Originally Posted by a1strank
So I bought a z-2300 sub..and I was wondering which pair of speakers are the best to hook them up to..and that has to be compatible of course ( I assume pretty much anything is compatible with it)...I was looking at the M-Audio AV40..are there any good alternatives? Price is cheap as possible..but also having great performance..I plan to hook these up to my computer and I mainly listen to music and light gaming. I am willing to spend more if the price is right and if it is worth it. Thanks for the suggestions. I might even pick up an AV30..money is kinda tight but I don't know which one is worth it
EDIT: I have an old school Pioneer SX-205 receiver that's just sitting around..maybe I can get some use out of it if I purchase some kind of bookshelf speakers?? Suggestions?? Thanks
SPEC for the receiverPioneer USA - SX-205 - A/V Receivers
Would it work with something like this?Amazon.com: Sony SS-B1000 5 1/8-Inch Bookshelf Speakers (Pair): Electronics
Hmm... Although this is not a very difficult problem to solve, IMO- first, can you return the sub? If not, it's ok
The issue is: the best compatible satellite speakers for the z2300 sub is it's original z2300 satellite speakers. Cuz if you decide to use this sub and pair it with any other speaker, I'm afraid that the crossover (in sub) won't work to your advantage for maximum sound quality... Because the crossover is currently at about 150hz or so. This means that anything you get, usually, would respond well below 150hz (example:most decent speakers will respond to about 90hz) ... So because the logitech crossover is at 150hz, then you'd be underusing and underpowering your satellites: which will yeild less than optimum sound quality.
Now luckily, you have solutions: 2 of them.
1. Get a splitter : y adapter for your RCA output (usually $5-10)... This will split your computer signal from one to two.
Then hook your logitech sub to one of them... Then you can get the av30 or av40 to the other one. Note: do NOT connect the av40 or av30 (or any powered speakers) to this sub... It'll probably blow them up.
2. This option is probably the best one: use your pioneer reciever. Hope it has spdif inputs: either optical or coaxil cable. Then connect the logitech sub to the reciever's sub-out. Then get some decent passive speakers - must be passive. Since you are hooking up to amp-reciever.