Need help with 2.1 system homemade build!
Oct 17, 2011 at 3:05 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 10

zoidbergas

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Hello everyone!
 
Plain and simple i've been brought here becuase my logitech z2300 finally blew out on me so i figured i would take the custom build route. It seems that you get more bang for your buck and everything just sounds nicer with a custom build.
 
So far i've come up with these two products.
 
 

[size=1.4em] Polk Audio PSW Series PSW505 12" Powered Subwoofer Each[/size]

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=82-290-130&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=4#scrollFullInfo
 
 

[size=1.4em] Polk Audio Monitor30 Series II Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker (Black) Pair[/size]

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=82-290-
200&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=5#scrollFullInfo
 
I need to know where to find an amp that will be sufficient enough to handle these. 
Thanks!
 
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If anyone has a better combination that would be fine. I'm looking to spend around $300-350 (amp, speakers, sub etc.). I'm throwing a party in three weeks and would like something that is extremely bumpin but with also clear sound.
 
Oct 17, 2011 at 5:04 AM Post #2 of 10

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Great choice of speakers, but if you are willing to push the price up a bit, you can get the Monitor40s for only $40 more:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290203
 
For the sub I would go with a Dayton sub instead:
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-635
 
Now for an amp.  I would recommend this T-Amp.  It should be powerful enough to run both the speakers and the sub.
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-383
 
Finally, to plug it all in:
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=109-040
 
 
You can always add a DAC later on down the road, but for now, this should last you for a while...(until you get upgrade fever).
 
 
Oct 17, 2011 at 5:46 AM Post #3 of 10

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The subwoofer that i orginally chose looks like it has more watts to it then the one you linked me too. Will i notice a huge difference? Or does it just sound better?
 
Other than that everything looks sexy. I cannot wait three weeks for this party!
 
Oct 17, 2011 at 6:16 AM Post #4 of 10

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M30IIs typically go on sale on Egg anywhere from $85-99 (or hit eBay/Amazon) so if you could spend more hit the M40IIs or Infinity Primus P162 from Crutchfield
 
Oct 17, 2011 at 10:53 AM Post #5 of 10

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The dayton subs are loud because they have very efficient drivers, the 10" is 94db 1watt@1metre with 100 or so watts it's output is in the 110db range at 1metre which is enough for house party, if that's not enough then I suggest the behringer b1800x pro.
 
The speakers suggested are to weedy for a party, the Infinity Primus P162 should hold up well, but most bookshelfs will break-up and sound like there shouting at high volumes, you need floor standers really, the behringer b2031p is the only bookshelf I know of that would be ok as a party speaker it does not break up at high volumes, and you can get over 110db out of it at 1 metre with a powerful enough amp but it will take you over budget.
 
Oct 18, 2011 at 3:16 PM Post #7 of 10

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Hello again! The subwoofer, amp, and wires arrived today still waiting on the speakers from new egg. However, I do have some semi good/crappy bookshelf speakers that i have hooked up right now just to see how the subwoofer sounds but i'm getting so sound out of the woofer. The green light turns on, i messed with the gain, frequency knobs etc nothing. How I have it set up... Both bookshelf speakers are hooked up correctly into the amp and sound comes out both of them. I have the red and white RCA cable going from out of woofer in to the amp. Still nothing out of the sub. 
 
However there is a disclaimer in the AMP manual that says RCA line in gets disconncted when plugging aux into the front jack. Any suggestions?
 
Oct 18, 2011 at 4:11 PM Post #9 of 10

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That did the trick. I had the gain and frequency up at half, amp at 75%. Plugged in my phone with a song already playing. I would be lieing if i said my insides didn't shake haha. Thank you guys for everything this forum has been very helpful! I'll return back when the speakers arrive.
 
 

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