2.1 Speakers on a tight budget.

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  1. JamesAH

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    I want to spend around $200 on some 2.1s and I am looking to get the most out of my money. They will be hooked up to my XBox. They can be computer speakers, a set of regular speakers or pieced together (maybe some bookshelf+sub). If I do end up getting computer speakers for this I have a RCA to anaglog adapter.

    Also, how should I position them in a small room with a flat ceiling?

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    Can anyone else recommend the Logitech speakers? Also, how should I place them?
     
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    I haven't heard those mentioned but the Z-560's that have been discontinued can still be found on pricewatch for about $160. It's a 4.1 set, but the power for the money is unbelievable. 53W per satelite and 188W sub. You can just put two on each side or spread them around.
     
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    The Klipsch 2.1s are supposed to sound pretty good (as far as computer speakers go) too.
     
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    Go to the Klipsch site, click on "store", you can get a set of Promedia 4.1 (without a doubt one of the best multi media systems out there) for 129 bucks.

    That would be your best choice, o btw, the 2.1's cost 100 bucks.
     
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    Klipsch are the best pc speaker you can buy. I have the promedia 4.1's and they rock. My friend has the 2.1's. I highly suggest getting those if you'll be using it in a smallish room. Or spend alittle more and get the 4.1's(mine were like $150 store display bought 5 months ago). Also, the Monster cable upgrade for them makes a huge difference.
     
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    Got them and they are quite hard to beat. They sound almost as good as my NHT SuperZero's quite frankly as long as you don't want to do 100-110 dB.

    Promedia 2.1

    Sharky's
     
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    definately go for the Klipsch. I am on my third set of their speakers (Promedia V.200 4.1, then 5.1, now Ultra 5.1) and can say they are the shit [​IMG]
     
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    So I should get the Klipsch over the Logitech?

    How do I position them in my room?

    Does the monster cable kit hook up my speakers to each other or the speakers to the XBox? Can I get the cables anywhere else if I decide to later?

    Is the Klipsch 2.1 speakers the best 2.1 deal out there that you know of (not just computer speakers, but all 2.1s).
     
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    bump
     
  12. JamesAH

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    Would these:
    w()ww.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=90105096&adid=17073&dcaid=17073
    and a decent sub be better then the Klipsch? Do most subs have left and right inputs?

    Remove the parenthesis from the link.
     
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    SOMEONE, PLEASE!
     
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    Who knows, I don't think too many compare PC and regular bookshelfs speakers and then these exact two. You'd have to get em home and compare. I'd lean to the Klipsch and make it simple.
     
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    Just so I know; do most subs have left and right inputs?
     
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    Yes, but you only need to use one. I would think for a PC setup there will only be one input since it's specifically designed with those speakers and they sometimes use a proprietary connection.
     
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    That's not my question. My question is do most stand-alone sub woofers have analog/RCA in and left and right output for speakers so I can use stereo without a reciever?

    Thanks.
     
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    i have heard both the klipsh and logitec speakers, both are extrodinary speakers. the logitechs however i hind have a more impressive bass.. not by much though, i would take what i could find cheaper, there both top notch computer speakers, klipsh are a little more refined in sound, but logitechs are a tad bassier. good luck though, hope your happy with whatever you pick
     
  19. JamesAH

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    Thank you for your reply.

    *cough*

    *Jumps up and down*

    I have questions here.

    *Jumps some more*

    Did anyone notice that this is for my XBox so it can be computer or regular speakers?

    *jumps even more*

    Does anyone think I just might have the intelligence to piece together two sattelites and a sub?

    In all seriousness, I do appriciate the help I have gotten, but would appriciate even more if a few people took 5-10 minutes out of their time to answer my questions thoroughly, even more so knowing that the majority of those who have posted here have within their knowledge and time to do so but instead patronize me because I am a n00b in this field.

    Thanks.
     
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