iv thought about it, and iv decided id rather get quality right now and slowly build up. what do you guys recomend for a 2.1 not floorstanding i need to put the speakers on my desk or mount to the wall. for 350-400. that i would later be able to upgrade. right now i have sony bookshelf speakers that i would use for rear they are crap but at least would have me sound.
the quality of the jamo 5.1 for 200 is going to be better than if i get a pair of bookshelf speakers for 200. the reason i want to go for quality for the front speakers and then in the future upgrade the rear.
Powered subs have their own amps onboard. Passive subs need power from either the receiver or (less commonly) an external amp.
In practical terms, a powered sub is better, as it doesn't rely on (often smaller) receiver amps. Powered subs also tend to be built larger, more powerful, and better sounding. I'd only recommend a passive sub if your receiver only has a passive output for the LFE channel.
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