Hello all, as the title states I am looking to move away from my Logitech Z5500 speaker system to a 2.0/1 bookshelf system. My source will be my computer and my main uses are for music, watching anime, and some gaming. The 5.1 system is nice for the latter two aspects (mainly the anime), but I imagine I will adjust assuming I can get better sound quality out of the bookshelves.
My main motivation from moving away from this setup is that I hope to build a new computer sometime in the near future. My current rig uses an HT Omega Striker soundcard and, don't get me wrong, it is nice. Thing is, I often boot between Windows/Linux and getting working audio drivers for the thing has caused many headaches between the two operating systems.
That said, the Dayton B652s have caught my eye. I've read several articles that pair it up with a Lepai LP-2020A+ amplifier for pleasing results on the cheap. That said, do you think the quality will beat my current speakers?
My planned setup would be going from the computer's on-board audio to a USB DAC of some sort (since on-board audio irks me, I am thinking the Schiit Modi) -> to the Lepai -> Dayton B652. If I wanted to add a sub to the system, how would I go about doing that? I only see L/R hook-ups for the mentioned components...
I am thinking this system will be pretty universal across any OS I happen to use -- no driver mess to deal with. My only concern is the sound quality. I am obviously open to suggestions, but let me know what you think.
EDIT: Forgot to mention my budget -- the cheaper the better, though I will consider pretty much anything reasonable. $500 is probably the upper limit, though...
Edited by fusedpro - 5/17/13 at 6:51am