Hi, I know there have been a few threads about just getting started in the audio world, but I had my own specific issue I can't seem to get over.
Before I start, I should mention I'm simply in my bedroom looking to get a good 2 channel (or 2.1) setup for mostly music (FLAC and 320kbps), and some gaming, that wont break my very small budget (<$100)
I have an old pair of Polk Audio satellites that are meant to add onto a home theater system (to make a 5.1 or 7.1) that I was planning to use for a starter 2 channel setup with either a DTA-1 amp or a used AV-receiver off craigslist. From what I've read, however, that wouldn't be a very good starting setup sound-wise. It's either new bookshelf speakers and an amp, or receiver, but then I'm stuck not knowing which source to get, I'm in a pickle!
So basically I have three questions that I come to you guys with:
1. What is the best source to use? I had a few options on craigslist, a vintage STR-7045 from Sony or an onkyo TX-sr302, or just a simple t-amp: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?PartNumber=310-300 (all range from $20-45)
2. How should I go about getting my speakers? I only have barely $75 to spend so I figured either:
-the Dayton speakers http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-652 ($35)
-my Polk audio surround satellites http://www.crutchfield.com/S-wkWNh3rvKhK/p_107RM2350B/Polk-Audio-RM2350-Black.html (free but I have no idea how they sound as I can't test them)
3. I'm just throwing this in here, but in the event that I did go with the 2 channel amp, how would I go about adding in a sub woofer? I'm a bit of a bass head and I'm sure eventually I'll want to add one once I have the money.
I apologize if my thread is all over the place. I appreciate any help you guys can provide, thanks!