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Use is computer related. Music, movies, tv, gaming, everything

http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-ProMedia-Certified-Computer-Speaker/dp/B000062VUO/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1355450582&sr=1-1&keywords=Klipsch+ProMedia+2.1

http://www.overclock.net/products/corsair-gaming-audio-series-sp2500-high-power-2-1-pc-speaker-system-ca-sp211na


Do you know of one that is better in the same 180-230 buck price range? Any info would be great
post #2 of 24
the klipsch by far.

but you should make your own it would be cheaper and more customizable to what you want......

getting a 2 channel amp + 2 decent bookshelf speakers + one sub would be better than both of those.... Although you need to learn how to put them together....
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the klipsch by far.
but you should make your own it would be cheaper and more customizable to what you want......
getting a 2 channel amp + 2 decent bookshelf speakers + one sub would be better than both of those.... Although you need to learn how to put them together....

Wait wait wait! Never even heard of building your own....

What would you do if I gave you 250 bucks to buy speakers?
post #4 of 24
Well it depends if you know how to plug stuff to each other...

Whats most commonly recommended around here are these combos.

Amp: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
$25 Price Range:

Lepai TA2020

This amplifier can power many passive speakers. They won't make them get really loud like for a party or anything, but for casual listening it'll do the job. Just make sure your speakers sensitivity matches. I think they're good for speakers up to 90db sensitivity. The THD on this is .4% though, but still sounds nice to many, especially for the price.

$40 Price Range:

Dayton DTA-1

Speakers: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
$40 Price Range:

Dayton B652

$80 Price Range:

Pioneer SP BS21

Subwoofer: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
$90 - $130 Price Range:

Dayton SUB-800 ($90), Dayton SUB-1000 ($110), Dayton SUB-1200 ($130)

IDK where you live but those can be easily found on amazon and partsexpress....

to connect them to your computer you would need a wire like this

and to connect the components(amp,speakers,sub) you choose you would need something like this(or any speaker wire will do)

I would personally get the
Lepai 2020a+(i have 2 of these and they work great!)
Dayton b652(have only heard good things about these budget pair)
Dayton sub-1000 (I am a more bass heavy guy so i would choose the bigger sub although the 800 would be suffice as well)

As i said in the beginning If you know how to put these things together its not that hard and later on you could get more expensive speakers that are more towards your taste. But if you want ease but just a tad bit inferior in sound quality get the klipsch you will be happy either way its just how do you want to go about it.
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I'm not a fan of the Dayton dta amplifier, I had one and it definitely sounds nice especially at high volumes but it goes from off to loud way too quickly, it's really hard to get a comfortable, low volume level which makes it annoying for a nearfield (desktop) system. I sold it after a few months because of this issue and replaced with an Audioengine N22 desktop amp.

Building your own system is a good idea, but most bookshelf speakers are way bigger than the satellites in the Klipsch Promedia system and to be honest you don't gain thaaat much more sound quality. I currently have a gigantic pair of Jamo C 803 speakers on my desk, powered by a Denon amplifier, and an SVS 12" subwoofer. I sank around two grand on this system and it's truly great, but I still enjoy the Klipsch Promedia system. I owned the Klipsch for around six years before I sold it to my friend, so I still hear it at his house now and then and it's really an amazing value especially when you consider its compact size. I would honestly just buy that.
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Never heard the dayton dta so thanks for the insight!

Although I remember reading about the newer sets of the promedias not being as good as the older sets, as i have never owned a promedia set( but various other older klipsch speakers, along with some headphones s4, ONE, ref. ONE) they make solid products(especially the older stuff thumb.gif) as of right now I have a sherwood stereo amp powering a pair of KEF's and while they sound great sound to me is very subjective and a very opinionated subject imo.

I like building my own sound because it allows for expandability and well it is quite fun for me.
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post #7 of 24
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the klipsch by far.
but you should make your own it would be cheaper and more customizable to what you want......
getting a 2 channel amp + 2 decent bookshelf speakers + one sub would be better than both of those.... Although you need to learn how to put them together....

Is it really that hard to do? I searched youtube for setting up speakers but couldn't find any for custom sets.
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I'm not a fan of the Dayton dta amplifier, I had one and it definitely sounds nice especially at high volumes but it goes from off to loud way too quickly, it's really hard to get a comfortable, low volume level which makes it annoying for a nearfield (desktop) system. I sold it after a few months because of this issue and replaced with an Audioengine N22 desktop amp.
Building your own system is a good idea, but most bookshelf speakers are way bigger than the satellites in the Klipsch Promedia system and to be honest you don't gain thaaat much more sound quality. I currently have a gigantic pair of Jamo C 803 speakers on my desk, powered by a Denon amplifier, and an SVS 12" subwoofer. I sank around two grand on this system and it's truly great, but I still enjoy the Klipsch Promedia system. I owned the Klipsch for around six years before I sold it to my friend, so I still hear it at his house now and then and it's really an amazing value especially when you consider its compact size. I would honestly just buy that.

Why do I keep hearing about bookshelf speakers? Everyone seems to agree they are better, but I can't seem to find any that are recommended
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Why do I keep hearing about bookshelf speakers? Everyone seems to agree they are better, but I can't seem to find any that are recommended


That is because eventually peeps stop making the error of buying due to size constraints, looks, convenience or "cool sounding brandname" Based on your budget consult the gurus here

http://www.avsforum.com/f/89/speakers


Edited by trog - 12/14/12 at 10:15am
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Why do I keep hearing about bookshelf speakers? Everyone seems to agree they are better, but I can't seem to find any that are recommended

Book shelf speakers are going to be better for music. The usually have higher quality quality driver components and the wood part (cabinet) that they are housed in provides better acoustics which means they are going to sound more warm than basic desktop speakers.

As for building your own speakers, start out with this kit. http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-640. It has pretty darn good sound quality, plenty of instructional videos on this kit in particular, has good bang for the buck value.

Then I would pair it with the audio engine D1 dac/amp http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=833986&is=REG&Q=&A=details

granted, that combination is a tad over your price range, but it will be worth it.
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