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My ProMedia 4.1's died, I need help choosing a new system.

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My Klipsch ProMedia 4.1's that I've had for close to eight years died the other day. This disaster happened when I was forced to reset my PC due to a game lockup. I'm not sure exactly what is to blame...the crummy reset/power switches on the CM690...forgetting to power off the speakers first...but when I hit the reset switch there was a loud explosion/thump and now it seems the amp has had it. I really liked that system :/ So now I'm in the market for a new system.

Since it has been so long since my last purchase I find myself a bit overwhelmed by the choices before me. This is where you guys come in, hopefully; I really need some advice/opinions about my options. I want a sound system of at least the quality of my poor ProMedia 4.1's. One that is good for gaming purposes and excellent for music listening. My research on the matter thus far has led me to three systems in particular. Each of the three, unfortunately, seem to have a major flaw somewhere.

Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra (OOP -- have to purchase used via eBay)
--Terrible heat management. Pathetic heatsink leads to amp failure. These would be great if there is something I can do to improve heat dissipation.

Cambridge Gigaworks S750 (OOP -- have to purchase used via eBay)
--Terrible heat issues like Klipsch.

Logitech Z5500 (Still being produced. Cheapest option.)
--A sloppy and overpowering sub.

I am not limiting myself to these three choices. They are simply what I dug up so far. So, with that in mind, could I please get some help choosing a new sound system? I'm in a rush to get sound back but at the same time I can't afford to make a rush decision. I could really use the assistance. Thank you.


NOTE: My soundcard is a modded XtremeMusic. Great music ability. Analog out.
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On my Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra, I just attached additional large HS on the backplate. I purchased mine used but I've had it for over 2 years now.
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hmm they all arnt really great.

The Z-5500 as you said overpowering sub. Not so much of a downfall.

But really computer speakers are just budget.

If you cant spend more than go with the Z-5500s.

Plus Headphones > Speakers for gaming
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