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its mostly my screamo songs from itunes that crackle. im noob so bitreate is out of my hands lol

Turn off the eq and see if it goes away. Also, does it happen with other music? Could be the recording.

Don't buy from itunes, buy the cd and rip it yourself. A little more expensive, but you get the full quality. If you only want a song or two, use amazon or something like that. Much better than putting itunes on my computer hahaha biggrin.gif. My 2 cents anyway redface.gif.
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Hey Guys, I come with a question.
I am a little bit poor lately (or at least, I am wanting to save my money) but I want a bassier system.
I have an Onkyo CR-325UKD (and due to my budget, this is irreplaceable)
and two Eltax Monitor 3's (150W each.. apparently.)
I am in serious need of some bass.. I only have £120 to spend, I can stretch to a Cambridge Audio S80, but is it worth me getting that over getting, say, a second-hand pair of Floorstanders?

How do the monitors sound? Your money is probably best spent all on a sub. Idk your setup, but if you use them on your computer (nearfield), floorstanders are not ideal.
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Hey guys, could you reccomend a 2.1 system for around $100? I'm not looking for anything amazing, I just need a decent pair of speakers for general use, as I use headphones for gaming and music. Thanks in advance
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Hey guys, could you reccomend a 2.1 system for around $100? I'm not looking for anything amazing, I just need a decent pair of speakers for general use, as I use headphones for gaming and music. Thanks in advance

2.1? No. Get about $150-160 (or more), then yes.

2.0 with the ability to add a subwoofer later (and will beat "computer speakers").....absolutely.
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2.1? No. Get about $150-160 (or more), then yes.
2.0 with the ability to add a subwoofer later (and will beat "computer speakers").....absolutely.

Could you give me an example of a good pair of 2.0 speakers and a subwoofer then? I can stretch my budget a little on the speakers, and then I can add the sub in when I have the money
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2.1? No. Get about $150-160 (or more), then yes.
2.0 with the ability to add a subwoofer later (and will beat "computer speakers").....absolutely.

Could you give me an example of a good pair of 2.0 speakers and a subwoofer then? I can stretch my budget a little on the speakers, and then I can add the sub in when I have the money

Lepai TA2020 T amp
Dayton B652 Bookshelfs

Add in however much 14-16 awg speaker wire you feel you'd need. And a good 6 foot 3.5mm to RCA cable. And you're good to go. Total price would be right around $70.

For a budget subwoofer, the Dayton SUB800, SUB1000, and SUB1200 are excellent choices (depends on size and frequency you're after).
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Lepai TA2020 T amp
Dayton B652 Bookshelfs
Add in however much 14-16 awg speaker wire you feel you'd need. And a good 6 foot 3.5mm to RCA cable. And you're good to go. Total price would be right around $70.
For a budget subwoofer, the Dayton SUB800, SUB1000, and SUB1200 are excellent choices (depends on size and frequency you're after).

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How do the monitors sound? Your money is probably best spent all on a sub. Idk your setup, but if you use them on your computer (nearfield), floorstanders are not ideal.

The Monitors are actually quite nice for treble and mids, but their bass is only acceptable when they're turned way up (and then, it's still overpowered by mids and treble)
I figured as much, I do use them for my computer, and I've always wanted a sub..

Any recommendations for a decent, cheap active subwoofer? I have £120-£140, but the Dayton range seems unavailable in the UK.. frown.gif
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Lepai TA2020 T amp
Dayton B652 Bookshelfs
Add in however much 14-16 awg speaker wire you feel you'd need. And a good 6 foot 3.5mm to RCA cable. And you're good to go. Total price would be right around $70.
For a budget subwoofer, the Dayton SUB800, SUB1000, and SUB1200 are excellent choices (depends on size and frequency you're after).

I've come in to some more money and can stretch my budget to $150, and I've been looking at the m-audio av40's. What would you reccoment between the setup you mentioned and the av40's? Thanks
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Lepai TA2020 T amp
Dayton B652 Bookshelfs
Add in however much 14-16 awg speaker wire you feel you'd need. And a good 6 foot 3.5mm to RCA cable. And you're good to go. Total price would be right around $70.
For a budget subwoofer, the Dayton SUB800, SUB1000, and SUB1200 are excellent choices (depends on size and frequency you're after).

I've come in to some more money and can stretch my budget to $150, and I've been looking at the m-audio av40's. What would you reccoment between the setup you mentioned and the av40's? Thanks

The AV 40's are going to lack bass response below about 85Hz, which is a pretty large gap. I'd still recommend a T amp, bookshelfs, and a sub. You can always upgrade anything you want out of it later.
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I concur with pioneerisloud :thumbup:
T amp and a pair of bookshelf speakers is the way to go.
Sure the AV-40's are nice but like he said, they lack the deeper bass and of course the fact that they're active speakers a.k.a. they have integrated amplifier which can fail prematurely and repairing it or changing it is a pita.
Decent pair of passive speakers will last MANY MANY YEARS.

Like the speaker pair I have, Diamond 10.2, have single 6.5" woofers and I don't even need to have my subwoofer (8" Audio Pro) hooked up. Sure with the Audio Pro I will have much deeper playback in movies and tighter response but configuring the crossover and such is a bit "difficult" with the integrated soundcard I have on my rig.

E: Is OP the one in charge of membership additions?

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