Alright, so I have decided to go with bookshelf speakers with a sub for both my computer and tv (as it seems like quality of floorstanding will not be as good for a $200-300 budget). Now I just need to decide what speakers, sub, and amp to get. I am leaning toward these two amps:
Lepai Tripath TA2020
Dayton Audio DTA-100a
I assume the lepai should be sufficient for near field bookshelves and the dayton will be good paired with my tv speakers.
What bookshelves can you recommend for $200 for near field listening at my computer? Computer use will be for gaming and music. A search of these forums brought up the Behringer Truth B2030P. While I know they are active and would therefore not need an amp, I am unsure if a studio monitor is the route to go. The 1 year warranty on these is discouraging as it is on Swan speakers. Any other recommendations, passive or active, for near field listening, preferably with a 3+ year warranty, to be paired with the lepai if needed? Also, any sub recommendations at about $150?
As for my tv, I have flip flopped a little from floorstanding to bookshelves, but I have heard it said a couple times that for the same price range, bookshelves will be better quality. Is this the case? Can floorstanding speakers even be paired with the dayton t amp? So what would you recommend here for speakers and a sub (at least with bookshelves)? Pretty much I am looking at a $350-400 budget here.