Hello everyone! I hope it is alright to ask such things here... but I request your help! I was minutes away from buying a soundbar, but a buddy of mine talked me out of it. He made good sense. I could probably get better sound for my money if I went a different route, and sound is ALL I care about. Space is also NOT a concern.
Here's the situation: I have a Panasonic tc-p50g10 plasma and I just moved away from roomies who had it all set up with a halfway decent speaker system. So I get to my new place, without speakers, and oh man.. the TV speakers are just terrible. So I need to compile the best audio system for my money, and I'm looking to spend 300 bucks.
The biggest issue I'm having is that I am just looking for 100% pure audio for my money. I don't care about ANY features, I don't care about surround sound... I just want an ever so basic, simple, 2.1 sound system. What I -do- care about is the ability to upgrade the speakers and add a sub in the future when I have more money to play around with.. right now I just want something that sounds good, 2.1 style, for my PS3, TV, and movies
. Problem is, while I know displays, computers, etc... I am a complete noob when it comes to audio.
A friend suggested that I pick up an amplifier, RCA it to my Audio Out, get 2 decent speakers, and use the TV volume to control the volume. This is feasible, correct? So I would turn off the TV speakers, and everything connected via my HDMI would just automatically work through the speakers (IE, instead of the internal TV speakers, the amp\\speakers would function as the TV speakers)
Right now, I'm not even looking for a sub, but I would indeed be purchasing one in the future.
It was suggested that I consider the Onkyo M-282 Amplifier (I cant post links
) and then just spend money on some halfway decent speakers for 150$ (which if anyone has any recommendations, that would be amazing).
Does anyone have any suggestions for me regarding what I should spend my 300 bucks on?TLDR Cliff Notes:
- Need the best 2.1 audio for my 300$ (2.0 right now, dont want to factor in a sub unless it is recommended that I do so)
- I do not care about surround
- I do not care about features
- I do not need any inputs
- Space is not a concern
- I just want to play movies, video games, and TV with quality sound, with the ability to upgrade the speakers and add a sub at a later date
- Would love for it to "just work", as in, I can just use my TV volume to control the volume of the speakers. Unless this is discouraged for some reason
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE! AVS is the reason I bought my plasma that I still to this day think has an absolutely BEAUTIFUL picture. Hoping you can help me with my super basic audio set up too