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post #1 of 24
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well i am still in my planing phase for my summer overhaul and i was really hoping to get a new sound system for my rig. i am an avid gamer, movie watcher, and usually am blasting the crap out of music.

For games i do mostly FPS and some racing

Movies, a lot of action movies with explosions and such (i wanna be able to feel these)

and for music I listen to pretty much everything so it is hard to say there (iTunes consists of 10998 songs)

my only limitation is that it has to be under 200USD Don't know why i said that, read on to find out.....

what i am pretty much asking is what is the best 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, or even 7.1 system i can get with that price range that will rattle your teeth out

thanks all!

EDIT: found the speakers, looking for sub for speakers for under 250usd (look at post 18)
Edited by h0thead132 - 4/11/11 at 11:25pm
post #2 of 24
It's pretty hard to achieve a high quality audio with a sub at the price point, but the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 should fit that bill. I would say the Swans M10, but they lack bass for movies. The Promedia has a much larger sub though.

Another thing you could do would be refurbished M-Audio AV40s and a separate sub, but then that would run over your limiti.
    
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Originally Posted by aksthem1 View Post
It's pretty hard to achieve a high quality audio with a sub at the price point, but the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 should fit that bill. I would say the Swans M10, but they lack bass for movies. The Promedia has a much larger sub though.

Another thing you could do would be refurbished M-Audio AV40s and a separate sub, but then that would run over your limiti.
200 is a flexible limit, essentially i am trying to see how much money i have to make this summer to get this stuff, so if it is over 200 then i will just have to work a bit harder.
post #4 of 24
Klipsch Promedia 2.1's seem like a good enough option. Be careful with "flexible budget", especially in the audio department, cause costs can really ramp up to chase that "little bit better" (I'm currently suffering that right now ).

M10's are usually a nice suggestion, but don't fit his bill at all, that sub is pretty much a mid-woofer and won't give him the deep bass that he so desires.

The optimal setup for standard computer listening is a good 2.1 system, with good dedicated monitors (KRK Rokit 5, Mackie MR5, NHT SuperZero (I can't vouch for that last one)), with a decent sub (a dayton sub is usually recommended), and a sound card for it all.

Of course this will drive you to pretty much double or at least go 1.5x your budget if you skimp out on something. At your price point, the Promedia's may be your best option.

If you're willing to go $100 more, I'd point you to the Swan M50W, or as mentioned previously, go used on M-Audio AV-40's and a sub
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Be careful with "flexible budget", especially in the audio department, cause costs can really ramp up
This is so true.
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Be careful with "flexible budget", especially in the audio department, cause costs can really ramp up to chase that "little bit better" (I'm currently suffering that right now ).
I did that once and then my bank account started crying that it was empty.
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I hope you were crying in joy in proportion to the amount your bank account cried for having no money
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so by the looks of this in my price range i am not going to get anything much better than what i already have.

i have the older deactivated version of these
Edited by h0thead132 - 4/11/11 at 8:15pm
post #9 of 24
okay CA is horrible... Get yourself some av40s and then buy a sub later on down the road.
Edited by Eagle1337 - 4/11/11 at 8:19pm
post #10 of 24
Don't buy a 2.1-in-a-box, you'll regret it once you appreciate true hi-fi. Buy a good set of 2.0 and be satisfied for now. You won't get tangible bass AND good sound for under $200, so best to wait until you have another $90+ to drop on a sub.

Of course this goes without saying, but 4.1, 5.1 and 7.1 setups are to be absolutely avoided in this price range.

If anyone has recommended Swans M10 yet, that's the only 2.1 I'd recommend. Otherwise, AudioEngine A2 and MAudio AV40 are great options.
Edited by LingLing1337 - 4/11/11 at 8:26pm
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