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Hello all,


I was hoping some of you could educate me as I'm starting to plan my home media center.


I was planning on building a PC which will run/connect to my Plex server, stream things like Pandora, and amazon prime along with other online services.


I didn't want to purchase a receiver because i hate the idea have having to manually switch to the PC channel / TV all the time. I was thinking of getting a Ceton InfiniTV 4 with a cablecard so that I could use the PC also as a DVR for shows that I record.


THat being said, I know the audio from the PC is not amped and I haven't been able to find an AMP or a separate item that will just amp the speakers.


Anyone have any suggestions?
 

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1) powered speakers.


Or if you have a set of good passive speakers,


2) an integrated amp- 2 speakers.


You don't say how many speakers you are

Running. If it's a 5 speaker set plus a sub

You will need an AVR.
 

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Hi Grasshoppers,


I was looking at running a 5.1 system.


I was looking for powered speakers and didn't find them anywhere!


one of the main problems is I'm looking for ceiling speakers.
 

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Originally Posted by zazzn  /t/1522234/htpc-without-using-amp#post_24488897


Hi Grasshoppers,


I was looking at running a 5.1 system.


I was looking for powered speakers and didn't find them anywhere!


one of the main problems is I'm looking for ceiling speakers.

I have NEVER seen "powered"- in ceiling speakers...

Remember each powered speaker will usually require

A 120wall outlet..not usually found in the ceiling.


Time to re-think what you want to do.
 

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Thanks, for all the help so I've decided that I wanted to go ahead then and get a Receiver, but i'm wondering, what speakers to get now, I don't want to break the bank I had a AV guy come give me a quote he was like 10k he's an idiot, I don't want to spend more than like 1-2 k and have been looking at the monoprice stuff.


What i'm worried about is the celing speakers.


Any recommendations on angled ceiling speakers?
 
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