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Hi,

I currently own a Sony STRDN1000 AV reciever and Boston Acoustics Soundware XS 5.1 speakers but have decided (after moving house) to put them in another room with my Blu Ray player and HDTV.

So now I'm looking for a decent set of speakers for my PC. I don't want to go as far as a 5.1 setup as I simply don't have the space (my desktop was cluttered with my XS speakers before and despite it being quite large it's also going to be shared with my wife in the near future when we get another matching desk) so a 2.1 setup is probably more ideal (I definitely want a subwoofer though I wouldn't complain about getting a centre aswell on top of the 2.1) though I wont disregard any good quality 5.1 setups if they are a worthwhile purchase.

I will be running through onboard channels as I don't have space to fit a soundcard on my motherboard with the Crossfired GPUs, and find setting up through HDMI on my GPU a pain (as I use DVI to get 120hz for my monitor). Speakers are primarily for music and gaming. Headphones have been considered but disregarded as I want to be able to hear my daughter if I'm on my PC (ie: have more awareness of my surroundings).

I live in the UK and am open to all suggestions upto around £150 providing it's worthwhile quality. Any good links to reccommended sites to browse would also be appreciated.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 4
Acoustic Energy Aego M £99

They're usually around £150, OCUK usually do them for about £130 but they are on offer this week - I don't think you'd find anything better for the money (when they cost £130). You can also buy a single satellite from Acoustic Energy to use as a center, the sub has 3 speaker outputs
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£119 including VAT.

Nice looking though.

Thanks for the link.
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Settled for a set of Haman Kardon Soundstick III's in the end. Absolutely stunning audio! I'm pleasantly shocked by how good these actually are.
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