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Speaker recommendations

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by jayjay, Feb 9, 2002.

  1. jayjay

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    I've built myself a pretty good PC - GF3, SB Audigy (with the int drive), Pioneer slot DVD, etc. I need to get some speakers for basically playing games and watching the odd DVD (I have a full HC set-up in the living room downstairs).

    What are my options here? I want 5.1 sound but don't really want to pay the earth. I have a Sony DD amp spare but I wouldn't mind flicking that on and putting the cash towards some speakers - using the Audigy's internal processing.

    I've seen the Creative speaker packages but they look pretty lightweight - but affordable.

    Any ideas??

    Jay
     
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    If you're using an amp, it would be hard to do better than the Diva Swans. Scroll down to find the 2.1s, 4.1s, etc. They're ridiculously low-priced for such high-quality, beautiful speakers.

    If you're not using an amp, the Klipsch ProMedia 5.1s are excellent speakers. You would be blown away by their power and clarity. I have the 2.1s on my computer for casual listening and I'm constantly amazed by these speakers.
     
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    What aboute the DigiTheatre DTS? , Im currently wondering whether to base my audio system on the HTPC/HCPC or buy seperates.

    I suppose if I go the PC route then any new algorithims in PowerDVD like Dolby Prologic 2 is cheaper than upgrading to a new AMP..

    Although I doubt a PC based speaker system is anywhere near the quality of a £600 amp/speaker seperates system?

    James (htpc with sblive 5.1)
     
  4. jayjay

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    Thanks guys

    zigguratt

    Thanks heaps for the links. I'll check out the Divas - haven't heard of them before and not sure I could get them in NZ. I'll do some research.

    The Promedia's look the business but they're quite expensive here in NZ. The 4.1's cost NZ$950 so god knows how much the 5.1's will be! Do you know if the 2.1's can be upgraded to the 5.1's? They're "only" NZ$560!

    James

    DigiTheatre? Haven't seem them either, are we sheltered down here or what! I'll try and find them too!

    Sorry I can't answer your question HTPC vs separates. Upgrading software is an advantage but I think your soundcard probably has a big say in how high quality your set-up is. I thought that Dolby P2 was only really useful for VHS anyway?

    Jay
     
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    Dolby Pro Logic 2 is useful for TV, I believe any DPL signal sounds far better in DPL2.

    There are loads of reviews of Videologic's Digitheatre 5.1 DTS being the one Im thinking of getting. Ive posted a few links but there are plenty of reviews.....ahh decisions! - let me know which one you go with and why you went for it :)

    http://www.3dsoundsurge.com/reviews/DigiTheatreDTS/DigiTheatreDTS.html

    James
     

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