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Hello!

I'm in need of some advice for buying a new set of speakers for my PC, my 14 (Cough) year old speakers are coming to the end of their life and I'd like to get some new ones ... but I don't have a clue where to start. My Tech-savvyness runs out at building Rigs.

  1. I have a budget of around £100 - £200 but I could stretch a little more if need be.
  2. It will be for gaming mostly, I do watch films and listen to music but I'd like clear sound for gaming most of all.
  3. I have an Asus xonar essence ST
  4. I'd like some help with sites locally as I live in the UK
  5. I'm looking for a 2.1 system, I'm not afraid to buy separate parts and build my own. However, as stated, I have no knowledge so would need some assistance wink.gif


Anything else, feel free to ask!
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M-Audio AV 40
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How about Microlab Solo 7c?
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I would try and get a pair of KRK Rokit 5 or 6 they cost around £250

KRK sells a sub called the 10s you can buy later on.
    
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post #5 of 9
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Thank you for your replies so far, I'm looking at the M-audio av 40's or the Krk Rokit 5's. Would I need a decoder unit if I wanted to add a bass speaker?
post #6 of 9
The M audio av40s make music sound phenomenal, but I find the bass when gaming can seem muddy at times.
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Originally Posted by Superplush View Post

Thank you for your replies so far, I'm looking at the M-audio av 40's or the Krk Rokit 5's. Would I need a decoder unit if I wanted to add a bass speaker?

no you would just connect the Essence to the 10s and the 10s to each monitor.
    
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post #8 of 9
I would go with the KRK Rokit 6 they have a good bass response. if your coming from PC satellite speakers these will probably sound so good you may never want the sub. make sure you get a pair of mopads or isolation pads to decouple the monitors from your desk like this.

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post #9 of 9
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Righty, well I'm coming from a 4gamer 5.1 surround sound which was originally for my xbox / ps2 that're so old I can't even find them on the 'net anymore. I do, however, have a set of Sony MDR-XD200 headphones that sound phenomenal in comparison and I can really hear the difference with all the little things.

I've settled on the KRK Rokit 6's I can find them from numerous retailers with the Isolation pads for approx £164.

Thank you all for your help. +rep for all ! thumb.gif
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