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Best speakers and amp for computer, 1000$ budget, suggestions?

post #1 of 10
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Just bought a new computer, and I'm currently using bose companions, I feel I could get better speakers and amp. My budget is 1 grand, what do you guys think ? ( hopefully you all agree on something lol ) .
Ps. I'd like speakers that sound great with any genre of music on.
post #2 of 10
Personally, I'd look at a set of powered monitors like Audioengine A2/A5 along with a good sound card or USB dac. Depending on what you get you could save almost half of your budget. They both sound pretty good (which model would depend on space/room size). There are others in that category too, but I've only heard the ones above.

That's also partly because I'd rather not have extra components to manage just to listen to music on my PC.
post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by pofe333 View Post

Personally, I'd look at a set of powered monitors like Audioengine A2/A5 along with a good sound card or USB dac. Depending on what you get you could save almost half of your budget. They both sound pretty good (which model would depend on space/room size). There are others in that category too, but I've only heard the ones above.
That's also partly because I'd rather not have extra components to manage just to listen to music on my PC.

Yeah, I was thinking of getting the audioengine 5+'s, I also want a sub too though, any suggestions on what sub would go well with the AE 5+'s?
post #4 of 10
The emotiva powered monitors are really nice sounding but are butt ugly.
post #5 of 10
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well guys, I got the a5+'s with the s8 subwoofer, and the d1 DAC for 1007 bucks. I don;t think I can go wrong with that setup.
post #6 of 10
That's also partly because I'd rather not have extra components to manage just to listen to music on my PC.a116.jpg
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That's also partly because I'd rather not have extra components to manage just to listen to music on my PC.a116.jpg

WTF?
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by deanisTEN View Post

well guys, I got the a5+'s with the s8 subwoofer, and the d1 DAC for 1007 bucks. I don;t think I can go wrong with that setup.

Nice. I found the bass from the A5+ by itself was enough for me to go subless. Your preference may vary of course. Also, these get pretty loud, I'm hoping they're not 2 feet rom your face biggrin.gif
post #9 of 10
Here is what I would do for a computer setup for $1k:
Mackie MR8 mk2 x 2: $500
E-MU 0204 Audio Interface: $115
Hsu STF2 subwoofer: $392 shipped.

Altogether that is a pinch over $1k. I would go with the mackie because they have terrific sound quality, and the 8" woofers will give you excellent extension, certainly better than the Audioengines. It has 3x the amp power to so it can hit a lot harder for when you want to crank it. I recommend the E-MU sound interface because they will have reliable drivers for newer operating systems, and also the breakout box layout is nice and simple for two channel listening, as opposed to the cluttered interfaces of some other sound cards. I would go with a ported sub like the Hsu, because the Mackies would have such good extension that a sealed sub isn't going to go so much deeper in bass that it would be worth getting, but that Hsu will dig all the way down below 30 hz. The Hsu VTF subs are on sale right now, any of those would take you over your budget but the Q control might give you an appreciable increase in sound quality.
post #10 of 10
Oh whoops, I didn't see the OP already made his purchase. Lol nevermind my suggestions!
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