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Minimalistic stereo speakers with integrated amplifier?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I'm no audiophile and I only watch movies and play games on low volume -- but I can't stand the integrated TV speakers.

Anyone can recommend a super minimalistic stereo speakers (no sub or some kind of internal subwoofer implementation), preferably wooden, with integrated amplifier? I don't want a separate amplifier device either.

Thanks!
post #2 of 13
Budget? Does your TV have RCA audio outs, or are they only optical, or are you able to use your cable box?
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
About $200.

Actually I don't even need an amplifier, I guess.

I would like to use a setup like this:

TV ---> Sonos Connect ---> active stereo speakers



I have a Panasonic ST50, it has RCA outs and optical out too. How would you recommend to set this up?

Thanks!
post #4 of 13
Something like these speakers

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000EJTXZU/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1355029589&sr=1-24&pi=SL75

Then you need two of these cables, one for each L/R or the RCA out like in the picture posted. If you use your tv's outs you can get sound for everything running though your tv, which is preferred when you aren't using a receiver.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0026K8X7O/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1355029819&sr=1-2&pi=SL75
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks!

I assume they must work with that Sonos device in between, since it's just a bridge.

Also, the ones you posted look quite good, but too bulky for my taste, is there any mainstream-ish slim-type or satellite-type pair which you could recommend? I'm looking for something minimalistic.
post #6 of 13
I don't recommend speakers with less then a 5" woofer, even more so if you won't have a sub
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
That makes sense. I shouldn't go with slim or satellite designs then. What do you think about this set? It's not powered. What's the main difference between those Alesis M1 520 and these Sony's, just so I can understand?

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SS-B3000-Bookshelf-Speakers-Black/dp/B000OG6I6A/ref=sr_1_25?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1355032560&sr=1-25&keywords=studio+monitors

EDIT:

Just realized I would need an amp for those.

So what about Numark NPM5? Much more compact:

http://www.amazon.com/Numark-NPM5-Studio-Monitor-System/dp/B0038YX39A/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
Edited by DominicoBalogini - 12/8/12 at 10:55pm
post #8 of 13
The biggest difference is you need an amp to run the Sony's. The Sony's are also very low quality, don't have a real crossover, not recommended.
post #9 of 13
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post #10 of 13
Never heard of them so I can't really say. Good thing about amazon is hassle free returns so you might as well give them a shot.
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much. Just realized I would need a toslink to RCA adapter since my TV only has optical audio out. Any experience with those adapters?
post #12 of 13
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
Alternatively, can I use the headphone jack audio out from the TV?
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