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post #1 of 12 Old 10-07-2009, 02:32 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi all, I am looking for a set of computer speakers to replace my current Klipsch ProMedia 2.1's. They've served me well but the notorious issue with the dsub connection finally got the best of them and now the sub is almost dead and one speaker operates on half volume.

I was wondering what some of the better systems are as I'd like to upgrade my SQ. I am willing to pay up to $400 for a 2.1 but if there's a 2.0 that will deliver great bass as well that's fine too. I'm just skeptical of a 2.0 desktop system being able to deliver.

I have an opportunity to pick up a Klipsch iFi setup but if there is something better I'd happily pass on it. My sound adapter is an M-Audio Firewire Audiophile if that matters. I've looked at M-Audio, Swan, AudioEngine, etc but they are all 2.0's. Will they still be able to give the same punch as a Promedia sub? I don't like overpowering bass but I do like to feel it a bit.

Thanks in advance.

-J
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Mackie MR5. Great bass, warm/rich sound but still detailed/clear.
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Man that stinks, I love my Ultra 5.1 Klipsch setup. Hope you like what you find to replace them.
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I can say I am very impressed with my Audioengine 2s. I use them about 90% for music though. Not a lot of gaming. Nice thing about Audioengine... they offer a 30 day trial with full refund if you don't like them.
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These get some great reviews. I had the chance to listen to them a while back - a nephew bought a set of them. Sounds pretty good for a computer speaker setup - it was in a small room with soft surfaces - so that may have helped.

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Blue Sky Exo 2.1-------you will like these-----check out reviews
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The Blue Sky are pretty nice one of my friends own's a set for his work computer, he tried the Mackie MR5's but took them back and went with a pair of Yamaha HS80M monitors that he snagged on sale for around $500, he is running them with my old SVS SB12-Plus which makes a pretty nice setup for his personal computer.

If you can find a good deal a pair of 8" Active monitors will likely do it for you Bass and all, check your local Guitar Center or similar both to take a listen and check for deals.

Another good idea would be to pair up Swan D1080MkII speakers which run for about $115 a pair, and a nice sub like an HSU STF-1 $299.
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Ebay has the blue sky exo 2.1 for $300 + free shipping.

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+1 for the Blue Sky EXO 2.1
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Thanks a lot for the feedback... I really like the idea of the the Blue Sky system, I looked at the MediaDesk as well but it was a little high on price.

I take it this system will be an upgrade from my Klipsch Promedia 2.1s?

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I've owned the Promedia 2.1's and they are very good for computer speakers but the Blue Sky EXO's are couple notches up in sound quality.
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Originally Posted by Knucklehead90 View Post

These get some great reviews. I had the chance to listen to them a while back - a nephew bought a set of them. Sounds pretty good for a computer speaker setup - it was in a small room with soft surfaces - so that may have helped.

I currently own this set, and used to own the Promedia 4.1's. I like the sound from the Logitechs much more, and the control module is nice. The bass is much better if you're in a situation to take advantage of the sub. They're definitely some of the best sounding "computer speakers" around; I've actually run music for parties in a large house through this system. One satellite per room and a long strand of speaker wire does the trick.

I've never tried the blue sky.
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