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post #1 of 14
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Hey Guys,

  

   This is my first thread,

 

I was wonder in what is the best 2.1 speaker system for around $150

 

 

 

 

Here are some of the speakers I have already looked at

 

Klipsch Promedia 2,1

 

Logitech z623

 

Swan m10

 

I listen to most genres of music, rock, jazz, pop, rap dubstep. I would prefer the bass to be a little on the heavier side.

 

Any replies would be much appreciated

post #2 of 14
For a little more than $150, get this speaker and amp: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-57439115-47/build-your-own-desktop-stereo-for-under-$70/

Then get the Dayton SUB800. Or if you want even more bass, step up to the Dayton SUB1000. biggrin.gif
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by emc726 View Post

I was wonder in what is the best 2.1 speaker system for around $150

Here are some of the speakers I have already looked at

Klipsch Promedia 2,1

Logitech z623

Swan m10

I would think the Dayton audio 2.1 would sound good for the price ($150).

Or buy used klipsch Pro Media off eBay for around $80?

post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

For a little more than $150, get this speaker and amp: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-57439115-47/build-your-own-desktop-stereo-for-under-$70/

Then get the Dayton SUB800. Or if you want even more bass, step up to the Dayton SUB1000. biggrin.gif

So I would run the speaker wire from the amp to the subwoofer, and then run the wire from the subwoofer to the  speakers?

post #5 of 14
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So I would run the speaker wire from the amp to the subwoofer, and then run the wire from the subwoofer to the  speakers?

Yes. Exactly smily_headphones1.gif
post #6 of 14

From my experience the Klipsch Promedia is amazing. Klipsch is a reputable speaker brand that makes everything from budget bookshelf speakers all the way to 10K each floorstanders, I have a set of Klipsch Heresy's from the 80's and they sound amazing. I like the Promedia because it has real horn tweeters and woofers on the satellites, and that 8' sub hits very hard. I would probably choose one of the older Promedias with the detachable speaker wires and heavier sub because I've heard of reliability issues with the newer ones, It seems that the older ones are built better. Buy from an established speaker manufacturer! 

post #7 of 14

I bought Klipsch Promedia 2.1 last month and I just love the sound quality and the bass is amazing even when the dial is only 1/4 up. With the volume just 1/2 way up, I think it can damage you ear.

post #8 of 14
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I like the Promedia because it has real horn tweeters and woofers on the satellites, and that 8' sub hits very hard.

The Promedia 2.1 has a 6.5" subwoofer, not 8": http://www.klipsch.com/promedia-2-1-computer-speakers
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


The Promedia 2.1 has a 6.5" subwoofer, not 8": http://www.klipsch.com/promedia-2-1-computer-speakers

 

You see! It hits so hard that you think it's an 8"! biggrin.gif
post #10 of 14
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I used to own the Promedia 2.1. It doesn't hit that hard. LOL
post #11 of 14

Thinking out of the box for a moment.. I lived in china some years ago and being the electronics junkie that I am, I set out to find some good chinese speakers and these were what came out:

http://www.edifier.com/eng2005/product/s0005_00.html

The company makes everything from the cheapest little plastic 9.99 to amplified monitors that lets say are not cheap. If anyone gets a chance to grab one of these or their newer counterparts, its a no brainer..

post #12 of 14

When I was demoing for my stereo setup, I couldn't stand the sound of the Klipsch. The horn tweeters were too harsh for my tastes. I ended up with some B&Ws instead. My budget was a bit higher than yours though. There seems to be a love or hate relationship with the Klipsch sound. I don't know if that same sound transfers to their headphones. I highly recommend you demo the Klipsch if at all possible.

post #13 of 14

Where's the love for the (classic) Harman/Kardon soundsticks III? Might be $10 overbudget but worth it. I used to have them, but since ":upgraded" to 2.0 systems (GLA-55, MM-1), but those are more expensive. The (now rare) Antec Soundscience *might* be under $150, if you can find one.

 

ALSO. This isn't a 2.1 system, but there's been a huge price drop on the Klipsch G17 Airplay (2 woofers, 2 tweeters) on amazon, and the SQ on those is phenomenal compared to the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 (hated cuz bass is muddy) and the Z623

post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
I own nothing apple so the air play capability is useless, I was thinking About using an old insignia receiver I just dug out of my garage a pair of pinnacle speakers and an infinity woofer
Edited by emc726 - 8/4/13 at 10:56am
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