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Promedia 2.1 vs. Swan 10 vs. M-Audio AV-40

post #1 of 18
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Title says all. All three are about $150. I hear the Swans/AV-40s are better for music, but the PM 2.1s are great for movies/games. Music, movies, and games are evenly distributed, and most of the music I listen to has bass tracks. All opinions are greatly appreciated

Edit: Also looking at the Z623s, any insight into those is appreciated.
Edited by Eugenester - 1/18/11 at 6:38pm
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IMO i'd get the swans.
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Considering the Swan M10 has a sub, I would have chosen that over my AV40s. Not because of sound quality or anything. It's just that I had to spend an extra $150 on a sub from Frys, which I later found out to be one of the not so stellar models. I got the Polk Audio PSW110 and based on what people have been saying about it, I could have grabbed some better Dayton subs in that price range.
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I was leaning towards the Promedias at first, but there are talks of reliability problems and the fact that it is 11 years old. I haven't been able to find any info regard THD for the AV-40s or the Swans. Can anyone elaborate?
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Swan M10 for good a sound quality with a decent bass extension.

ProMedia for better bass extension with a sacrifice to sound quality.

AV40 for best sound quality but no sub-bass
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post #6 of 18
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Swan M10 for good a sound quality with a decent bass extension.

ProMedia for better bass extension with a sacrifice to sound quality.

AV40 for best sound quality but no sub-bass
Hmm...so if I was to buy the AV-40s what would be a good add-on sub? (~$100-$150)
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Swans hands down! Amazing speakers!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Eugenester View Post
Hmm...so if I was to buy the AV-40s what would be a good add-on sub? (~$100-$150)
Dayton SUB-120 HT Series 12" 150 Watt Powered Subwoofer

It's OOS at the moment.
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Depending on the size of the room he could go with the SUB-100, which is a bit better for music. A little less boomy too.
    
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Definitely the av40s with a nice sub, that Dayton sub won't disappoint you either
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