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i'm trying to do a little research on 2.1 for my pc and really dont want to go with a corsair, logitech, ect. i'm currently running a asus dx soundcard and was wondering if its possible to acheive 2.1 off of it? can you use something like m-audio av40's with a powered sub? or would it be better to use a receiver? i have somemore questions,but i figured i wait to see what is suggested. i already read though the most recomended parts thread. i just need a little help understand hooking it up to pc.
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A sound card should run 2.1 and I'd recommend Klipch speakers.
 
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A sound card should run 2.1 and I'd recommend Klipch speakers.

not interested ....i tested them and think there pretty weak. kind of wanting more power.
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What do you mean by weak?

Technically onboard or any soundcard only runs 2.0 and not 2.1.

Hooking it up will depend on what sub you get. Some subwoofers may have high level inputs and maybe even outputs. Or low level inputs and maybe low level outputs too.

What's your budget?
    
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i'm trying to do a little research on 2.1 for my pc and really dont want to go with a corsair, logitech, ect. i'm currently running a asus dx soundcard and was wondering if its possible to acheive 2.1 off of it? can you use something like m-audio av40's with a powered sub? or would it be better to use a receiver? i have somemore questions,but i figured i wait to see what is suggested. i already read though the most recomended parts thread. i just need a little help understand hooking it up to pc.

Have you looked at the Swan M50w? It's a 2.1 multimedia system that has nothing, but great reviews. I've been looking at purchasing one once they are back in stock.
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How much power do you need?

I love these speakers here:

http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=AUENA2
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Have you looked at the Swan M50w? It's a 2.1 multimedia system that has nothing, but great reviews. I've been looking at purchasing one once they are back in stock.

i've been putting in the work here. i checked out the swans,but they seem to lack in the bass end. from what i've been reading i might just be better off to grab a nice reciever with sub out option. i guess if i get a nice receiver first, i can always get my speakers a set at a time. not really wanting to go high end, but i guess it would be good to start out with a nice receiver? bass is important to me.
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There are some small amps that have sub out, but they will be above $200. At that price you will probably be better splurging for a solid entry to mid range receiver.

You could probably check your local Craigslist and find some great deals. I found a slightly older Pioneer Elite receiver with HDMI for $100, but someone snatched it the same day it was listed.

Again. A price range would definitely help us to know what to look for.
    
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i'm seeing alot of people using m-audio active speakers with subs added in. how and what cables are they using? i would like a link to theses amps with sub out? $200 is still under price of a good receiver.
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