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http://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-Studiophile-Active-Monitor-Speakers/dp/B0051WAM64/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1364693308&sr=1-1&keywords=av40
http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-10-Inch-Monitor-Subwoofer/dp/B0002KVQBA/ref=lp_172568_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1364692508&sr=1-2

Though even something like this would be a pure upgrade for you and would allow you to pass your speakers on.

Though for connecting the SUB you would have two choices
Split the Audio coming from your PC into two lines one going to the AV40 and the other to the SUB. This method would require you to turn the speaker and sub to mach then all your volume adjustments would have to be done in windows, unless you have something in the middle that will let you control audio levels. If you keyboard has volume control then using that would make it easy.

Otherwise if you want Volume control on the AV40 itself then you will need to tap into the high power line that runs to the second speaker and run that though the sub then to the second speaker. This method is not as great, but still works and will still sound great.


Now their may be better choices for Monitor for that price range, I just pulled a popular one off amazon.
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he should in my opinion get a little t-amp ($22~ and up ... lepai 2020A+ being the twenty some cheapy.. I'd rather chose the $75~ish Topping TP20 MKII


http://www.amazon.com/Topping-TP20-MK2-TA2020-Digital-Amplifier/dp/B005F5U86G


and then bookshelf speakers of his choice Dayton B652 being popular and cheap.. but there are a world of options Polk, Pioneer, infinity (frequently on sale at fry's) ...all kinda of stuff... I have a number of used/ vintage bookshelf speakers (realistic minimus 77s (and optimus Pro X7 and Pro X5) ..nice speakers for pc use w/ amp... // JBL L1 bookshelf speakers $40 i paid..kinda big...but awesome.. i just paid $5 for some Teac LS-MC80 speakers which look and sound great little guys (good bass for size) good for desktop speaker use.... so point being used speakers can be a rather nice way to go if you look about and keep and eye out for deals.

rather big for pc usage... but last weekend I got some B&W V202 for $20 they sound very good indeed.



anyways either from get go or add on latter.. a subwoofer .. polk, dayton ... you can get a decent dayton sub from PE for $100~


and pretty much all pc speakers will be forced to bow down..


if he has room he could also sub a new or use receiver / stereo amp for the t-amp... i have a number of very nice vintage integrated amps and receivers that i have gotten for as little as $10
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he should in my opinion get a little t-amp ($22~ and up ... lepai 2020A+ being the twenty some cheapy.. I'd rather chose the $75~ish Topping TP20 MKII


http://www.amazon.com/Topping-TP20-MK2-TA2020-Digital-Amplifier/dp/B005F5U86G


and then bookshelf speakers of his choice Dayton B652 being popular and cheap.. but there are a world of options Polk, Pioneer, infinity (frequently on sale at fry's) ...all kinda of stuff... I have a number of used/ vintage bookshelf speakers (realistic minimus 77s (and optimus Pro X7 and Pro X5) ..nice speakers for pc use w/ amp... // JBL L1 bookshelf speakers $40 i paid..kinda big...but awesome.. i just paid $5 for some Teac LS-MC80 speakers which look and sound great little guys (good bass for size) good for desktop speaker use.... so point being used speakers can be a rather nice way to go if you look about and keep and eye out for deals.

rather big for pc usage... but last weekend I got some B&W V202 for $20 they sound very good indeed.



anyways either from get go or add on latter.. a subwoofer .. polk, dayton ... you can get a decent dayton sub from PE for $100~


and pretty much all pc speakers will be forced to bow down..


if he has room he could also sub a new or use receiver / stereo amp for the t-amp... i have a number of very nice vintage integrated amps and receivers that i have gotten for as little as $10

if going that route I would get some Polk R15's
http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-2-Way-Bookshelf-Loudspeakers/dp/B00006I5O4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1364706331&sr=1-1&keywords=polk+r15

The T15 isnt bad ether for the price



Personally I went for Amp + Speaker myself
My klipsch b-20's sound great got them for 200 during a sale, the B652's are also not bad. I use them as Rears for my PC. Entire setup in sig.

Only thing about this path is the cost is higher to start out but you can always add and replace things
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post #14 of 14
Waste of money for either of them.
The only reason to even get a z623 is for the ridiculous boomy and muddy bass for... whatever reason. Since a z2300 isn't a production anymore that is.

There's really not that many "multimedia" speakers to recommend these days without actually wasting money. Altec Lansing used to be decent before the company's change over, so forget about them.

Go for a Swans HiVi M50w if you want an all in-one 2.1 setup.
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