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I'll be changing living arrangements relatively soon, and need to get some smaller speakers than the technics I currently have.

What're some decent (Read: Not super-fantastical-magic-make-me-orgasm-out-my-ears) bookshelf speakers for around $100?
Preferably ones that can carry enough bass on their own so I dont need a sub.

Also I have an amp, so "pc ready" speakers arent a requirement.
Edited by hglazm - 2/26/11 at 11:42am
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are pretty good for sub $100 speakers. The AV40s can be had for about $140.
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Originally Posted by candy_van View Post
M-Audio AV30s are pretty good for sub $100 speakers. The AV40s can be had for about $140.
I probably should have mentioned that I already have an amp, so them coming with 3.5mm jacks isnt a requirement (if that affects your recommendation at all)
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I use SS-B1000's (google product search linky). They compared well to Boston Acoustics CS23's that I'd listened to in the same power level, but at half the price. not quite as musical and detailed as the CS23s, but had more punch to them. they're cheap suckers if you just need to project some music through a room/house.

solid low-end, although it can't hold a candle to a good sub but that's to be expected. they play musically enough with classical and do an acceptable job at classic rock and modern rock variations.

coincidentally, the Bostons are on a refurb sale.
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