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Originally Posted by TwilightEscape View Post

Tried the 10 inch version of that polk at a store here the other day and wasn't all that impressed. Kind of felt like my crappy sub did about as good of a job.

I'm thinking I am going to go the 2.1 route as I really don't care about surround sound or 5.1, it has never really added any depth to me. Probably going to buy things in pieces and up my budget to about $2500 after looking at prices of things. It would be nice to have a sub that can just about bust the glass behind me, but still hear the music.

I have psw110 and it sounds phenomenal.

You should really check out http://www.monitoraudiousa.com/ with that $2,500 budget.

Get a top receiver for your 2.1 system

I would recommend Polk Lsi9

http://www.frys.com/product/3586874;jsessionid=p9-YWTKf5r0RbuUwIAFBOQ__.node3?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
Edited by Jester435 - 3/20/13 at 12:20pm
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White Night
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post #12 of 13
I always try to recommend some fullrange drivers for computer speakers because you are sitting so close to them usually.

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/planet-10-hifi/186350-planet10-hifi-minionken-plan-set-subscriptions.html

Those you can build yourself for a very reasonable price and then simply add a sub with an Onkyo receiver and you will be very well off.

There are also speakers such as the Linkwitz Pluto+ which is a stereo pair plus sub if you can afford it.

if you dont want to build then many of the other suggestions are very good.

Axiom is an internet direct company that is very well regarded though and may be something you want to look into to try and save a little money.
post #13 of 13
Be sure to include the following in your list to check out:

Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1
http://www.ascendacoustics.com/pages/products/speakers/SRM1/srm1.html

Audioengine A5+
http://audioengineusa.com/Store/Audioengine-A5plus

Axiom M3
http://www.axiomaudio.com/m3-bookshelf-speakers

Monitor Audio Bookshelf speakers

Bowers & Wilkins Bookshelf speakers

KEF

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The most impressive speaker I've seen to-date is the Audioengine A2 simply because it is so tiny and yet puts out some serious sound. I've heard better, but for its size-to-quality ratio and price tag, it is very impressive.
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