, he's a junkie who spends thousands on his systems and builds some himself, so he knows his stuff. He was just giving me suggestions. Wish I've asked you to give me now. I also put the TV in the first post so you can check the connections, I listed them as well.
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My apologies... off topic a bit.
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Originally Posted by Greg121986 View Post

Also, while MonoPrice is definitely cheap and I love their cables, keep in mind that they are in Canada.

Umm... I think MonoPrice is in the US. biggrin.gif
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Office Address
Monoprice, Inc.
11701 6th Street
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Telephone : (909)989-6887
Fax : (909)989-0078

Office Hour

Monday ~ Friday: 7:15AM ~ 6:45PM Pacific Time
Saturday ~ Sunday: 9:00AM ~ 6:00PM Pacific Time

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Mkillbride, I think Pioneerisloud and the others are really offering solid advice & suggestions.
Edited by Xinc - 12/2/11 at 3:39am
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Originally Posted by Mkilbride View Post

No, he doesn't work for Best Buy, as far as I know, he's a junkie who spends thousands on his systems and builds some himself, so he knows his stuff. He was just giving me suggestions. Wish I've asked you to give me now. I also put the TV in the first post so you can check the connections, I listed them as well.

That doesn't answer me if it has a variable audio output via 3.5mm (or a headphones jack to call it something easy tongue.gif)

Find out if its got a headphones output or not, when the TV arrives. Unless you don't mind adjusting the volume levels by hand.

I already told you, a Dayton DTA-1 ($15) and B652 bookshelfs ($30) will walk all OVER what your "audiophile" friend suggested, and its $130 cheaper! For a $150 budget, you can do sooo much better than 4w RMS and badly designed Sony Tower speakers.
 
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Ok, but if those speakers aren't powered...I think you understand I don't have a Receiver, right?

It has one Optical Audio out, that's all.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mkilbride View Post

Ok, but if those speakers aren't powered...I think you understand I don't have a Receiver, right?

It has one Optical Audio out, that's all.

Okay.... lets make this easier.

Do you have Steam or Skype? If you do, add me on either (same screenname as here). We'll discuss a few things that I need to know before I can even start a search for you. Then I'll post what we find here. smile.gif

Just keep in mind, that the $40 Pyle (of crap) amp that you have picked out offers 4w RMS at an 8ohm load. Your TV speakers alone are going to be somewhere between 3-10w RMS. Believe it or not, Plasma screens DON'T have all THAT horrible of onboard sound. There's better, sure. And $150 will get you better....absolutely. But a 4w amplifier isn't going to do anything at all for you.
 
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Sure, add me on Steam.

It's Mkilbride on there as well.
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Okay, so we figured a few things out....

1) You would prefer a remote, instead of getting up to turn the volume up and down. This rules out mini amps all together unless you don't mind modding your TV to give a line level output from the TV's amp.

2) You don't want to mod the TV. This leaves you with a receiver only if you want a remote. Sadly. frown.gif

So here's what I came up with. It is going to run you A LITTLE TINY BIT more over your budget. But if you want the convenience of a remote, its the only option.

Either of these receivers (make sure you pick up the refurb model to save on cash):
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1337008&sku=Y23-4369
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004M8RPAY/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

Either of those should do at LEAST 60-70w RMS, which is going to be more than enough power. Plus you'll have a remote and the ability to add on later if you wanted.

Speakers:
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-652

Then pick up at least 25 feet of 16 gauge speaker wire from monoprice, and any old optical cable from monoprice. You're done.
 
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post #29 of 31
Woo very nice suggestions! thumb.gif

Much better than the Pyle.

Will provide Mkillbride with ample power & ability to expand.

Nice nice!
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Sounds good...

More than I wanted to spend...wire and such will send me to like 205-210 with shipping...

However, if Newegg puts up that 589$ deal again...

I'll grab this in a heart beat.
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