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Hintzyboy
01-29-2009, 10:09 PM
I'm looking for a nice, but affordable 2.1 reciever to hook up to the computer instead of spending money on a crappy computer audio system. I've found a few nice 2-channel recievers under $200 from reputable brands (Sony, Onkyo, Denon, etc), but nothing with a sub out on it, which is a must. any help you guys can give will be appreciated.

Thanks,
Aaron

Supergumby5000
01-29-2009, 10:11 PM
Get the logitech Z2300.1 speaker setup. Its a killer 2.1 computer speaker set for the price.

Rich B
01-29-2009, 10:12 PM
A cheap 5.1 receiver will be your best option.

I dont know of any stereo receivers that have a sub out.

Beat_Dominator
01-29-2009, 10:16 PM
Yeah stereo rec. are way rare these days, just look on eBay for a nice used denon/onkyo/yamaha/sony ES/Pioneer Elite/Marantz.

Hintzyboy
01-29-2009, 10:21 PM
A cheap 5.1 receiver will be your best option.

I dont know of any stereo receivers that have a sub out.

I was thinking that. But I figured I'd look and see anyway.

And I should probably clarify the reason I don't want a "computer speaker system"

The house my parents just bought has speakers wired up in the ceiling in the living room, and they don't sound all that great or get that loud when just hooked up to like a shelf unit. I want to get a decent reciever to push those speakers so we can listen to the radio when working or cooking, and have the receiver hooked up to the computer for parties and such. My computer already has speakers (built into the monitor) and I doubt most of the comp systems out there have a whole lot of power coming out of them.

JimJ
01-30-2009, 11:54 AM
My vote would be something vintage...Marantz, NAD, and others all made great receivers that IMO beat what's available for that price today.

Why do you absolutely need a sub out? No plate amps available?

Hintzyboy
01-30-2009, 11:58 AM
My vote would be something vintage...Marantz, NAD, and others all made great receivers that IMO beat what's available for that price today.

Why do you absolutely need a sub out? No plate amps available?

I wouldn't mind using a plate amp if this was for home theatre, but this is just for the living room so I can get decent sound out of the computer. Needs to be as discreet as possible because it will be incorporated into the computer desk.

Plate amp will come in downstairs in the family room.

Scoobydoo
01-30-2009, 01:37 PM
couple of these:
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=302-601

of these:
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=248-462

doesnt really help with the "receiver" part, but who listens to the radio anymore anyway

jdawg
01-30-2009, 02:03 PM
i found a used Yamaha 5.1 for mine, used $40 on ebay, i have never used sorround on it, just the front stereo channels

Scoobydoo
01-30-2009, 06:26 PM
ygpm, i have an extra receiver and i am looking for a 10" plain cone sub and i too live in WI

96MaxGLE
01-30-2009, 06:29 PM
I've got a really nice JVC receiver from the 90's, but it doesn't have a subout

loud-n-low
01-30-2009, 06:35 PM
Harman Kardon?