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Hi all. I am redoing my office. I have a computer with a dvd player and a sb audigy 2zs platnium. I'm wanting to add a lcd tv on my wall that has audio out and will have video in and out runing through my computer. I'm also wanting to discard my mini coputer sub and small speakers in favor of a external sub and in wall mounted speakers. I have the speakers picked out, but what is the best way to hook everyhting up? Do I need an amp? A receiver or what? I don't really want a big bulky reciever as i have one in my living room. BUt I would liek it to be able to put out some good power. Have my dvd running off my comp to watch avideo while doing work. Be able to listen to computer sounds with tv/movie all in one. I looked at small book shelf systems, but moth of them come with speakers and don't really have the dolby surround sound or anyhting. Ay ideas out there?

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I've been doing that for a couple of years now.


a) computer: two 3.2ghz processors, mirrored 250GB scsi drives, DVD-RW drive, ATI 9500 video, SB Audigy 2

b) Speakers: Cambridge Soundworks 510D (subwoofer and 5 satelites. Subwoofer 30hz to 150hz. Satelites 150hz to 18khz). About $500 CDN at the time.

c) Software: both PowerDVD and WinDVD About $60 each. On my old computer (ATI 8500) I used to use WinDVD all the time, but with the new computer the colour didn't seem to be as good so I went back to PowerDVD.


This combination is 5.1, and works with DTS. When I've tried it at the office, every room in the office can hear it. So I use headphones at the office during normal business hours.
 

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I'm also wanting to discard my mini coputer sub and small speakers in favor of a external sub and in wall mounted speakers. I have the speakers picked out, but what is the best way to hook everyhting up? Do I need an amp? A receiver or what? I don't really want a big bulky reciever as i have one in my living room.
Well, unless the speakers are self-powered, like your computer speakers, you’ll need something external to power them. That means you’ll have to live with a separate “big bulky†receiver.


As an alternative, you might try to pick up a used mini- or compact stereo system on eBay. You can find them from brands like Teac, Denon, etc. Typically they are fairly small in size, but the trade off is that they have limited power – probably less than 50 watts. The other trade-off is that you’ll probably have to get with it a lot of other stuff you don’t really need or want, like a 3-disc CD changer, speakers, etc.


Regards,

Wayne A. Pflughaupt
 
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