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Games. I really, really like being able to follow people by their footsteps. I don't play FPS's that don't have footstep audio in multiplayer, I love playing stealth games in first person on the highest difficulty so that I have to judge where people are walking to determine if it's safe to peek out of cover, and I've found surround sound extremely useful in planetside 2. You can tell if a firefight is going your way or not by the different distinct sounds of the weaponry between the 3 factions, and determine which area of the base you're most needed in. Having broken surround sound while trying to do this stuff is killing me. redface.gif


Get it if you want it.

 

You can always replace the speakers later.

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Get it if you want it.

You can always replace the speakers later.
Again, this.

If you want a start into audio, it's not bad. It will give you a solid reciever to work with. If you decide you want more and really care about high quality and good bass, you can replace the main speakers.
    
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http://www.diyaudio.com/
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Why did you send me down this rabbit hole?....

The evil....

I've got to make an impulse buy now so I don't lose weeks or months of my life playing around with this crap... How could you do this to a recovering addict? sad-smiley-002.gif
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post #14 of 38
You can always get a lower end stand-alone Onkyo receiver and pick up a set of Dayton 5.1 speakers. They are pretty decent for the money.

The Onkyo TX-SR313 5.1 receiver is $205 on amazon currently (may be able to find a better deal later in week from somewhere, check places like Onecall.com, Vanns.com). Or heck, you can even get an open box one on amazon from their warehouse deals for $190.

The SR313 is a pretty no-frills receiver though, you'd have to see if it has the features you require. For not much more you could get the TX-NR509 or the TX-NR414, which both boast a much better feature-set.

The Dayton speaker systems come in 3 configurations (basically same satellites/center ch, but with 8, 10, or 12" subwoofers).

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-694

The 8" model: $157
10" model: $172
12" model: $187

Free shipping throughout.

Naturally, they will all cost more than the "all in one" system, but quality will be a bit better and you can of course pick exactly what you want/need. With that said, the Onkyo all in one's aren't terrible for people getting their feet wet; I just think piecing it out yourself would be money better spent over-all.
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post #15 of 38
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Really a receiver is more than I need. I only need an amp since it's hooking to a computer. If I want a feature, I can download it from somehwere. biggrin.gif

The HTIB's were simple. I was trying not to think too hard about this but evidently it failed since I still can't make a decision after.... 4 or 5 months? So I might as well mash something together at this point. Given that, a receiver isn't really necessary.
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Wait, what? You say 5.1 is necessary, but a receiver is not?

 

lol 5.1 can be done without a receiver, but not nearly as easily. 5.1 amps are rare, and multi-amping is pretty expensive, and usually needs a pre-amp, such as a receiver.

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post #17 of 38
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Wait, what? You say 5.1 is necessary, but a receiver is not?

lol 5.1 can be done without a receiver, but not nearly as easily. 5.1 amps are rare, and multi-amping is pretty expensive, and usually needs a pre-amp, such as a receiver.

And this is where I get hit by a truck. All of my previous experience is in car audio. Multi-channel amps are prolific there.

If a receiver is necessary I will not complain.
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post #18 of 38
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And this is where I get hit by a truck. All of my previous experience is in car audio. Multi-channel amps are prolific there.
If a receiver is necessary I will not complain.


Yeah, you could get an amp to drive all of the speakers easily, but you would still only have 2 effective channels of audio.

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Wait, what? You say 5.1 is necessary, but a receiver is not?

lol 5.1 can be done without a receiver, but not nearly as easily. 5.1 amps are rare, and multi-amping is pretty expensive, and usually needs a pre-amp, such as a receiver.

Indeed.

Perhaps OP should just look into one of the upper end 5.1 completely powered computer speaker setups. Like the Logitech Z906 or something...

If you go the Home Theater system approach, just make sure whatever receiver it may be, has the inputs you need to interface with your PC properly. When I use my PC through my Onkyo TX-NR809, I use an optical cable. Lower end receivers may not have optical input, but regardless make sure whichever way you plan to do it is a feasible option. It would suck to purchase something and not have it work easily with your sound card.
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Indeed.
Perhaps OP should just look into one of the upper end 5.1 completely powered computer speaker setups. Like the Logitech Z906 or something...
If you go the Home Theater system approach, just make sure whatever receiver it may be, has the inputs you need to interface with your PC properly. When I use my PC through my Onkyo TX-NR809, I use an optical cable. Lower end receivers may not have optical input, but regardless make sure whichever way you plan to do it is a feasible option. It would suck to purchase something and not have it work easily with your sound card.


The receiver has optical, but the sound card doesn't, good point.

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