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Well my front left/right and center channels are dead. Don't know how, or when....but they're in a better place now (the garbage).....

I was intending to pick up a decent receiver with some polk monitors and a sub but the budget for that hasn't matured yet and I need a quick replacement to last until June.

I'd prefer the $150 to include shipping but may go slightly over if it's justifiable. Remember, I'm gonna throw $800 at this in the summer so I'm really just looking for something that works, and I can count on for the next 7 months.

This will be connected to my computer so computer speakers are a must (no home theater in a box kind of thing....shudder). I run a 5.1 set up and would like to replace with the same.

On preliminary research I came across the

are these decent? I don't really trust audio reviews since most people don't care about ohms or watts per channel, so I come to you all, in hopes you'd like to share some wisdom with yer good ol' bud Spanky.
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If you're going to spend $800 during the summer, then why not save money now? If you really want something right now, I'd prefer you get a nice pair of headphones or some decent 2.0 system
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I don't think my wife and son will appreciate having to group hug when we want to listen to music or watch a movie in surround sound.

Be funny to watch and a great family memory but not very comfortable. I guess I should have mentioned that this is for a small living room/family room. These speakers were hooked up to an htpc/plasma/console. I'm slightly brain dead on Sundays, my apologies.

My plasma speakers are horrendous, my pc won't have any sound, and I absolutely must listen to music everyday. The rest of the family can eat cake, but I really like watching movies with them and I know they appreciate the efforts I make so stuff will be "cool" when we do things together.

I used to have a Bose AM-5 setup, not incredible but nice enough...got me a nice chunk of cash for a baby that was on the way. Boy am I kicking myself HARD for selling it.
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got me a nice chunk of cash for a baby that was on the way.
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Originally Posted by maximus20895 View Post
got me a nice chunk of cash for a baby that was on the way.
They'll never find the body. I've seen 2 seasons of Dexter. LOL

J/K he was born last year, greatest thing that ever happened to me. I must get these speakers so we can watch Bolt and Yo Gabba Gabba in surround sound.
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Yea, I just finished the last season of Dexter last night. I love it!

So did you end of finding some?
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No, but I found a refurb'd set of Logitech G51's for about $60 used and I'm probably gonna go with that since they seem to garner some positive reviews.
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Awesome!

Hope you enjoy them
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The G51s are pretty good for gaming. I had them for 2 years and sold them a few months ago. It's not that great for music however and I havent watched too many movies with them to comment on that.
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Yea, but you are probably an audiophile..he is buying this for his family. You will be fine :0
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