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The site sells them directly, do they ship to Canada? The price is $289.00 as listed on the website.
289? 50$ shipping? I was more looking for something between 150$ - 200$!

But maybe I can find them used for a good price... Thanks for the suggestion!

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Depends what 5.1 sets you're talking about. "Computer speaker" 5.1 is crap. Its really not an opinion once you've listened to real speakers.
he right yo. Age of the speakers don't matter either. I got 20 year old speakers here that easily beat 'computer speakers'. As with anything, as long as it's in good condition, it's fine.
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No tiny bookshelf or satellite speaker can compare to a big floor standing speaker.
And no 6.5" subwoofer is capable of handing low bass.

With small speakers, the sub that goes with it will be putting out the midbass that a sub is not interned to do and will suffer from localization, so it will sound horrible no matter where you put it. I had a Logitech 2.1 system and the only way to make it sound half decent was to put the sub smack dead in between the two speakers otherwise the music would "pull" to the side where the sub was and it was terrible.
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No tiny bookshelf or satellite speaker can compare to a big floor standing speaker.
Read the title, "Computer Audio Buying Guide!"

Thanks for stating the obvious. Floor standing speakers aren't made for computer use nor their made for near-field listening.

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And no 6.5" subwoofer is capable of handing low bass.
I don't want to sound like a Ludacris video but how low do you need to go?

Everyday music we listen to goes below 60Hz so as long as you have drivers that can reproduce those frequencies you're fine. Low frequencies in gaming are around the 35-40Hz mark and almost all 6.5" bass drivers can produce frequencies lower than 40Hz. Choose a system based on intent and purpose in mind. Floor standing speakers? Big bass drivers? I think you're on the wrong thread buddy because this isn't a "Home Theater Guide".



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I had a Logitech 2.1 system
You can't compare your Logicrap experience to better 2.1 setups like Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 and the Swan M50W. I guess it's OK, you don't know better.
Edited by AzO - 2/19/11 at 4:12pm
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You can't compare your Logicrap experience to better 2.1 setups like Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 and the Swan M50W. I guess it's OK, you don't know better.
So basically, you're saying that I can get a 80$ audio system (Klipsch ProMedia 2.1) that will perdorm better than a 550$ system? Awesome!
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So basically, you're saying that I can get a 80$ audio system (Klipsch ProMedia 2.1) that will perdorm better than a 550$ system? Awesome!
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 for $80? Hook me up with whatever you're smokin' cause it must be some good #%&*. I didn't know Logicrap had 2.1 systems that cost $550, care to show us?

Before you take someone's words out of context next time, be sure you know what you're talking about.
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Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 for $80? Hook me up with whatever you're smokin' cause it must be some good #%&*. I didn't know Logicrap had 2.1 systems that cost $550, care to show us?

Before you take someone's words out of context next time, be sure you know what you're talking about.
I was on my iPod, didn't saw they were used. Here's the link anyway:
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The arrogant sarcasm never ceases to amaze.

So this is a Computer audio thread but the OP has pretty much ruled out anything other than what would be used for a home theater system. By not buying a "repackaged surround system" that leaves only home theater receivers. I don't recall ever seeing any 5.1 channel receivers specifically made for computer use, because they all have tons of video inputs/outputs.

And for the record, I have been swayed away from the Logitech z-5500 because there is no way in hell that it is worth $350. I have 2 sets of towers; one pair with 12" woofers, a midrange, and tweeter, and the other pair has 8" woofers and tweeters. I have a pair of Infinity bookshelfs and I plan to use one for the center. All i need is a receiver, so if you can recommend me a surround sound receiver for a computer, that would help, instead of a home theater one, otherwise this thread is kind of puzzling me. The OP started the discussion about surround sound and it got derailed into a 2.1 discussion, with mud being slung as to which 2.1 setup is better. Well lets put it back on topic, based on the OP intentions. If we rule out packaged surround sound systems, what is left for computer use? Bookshelfs only, and a entry level sub. I'm fine with that but God, what do I do with these towers why not put them to use???

So does anyone make a simple 5.1 receiver specifically designed for computer use that doesn't cost $300 or more? I don't need 20 video inputs.
Edited by aweir - 2/21/11 at 9:09pm
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