Basically looking to upgrade my 7yr-old 2.1 PC set-up. To nail it down better:
decent 2.1 minimalist set-up (fewer wires)
bass fits behind/under desk
satellites smaller than a cinder block
decent soundstage (something i miss now)
flat response/minimal noise & distortion of course
mp3/audio cd, electonica/rock
I say 2.1 because I've not seen desktop satelites (no matter how expensive) with decent bass but i'm not and audio pro. The old Dell 2.1's have been good by me but since the new PC rejects the soundblaster live card they came with, i'm left with "so-so" on-board audio (imo). I figure why not upgrade to something nicer considering most listening happens at the PC. thanks.