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Bookshelf speakers Recommendation & Setup

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by kuppal, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. kuppal

    kuppal Auditioning

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    I am looking to hookup a good bookhelf speaker set and a sub with my computer. Originally I was interested in buying a box setup such as Klipsch promedia or Logitech Z623 . But now I am thinking to go for a passive setup.
    What will be the recommended setup keeping in mind a max budget of 250.
    I thought of going with this :
    1. ) Polk Audio R150 Two-way bookshelf loudspeaker Pair(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290039)
    2. ) Topping TP30 (http://www.amazon.com/Topping-TP30-Digital-Amplifier-USB-DAC/dp/B005D7SKWK/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1352315032&sr=8-9&keywords=class+t+amplifier
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    3.) Polk Audio Subwoofer PSW-10 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290034
    Also, how is the setup done. Are bookshelf speakers connected to an amplifier , or is it just the subwoofer that is connected to an amplifier, and then bookshelf are plugged to the subwoofer ?
     
  2. Dave Upton

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    Generally, you would need to have some sort of pre-out to make the subwoofer work unless you want it in the path with your speakers. Since most T-Amp/DAC combinations don't offer a sub pre-out, I recommend running the subwoofer in chain between the amp and speakers. Also, i'd recommend this sub instead:
    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-628
     
  3. schan1269

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    I recommend any sub with a daisy chain. Preferably one with high pass filtering. But that isn't going to exist at your price point.
    The high level on that Dayton might do filtering at 80hz..
     
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    That's why i'm partial to the Dayton. While not true "bass management" the crossover knob will accomplish enough to get by.
     

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