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Best 2.0 Speakers for small room-- Under $50?

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I am looking for a nice pair of 2.0 speakers. I can't have anything really big on the bass since I am right above people and can't make much noise. I am looking for a solid pair of 2.0 speakers that I can use occasionally (as I have ATH-M50's I use most of the time) when I am looking to use speakers.

 

Anyone have any good suggestions?

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$50 is a bit of a squeeze.

Polk Audio TL1 for < $60

You can get M-Audio Studiophile for under 100.

You can also try looking at the second hand market, ebay or amazon.


Edited by proton007 - 11/15/12 at 10:28pm
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Dayton B652

Lepai TA2020

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Originally Posted by trog View Post

Dayton B652

Lepai TA2020

 

This is by the far the greatest combination for any 2.0 speakers. I've been researching speakers over the past couple days and completely forgot about the mini T amp! Thanks for posting.
This set will produce infinitely superior sound than any basic 2.0 set with the amp included, and is far more aesthetically pleasing in my opinion. You also have 2 input sources, expanding potential. I'm priced out on Amazon at $64.89 for the pair.

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I should have mentioned that I am in Canada--- so that may limit my options 

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Sorry for my amateur question, but what else would you need to setup the Daytons to a Computer since they don't have traditional computer plug ins? 

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Sorry for my amateur question, but what else would you need to setup the Daytons to a Computer since they don't have traditional computer plug ins? 

 

Use regular speaker wire to connect the Daytons to the Lepai, then the Lepai will accept either 3.5mm or RCA coming from your computer. 

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Use regular speaker wire to connect the Daytons to the Lepai, then the Lepai will accept either 3.5mm or RCA coming from your computer. 

That will work fine, but in the future I suggest an external DAC to enter this chain. It will provide a further enhancement in sound.

 

Destroysall.

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I should have mentioned that I am in Canada--- so that may limit my options 


Perhaps Lepai TA2020 off ebay with free ship

Used speakers in a local shop or hifi/audiophile online forums L3000.gif

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That will work fine, but in the future I suggest an external DAC to enter this chain. It will provide a further enhancement in sound.

 

Destroysall.

Where would you setup the DAC in the chain? And why would this improve sound? And what small, inexpensive DAC would you recommend? I'm new to all this quasi-enthusiast level audio engagement as well. Thanks!

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Where would you setup the DAC in the chain? And why would this improve sound? And what small, inexpensive DAC would you recommend? I'm new to all this quasi-enthusiast level audio engagement as well. Thanks!

 

Computer/laptop/compatible tablet or smartphone > USB Cable > USB DAC > Analog interconnect* > Amp > Speaker Cable > Speaker

 

Here's my workstation rig at my temporary table right now: Acer laptop > USB Cable > Ibasso D-Zero USB DAC > stereo 3.5mm to 2xRCA cable from DAC lineout > Swans D1080MkII 08 active speakers. If you'll be using something like the D-Zero with the Dayton speakers and T-amps, you can use it also as a portable amp or DAC-Amp if you have the right source that can work with it.

 

700

 

Laptop is just below that.

 

 

 

 

 

*Depending on what's on the DAC and Amp, you might need to use: stereo 3.5mm to 2xRCA ; or stereo 3.5mm to stereo 3.5mm ; or 2xRCA to 2xRCA.


Edited by ProtegeManiac - 11/18/12 at 12:50am
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