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I'm looking into upgrading my computer audio for ~ $300, here is what I've picked out thus far, I'm just wondering what else I might need to connect everything properly to my computer for a nice 2.1 audio setup.

Speakers:
(2X) Infinity Primus P163BK Two-way 6 1/2-Inch Bookshelf/Satellite Speaker



Sub:
Dayton Audio SUB-1000



and
Dayton Audio DTA-100a



My question being: What type of wiring do I need? Is there anything that I"m missing? I don't have a dedicated sound card other than onboard sound, but I may pick up a USB sound card eventually (as its in an ITX case, i'll worry about that in a different thread)

Thanks in advanced for the help!
Edited by appleg33k85 - 6/17/13 at 9:44am
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post #2 of 6
i think you're all set.

pc --> amp --> sub --> speakers.

and an extra long cable maybe? these are the cables you need.




Edited by croy - 6/17/13 at 10:08am
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How do those speakers compare to the Audioengine A2?

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Originally Posted by pLuhhmm View Post

How do those speakers compare to the Audioengine A2?

A2's are powered speakers, These are passive, both are on OCN's most recommended audio products:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1014902/ocns-most-recommended-audio-products

They are also on sale from Amazon.com for $59 each if you can wait 1 - 2 months (I just ordered them, i'll order the rest of the components when these ship)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045NCB32/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Edited by appleg33k85 - 6/17/13 at 10:16am
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I would suggest you check craigslist for an older receiver, rather than buying that dayton amp. A quick check of craigslist in my medium size city shows at least 5 recent postings for receivers under $100, and that would make your connections easier or you could use it as a DAC if you got one with digital input.
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post


A2's are powered speakers, These are passive, both are on OCN's most recommended audio products:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1014902/ocns-most-recommended-audio-products

They are also on sale from Amazon.com for $59 each if you can wait 1 - 2 months (I just ordered them, i'll order the rest of the components when these ship)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045NCB32/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


So you don't know how they compare then...?

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