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Building an audio setup. help please :)

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Hey guys,
I recently aquired an amp ( Denon PMA-680R) and two JBL speakers ( http://www.jbl.com/estore/jbl/us/products/Control-One/CONTROL%20ONE_JBL_US )
I'm looking to build up a nice (ish) sound system by adding additional parts. At the moment I'm using the onboard sound on my PC and just running a 3.5mm to the amp.
So any suggestions on what speakers I should add or even a sound card? I have a budget of about 600NZD or 500USD (slightly flexible)
If it makes any difference at all. these will be used exclusively for music and only have to fill a small room. But I love volume haha
Any suggestions would be nice smile.gif

Thanks, Alex.
post #2 of 4
Personally, I'd get a subwoofer.. Something that can just accompany the speakers. You are not going to be able to hit those lower bass frequencies. As far as sound cards it would be helpful to know what your motherboard is.
post #3 of 4
Dragonfly DAC would be perfect for you.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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Logiteck G400s none 
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Buy a dedicated soundcard like the Essence STX. It have a great dac section.
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