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Any recommendations at this price range?

I noticed that the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 is in the most recommended thread. However it also seems like people reference it being $99.99 in the thread, but most of the prices I see right now are 40$ more expensive at 139.99$.

I currently have a pair of Altec Lansing 2.1 speakers which are like 12 years old, but still decent I guess.

Thanks biggrin.gif
post #2 of 8
IMO the Klipsch Promedia sounded really good hearing it in person but AFAIK they no longer make them. The Swan M10's were pretty popular for some time too but they seem to be difficult to find. If you can find them for a good price it'd be worth getting.

Found some:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836140006&Tpk=swan%20M10

NewEggs old link was dead. Last I looked at 2.1 speaker reviews the Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 was supposed to be pretty good. Try looking at these.
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One popular setup among audiophiles is to get a set of standard (Hi-Fi) bookshelf speakers + an external amplifier. For example, you could try the Cambridge speakers + the Topping amplifier like in the link (there is also a similar Topping amplifier with a headphone jack)

http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/1988893-post4.html

This probably won't match 2.1 speakers in bass output, but will give you a more defined sound overall. In my case, I went with the Dayton DTA-100a + Polk R150 speakers. I waited until the speakers are on a good sale at Fry's, so the whole bundle cost me like $100 with shipping.
post #4 of 8
Swan M10s were fairly popular. Audioengine A2s are also good
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post #5 of 8
I just picked up the Swan M10's for $80 from a craigslist deal and I must say they sound pretty good for the price.
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Awesome- thanks guys.
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Do I need an amp for the Swan's? Are can I plug them into my creative recon3d pro fatality sound card and be fine?
    
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Amazon has the M-Audio BX5 D2 5" Active 2-Way Studio Monitor Speakers for $145 per pair. Doubt you'll be able to beat them for the cost at the moment.
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