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Hey there,

Years ago I picked up some Cyber Accoustics CA-2992 2.0 stereo speakers. Now I'm looking for something similar for a friend, but so far I haven't found anything with specs that come close? Everything that I've found also has a higher pricetag?

Ex:

CA-2992: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836150052
Logitech Z320: http://www.logitech.com/en-ca/product/speaker-system-z320?crid=47

CA-2992 - 36w peak, 2x 8w RMS
Logitech Z320 - 2x 5w RMS


Anyone know of any 2.0 speakers that sound awesome and have good specs?

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Budget?
The OCN recommendations speaker section for some recommendations.

Usually when you are looking for speakers you can only choose 2 options from the following 3:
1. Good
2. Cheap
3. Speakers

EDIT: I would recommend passive option and steer clear from the ones you mentioned:
Lepai LP-2020A+
Micca Speakers
Edited by Tiihokatti - 4/3/14 at 12:39pm
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I'd also say get the lepai and micca mb42x
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you want good and cheap

depending on luck / availability ... used speakers (Realistic Minimus 7 /77) i have about 4 pairs of these i have found around (pawn shops / thrifts stores / garage sales.) haven't paid more than $15 for a pair. I also just got some Mini Advents for $5 for the pair ... umm I have NHT SuperZero's ($50 /PR excellent condition) .. got a pair of B&W DM302 speakers for $19 a bit ago.. and more..


+ t-amp (lepai being the cheapest ) personally i would steer clear of the daytons mentioned as dayton switched oem's or something blah blah google it the newer production dayton's are much worse than the original versions. The Micca's are a good idea however

as is waiting on newegg to but the Pioneer SP-BS21-LR on sale again ... they seem to be $50~ pretty frequently.
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Oh yeah, now that you mention it I do remember ppl raging about Dayton changing the manufacturer to a crappy chinese one. Fixed the recommendation.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tiihokatti View Post

Budget?
The OCN recommendations speaker section for some recommendations.
He was hoping for about $50, but it looks like he may have to increase that a bit.
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Originally Posted by Tiihokatti View Post

Usually when you are looking for speakers you can only choose 2 options from the following 3:
1. Good
2. Cheap
3. Speakers

I originally got my CA-2992's for $34.70 with free shipping. Heh.
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Originally Posted by Tiihokatti View Post

EDIT: I would recommend passive option and steer clear from the ones you mentioned:
Lepai LP-2020A+
Micca Speakers

Good reviews on those! I'm going to do some more reading. Thanks for the direction! smile.gif


Looks like three votes for the Micca speakers, so far.
     
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if he wants cheap it can be done ... you need some patience, flexibility and luck

if got these Yamaha Power speakers DM-01 for $14 (with box and owners manual..in excellent condition these actually make rather nice pc speakers indeed.)
like these but not my picture.



I also have a large number of $20~ used stereo amps or receivers from garage sales , thrift stores , estate items ... etc) and also $5~25 speakers I have found fairly frequently

last $5 advent mini's and $7 JVC A-X404 integrated amplifier if he has room for something like that should be doable in budget
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I want to echo what atarione said above, going used can be a great way to make your money go a LOT farther than it would if you bought new. All my hifi stuff was purchased used and I ended up with a great setup for $300 I spent on it. Just one of the components in my system would have been more than $300 I spent on all of it if it was purchased new.
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right now I am listening to $30 stereo

Kenwood KR-V106R (100WPC) $20 and $11.25 (lol) Monitor Audio Silver S1 speakers ... no idea how much would have been new but the tax would probably have been more than the $30





(the MA Silver's are on the end ...in fairness they looked like this when I got them for $11.25 )



look like this now after I worked on them some



pretty good for $11.25 ????biggrin.gif
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