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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hey, I cant say I'm a huge audiophile but last time I purchased headphones I decided to make an informed decision by coming here and was immensely pleased with the result (I purchased a pair of SE215's).

 

Now, I am looking for some sub $100 speakers for my desktop. I'm currently looking at these 3 items:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Genius-SW-G2-1-1250-Speaker-System/dp/B0056BPUQC/ref=cm_cd_ql_qh_dp_t
http://www.amazon.com/Creative-GigaWorks-Multimedia-BasXPort-Technolgy/dp/B001S14DYO/ref=cm_cd_ql_qh_dp_t
http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-980-000402-Speaker-System-Z623/dp/B003VAHYTG/ref=cm_cd_ql_qh_dp_t

they are:

 

Genius SW-G2.1 1250 2.1 Speaker System

Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II

Logitech Z623

 

If I'm missing anything or you have any input I'd greatly appreciate anything.

post #2 of 8
Thread Starter 

I've also just been recommended this by a 4chan board

 

Quote:

get cheap good rated bookshelf speakers
lepai a2020 amplifier
ca to aux and 2x2m copper speaker wire

 

along with these speakers:

http://www.amazon.com/Micca-MB42-Bookshelf-Speakers-Tweeter/dp/B009IUIV4A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385827890&sr=8-1&keywords=bookshelf+speakers

 

And knowing this is possible I now feel totally out of my depth!

 

You should also know that I am not too concerned with bass or god quality at max volume. Of course I like to listen to everything as loud as possible without too much damage to my ears, but my main concern is that I am in an apartment and do not want to be a disturbance.


Edited by selky - 11/30/13 at 9:18am
post #3 of 8

I can't really comment on specific speaker brands, but I'd definitely go with the Lepai and cheap passive speakers over powered computer speakers, personally. 

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

I was recommended an adapter and two RCA cables, but the amp already has RCA slots- would there be any issue in purchasing


http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021814&p_id=2864&seq=1&format=2

to feed to the speakers directly from the RCA slots

 

and

 

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021812&p_id=5576&seq=1&format=2

to feed into either my PC or someone elses music player?

post #5 of 8

I am confused. You use speaker wire to connect the Lepai to the speakers. RCA cables will not connect to the speaker outs of the Lepai, nor will they connect to the input terminals of passive speakers. Look at the back of the Lepai: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/714tYMTOWqL._SL1500_.jpg -- the bare ends of speaker wire go into those 4 holes. You can't fit an RCA plug in there. The Lepai does have RCA inputs though. Those speakers have binding posts on the back. You could use banana plugs, or there should be a hole where you can insert bare wire. 

The second cable would work for connecting a PC or music player to the Lepai. 

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

I'm sorry, I dont know jack about it and I've been trying to wrap my head around it all day. I swear I'm not totally brain dead haha. I've never worked with bare wire in this context before.

Is there any reason I would want RCA to aux instead of aux to aux for my input?

post #7 of 8
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Is there any reason I would want RCA to aux instead of aux to aux for my input?

Nope, shouldn't be any difference between the two inputs. Just differently shaped plugs.
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Cool, thanks for the help- ordering now!

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