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bbaraniec
2008-04-29, 10:20
Hey,

I just got duet installed and connected two old speakers from cambridge soundworks but they are insane quiet.
What kida 2+1 speaker would you recommend?

sc53
2008-04-29, 11:17
Are your Cambridge speakers powered? If not that's why they're so quiet, they aren't being amped. People speak highly of the Audioengine line of powered speakers, and some even like the tiny powered Bose 2.1 powered systems. And then there's my old fashioned friend who just upgraded his system after about 35 years to a $100 set of Logitech 2.1 powered speakers and is literally blown away by the sound compared to what he's used to.

bbaraniec
2008-04-29, 11:29
Hey,

Thanks for reply, no they are not powered.
Im looking for 2+1 with cinch (or how is it called that whit/red analog plug) but I can't find any.

Mnyb
2008-04-29, 12:13
I have couple of small powered Fostex PM04 these can be paired with a sub.
They sound surprisingly good for such a small system almost like real speakers ( i've got bitten by the audiophile bug, many years ago ).

I use these in my kitchen I don't feel that i actually need the sub, my 0.02$ is that a sub only complicate things in a budget system 2 reasonable good speakers usually gets you more bang for the buck.

Or you can buy one of those horrible plastic 5.1 computer speaker systems for the same $ with matching craptastic sound

Btw i think speaker questions are better asked in the audiophile sections.
You will get more answers i can guarantee that ;-)

good luck , a good place for powered speakers is your local hobby music store they usually have some speakers to cater all these hobby musicians that DIY there own recordings, they don't like to pay $$$ so theres often a wide selection of small monitor speakers for a good price.

Anne
2008-04-29, 12:48
Hey,

Thanks for reply, no they are not powered.
Im looking for 2+1 with cinch (or how is it called that whit/red analog plug) but I can't find any.

You just need active speaker, not the normal ones. Active speakers have built-in amplifiers, they work like your computer speakers. (if you have that)
Search for Audioengine A2, Quad 12L or Martin Logan Purity to familiarize yourself with active speakers.

brawny
2008-04-29, 13:04
I've got these Klipsch computer speakers, and they sound quite good for the price, IMHO. They're powered, and include a fairly substantial sub.

http://www.klipsch.com/products/details/promedia-gmx-a-2-1.aspx

Hope this helps!
Brawny

Fleury
2008-04-29, 15:56
The Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 is also a great PC system for a little less money.