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NeedDirections
12-08-2008, 01:15 AM
So I am looking to upgrade my logitech 2.1 system that I use in my bedroom on my computer. I was looking at the DD pro audio set (with the ps2 10" woofer) but it's really expensive and I think the money could be better spent elsewhere.

So basically,

I need: 2 satellite component speakers (bookshelf style), some kind of easy auxillary connection to my laptop, with a 8"-12" subwoofer/cabinet (powered box or with a cheap plate amp?)

I am looking to spend no more than $500 for everything. would prefer not to have to fabricate a box.

Thanks!

Scoobydoo
12-08-2008, 06:22 PM
i will sell you a sony receiver(STR-DE485 i think) and a pair of nice bookshelf speakers(KLH-970A) for $100 shipped

all you would need would be a mini->rca cable and a cheap powered sub from someplace like parts express or newegg has a polk 10" sub on sale for $100 shipped

that will get you done with about $300 to spare

ballstothewall
12-08-2008, 07:29 PM
Build a pair of Fonkens with the Fostex FE127 driver. They are fantastic speakers and would do you quite nicely.

Plans are here: http://www.planet10-hifi.com/fonken.html
Drivers are here: http://www.madisound.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=269

90$ for drivers, 40$ for some good ply, 20$ for misc stuff, so for 150$ you can build some really nice bookshelf units. If you don't want to build it yourself, I'm sure you could find someone to build the pair for you for the right price.

JimJ
12-08-2008, 07:37 PM
Build a pair of Fonkens with the Fostex FE127 driver. They are fantastic speakers and would do you quite nicely.

Plans are here: http://www.planet10-hifi.com/fonken.html
Drivers are here: http://www.madisound.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=269

90$ for drivers, 40$ for some good ply, 20$ for misc stuff, so for 150$ you can build some really nice bookshelf units. If you don't want to build it yourself, I'm sure you could find someone to build the pair for you for the right price.

That plus a Sonic T-amp would be a hell of a start :)

NeedDirections
12-09-2008, 12:05 AM
Those Fonkens look like the way to go, any idea if I could modify it to house the 4.5" midrange along with an 8" woofer and possibly a tweeter...

Also, how exactly would I add a subwoofer to this setup? Are their any powered subwoofers worth considering?

JimJ
12-09-2008, 01:03 AM
Those Fonkens look like the way to go, any idea if I could modify it to house the 4.5" midrange along with an 8" woofer and possibly a tweeter...

That's not really the idea behind that enclosure design :) Once you start adding drivers like that, you're talking about crossovers, as well as the cost of the drivers themselves...and a good full range design you can afford turns into something you couldn't with a $500 total budget.


Are their any powered subwoofers worth considering?

Not many for that budget, but if you built something, there are some good options - just use a 100W plate amp or so and a 8-10" sub.

ballstothewall
12-09-2008, 01:06 PM
Those Fonkens look like the way to go, any idea if I could modify it to house the 4.5" midrange along with an 8" woofer and possibly a tweeter...



That would just defeat the purpose of a full range setup... You don't need a tweeter for them, they are just fine without it. For a sub just find a 100w plate with a 8-10" sub like Jim said.