Originally Posted by FLCL
I'm trying to find out some good bookshelf speakers and a sub to pair them with so I can try to narrow down my search a bit more. I'm primarily going to be using these for movies and music. A good amount of techno so tight bass with some punch is what I'm after, but I'm not a real "bass head" or anything, balance is important, I just enjoy some good bass. Also to feel the movies a bit more which I'm afraid bookshelf speakers are going to be lacking in that field, what do you think? Here some of either the names or models that I've seen recommended:
- Klipsch B-2 Synergy Bookshelf speakers (I've read these are pretty good speakers even without a sub)
- Polk Audio bookshelf (name comes up but usually no specific model)
- Audioengine A2 (I've read these can be great for bass when paired with a sub)
- Audioengine A5 (haven't read great things for the price +out of budget)
-m200MKII (way out of my budget)
I'm looking to spend around $200, but I can stretch to around $250ish and maybe
$300 if really needed. At present time, my laptop is the source and I have a USB DAC (D4 mamba) that can be used . The Lepai Tripath TA2020 amp seems to be a good fit for the type of setup I'm looking for so thats taken care of. So I'm really looking for suggestions on good bookshelf speakers that can be paired with a sub for bass if needed in the price range. I'll be trying to find a place to audition them if possible as well. Thanks for all the help! (sorry if it was long D: )
I all ways recommend Polk Audio because they are usually on sale, with free shipping and zero sales tax somewhere.
So they are a good value, your not going to overpay for what you get.
The cheapest and still decent sub-woofer is the Velodyne VX-11, and it's a $150 minimum, when on sale.
Trying to get computer audio to work with separate speakers and a sub is not easy.
So it might just be better to spend your cash on the best 2.0 setup you can find.
Maybe the Swam D1080 IV.