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I just bought a pair of Audioengine A5+'s since they were on sale. Are the JBL LSR305's generally recommended over these? I will be using them in the living room with my tv and for music. I don't have a receiver. Are both of these active speakers? How loud can both of these get? I mainly listen to hip hop, r&b, electronic, and some indie. I still have 30 days to return the Audioengine's.
I also bought this subwoofer, if that changes anything
Thanks, I appreciate it! Do you think the ELACs are better for their price point or better in general?
I do have this subwoofer:
Do you think it's a good fit for this system?
How could I connect my LSR305s to my PC and this subwoofer:
Similary, how can I do the same with the Audioengine A5+?
The only cable I have right is now is the 3.5mm to 3.5mm aux cable.
I do have this subwoofer already: [link]
What do you mean for the imaging alone? Also, what's the cheapest amp that could do a good job of powering the zensor 1s? I was looking at the ELAC B6s but a post on the front page said they require a really good amplifier.
Sounds really good for $150 I have not heard better until $300 price range
Thanks for the vote of confidence!
I think I've changed my mind to a Pioneer sub, for some reason it being designed by the same person as the speakers just makes sense to me, and I want the additional control. [link]
As far as wiring, I believe I'll need a RCA y-splitter cable/adapter for the sub (male to male) to go from the amp's sub output to the sub's left and right "Line In". Then I need two (pairs?) of RCA's for the speakers.
The USB is included w/ the amp I believe. Any reason to use a different output from my PC? I'm using optical output from my PC on my headphone amp at the moment, but of course there is the basic stereo jack, etc.
Sound about right?
I live in an apartment building and have a 2.1 system with bookshelf speakers and an 8" sub (I could go bigger but my place is pretty small, I literally don't have room) and have never once gotten a complaint in my current apartment. The only thing that would generate a complaint is a subwoofer, and if you don't have complaints about the subwoofer your soundbar came with, you won't have complaints about this subwoofer.
Just because you have good speakers doesn't mean you have to blast them. Even at regular volume, the clarity and tonality will be light-years ahead of a soundbar, at likely the same price. My TV setup is my secondary audio setup, and I got the speaker and subs together for just over $200 thanks to waiting for sales. Including stands, cables, and the receiver, the whole setup was under $500. And you could go used on the AV receiver or use a stereo receiver instead to save money.
EDIT: I'm not trying to diss you. To each his own. Just saying that you could have done better for the price.
Would this sub be a good purchase?
If it's not, I'll just get the Dayton Sub 800 for $100.