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Old 26th June 2002, 08:56 AM   #1
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Hi, I was just looking for a few recomendations on what speakers/amp i should get for my new computer. I am getting the Creative Labs Audigy Platinum (5.1 surround). I plan on mostly watching DVD's and playing msic on it. I'm looking for sound quality. I dont really care if there not all that loud (i have my regular system for that

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Old 26th June 2002, 09:18 AM   #2
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Why not DIY a pair or 2 of near field moniters? Something with a 4 or 5 inch full range or a 2 way using one of the Audax micro tweeters.

There is such an array of 5.1 channel amps at budget prices...
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Old 26th June 2002, 09:29 AM   #3
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For my computer I preffer some premade stuff, but I am willing to build the amplifier.
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Old 26th June 2002, 09:40 AM   #4
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I wonder how electrostats would perform for this.
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nah, get an amp, and get yourself some good monitors.

all computer speakers sounded like, well, computer speakers to me. just get REAL speakers and a lower price amp. there are many bookshelf speakers that you can get for the price of some of those plastic computer speakers. stereophile had an article on some of them in their products of the year, cant remember what they were, but they were pretty inexpensive.
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I like that idea. I think I'll just go out and buy some $50 bookshelf speakers. But I still would like to find some high end computer speakers. Any opinions on the Cambridge Sound Works bundles, Videologic DigiTheatre DTS, out their flagship, Altec Lansing ADA-880, Klipsch, or Midiland products?
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ok, i have this pain in my side and in my temples whenever someone entertains the idea of those speakers :-)

my roommate (typical college bass-head), has a "high end" comptuer speaker system. and i honestly cannot STAND listening to it for more than 5 minutes, it sounds HORRIBLE. i wish i had more keys on this keyboard to describe just how AWFUL they sound. please, DO NOT get anything in that realm. even the klipsch are bad. (im not a fan of new klipsch at all). just get some decent bookshelf speakers.
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Harman/Kardon OK?
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not really. they used to make good stuff, but not anymore. its all entry level stuff. are you listening?

you know, no offense, but if you asked this question just to get a "yes, you are right, good idea" well, i cant help you. i have done the computer speaker thing, and forget about it. they all suck. and im not some rich bastard, im just a college student, i cant afford the great stuff, but i know that there is better for the money. some of those systems you mentioned are like $200-$300! you can get some good monitors, and a cheap amp for that. just check out audiogon.com, audioreview.com, or any of those sites for classifieds, and get a decent 2 channel amp for like $50-$100. then get bookshelf speakers. and you will have a NICE sounding system. and you wont annoy the roommate :-)
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OK so the latest H/K product I've heard was the dell computer speakers. Not bad for OEM but they really suck for an audiophile. Now my Dad's H/K 330c which was made back in the 70's, sounds pretty damn good. And it's loud enough to knock things off the wall one room over. Hehe! I love that thing!!
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