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Hi,

This will be my first subwoofer purchase for 2.1 stereo system for my PC. I do not know if I need a passive and active subwoofer yet.

I'm looking at this sub currently: Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W. Any recommendation for a decent, inexpensive sub would be appreciated, and whether below receiver is compatible with it.

For the receiver, I'm thinking to purchase Denon AVR-S500BT 5.2 Channel AV Receiver. I like this one since it has a Bluetooth feature.

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Don't waste your money, I'd rather have no subwoofer, than that sort of thing. I'd save up for a better sub tbh.

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Hi,

This will be my first subwoofer purchase for 2.1 stereo system for my PC. I do not know if I need a passive and active subwoofer yet.

I'm looking at this sub currently: Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W. Any recommendation for a decent, inexpensive sub would be appreciated, and whether below receiver is compatible with it.

For the receiver, I'm thinking to purchase Denon AVR-S500BT 5.2 Channel AV Receiver. I like this one since it has a Bluetooth feature.

Thanks for reading,
Derek
If you are just buying PC speakers. I would skip the receiver, and since you only want 2.1, I would recommend Logitech Z623 http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-980-0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

When you go to Amazon, don't except that price, look below the price, you'll see, New, Used, and Refurbished. Click on New, and then just click Add to cart from Amazon seller, Then click on the link in your cart and you'll go to the page with Amazon as the seller. Free shipping, and Amazon backed.

Or Even better Logitech Z906 5.1 http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Surro...ch+5.1+speaker

The subs on both these system will shake your house.

The Logitech z906 has like a receiver build into it.

If you are looking for bluetooth for say your smartphone, then you can pick this up. http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-980-0...GYZAS76E3ZYGDE

You'll save money this way, and have a very nice sounding system. Don't underestimate Logitech PC speakers. They will impress most anyone with their over all sound, and house shaking bass ability. Of course you can adjust the bass to be less if needed.

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I'm just really looking for your input on subwoofer priced around 150 with around 100 watt power or so. I'd love a suggestion to that.

I'm not looking for PC 2.1 system, which I already own Razer Mako 2.1 system, or 5.1 system, which I don't care for.
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^^ Then look at Dayton and BIC. They have pretty good subs in your price range.
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I'm just really looking for your input on subwoofer priced around 150 with around 100 watt power or so. I'd love a suggestion to that.

I'm not looking for PC 2.1 system, which I already own Razer Mako 2.1 system, or 5.1 system, which I don't care for.
Well, you did bring up a PC 2.1 system, and you are looking for a good sub for a cheap price, plus you want to spend even more money on A/V Receiver.

I gave you a better option. Razer is crap, you would never get very good sound out of those speakers. I use to run my own store, and everyone that came in commented on how good my Z906's sounded, how nice the bass was. $120 for Logitech z623 200watts THX speakers, plus $30 for Bluetooth add on and you have a nice system for your PC, or HDTV.

But if you want to spend more money then need to for a pc system. Then here's a good sub for the money. Polk Audio for $101 on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-10-...keywords=psw10

Plenty of reviews to check out as well.

But you should really check out the Logitech's systems. For the money, they are the best sound system you can buy. You can take the extra $200-$250 you saved, and buy some games, or put towards a nice 42" HDTV for your PC.

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Why waste money on Logitech PC speakers? Why compromise audio system? For my PC audio system I'm using a Yamaha AVR and high quality standmounts.

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Why waste money on Logitech PC speakers? Why compromise audio system? For my PC audio system I'm using a Yamaha AVR and high quality standmounts.
Logitech THX speaker system is very nice. You also don't have to spend $400 - $600 on it. I'm guessing you haven't experienced the Logitech THX system. There are plenty of fans of them.

I own a rather nice home theater system, so, I know how good these speakers are. For the money the Logitech is a great system to own. Why spend hundreds of dollars more, just for something that might be a little better.

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Connectivity. I've got two computers, two consoles, a squeezebox connected to the PC system. Can you do that with the Logitech? I've wasted money on PC speakers in the past.

lol that z906 is £363..

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Connectivity. I've got two computers, two consoles, a squeezebox connected to the PC system. Can you do that with the Logitech? I've wasted money on PC speakers in the past.

lol that z906 is £363..
The z906 is 500watts THX system 5.1 for $306. and you can hook up 5 devices to it.

The z623 si 200watts THX system 2.1 can connect 3 devices. $118

You can even go on youtube and search for video of people reviewing and playing their Logitech speakers, there are tons of them. If you can get your hands on x530 or x540 Logitech's, for around $70, they are a good buy as well, but the bass isn't as deep as the bigger systems. But the over all system is awesome.

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No HDMI inputs! So you lose DVI-HDMI video switching.

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No HDMI inputs! So you lose DVI-HDMI video switching.
You don't need it if you plan to hook it up to a PC. But if you plan to hook it up to a HDTV, it has HDMI ports, and you can control video and audio for all HDMI devices.

The OP sounded like he wanted a Sub for his PC system, along with a Receiver. I gave him a different option to fit his possible situation, that might do him just as good, but at a better price.

Now, if he wants this system to be a step in building his Home Theater system down the road. Then getting a A/V Receiver would make sense. But the z906 could still be a good way to go, depending on the HDTV he is using. It's a good, but cheaper solution.

But if he wants all separate components, then that's fine.

My whole point was, don't disregard the Logitech THX system, just because they are computer speakers. Because they blow away most home theater component systems. If money is a issue, I would give them a good look first, then decide.

My sister bought a nice sound bar for around $400. It was a joke compared to the z906, and I'm sure the z623 as well. I would be very surprised you would be disappointed.

Now, if you are looking $2000 sound out of $300 system, then you will be always unhappy.

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lol.

http://www.maximumpc.com/files/image...sub_back_z.jpg

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How exactly is that useless. You have 3 optical ports. If you have a HDTV to control video/audio switching between devices, then you just need one Optical out, and one Optical In on the sub. You could even get a HDMI A/V switch box for $20. A/V Receiver doesn't have much more, other then HDMI ports. You must of bought crap PC speakers before, and you now think every PC speaker system is the same. Don't disregard the z906 till you've really listened to them.

Or instead, you can spend a couple hundred dollars more, and buy a A/V Receiver.

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Well, you did bring up a PC 2.1 system, and you are looking for a good sub for a cheap price, plus you want to spend even more money on A/V Receiver.

I gave you a better option. Razer is crap, you would never get very good sound out of those speakers. I use to run my own store, and everyone that came in commented on how good my Z906's sounded, how nice the bass was. $120 for Logitech z623 200watts THX speakers, plus $30 for Bluetooth add on and you have a nice system for your PC, or HDTV.

But if you want to spend more money then need to for a pc system. Then here's a good sub for the money. Polk Audio for $101 on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-10-...keywords=psw10

Plenty of reviews to check out as well.

But you should really check out the Logitech's systems. For the money, they are the best sound system you can buy. You can take the extra $200-$250 you saved, and buy some games, or put towards a nice 42" HDTV for your PC.
I don't think you've owned and listened Razer Mako 2.1 before. It's got 300 watt RMS power and Thx certified. Prior to that, I've used Klipsch 4.1 Pro Media and Logitech first gen 2.1 system, both of which are Thx certified. Razer Mako goes toe to toe with either system. I have no complaints with Razer, after having owned for 4 years +.

Now my ideal usage for new system is to listen to radio, bluetooth music play from phone and PC. And possibly, I will use as 2.1 system for TV/bluray sound system in the future. With PC speaker, I cannot accomplish all.

I do like your suggestion PSW10 and I have seen it before. Thanks. Price is well within my rangeand I like the brand, reviews. The only turn off is 50 watt RMS power. I'm looking for 100.
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I don't think you've owned and listened Razer Mako 2.1 before. It's got 300 watt RMS power and Thx certified. Prior to that, I've used Klipsch 4.1 Pro Media and Logitech first gen 2.1 system, both of which are Thx certified. Razer Mako goes toe to toe with either system. I have no complaints with Razer, after having owned for 4 years +.

Now my ideal usage for new system is to listen to radio, bluetooth music play from phone and PC. And possibly, I will use as 2.1 system for TV/bluray sound system in the future. With PC speaker, I cannot accomplish all.

I do like your suggestion PSW10 and I have seen it before. Thanks. Price is well within my rangeand I like the brand, reviews. The only turn off is 50 watt RMS power. I'm looking for 100.
I'm disappointed with most Razer equip, and you did say that you didn't care for it. So, I assumed you didn't like it.

Plenty of radio streaming on the internet. Logitech Bluetooth can connect to the Razer through the RCA jacks on the back for $30 and it would sound like you have what you want, mostly, anyway.

Only $30 for Bluetooth connectivity for smart devices.
http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-980-0...+audio+adapter

If the Razer is as good as you say, then what you really want is Bluetooth Connectivity. $30 now, in the future, Probably within a year or 2, HDMI 2.0 is coming, and when you need that Home Theater for your tv, then would be a good time to upgrade to something better. Also don't forget VR will be out next year. That could change what you need in the future.

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I'm disappointed with most Razer equip, and you did say that you didn't care for it. So, I assumed you didn't like it.

Plenty of radio streaming on the internet. Logitech Bluetooth can connect to the Razer through the RCA jacks on the back for $30 and it would sound like you have what you want, mostly, anyway.

Only $30 for Bluetooth connectivity for smart devices.
http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-980-0...+audio+adapter

If the Razer is as good as you say, then what you really want is Bluetooth Connectivity. $30 now, in the future, Probably within a year or 2, HDMI 2.0 is coming, and when you need that Home Theater for your tv, then would be a good time to upgrade to something better. Also don't forget VR will be out next year. That could change what you need in the future.
I was referring to 5.1 system that I didn't care for. Bluetooth is only a partial solution for me. I'm going ahead with component system as I've already got 2 speakers. Now, I just need sub and receiver.
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Boy, that thing is huge on the pic next to TV. I don't think that'll do in my cramp area.
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Boy, that thing is huge on the pic next to TV. I don't think that'll do in my cramp area.
They also make a 10" version.
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I've had both the Polk and the Dayton 1200. The Dayton isn't really that much bigger than the Polk.
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