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I'm trying to build a sound system from scratch. All I care about is listening to music from my macbook pro. I don't record or mess with music, so I really don't care about having the music sounding "flat" I think is the term; I just want it to sound fantastic. I listen to hip hop, a ton of different bands, and some electronic music.

 

I currently have a polk audio psw111 subwoofer, but I have never plugged it in, so I am hoping it still works. I was looking into buying speakers up to $350. I was looking at the WHARFEDALE DIAMOND 10.1, but I am open to suggestions if you think I could find something better for my interests at a similar price.

 

Also, do you think the diamond 10.1s would work well with the polk audio psw111 woofer? If not, what would you recommend?

 

Finally, I have been looking for receivers on craigslist. Does anyone have any opinions on these: Yamaha RX-V659, Pioneer VSX-9300, Pioneer VSX 917V? They all are about the same price, $75-$100 (which I am assuming is a steal). Unless of course you want to recommend a active speaker that doesn't require buying a reciever/amp and would be a better deal.

 

I apologize for so many questions. This is my first time building a sound system and I really want to get it right. I have spent countless hours researching and my brain is turning into mush!
 

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The Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 is a very good choice IMO.


For that type of music, I doubt whether that small subwoofer will have enough output for you.


The PSW505 would be more like it.
 
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