I know this question has been asked before, but scouring forums for information has been pretty bewildering. I'm just going to spew out some incorrect info and maybe you guys can correct me, also I know that this might not be the right forum per say, but there isn't exactly an "I'm an idiot can anyone help me" section.
Basically my roommates and I are going to need a loud speaker system for parties. There are five of us but, poor as we are, I'm thinking altogether we're not going to want to spend more than $800 on all of the equipment.
First, I need to know what are the components of an audio system? From what I've seen, it would be two floor standing speakers, a subwoofer, and a receiver?
Also, in other threads I've noticed that the brand name Cerwin Vega comes up quite often as being speakers that play loud (at the price of sound quality i'm sure) so I went ahead and looked them up.
So would 2 of these
one of these
And some sort of receiver make any sense altogether?
Last year we made due with this:
And that was okay for background music when we were chilling around, but for a party it would have been useless.
The speakers won't exactly be in a huge room, probably the size of a medium living room, so It's likely that all of this is overkill. However, the people that lived in the room last year had some giant dj speaker system that they would blare halfway across campus, so I'd really like the have a little too much power rather than not enough.
Thanks for any help you guys can offer.