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post #11 of 24
I would go with this>

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882117408

I know its a little over but, the receiver does have all the latest features you would need.
    
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post #12 of 24
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Doing fine playing Mass Effect 3 on my Revel Ultima Studio 2s biggrin.gif

Gotta call you on that one without proof. I want to see a pic of you gaming with $20k speakers.thumb.gif
post #13 of 24
the studios aren't 20k - the msrp is 16k. you are thinking of the salon2s which have an msrp of 22k. nobody pays msrp, particularly if you are smart and buy used smile.gif

he has pics in the speaker club topic.

he needs new furniture though lol.
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post #14 of 24
Gotcha. must be nice, I baby my b&w's and they aren't near as nice, I heard the Revels at an audio expo in Atlanta last summer, who needs furniture.
post #15 of 24
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NewEgg actually sent me an special in the mail today.

I can get these speakers and this receiver for $400 together.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882115313
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290174

I'm considering getting it just for the receiver and sub, and maybe getting some bookshelfs to go with it.
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post #16 of 24
If this is just a computer speaker system, I don't really understand the need for a receiver. You don't need signal processing, you don't need 5 channels of amplification, you don't need a smorgasbord of inputs. Why pay for them? The previously suggested BX5s are leaps and bounds ahead of where you would be buying that receiver and 5.1 speaker system. Alternatively, A nicely made, compact and efficient chip amp should be considered... http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-383

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It eill be primarily PC, but I also have a 360 I occasionally play through my monitor and current speakers.
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post #18 of 24
If it's only occasional switching, you could just run the audio line level cord up there to the desk where the amp is, and manually switch the inputs on those "occasions."
     
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post #19 of 24
Check Craigslist for your area. You never know what you may find. A lot of times you will find people selling older Marantz or Onkyo stereo receivers for very cheap. Which would work for you. Plus find a nice set of speakers there too. Which can easily keep you below budget.

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post #20 of 24
Don't buy Logitechs whatever you do. As for the BX5a..idk man. They're not my favorite as far as monitors go and you'd probably be better suited grabbing some KRKs used.

That's speaking from a music production stand point. The KRKs aren't the best either for ACTUALLY monitoring, although I think they sound much better for Gaming/Casual music listening compared to the BX5a. If you get powered monitors under 200-300 bucks they're all just glorified HiFi speakers with their own internal amps. I definitely wouldn't rate them as "leaps and bounds" over Hi Fi speakers and a receiver. (No offense man)

You don't have to get a 5.1 either. Just get yourself a stereo receiver if you are absolutely sure you won't be itching to add any center or rear speakers. Hell, I got my stereo receiver for free, it's an older JVC model but it does great and pushes my speakers more than I could ever desire.

If you simply must have MAudio, I've personally heard CX5s, they're great for the price. Plus they're sexy to boot. They're a bit larger, rated ninety watts, and have some extra options as far as EQ/Cutoff. I have yet to hear the next BX5d2's so I don't know how they match up against these.

You could also go with the Yamaha HS50m. Love those personally thumb.gif
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