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A sad day for me. I need some assistance in making a choice.

post #1 of 8
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Back in 2004 I purchased a set of speakers for my computer. After researching everything I could find and listening to them in the store I ended up buying a set of Logitech Z-2300 2.1 speakers. Now back in 2004 there were only really two choices for someone that was looking for a premium speaker set. The Logitech Z-2300 and the Klipsch Pro Media 2.1...

 

Last night the amplifier in my speakers died... I am now in the market for a replacement set of speakers and it appears that the market is 'fat' with choices.

 

5.1 and 7.1 really dont have a place on my computer desk... and 2.1 speakers work just fine for me as most of music is only in stereo anyway.

 

With that in mind... what would your choices be? Or should I just pull the amplifier and rebuild it?

 

Thanks in advance for all the help.

post #2 of 8

Depends on your budget. For me I find using optical out from MB or soundcard and connecting it to a receiver is the way to go because then you are not limited to just computer speakers, but it is a more costly way to go too. I really like Energy RC1 speakers with an Energy 8" sub but that cost me over $800.00 CAD, and then another $400.00 for the receiver.

 

 

Audio Engine is a good pick for self powered computer speakers though.

 

http://ncix.com/search/?categoryid=0&q=audio+engine

post #3 of 8
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Well rebuilding the amp will cost only 20 - 40 USD.

 

I have never had any complaints with the speakers... 9 years is a long time to have a computer component... the only other computer component that I still have that is of that age is an IBM spring buckle PS/2 keyboard... but you could use that to stop a charging bull rhino.

 

I guess I could afford a few hundred dollars towards this... but, only if it is going to be a fairly impressive improvement over what I have now.

post #4 of 8
Honestly, if you think you can rebuild them on the cheap, and you are satisfied with the sound from them, and you have a bit of an attachment to them... just go for it! You can chase a dragon, or you can go with what you know makes you happy...
post #5 of 8
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Yeah, I upgraded the speakers with some DIY monitors from parts express. The subwoofer is a really nice unit and it does sound quite nice. I guess for the money it might be best to just repair the amplifier. It is very easy to tell when a capacitor lets go.

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Originally Posted by Wyre View Post
 

Yeah, I upgraded the speakers with some DIY monitors from parts express. The subwoofer is a really nice unit and it does sound quite nice. I guess for the money it might be best to just repair the amplifier. It is very easy to tell when a capacitor lets go.

Maybe repair the Logitechs and then get something with a good DAC chip to plug the Z2300 into?

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

I am using a Schiit Audio DAC and headphone amp to a pair of Audio-Techinca ATH-A900X and output to the the Logitechs. The front channels were replaced with a pair of "Overnight Sensation" DIY monitors from Parts Express. Overall the sound quality is quite good.

post #8 of 8

Behringer MS 40 or similar pro-company (Alesis, Art) manufactured active speakers with inbult dac and headphone amp probably would be the best option (at low cost). Around 200 usd you would have a rig, which has all the necessary functions. Done by a pro-company, so solid engineering, cost controll is a must, while quality is reflecting price (which is not necessarily a must in many so called hifi gear designed for stunning look and to be a niche product with certain coloration of sound). You could not go wrong with such a product. You can also add a subwoofer and you have the full sound-spectrum. 

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