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Yep... looking for some new speakers for my computer under $250. I have a 1st gen bose sounddock right now that is falling apart after dropping it when moving to my new house. Ideally, I would want a 2.1 system. I've been looking at the Corsair sp2500, but I really don't have much experience with speakers. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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BX5A's with a Dayton Sub-80 + cables,connectors and adapters for everything you may need.

or, Lepai TA2020 amp- 26 bucks, Infinity Primus P153s 150 for a pair, Dayton Sub 80- 90 bucks - total: ~265

or if you just want an active speaker with no subwoofer, the Audioengine A2's will do.

Or if you don't want all the hassle, PC Speakers, the Corsair SP2500 can often be found for around 160.
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Originally Posted by Simca View Post

BX5A's with a Dayton Sub-80 + cables,connectors and adapters for everything you may need.
or, Lepai TA2020 amp- 26 bucks, Infinity Primus P153s 150 for a pair, Dayton Sub 80- 90 bucks - total: ~265
or if you just want an active speaker with no subwoofer, the Audioengine A2's will do.
Or if you don't want all the hassle, PC Speakers, the Corsair SP2500 can often be found for around 160.

This and This. I returned my SP2500's for some BX5a's, though the corsair's are very good for music and games the Bx5a's are just that much better in bass response and clarity. Highly recommend and so will alot of OCN members here. thumb.gif
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For a no hassle, all in one setup, you should look at the Klipsh Promedia 2.1 system.

But if you want the best sound, do what Simca said, and pair some good (maybe used) speakers and a sub with a cheap amp/reciever.
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post #5 of 6
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Thanks for the responses! I was looking for a more no-hassle system... so my question is that will the two all in one setups (corsair sp2500 and klipsch promedia 2.1) sound better then my sounddock for bass-heavy music and heavy(ish) rock? I know that it is subjective, but do any you have any input in this? Thanks again!
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post #6 of 6
If you're into bass heavy music I strongly suggest you go with the Klipsch ProMedia rather than the SP2500. The Klipsch has a much more powerful subwoofer.
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