So I want to do a 2.1 setup with passive bookshelf speakers for my PC. I don't have a receiver... and don't really want one... so how can I make this work?
I initially thought of getting a sub with a built in high-pass filter such as the Rythmik F12, then using an Emotiva Amp to bookshelves. I currently have a USB DAC with RCA outputs, so it would have been like this:
PC - USB > DAC - RCA > Subwoofer - RCA > Emotiva - Cables > Bookshelves
However... this leaves me without volume control.
I think what I need is a pre-amp... but I don't know anything about them... and not much about audio in general.
What is the best way to get a badass PC 2.1 setup? Budget would be around $2k.