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If you go to the audio section I have a sticky on how to use hdmi from you computer to the receiver. You can use optical but the sound still is slightly compressed. I can help more when I get home and I'll get in more detail with you.

For speaker Polk and Klipsch are my two favorites and some of the best. Yamaha makes really good speakers too.

Sent you a pm! We'll chat tonight!
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+1 SpykeZ - good advice ^^ Also drop by

http://www.avsforum.com/f/88/audio

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Edit : Nevermind
Edited by ShadowJ20 - 12/14/12 at 11:12am
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I would get KRK's RP6's.

Those are pretty darn expensive.
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How much better would the book shelf speakers (like Polk) be than the Z906? Or what makes them sound better? Are they more clearer?
Edited by ShadowJ20 - 12/14/12 at 11:11am
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How much better would the book shelf speakers (like Polk) be than the Z906? Or what makes them sound better? Are they more clearer?

It really depends. Book shelf speakers generally have higher sound quality where as those Logitech ones are geared for PC surround sound and nothing more.

However, I am not so convinced that polk will be the best option. To be more specific, I think the price of those polk speakers will be rather hard to touch. It is a really good deal. But will they have great sound quality....I am not too sure.

Keep in mind, when I say sound quality, I am referring to everything that has to deal with sound and not just music.

I still would say something like a used harman kardon receiver along with some dayton wall speakers and a decent sound bar would be the best way to go.
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Keep in mind, when I say sound quality, I am referring to everything that has to deal with sound and not just music.
I still would say something like a used harman kardon receiver along with some dayton wall speakers and a decent sound bar would be the best way to go.

I checked this thread which is OCN's most recommended products,

http://www.overclock.net/t/1014902/ocns-most-recommended-audio-products#post_13493396

Dayton was listed. There is also "Infinity Primus P163". Has anyone tried the Infinity Primus?

Anyone else have more suggestions?
Edited by ShadowJ20 - 12/14/12 at 1:09pm
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The difference between something like Polk Audio and those little logitechs is pure quality in the sound. Gaming, movies, music, doesn't matter, the sound will be superior on the Polks over the Logitechs any days. Those little speakers on a logitech aren't full range speakers and can only hit so many frequencies at certain levels before they'll start to crackle and lose their power.

The lows aren't going to be there so they have to rely on on the subwoofer.
The mids will be alright as that's all they're good for getting
The highs will start to lose their power and will start to crackle.

I've heard just about every logitech audio system out there and they all sound the same, muddy and under powered. Ya they're fine if you have money to waste and don't care about sound quality and just want something mediocre to get you by. That's what I used to do...spend 300 bucks on their new surround sound set up then I finally got tired of upgrading the whole system because I wanted the next best sounding thing.

Got the receiver, got the polks...the sounds you never heard in games come out clean and as if you're there. Play Battlefield 3 on these and you'll almost feel as if that bullet went zinging by your head.

I havent' used those particular Infinity speakers but I did have a set of Infinities my dad let me use before i got my Polks. The Infinities were old but still sounded crystal clear. Dayton is supposed to make really good subs so ya I would trust them.
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I checked this thread which is OCN's most recommended products,
http://www.overclock.net/t/1014902/ocns-most-recommended-audio-products#post_13493396
Dayton was listed. There is also "Infinity Primus P163". Has anyone tried the Infinity Primus?
Anyone else have more suggestions?

Yeah I built a couple of these kits (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-640) and sold them for a profit actually. They were really REALLY good for the money. Building them was pretty simple, and you save a crap ton of money when you build them yourself.
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For the polks do I need an amplifier? Or will a receiver be fine?
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