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12-23-2010, 05:46 PM
hey guys! merry christmas! alright im new to audio stuff and need help badly! any suggestions for a sound system for that price?

i heard a lot of recommendations to get the audioengine A5 but i want to ask for your opinions.

this is the scenario:

1)my room size is about 19ft X 15ft

2)this is the room where i sleep/study/watch movies/listen to music etc.

3)my computer usage is as such-60% music 30% videos and 10% games

4)i will be listening music or watching movies from quite a distance as im using a TV as my monitor

any suggestions will be good. thanks a lot =D

12-23-2010, 07:24 PM
Another option (besides active powered speakers) would be to get something like a Creative SoundBlaster USB -


and then hook it up to any audio system you like. How about that and a NAD integrated -


and a pair of Energy bookshelf speakers -


12-26-2010, 05:01 PM
What he said! Hook up your computer to a Receiver or Integrated amp and a pair of real speakers and possibly a sub if you go with small speakers. If you got an AVR you could do 3.1/5.1 sound for movies.

12-26-2010, 07:36 PM
thanks guys! hey i've found a new one..it's the eponz aktimate mini. any opinion guys? haha thanks! is it suitable for my room?

12-27-2010, 04:46 AM
You need larger speakers for that size room. Considering your budget I'd look at the Cambridge Soundworks Model 6 at $149 a pair shipped from Amazon. The model 6's have large drivers and don't require a sub but you can add a bass cube for $100 more. These offer great bang for the buck and were voiced by the late great Henry Kloss.

For Power look at the Maverick Audio Tube Magic A1 amp for $199 and the Tube Magic D1 DAC for $199.