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AndyB
08-21-2005, 11:56 AM
This isnt really like home "theater audio".. but i need a new pc setup. Ive had the creative 5200 5.1 speakers for a few years and ive abused the hell out of them, theyre dead. I know i should be shelling out more to get better speakers, but this is just for my room, nothing major super good. Dont want to spend any more than $120 or so... Its gotta be 5.1, Any ideas?

PV Audio
08-21-2005, 01:14 PM
http://www.partsexpress.com/projectshowcase/lytlefive/index.html

;)

maybe over 120, but for 5 speakers (still need sub) u wont find better (unless u do fullrange)

AndyB
08-21-2005, 01:41 PM
Not as pricey as i thought it would be... What would i need to order with that to make it come to life? I dont think thats something i would be able to handle making myself right now.

AndyB
08-21-2005, 01:59 PM
with something like this..
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=300-660, would i have to get another amp for the speakers? It says its a system, but says powered subwoofer.. :uhoh:

PV Audio
08-21-2005, 02:08 PM
with something like this..
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=300-660, would i have to get another amp for the speakers? It says its a system, but says powered subwoofer.. :uhoh:
yes you need a receiver. since it is dayton, i am almost positive it'll be good. i've never heard a bad dayton product.

AndyB
08-21-2005, 02:13 PM
Yea, i figured it would be. Any suggestions on an amp for it?

AndyB
08-21-2005, 02:17 PM
Because all i can have and can afford right now is the sound card i have now which will only support up to 5.1... so thats what i want. And this isnt a project. thanks for the aDvice. when i get a apartment i will have a home theater project. If im going to shell out money like that, its going iN a fuggin car.

PV Audio
08-21-2005, 02:17 PM
Why does it need to be 5.1 ?

Anyways, what I would do is start bulding a HT 5.1 system and use it for your computer/room until you move out. I'd start off with a pair of towers/bookshelves and work your way to sub, center channel, etc.

What you'll need ...

Sound card with RCA output or mini-headphone to RCA adapters
Receiver
Speakers
Speaker Wire

Computer Audio = t3h sUx
true spoken words, truly spoken

PV Audio
08-21-2005, 02:18 PM
Because all i can have and can afford right now is the sound card i have now which will only support up to 5.1... so thats what i want. And this isnt a project. thanks for the aDvice. when i get a apartment i will have a home theater project. If im going to shell out money like that, its going iN a fuggin car.
the sound card has no way of knowing how many speakers are hooked up ;). it can run in stereo just fine. there isn't a sound card on the market that is ONLY surround sound supportive. it just isn't the way audio works.

AndyB
08-21-2005, 03:54 PM
Its a 4 channel.. wont even support 5.1 on its own but i have it hooked up that way. :eyebrow: