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    I'm finally making the switch..

    To quality 2.1 computer speakers. Without a doubt I'm looking at the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX speakers. However, I'd like to know a few things before I purchase them:

    1) Are there any expected 2.1 speakers comming out soon that will be better than these klispchs?

    2) Will a Real Tek alc 880 codec be enough to get optimum sound from?

    3) Or should I just purchase a av 710(I want them for music and sound)

    It was either getting a decent stereo system under 200 that could play mp3's or just buy high quality 2.1 pc speakers.

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    anyone?

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    congratulations, that is a great decision

    don't know of anything better coming out but these are tried and true

    i would get the av-710 since it is pretty cheap

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    If you can do it? with your budget, go 5.1 and logitech 5500's then you will be in the game.

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    klipsch is a great manufacturer for speakers... their 5.1 is prolly even better then the logitech 5500 ( i have the predecessor z680's 505 5.1 and well its powerful and sounds pretty good, but when silent it hisses more then i like to admit)
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    Yeah! but I still go witht he 5500's just because you will have more tech support then what you would have with the klisp, and from my expeirance the klips fried with in 2 weeks of use, both sets and the exact same sets they were too.

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    Don't play games much, these would be mostly for music in the day and low volume music at night when I'm sleeping.

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    ive got the klipsch 5.1's, i love them dearly, but it is more power than i really need...

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    IMO Logitech is junk compared to Klipsch.

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    av710->reciever->bookshelf speakers maybe athena bs-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by R4z0r4mu5 Pr|m3
    IMO Logitech is junk compared to Klipsch.

    can't disagree there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowfat
    can't disagree there.

    I can though, but I will not though not the right forum to argue here.

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    I got the Proaudios' back in August and they completely changed the way I listen to everything on my computer.
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    from an audiophile view logitechs are bass muddy and bass heavy. i havent heard klipsch tho but i hear they are much better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Echo_
    av710->reciever->bookshelf speakers maybe athena bs-1

    can anyone vouch for this setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sulretal
    can anyone vouch for this setup?
    yes, a decent receiver + bookshelves easily owns any computer speakers setup, might cost a bit over $200 though unless you find some deals, opposed to the $150 or less for Klipsch Promedia 2.1

    the av-710 does bit-perfect passthrough

    keep in mind klipsch makes great home audio speakers also, perhaps this is why their pc speakers are so good

    Echo_ knows his audio stuff

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    , any good receiver recommendations ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sulretal
    , any good receiver recommendations ?
    what price range?

    i have an earlier model of this: http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product=4071518
    and am very satisfied, refurbished comes with 1 year warranty from onkyo

    the Panasonic XR55 gets lots of praises also but it is a bit above $200, more than the klipsch 2.1 alone

    for speakers: http://shop4.outpost.com/product/329...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
    this is very cheap at the moment and sounds decent although 5.25" woofers won't get very low frequencies right

    this onkyo+polk combo will get you the set for less than $200 including speaker wire
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    Quote Originally Posted by R4z0r4mu5 Pr|m3
    what price range?

    i have an earlier model of this: http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product=4071518
    and am very satisfied, refurbished comes with 1 year warranty from onkyo

    the Panasonic XR55 gets lots of praises also but it is a bit above $200, more than the klipsch 2.1 alone

    for speakers: http://shop4.outpost.com/product/329...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
    this is very cheap at the moment and sounds decent although 5.25" woofers won't get very low frequencies right

    this onkyo+polk combo will get you the set for less than $200 including speaker wire
    Whoa, that was exactly what I had my mind set on ! !
    How exactly will I plug the receiver into the av710 ? What cables will I require?


    Thanks for all the help guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sulretal
    Whoa, that was exactly what I had my mind set on ! !
    How exactly will I plug the receiver into the av710 ? What cables will I require?


    Thanks for all the help guys.
    very cool, the av710 comes with an optical cable which may be a bit short, if that's the case just get a longer optical cable of the same type

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