Originally Posted by h0thead132
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
EDIT: found the speakers, looking for sub for speakers for under 250usd (look at post 18)
How about something that is very close to $280, but has a lot of potential to become a very good system later on as you get more funds? Get a decent entry level receiver and some decent bookshelf speakers. A good enough receiver to power it all, but without breaking the bank.
Yamaha 5.1 RX-V367
- Promo Code: EMCKFJH22 (totals to $150 shipped).
Polk Audio Monitor40 Series (pair)
- $130 shipped. Sometimes you can find them onsale, so check amazon too. Also, cherry finish or black finish available depending on taste. These bookshelf speakers are solid for the price, you won't even need a sub to enjoy big explosions. Later down the road, add a real sub when you can afford a real sub (don't get a $100 sub). And later, you could also add a center channel, and surround speakers for a full on 5.1 setup.
Polk Audio PSW505 12" Powered SUb
- $230 shipped. Excellent sub for the price tag. Matches the monitor40 series too. Something you add later when you can afford it. Later down the road, I would add another set of monitor40's for surround (only if music/games, if for movies, move to monitor30's instead) and a c-series for center channel.
If you're gonna throw down the money, I would start like that. It gets you good quality entering into the audio game, but keeps you in the game by giving you the ability to add to it with more good quality stuff. Building a nicely powered and quality sounding audio setup is very costly, but with the above, you can get into it for a very good price. Even the audiophiles have some respect for the polk audio monitor40's and that 12" sub listed, they have great range and sound for the money. Highly recommended for entry level if you're not looking to spend over $1000 for serious equipment (just to start even).
Very best, Edited by MalVeauX - 4/12/11 at 7:14am