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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Its been awhile since ive messed with speakers in general, last time wouldve been when i installed a system into my car back in highschool. But i probably knew more then than i do now because i forgot it all haha

 

But anyways, i was going to use a pair of M-Audio speakers and hang them from the shelf thats above my desk angled towards me... and thats about as far ive gotten. Only reason i chose M-Audio is because ive heard the AV-40s and i they sounded good enough for me. But my friend also had an interface since he was into producing and wanted one for his microphones etc.

 

After looking at their main site i notice they have an even more expensive set of 2.1's and a sub.

 

I would prefer a speaker setup similiar to what the M-Audio speakers are + sub. And an interface/DAC to keep the signal clean, not necessarily for power since all those speakers have built in amps which is nice for space saving.

post #2 of 10
I recommend putting all your money towards speakers for now. You'll typically get way more bang for your buck out of better speakers than investing in a DAC (unless you have a really old computer).

What is your budget?
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

I just need something to tie everything in to one unit. Since i dont see how i could hook two speakers and a sub to my PC. The optical is already being used and i only have one Audio Out, and one USB port open.

 

Its new Mini ITX build so it doesnt have as many ports as a standard mobo.

 

I dont really have a budget. If its what i want ill buy it, but i dont need needlessly expensive speakers with gold flaked housing and platinum grills. lol


Edited by HE1RO - 2/16/14 at 9:45am
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Originally Posted by HE1RO View Post

I just need something to tie everything in to one unit. Since i dont see how i could hook two speakers and a sub to my PC. The optical is already being used and i only have one Audio Out, and one USB port open.

What are you using the optical out for?
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Originally Posted by HE1RO View Post

I dont really have a budget. If its what i want ill buy it, but i dont need needlessly expensive speakers with gold flaked housing and platinum grills. lol

That doesn't help at all. Better to express a budget. Many of us have expensive audio equipment because it performs well, not because of aesthetics. The best anyone can do for you is recommend what they would buy given a certain budget.
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

Right now the Optical is being used for an Astro A40 gaming headset i got awhile back as a present.

 

Most id spend right now is 400.

post #6 of 10
You could get a Asus Xonar DX (or D1) sound card, that would allow you to use its line outs for the speakers and the optical output for the headphones.

Also give the Corsair SP2500 2.1 setup a look.
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

I cant do a soundcard. My one slot is being used by a GTX 780. lol

 

But ill give a look at the corsair setup.

 

Even a home stereo system would be ok. I have an old Philips Stereo that ive been using that has a USB input. I have room for something like that... but it seems alot of the older brands are not as good they used to be, especially Sony. My cousin bought a system a couple weeks ago and was very disappointed.


Edited by HE1RO - 2/16/14 at 10:55am
post #8 of 10

Might he be better off getting a used set of Klipsch Promedia 2.1's?  I see them in my area all the time for about $60-$150.

post #9 of 10

I want Genelecs. But they for 4 grand.

post #10 of 10

You can get a used pair of Dynaudio C1s for like $3500 on audiogon, better than a honking pair of Genelecs :-D

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