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Hi, I just bought a sound card (xonar Dx) and decided I needed to upgrade my speakers. I want to know which one of these setups would be best. anything would be an upgrade tbh

1. B652
-DTA-100a

2. DV62si
-DTA-100a

3. M-audio Av 40s

4. SP2500 lol

and which sub is better: BIC F12 or PSW505
post #2 of 7
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Hi, I just bought a sound card (xonar Dx) and decided I needed to upgrade my speakers. I want to know which one of these setups would be best. anything would be an upgrade tbh
1. B652
-DTA-100a
2. DV62si
-DTA-100a
3. M-audio Av 40s
4. SP2500 lol
and which sub is better: BIC F12 or PSW505

You can probably get the Audioengine A5 or A5+ for the price of the sub and speakers. These things are INCREDIBLE as they have a built in amp and the quality amongst them are godly for their price range. You can always add a sub later on it if you need more bass but out of the box you'll know your money was well spent.
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post #3 of 7
Why not get studio monitors over the AudioEngines?
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post #4 of 7
How do you plan on controlling the subs volume?
post #5 of 7
Happy user of M-Audio AV40 here! Can't comment on the rest of the speakers as I haven't heard them before.

Also, I think you'd be better off with a simple 2.0 set up like the Audioengine A5+ like Arkuatic said. The AEs are really GOOD speakers.
    
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Pros and cons about using powered speakers (Av40 , A5) with a sub? and will they sound better than passive speakers at the same price?
post #7 of 7
I just got the M-Audio DSM1s; they sound pretty amazing. I don't feel like I need a sub for them.
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