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The sub on my promedia 2.1 system just broke after 7 years. 3 of the clips that hold the speaker wires broke and fell inside. I got them kind of rigged back up, but the left speaker still won't work.

I tried looking to replace the sub, but I can't find just that piece for a reasonable price, so I was wondering what would be a good replacement for these? They still cost $150 new, and I'd rather not spend that much if I don't have to. This was a bad time to lose my speakers budget wise.
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Man I hope I can get 7 years out of my Promedias. I would suggest going for a sub-$100 Logitech set. They should provide decent sound for a reasonable price.
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Get a this: Micca Motion Series MB42 (Be aware these aren't magnetically shielded. Don't have them within 2 feet preferably from your monitor/tower to be on the safe side)

And get this to power it: Lepai LP-2020A+

Should be around $80-90 total.

You won't have the dedicated bass, so if you are a basshead then this is a no-go for you. However, due to the absence of bass from a dedicated bass speaker, you'll notice that any music you like to listen to will sound clearer in its mids-highs due to the lower frequencies not muddling the mid-high range.
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the logitech z623 aren't bad at from what I've heard. I was planning to buy the Z623 for a replacement of my own altech lansings, however the Sub was larger than expected, and wouldnt fit under the desk. I had to settle for the Z523...
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Eh, I might just dump $150 into a new set at best buy tomorrow. I don't really want to go with lower quality. I wish I knew how to fix this thing. It's just the little connectors in the back that broke. I'd call klipsch, as they sent me a control pod for free when that broke a few years ago, but this stuff always happens on the weekend, lol.
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Originally Posted by Droogie View Post

Eh, I might just dump $150 into a new set at best buy tomorrow. I don't really want to go with lower quality. I wish I knew how to fix this thing. It's just the little connectors in the back that broke. I'd call klipsch, as they sent me a control pod for free when that broke a few years ago, but this stuff always happens on the weekend, lol.

That setup I linked is going to give quite a bit clearer sound than the Klipsch Promedia 2.1s.

If you don't want to use passive speakers, you can go with a pair of studio monitors.

You can generally find the Yamaha HS50M for around $150-180 for a pair on Ebay used. They are still fantastic speakers, although if you don't enjoy the flat sound signature (which allows for much higher clarity of sound), it wouldn't be worth it to you.

Stay away from the AV-40s, which do sound better than the Promedia 2.1s, but have quite bad reliability problems.
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That setup I linked is going to give quite a bit clearer sound than the Klipsch Promedia 2.1s.

If you don't want to use passive speakers, you can go with a pair of studio monitors.

You can generally find the Yamaha HS50M for around $150-180 for a pair on Ebay used. They are still fantastic speakers, although if you don't enjoy the flat sound signature (which allows for much higher clarity of sound), it wouldn't be worth it to you.

Stay away from the AV-40s, which do sound better than the Promedia 2.1s, but have quite bad reliability problems.

I can't really tell the difference between most speakers, unless it's just super flat sound. I definitely hear the difference between the promedia's and some cheap dell speakers or something, but I'm mostly into the musical quality and power of the sub on these. It produces window shaking bass without any distortion.

I really don't have the kind of space required for the speakers you linked, either.
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Sort of. It has some kind of riser on it, and it is glued to the board. Those pins are much thicker, too.









That's the assembly I need to replace or fix. I called Klipsch, and the lady was kinda clueless. She's calling it the amplifier, and says it's $78. She wasn't really understanding the description.
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I found this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Klipsch-Promedia-2-1-Speaker-Terminal-Assembly-working-/221238420091?pt=US_Computer_Speakers&hash=item3382d6627b

$20 seems kinda steep, though.
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