Hello everyone. I am new to these forums, and frankly new to all the audio equipment. In short, I do not know much about the hardware required, and what is good and bad, so I would appreciate all the help and advice I can get.
So I am looking into creation an audio set-up for my studio apartment (600ish sq ft, if that helps). The purpose of the system will be mainly for music, and the occasional movies. I have a lot of people over on weekends, and I do enjoy listening to music (trance (Armin, Markus Schulz, W&W, etc), house (sander van doorn, gareth emery, david gueta, ferry corsten, etc) and rock and metal (disturbed, tool, godsmack, AC/DC, Pearl Jam, etc). Essentially I want a good sound system for my own personal enjoyment (music and movies, and some games), as well as when I have people over for some parties or pre-drinking. I want to connect the sound system to a computer (if possible).
I have been looking at several speakers, and these two are on the top of my list (like I said, I do not know to much about these things. I am looking at the Polk Audio 45B bookshelf, as well as the Polk Audio 65T. Currently I am thinking of getting 2x Polk Audio 65T or just a set of Polk Audio 45B. I am also looking at subwoofers as well, although given the size of the room I am not sure if they are necessary. Anyway I am looking into the Klipsch RW12-d. My budget is at most $1000, but given that I am student I would prefer something cheaper if possible, but of a good quality.
My question therefore is, is the Klipsch subwoofer necessary? In terms of the Polk Audio 65T, are they good for the price or are there any towers that are as good/better but at the same or even lower price? Same question applies for the #Polk Audio 45B. Would you recommend going with a tower or bookshelf given the needs I have described? And lastly, and most importantly, what extra equipment do I need (so type of amp, I guess) in order to connect such a system to a computer (laptop), or is it even possible, or would I need a received and have the system connected to a TV?
Thank you very much for all your help!