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2.0 dillema - speakers for media center

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hi guys,

 

I am trying to get some 2.0 speakers for my living room to connect them to my media center. Approx budget 150-200euros.

 

I have narrowed the search to these 2 models:

 

http://www.amazon.es/Edifier-R2600-Studio-2-0-altavoces/dp/B00AL9ZBZY/ref=sr_1_45?ie=UTF8&qid=1380291646&sr=8-45&keywords=edifier

 

http://www.amazon.es/Behringer-MS40-altavoz-Altavoces-Incorporado/dp/B000IKSIOM/ref=pd_sim_sbs_computers_4

 

Any experience with them? Any suggestion?

 

Thanks

post #2 of 12

If u want to do a 2.0 in a living room for a multi purpose audio set up i.e movies, music, tv, etc i'd have them having some decent low end w/o a dedicated sub? In my case i went with floor standers and it worked out fantastic 

post #3 of 12
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The thing is, I have a huge useless wardrobe/cabinet (I don't know exact English word for that piece of junk) and since it's not my flat, can't get rid of it. That prevents me from going for floor-standers. I can put something like above mentioned speakers on the shelves. I could maybe go for some crazy shelf removal to squeeze the woofer in, but prefer not to. Also, I don't want to go for too big/strong speakers (the shape of the room - long and narrow) since I want to avoid reflections and madness etc.

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Originally Posted by Froiibaad View Post

Also, I don't want to go for too big/strong speakers (the shape of the room - long and narrow) since I want to avoid reflections and madness etc.

I didn't understand what this meant.
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I could maybe go for some crazy shelf removal to squeeze the woofer in, but prefer not to.

Do you mean a subwoofer? Wouldn't need to go in the media center as far it is concerned. In fact, sticking subwoofers in entertainment centers is typically a bad idea.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Please forget the first part. Just a bad experience with acoustics of a long narrow rooms and big speakers.

To the second part, I just tried to explain why I don't consider 2.1 speakers. And since you say the subwoofer is a bad idea, even better. What do you say about the babies from the first post?

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To the second part, I just tried to explain why I don't consider 2.1 speakers. And since you say the subwoofer is a bad idea, even better. What do you say about the babies from the first post?

NO. Sticking subwoofers in entertainment centers is often a bad idea. Subwoofers are good. smily_headphones1.gif

Put a sub outside the media center.
Edited by cel4145 - 9/30/13 at 10:10am
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NO. Sticking subwoofers in entertainment centers is often a bad idea. Subwoofers are good. smily_headphones1.gif

Put a sub outside the media center.

 

Yeah, the last time I tried to cram a 14" subwoofer into my media centre PC case, it didn't turn out so well :D

 

What's up with those Behringers? Shouldn't the tweeters be on opposite sides on the left and right speakers (symmetrical) instead of being identical?

post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
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This is how much space I have. 2 shelves left and right to the screen. And below the screen is where I thought to maybe squeeze the subwoofer in.



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post #9 of 12

That doesn't look like enough space to fit a decent subwoofer. And I would recommend leaving subwoofers on the floor, as that cabinet might rattle or otherwise resonate in unwanted ways if you put the sub on it.

 

It looks like you have enough space to fit some pretty decently sized bookshelf speakers though, so you might not need a sub. Check out Home Theater Review and Stereophile for speaker reviews.

post #10 of 12
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That doesn't look like enough space to fit a decent subwoofer. And I would recommend leaving subwoofers on the floor, as that cabinet might rattle or otherwise resonate in unwanted ways if you put the sub on it.

It looks like you have enough space to fit some pretty decently sized bookshelf speakers though, so you might not need a sub. Check out Home Theater Review and Stereophile for speaker reviews.

+1

And at 150-200 Euros, you'll get better sound out of some decent powered monitors over a 2.1 set.

Do you have anywhere near you that sells musical equipment (guitars, drums, etc.) that also has studio monitors? Might find something good there smily_headphones1.gif
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
The only monitors in the ads I found are krk rokit 5 g3, at 200 pair. But I need an amplifier for them and that goes way over the budget, dont I?


@blueangel2323 Could you, please, give me the links to the reviews you mentioned? It seems I fail to find them.

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Edited by Froiibaad - 10/1/13 at 3:35am
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@blueangel2323 Could you, please, give me the links to the reviews you mentioned? It seems I fail to find them.

http://www.stereophile.com/content/2013-recommended-components-loudspeakers - scroll to the bottom for the reasonably priced stuff

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