This is my first thread so if I break any rules I'm sorry.
But let me get on with it.
I'm planing to buy a 2.1 audio system.
The budget I have is about 200-250 euro.
I had something picked out:
And maybe a cheap receiver.
But I'm not sure it's a good setup,
So my question is: should I go with these or pick something else?
Also: I already have a high quality sound card, do I still need a receiver for good sound?
Thank you for helping, I'm quite a noob at this
Arno van Kessel.
EDIT: This system would be in a small room and be used mainly for music and a few movies.
If you need a receiver for TV/Movies and such:
If you are primarily using your 2.1 for primarily music:
Preamp: http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/processors/products/xda2 $300
Amp: http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/upa200 $300
Sub: http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/stf-2.html $329
I know I am quite a bit above your budget! BUT, it would be worth it!
You get what you pay for!
Well, I'm afraid that it is not only above my budget, but also above the amount of money I own...
Also, since I just have a standard consumer audio card, I doubt it will make much use of such a setup.
So sorry, I would love to follow your advice but if it's not under at least 300 euro I can't even consider it.
But thank you very much for your help nonetheless.
Arno Van Kessel.
Pioneer (odd they don't sell a variant there)
Infinity Primus 163
Don't know what to recommend for a sub. Good + inexpensive rarely = globally available there.
You should be able to find a used B&W sub inexpensive on the used market. That's I use on my PC.