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Hello All,

 

I'm going to pick up a 2.1 sound system. My budget is $100, $150 max, I would like a subwoofer but if the speakers are good enough I'm not too picky.

 

Below are the two I'm currently looking at

 

Audyssey - http://www.amazon.com/Audyssey-Lower-East-Media-Speaker/dp/B005FLG3OQ/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Klipsch - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Klipsch---ProMedia-2.1-Speaker-System-(3-Piece)---Black/9382232.p?skuId=9382232&productCategoryId=abcat0515039&id=1218095770265

 

Any advice is appreciated!

 

And if someone can reccommend a 2.0 or 2.1 setup with good bass (I like dubstep), would love to see a custom setup as well!

 

Read this and wasn't sure of the bass output - http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-57439115-47/build-your-own-desktop-stereo-for-under-$70/

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 15

Sometimes Bestbuy has the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 on sale for $99.

 

On eBay a used Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 will sell for $70-$80.

post #3 of 15
For dubstep, best bet would be to go for a good 2.0 setup now, and then buy a Dayton 10" sub once you can save up the money for it. The Dayton will far out perform any sub you can get with even a $200 desktop multimedia system. Most of those are more mid-bass modules than true subs.

Besides, no set of speakers is going to do dubstep justice the way a sub can biggrin.gif

Meanwhile, those Dayton speakers and that Lepai amp would be a great place to start. Get you that much closer to adding a sub later on.
Edited by cel4145 - 1/15/13 at 11:30am
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For dubstep, best bet would be to go for a good 2.0 setup now, and then buy a Dayton 10" sub once you can save up the money for it. The Dayton will far out perform any sub you can get with even a $200 desktop multimedia system. Most of those are more mid-bass modules than true subs.

Besides, no set of speakers is going to do dubstep justice the way a sub can biggrin.gif

Meanwhile, those Dayton speakers and that Lepai amp would be a great place to start. Get you that much closer to adding a sub later on.

With the Lepai amp how do you wire in the sub?

post #5 of 15
Lepai speaker output > Dayton speaker input, then Dayton speaker output > speakers

Adjust the sub crossover to the low roll off of the speakers (probably around 60 to 80hz), and then set the gain (volume) on the sub to match the speaker output. You'll be ready to pump some bass!
post #6 of 15
Lepai LP-2020A+
 
Dayton Audio B652
 
Dayton Audio SUB-1000
 
Total = $164 shipped
 
As for hooking up the sub, you'll use the Hi Level Inputs/Outputs. You can download the manual if you want to see how that looks.
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Originally Posted by weez82 View Post

Lepai LP-2020A+
 
Dayton Audio B652
 
Dayton Audio SUB-1000
 
Total = $164 shipped
 
As for hooking up the sub, you'll use the Hi Level Inputs/Outputs. You can download the manual if you want to see how that looks.

 

Looks like I found my system, Thanks!

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Looks like I found my system, Thanks!

Awesome! Come back and post about how it sounds smily_headphones1.gif
post #9 of 15

just noticed that the B652 is out of stock till end of the month :(. You should look at your local craigslist to see if you can score a deal on some speakers. Or wait for the B652's to get restocked. Those are hard to beat at $30

post #10 of 15
Amazon has the Dayton speakers for $17 more and the Lepai amp for $5 less. Because you get free shipping from Amazon on that, probably works out close to the same.
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Awesome! Come back and post about how it sounds smily_headphones1.gif

 

Speakers/AMP are here and sound great! Subwoofer will be here Monday, i'll write back then!

post #12 of 15

I had the same amp and speakers for a couple months without a sub. Then I added my sub, and of course, the difference is night and day. You're really going to love it once you get that sub hooked up! It's going to take your system to an entirely different level.

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I had the same amp and speakers for a couple months without a sub. Then I added my sub, and of course, the difference is night and day. You're really going to love it once you get that sub hooked up! It's going to take your system to an entirely different level.

+1

Especially for dubstep! LOL
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+1

Especially for dubstep! LOL

holy hell the sub came in early and it sounds epic, THING IS HUGE

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holy hell the sub came in early and it sounds epic, THING IS HUGE

Yep. You bought a real sub instead of a wimpy desktop multimedia system sub. (hehe) smily_headphones1.gif

When you get a chance, try a DVD or Bluray of one of the 4 to 5 star movies in this list created by the AVS subwoofer forum: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1333462/the-new-master-list-of-bass-in-movies-with-frequency-charts. Those have scenes with serious bass.
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