Need some 2.1 speakers reccomendations

MrBond

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I've got a set of Altec Lansing ACS54's that have served me very well for the last few years. However, with me moving every four months, it's kind of a PITA to move four speakers and a subwoofer (even though they're relativly small). Additionally, I can't position them to take full advantage of the surround speakers.

I'd like to pick up a set of high quality (but not too high priced) 2.1 speakers. I was seriously considering a set of Klipsch 2.1 promedias, but if there's something equally good that's cheaper, I'd like to hear about it. I watch movies, play games, and listen to music (a lot) on this pc.

Any suggestions appreciated :D

 

NTB

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How much were you looking to spend? Klipsch speakers aren't exactly cheap, if I remember correctly.

Personally, I have a set of Altec-Lansing ATP3s, and they are great, especially considering the price. MSRP is ~$80, but if you look around you can most likely find them for $50 or so.

Nate
 

EdipisReks

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the Boston BA790's are fantastic if you are just looking to play music. they should be easy to find in the $60-80 price bracket.
 

Zrom999

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AOpen MS-805 are cheap (about $13). It is ok if you don't need to turn your computer into the ultimate sound system.
 

MrBond

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As far as budget, figure topping out about $150, which is about what the promedia 2.1's cost. If I can get sound as good as the promedias for less money, that's a big plus. I'd have bought promedia's by now, but that's a lot of money when you're in college :D
 

ed21x

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I suggest getting the promedia 2.1's refurbished from klipsch's own website for $99. Currently I'm using a pair of refurbished 4.1's and you can't tell the difference between these and new ones :)
 

thorin

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Originally posted by: MrBond
I've got a set of Altec Lansing ACS54's that have served me very well for the last few years. However, with me moving every four months, it's kind of a PITA to move four speakers and a subwoofer (even though they're relativly small). Additionally, I can't position them to take full advantage of the surround speakers.

I'd like to pick up a set of high quality (but not too high priced) 2.1 speakers. I was seriously considering a set of Klipsch 2.1 promedias, but if there's something equally good that's cheaper, I'd like to hear about it. I watch movies, play games, and listen to music (a lot) on this pc.

Any suggestions appreciated :D
Just ditch the rears. Are leave then packed up and don't unpack them until you're somewhere for the long haul.

Thorin

 

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I have had my Klipsch Promedia 2.1's for a year and a half. I have given the hell by playing very bassy music at high volumes olmost the entire time. They sound as good today as they did when I got them. And that is damn good.

I would not consider a speaker by any other company, personally.
 

MrBond

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Just ditch the rears. Are leave then packed up and don't unpack them until you're somewhere for the long haul.
I've thought about that, but these are starting to show their age a little. I'm getting some pops and cracks out of the front right speaker with heavy bass.

Looks like refirb 2.1's is the way to go once I get some cash. Until then I'll keep moving the Altec Lansings I do have :)
 

xXgambitXx

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another vote for the promedia 2.1's. i've had mine for about a year and a half and i'm never giving them up.
 

Arhra

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Originally posted by: xzenwhenx
I have had my Klipsch Promedia 2.1's for a year and a half. I have given the hell by playing very bassy music at high volumes olmost the entire time. They sound as good today as they did when I got them. And that is damn good.

I would not consider a speaker by any other company, personally.

Would you take a 2.1 Bowers and Wilkins Prestige series Nautilus speaker system? With the amps you'd need, it's be about 70k ;)

 

shock311

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Originally posted by: xzenwhenx
I have had my Klipsch Promedia 2.1's for a year and a half. I have given the hell by playing very bassy music at high volumes olmost the entire time. They sound as good today as they did when I got them. And that is damn good.

I would not consider a speaker by any other company, personally.


same feelings, the promedia's are awesome.
 

jdogg707

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You might also want to consider the Altec Lansing ALC621, they are awesome speakers for a 2.1 set and are rated at 200W Peak...excellent for games, movies, and music!!!
 

Afro000Dude

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Originally posted by: jdogg707
You might also want to consider the Altec Lansing ALC621, they are awesome speakers for a 2.1 set and are rated at 200W Peak...excellent for games, movies, and music!!!

I was gonna suggest the same ones. I have the 641's and they are awesome. I think the satellites are the same, but the sub is smaller. (One driver instead of two).
 

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godspeedx

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promedia 5.1s =) =), the rooock

Hehe ya I'd go with the promedia 2.1s. I don't know anything about their price but some people were talking about refurbished and stuff like that. The Klipsch have my recommendation.
 

alkemyst

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I love my Altec Lansing ADA-885's ...

If you want to talk about price mistakes: $24.95 shipped (were supposed to be refurbed 880's with a pricing error but since I had an email from Dell stating the $24.95 price was accurate and a definite 'good deal', I got them!

In a pure cost is no object game, the Promedia 2.1's do score higher on average, but most have said the difference is moot.
 

SpocksBrain

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MrBond, we are in a very similar situation! :)

I've had a set of Altec ACS48s since 1998. They have served me very well, and I have few complaints. Once I have the spare cash, I'm planning to move them on to my brother to replace his CSW PCWorks (no comparison, IMO, but they weren't in the same price category).

A few crackles here and there, but basically working fine after almost five years...

I have been very interested in the natural upgrade...the Altec 621s.

http://www.alteclansing.com/product_details.asp?pID=621&sID=2

I'd recommend the Klipsch 2.1s as well...I've thought a bit about them as well.
Both options seem to have been very well reviewed. At least one or two of the reviews I've read have specifically mentioned the 'musicality' of the 621s.

Oh, almost forgot. Here's the best price I've seen so far for the 621s:

Amazon.com $106.26 +tax +ship
Buy.com $108.26 +tax +ship

A bargain IMHO at this price (though I have a reservation or two about the potential shipping, these are heavy beasts!) ;)

Regards,

SB

 

ivan2

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i remember when i decided between klipsch 4.1 and the 641, it was not a easy decision to make. i guess the person will have the same decision to make between promedia 2.1 and the 621. have you wonder why every klipsch user is waving at you?
 

BentValve

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You don't have to have "computer speakers" , I use these kit speakers, Kit281,
along with a QSC 900watt amp and a 120watt 12" subwoofer. All I needed were a few 1/4" to RCA adapters to connect it all to my PC.
My 2.1 system kicks out some very serious sound , gaming is a holy experience at my house. :D