I am new to this forum but not to audio. I have a large knowledge of car audio, and a basic knowledge of home audio.
So basically what I am looking for help on is a nice 2.1 channel system for my dorm room. I'd like it to be on par with my car's audio system, and I'll post those specs so you all can help me get something that is about the same.
*All prices are MSRP*
Head unit: Pioneer MVH-p8200bt $270
Front stage: Focal IS 165 comps (70rms @4ohms, bi-amped) $300
4 Channel amp: Polk PA660 (75x4rms @4ohms) $230
Sub: Alpine Type R (600rms, DVC 4-ohm, wired to 2ohms) $250
Mono amp: Alpine MRX-M50 (500rms @2ohms) $300
So, I'm looking for speakers that can get as loud as that and sound as good. I'm not so worried about having monster bass, as that's what will get me in trouble, but I would like a nice subwoofer.
I'm not really interested in buying used speakers, but I might buy a used receiver. I would like it to have a USB input for my iPod (playing Apple Lossless and 320kbps).
Also, if I plan to use my laptop for music (playing CDs, Apple Lossless, and 320kbps files), should I invest in a DAC?
Thank you for any help!