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post #2441 of 3865
Any recommendations for a $200-300 set of powered speakers? Im currently using a pair of Logitech Z2300s.

I've been looking at the Swan M50W and the Audioengine A5.

Are the A5s a significant upgrade from the A2s? I would prefer to stay around the low 200s budget-wise, but my absolute budget is $300 after shipping and taxes.
post #2442 of 3865
update on mine when you get the chance.
I got bored this summer and ventured into first-time speaker DIY with a completely unnecessary 2.1 upgrade. For a first-time project, it turned out fairly well.

Disclaimer:
yes, they probably weren't meant for nearfield. But according to this post by the guy who designed them, they seem to fare well. And I can't complain smile.gif

L/Rs - Sealed Tritrix
Sub - Dayton DCS205-4, custom box

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Notice the clear-coat smear on the case on the left? I didn't know it was there til I saw this photo... headscratch.gif
Also, need to redo the faux-wood vinyl laminate on the left speaker

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Couldn't find a pre-made sub that would fit down there. So I made one.
Also, disregard my knee doh.gif

So, now the problem is that I found out doing this is fun. between my headphones and now this, my wallet sees nothing but dark days ahead wink.gif
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post #2443 of 3865
Your DIY speakers look great!
     
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They look good indeed yessir.gif

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post #2445 of 3865
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Originally Posted by Gunfire;14714396 
Just picked up a set of AV40's, now I just need to find a soundcard biggrin.gif

I just return my Av40's to amazon , i had a really bad experience with mine, after 30 min on game play my speakers start to fail,
1 - problem was on MW2 could nor rear every word.
2 - L and R speakers start to fail only rear one at the time. had to turn off and let it cool for few minutes. and couples other thing that I was very unhappy.
I think I'll buy another set of Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified, those speakers always served me very well, never had any issue with it.
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post #2446 of 3865
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Originally Posted by skyn3t;15007027 
I just return my Av40's to amazon , i had a really bad experience with mine, after 30 min on game play my speakers start to fail,
1 - problem was on MW2 could nor rear every word.
2 - L and R speakers start to fail only rear one at the time. had to turn off and let it cool for few minutes. and couples other thing that I was very unhappy.
I think I'll buy another set of Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified, those speakers always served me very well, never had any issue with it.
The Klipsch Promedia's are excellent PC speakers ( I just got mine),but it seems they cut corners on the new ones,the satellite cables aren't detachable,and there is no on/off switch on the sub. I also doubt they are a "200watt" system anymore.
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post #2447 of 3865
Finally got rid of my Creative T20's biggrin.gif

Audioengine A2's with stands wheee.gif

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They really sound so much.. clearer, punchier.... just so much better. I'm not great at describing it but it's almost like night and day, it's stunning [especially with music, in-game it's noticeable too, but music.. oh em gee] I'm hearing stuff I've never heard before in my library.. it's creepy.
    
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Has anybody here found a good review on the BX5 D2 or BX8 D2? They seem interesting.
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i just got my BX5aD from BH, I have no words to describe how good is those BX, I'm very happy with it, and before those BX i had a pair of Av40's ( i had a bad unit ) returned it same week and ordered my BX5aD with those no need extra bass its sound's very good out of the boxe.
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post #2450 of 3865
Hey guys, have a chance to upgrade my 2010's but dont wanna upgrade the amp too, so I've found 2 speakers I could get for 50 euro extra or so, just wondering would either the Aviano 1's or the Wharfedale 10.0's are worth it or would the 2010's be better ? Thanks in advance smile.gif
    
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