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Hey all if you are so kind, I would love a recommendation for a sound setup (speakers, amp, card):

Budget:
$500 - $700CAD max.

Use:
Music, Gaming, and movie watching (in order of use amount)

Room size:
375 Square Feet (roughly)

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I would be using these speakers primary off of my computer, so I suppose I would need a sound card or external USB sound card of some sort.


Thank you so much!

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What genres of music? What types of movies? This will help determine the focus on super deep bass

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QUOTE (DHC @ Oct 5 2010, 09:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What genres of music? What types of movies? This will help determine the focus on super deep bass


Movies: 70% action movies (LOTR, Avatar, Riddick, etc...) The rest would be mostly drama and comedy.

Music: 65% rock (modern, classic, power), The rest would be everything else, pop, jazz, classical etc...

I'm pretty sure I would want a separate sub-woofer. If it costs too much maybe I could get a set of speakers now that work decently on their own, and save up for a sub later?

EDIT: Long term I'm saving up for something similar to the Benq W2000 for movies.

Edited by Shmithers, 06 October 2010 - 01:17 PM.


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I know its typically BM to double post, I checked over the forum rules and found nothing specifically saying I can't. I'm just curious if anyone has any suggestions for some speakers. Right now I'm thinking 2 x YSM2P Yorkvilles, an M-Audio FastTrack USB sound card, and maybe some cheap car sub if I can afford it, or i'll just wait on the sub.

Thoughts?

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QUOTE (Shmithers @ Oct 18 2010, 04:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know its typically BM to double post, I checked over the forum rules and found nothing specifically saying I can't. I'm just curious if anyone has any suggestions for some speakers. Right now I'm thinking 2 x YSM2P Yorkvilles, an M-Audio FastTrack USB sound card, and maybe some cheap car sub if I can afford it, or i'll just wait on the sub.

Thoughts?



Car sub wouldn't be a bad idea,but,you'll have Ohms to deal with I.E. typically Ohms in a car/12 volt direct system are 4 ohms,where as alternating current 120 volt home systems are anywhere from 8-16 Ohms. Some receivers have switches which can switch between 4-16 Ohms.

I have a Z5500 Logitech System that I use for my puter,and it's more than ample for my needs. I have a killer setup in other room for watching movies,but won't go into details as it deviates from this post,and your budget.

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QUOTE (BlG_BALLS @ Oct 18 2010, 04:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Car sub wouldn't be a bad idea,but,you'll have Ohms to deal with I.E. typically Ohms in a car/12 volt direct system are 4 ohms,where as alternating current 120 volt home systems are anywhere from 8-16 Ohms. Some receivers have switches which can switch between 4-16 Ohms.

I have a Z5500 Logitech System that I use for my puter,and it's more than ample for my needs. I have a killer setup in other room for watching movies,but won't go into details as it deviates from this post,and your budget.



Not to necro, but I have a legit question: Do you think I could use an old computer power supply for powering the sub?

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QUOTE (Shmithers @ Oct 27 2010, 05:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not to necro, but I have a legit question: Do you think I could use an old computer power supply for powering the sub?


a sub needs to be "powered" by an amplifier, not pure DC (which would melt the voice coil)

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QUOTE (DHC @ Oct 27 2010, 06:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
a sub needs to be "powered" by an amplifier, not pure DC (which would melt the voice coil)


Sorry I meant power the amp brian.png

I guess at the point of buying the car sub, amp box, i might as well buy a powered home theater amp

Edited by Shmithers, 27 October 2010 - 08:30 PM.





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