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I know how the ProMedia 2.1 will sound like without sub since I have tried to turn the bass all the way down and it does sound tinny but that's fine since that's what the subwoofer is for to fill the rest of the sound. I know most 2.1 are like that and need a sub to do the lows.

So add a proper sub to your AV-40s and call it a day.
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Well if I had the money I could but a sub but I don't have much money. It's eather I get the ProMedia 2.1 again or I keep the AV-40 or I get the Alesis Elevate 3 for less price than AV-40 and then save that $50 and save more to get a sub. I don't have that kind of money to easily buy something. I have SSI and I don't get enough to buy something that expensive. I also have Medicade. I have OCD and turrets so that's why I have SSI and Medicade.
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Well if I had the money I could but a sub but I don't have much money. It's eather I get the ProMedia 2.1 again or I keep the AV-40 or I get the Alesis Elevate 3 for less price than AV-40 and then save that $50 and save more to get a sub. I don't have that kind of money to easily buy something. I have SSI and I don't get enough to buy something that expensive. I also have Medicade. I have OCD and turrets so that's why I have SSI and Medicade.

The promedia will give you a more complete package, but with lower quality across the board.

If the AV-40 with bass boost enabled isn't deep enough for your liking, and you aren't able to add a sub, you just answered your own question.
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Get an amp and a good pair of bookshelf speakers, it will blow all these other PC speakers out of the water, even the better sets. I have a a Marantz receiver, Niles amp, and Cambridge Soundworks Tower II speakers. Bought it all used for under $300, great sound.
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Want a good and cheap audio system then something like this would work great.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-652

http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-10-Inch-Monitor-Subwoofer/dp/B0002KVQBA/ref=lp_172568_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359957919&sr=1-1

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=310-300

You can scale up from here if you want something better. I have those speakers and they sound great, even better then the AV-40's (which IMO are a little too punchy and when turned up they sound like your forcing to much audio though it)


http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-383
Good upgrade from that other T-Amp, looks good on a desk as well

As for other speaker recommendations that are compatible with what I posted, every now and then Pioneer's Bookshelf speakers go on sale for around 50 bucks. They sound warmer then the B652's, other then that they are both sound great. Otherwise even Polk stuff sounds great, but you will be getting into the $100 range for just a pair of speakers.

That Subwoofer is a pretty good deal, I would jump on that right away if I was you.



Otherwise your looking to spend well more then 150 bucks on a decent pair of studio monitors and another 100 bucks on the sub.
Forget any speakers designed for PC's, even the Promedia's are mediocre and really no better then getting a Logitech setup.
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What about the Alesis Elevate 3 monitors that are for around $100 and then I can save up to get a $100 subwoofer? I can do that also but are the ProMedia 2.1 really that bad and not great? I thought many of you guys said it's better than Logitech speakers like the Z623. Also even just the AV-40 it self is not that good eather? All in all it might be best to get the Alesis one with a sub or have to just get back the ProMedia again and just have to use those since I' am in a budget.
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I have no idea on how the Alesis Elevate 3 sounds, but the small driver size is a big put off for me.


Also the ProMedia 2.1 are not as great as people make them sound
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Want a good and cheap audio system then something like this would work great.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-652

http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-10-Inch-Monitor-Subwoofer/dp/B0002KVQBA/ref=lp_172568_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359957919&sr=1-1

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=310-300

You can scale up from here if you want something better. I have those speakers and they sound great, even better then the AV-40's (which IMO are a little too punchy and when turned up they sound like your forcing to much audio though it)


http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-383
Good upgrade from that other T-Amp, looks good on a desk as well

As for other speaker recommendations that are compatible with what I posted, every now and then Pioneer's Bookshelf speakers go on sale for around 50 bucks. They sound warmer then the B652's, other then that they are both sound great. Otherwise even Polk stuff sounds great, but you will be getting into the $100 range for just a pair of speakers.

That Subwoofer is a pretty good deal, I would jump on that right away if I was you.



Otherwise your looking to spend well more then 150 bucks on a decent pair of studio monitors and another 100 bucks on the sub.
Forget any speakers designed for PC's, even the Promedia's are mediocre and really no better then getting a Logitech setup.

You're off your rocker if you think the B652 sounds better than the AV-40. It's good for a budget passive bookshelf, which is exactly what it is, and not a whole lot more.

Don't get me wrong, I've got a pair on my HTPC, and they do the job nicely, but my AV40s are still a lot nicer.
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You're off your rocker if you think the B652 sounds better than the AV-40. It's good for a budget passive bookshelf, which is exactly what it is, and not a whole lot more.

Don't get me wrong, I've got a pair on my HTPC, and they do the job nicely, but my AV40s are still a lot nicer.

heard both, B652's sound better at loud volumes.

AV-40 may sound better at lower volumes, but the lack of bass is a put off at those levels. Still doesnt get past the fact that they are vary punchy, and not the most natural sounding. B652's are also more flat sounding, so that as well may be a turn off to some and plus to others. Kinda why I recommended the Pioneer for the warmer sound, if you get them on sale that is.

I like my music to sound if it was coming from good old fashion tower speakers with 12" woofers if you know what I mean. tongue.gif

Though my HRT-5640 has a superior amp compared to something like the AV-40's so thats something to consider as well.
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heard both, B652's sound better at loud volumes.

AV-40 may sound better at lower volumes, but the lack of bass is a put off at those levels. Still doesnt get past the fact that they are vary punchy, and not the most natural sounding. B652's are also more flat sounding, so that as well may be a turn off to some and plus to others. Kinda why I recommended the Pioneer for the warmer sound, if you get them on sale that is.

I like my music to sound if it was coming from good old fashion tower speakers with 12" woofers if you know what I mean. tongue.gif

Though my HRT-5640 has a superior amp compared to something like the AV-40's so thats something to consider as well.

Bass is a moot point. Without a sub, the B652's have no bass as all, far less than then AV40. As soon as you add a sub, you start comparing a 2.1 setup to a 2.0 setup.

Stick the same sub on both, and the AV40 comes out on top every time, regardless of the amp. The cabinet and drivers in the B652 are simply inferior, as is reflected in the price.


Now, I cannot comment on maxing out the volume. I value my hearing. These things are capable of going far beyond the threshold of permanent hearing damage in a small area. If you're using your speakers in an outdoor concert, you may in fact want something designed to output higher volume with ease. At that point however, I believe you will find the B652 is not really a suitable choice either. Regardless, for home use the point is entirely moot.

The B652 wins in price. Perhaps even price/performance if paired with the right amp and space is a non issue. Arguing anything other than that however would be poor judgement.
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