I've got some BOSE Accoustimass 10 speakers lying around and no way to connect them to my computer.
Looking for a cheap solution, just a receiver that could output a decent wattage and connect to the computer via a 3.5mm cable.
That's why they're crappy
Are there any cheap 2.1 or even 2.0 systems with real deep bass?
I have an old Logitech 5.1 gaming speaker system that's rated at 280W RMS (560 peak) and the specs were surprisingly honest. They rated the lower limit of the subwoofer at 35Hz, and it sounds pretty much full power by 40Hz.
The EQ curve for the A2s looks pretty disgusting but apparently it sounds quite neutral. If they were to build in EQ, I don't see why didn't start the bass boost much lower instead of bloating the mids. And I would've tuned the bass port to no higher than 60Hz. But all in all, I'd say bass performance looks really impressive for a tiny 2.75" woofer.
I never said I was looking for a subwoofer.
I need some sort of receiver/amp solution for 2 speakers.
These speakers were very expensive when they were purchased. How could a cheap pair of computer speakers sound better? Explain.
Worst case scenario, I could get a PC sub/reciever and connect the BOSE speaker to it. Only catch is, it would need a high wattage.
Yes, these speakers were purchased when I was 10. It wasn't until I began visiting this site, becoming a novice audiophile and purchasing my HD 600's that I realized the truth about BOSE speakers.
So, you're saying that these particular speakers were simply designed to only be used with a subwoofer?
Yes, I've turned the subwoofer off from time to time. Usually, I just keep it on the lowest setting and crank the treble up, so I'm not really a bass-phile.
Well, if I absolutely need a subwoofer, then the only option would be a sub/amp combo. I don't know why it wouldn't crossover.. I've been using the G500 sub with the BOSE speakers and it's been fine.
But you're saying that I should use bookshelfs instead because they don't require a subwoofer to sound good, is that it? I already own bookshelf speakers - Polk Audio Monitor 30's.
Only problem is, I need this to sit on a small desk, so they'd have to be satellites. Also, this wouldn't solve my amp problem, which is the reason I originally started this thread.
Okay, but I don't want something big or expensive.
Is there any way of getting around the lack of bass without going straight to a bookshelf? Perhaps a small sub?