New arena for me
The subwoofer on my Klipsh V2.400 system has 2 disintegrating woofer cones. Overall the SQ of the Klipsch has been fine for what I do on my PC (home stereo is in same room when I want true SQ).
First option is to rpelace the woofers in Klipsch and continue using what I have though it is at least 14 years old.
Option 2 is to buy a decent 2.1 system. Many options though I really want to keep purchase at or below $700 MAX, preferably less. Gets too high and I'll be replacing woofers!
Audioengine seems to have perhaps a simple clean setup so here goes:
Option2 - Audioengine A2 + s* Subwoofer
Pros - Seems you can connect sub such that frequencies above crossover won't go to A2's..... A2 size is smaller as I have limited room on desktop due to my rather large monitor.
Question, how does this combination sound in general with sub taking alarge load off the A2 for bass? Is S8 overpriced for what it is? If it will not pass through the lower frequencies to A2 then it may be best match for the A2s taking the lower bass off that small cone.
Option 3 - Audioengine A5+ (or other equivalent) + 3rd party SW
Pros - Won't cost any more than option 2
Cons - A5+ are getting "big"..... A5+ would receive full frequency spectrum, doubling the bass to some degree
Very curious how these options compare and any other similar ideas. I sit about 2 feet from the speakers, something that may hurt the A5+. I do want good sound but not seeking what my now very old Kef 104/2's deliver.
Of course fixing my Klipsch SW is the cheapest option but using used OEM woofers don't thrill me and I'm ready to get away from the 4.1 type of setup... assuming these options listed here will sound better! Thx in advance!
PS Ill be using a Soundblaster Fatality Recon 3D sound card to directly drive the speakers. No need for DACs or other inputs. Also not seeking room pounding bass ( I have a dedicated HT sub from Outlaw Audio in room for that via HT setup)