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post #11 of 21
A5 is not 2.1, it's 2.0. It wont come with a sub.

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Originally Posted by SpookedJunglist View Post
I would love for someone to try out the Corsair sp2200s

They seem nice on paper. I really need a nice little system to hook up to my turn tables just for around the house play. I just expect good reproduction for my friends who are listening.
SP2200 is $100, OP can do better with $300.

Considering his budget, he can get the SP2500. I read a bad review on the SP2200. Havent seen a bad review on the SP2500 yet.
Edited by ThumperSD - 3/26/11 at 10:22am
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post #12 of 21
The only decent speakers I've ever owned are my new Audioengines, the P4's, but I paired them with a a Craigslist Receiver and I love them. I plugged in a Xonar DX this afternoon and am not sure it's made that big a difference to my particular ear. I'll add a sub when I get to it.

Anyway, consider this another vote of confidence in Audioengine quality.
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post #13 of 21
It cost just a hair more than your budget, but if you dont mind spending a bit more the superzero 2.1 paired up with a dac/amp/receiver is ear love.
post #14 of 21
Overclockersclub had a review on the SP2200's.

Said the bass was overwhelming, and that the bass control is not a bass volume pot, but rather a crossover pot.

Midrange was honkish as well.
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post #15 of 21
Buy a good stereo receiver and get a good set of stereo hifi speakers. I mean what do you want, a piddly little speaker getting dwarfed by your monitor or something that looks like this:

Edited by Mygaffer - 3/26/11 at 6:33pm
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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post
Buy a good stereo receiver and get a good set of stereo hifi speakers. I mean what do you want, a piddly little speaker getting dwarfed by your monitor or something that looks like this:
Preferably something that can fit under on top of my desk and provides good audio quality. I just want the best bang for buck for $300-$350. The ones you posted look nice, but it just wouldn't work with my room.
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post #17 of 21
Z-5500's...I love mine
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post #18 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Limes View Post
Preferably something that can fit under on top of my desk and provides good audio quality. I just want the best bang for buck for $300-$350. The ones you posted look nice, but it just wouldn't work with my room.
I totally understand what you mean, they barely fit in mine. Still, you can get SOOO much more than computer speakers for your price range. These are my other, more compact speakers:

They sound awesome, really as good as my Tower II speakers, and I got them from Goodwill for $30. (I had to spend over $100 shipping and repairing, but still, first bad set I have ever got from a thrift store)

Honestly, you can get killer stuff sooo cheap at thrift stores. There was a good Marantz stereo receiver at my local store recently and Marantz doesn't make anything bad. They wanted $30. You had to buy the remote but still well worth it. If I didn't already have waay to much audio stuff I would have bought it. Just keep your eyes open and you can spend less than your budget and get a killer setup.
Edited by Mygaffer - 3/26/11 at 6:45pm
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post #19 of 21
I don't like my logitech 5.1. It was cheap though. You cannot go wrong with Bose my friend.
 
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post #20 of 21
Quote:
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I don't like my logitech 5.1. It was cheap though. You cannot go wrong with Bose my friend.
Bose... eh...
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