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I really like these Dayton Audio and they are $38 shipped from Amazon.
I really like the Dayton bookshelf speakers. If you have a small budget, I find these to sound pretty damn good for the cost.
I'm almost definitely going to buy these Dayton Speakers, and my range for a Pre-Amp would be like ~30$. Do you have any suggestions in that range?
He says the DP75 includes everything and is fully functional but may need a new stylus, do you have any idea what a replacement might cost?
Thank you for helping me figure this out, I'm brand new to vinyl
Yep, nomnommish gave you great advice for a budget system to listen to CDs if you don't need tons of power. Another speaker option that might work well for this setup would be these Dayton B652s.
Good luck with your system. Let us know how it works out for you.
Thank you so much, the C200 is definitely the one I'll get then, I do just want to be sure if you could confirm that speakers like this (Dayton Audio B652) will hook up straight to it and work, thank you again.
How would those differ from, say, these?
And if I get those, do I need an amplifier as well as a pre-amp? Sorry that this is such a noob-y question, audio is a foreign language.
Hey guys, just have a set-up compatibility question. I have a Pioneer PL-550 turntable and a late 80s (read "subpar") receiver. I'm looking to get some new speakers as my Kenwood JL-880s (also read "subpar") are getting more uneven by the day. I've heard a lot of good things about the Dayton B652s and just wanted to know if my turntable would sound good with these guys. My budget is pretty restricted so the price definitely sounds good to me. If anyone has some other suggestions up to around $75, feel free to give me some information. Thanks!
I second the Lepai suggestion with a pair of Dayton B52 speakers or something similar, this is what I have. A good sub is a little more expensive so I haven't gotten one yet.
The Lepai has a 3.5mm input to connect to your computer's speaker out. I'm very happy with my setup
Speakers on Amazon: Dayton Audio B652 with Lepy LP-2020A plus speaker wire.
Well, I definitely sympathize with the pet issue, though I just let my cat do cat stuff and don't really worry about it. Yeah, the corners of the couch have been clawed a bit, but if it makes the cat happy, who am I to judge?
Anyway! What about a 2.0 to 3.0 to 3.1 setup? You'd start with a basic receiver and a pair of decent bookshelf speakers, then add a center channel, and finally a subwoofer. If you're buying $100-200 soundbars every year or two, you should be able to afford incrementally building up your system at a similar rate.
You'd need a rack or cabinet to keep the receiver on/in, if you don't already have something like that near the TV. Wiring is very simple, no need to go in-wall or anything, although you might want a short vertical run inside the wall (very easy to do in most cases) in order to wall mount the speakers. If you put them up around the height of the center of the TV, the pets will hopefully leave them alone. You could also use some paintable wire hiding channel with wall mounted speakers.
Even without a subwoofer, I think a basic 2.0 system with good speakers will sound better than either of those soundbars. Grab this receiver and a pair of dirt-cheap but OK speakers and you're out the door for under $200, leaving a bit of room for wall mount brackets. If you're open to the $150 for a receiver plus another $100-$150 for speakers, whole worlds of stuff opens up - just post up and you'll get a ton of great suggestions for those.
For reference: Dayton Audio B652 6-1/2-Inch 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair [link]
Ok, these are what I currently have connected to an amp.
I've heard good things about these.
Next stupid question.
What's the difference?
The kind I bought has this in the description: Power handling: 40 watts RMS/75 watts max
This is what I got
What's your budget for headphones/speakers? A relatively cheap, but quality option would be to pair these Dayton B652 with a cheap amp like this. I got this setup about 4 years ago and they still sound great albeit you'll get distortion at higher volume. They get surprisingly loud before distortion though.
For more in depth reviews/analysis, I reccomend checking out Zeos. Used his guide when i picked out my speakers.
I have a pair of Daytons that were only $55
That looks like the perfect solution for me. Could you reccomend some budget desktop speakers to pair with it and the cables I would need?
Edit: I'm Currently using Logitech S-220 ([link]) and only the right channel works so anything would be an upgrade. I don't use the speakers much and have been looking for a decent DAC/Amp where I didn't have to keep unplugging the headphones.
Anyway, would something like these Dayton Audio B652 ([link]) work? Thanks
Honestly, the best thing for you to do would be to hunt for a bargains on the used market. Even then, you'll have to be thrifty. Unfortunately, stereo equipment is expensive, especially if you're looking for something above the budget consumer-grade.
Be that as it may, challenge accepted. I managed to put something together that should meet all your requirements, save for the sub. You're going to be out of luck, even the worst power subs float around the $100 range for something that won't disappoint. Again, best to save and watch the used market. Places like craigslist, ebay, thrift stores, and pawn shops can yield some serious deals.
Anyways, here's a decent, albeit very entry-level, full system with bluetooth. It includes everything you'll need to hook it up:
Dayton Audio B652
Lepy LP-2024A+ Hi-Fi Audio Amplifier
Hapurs Bluetooth Music Receiver
HDE Dual RCA
GE 72618 25-Feet Speaker Wire
If you're shopping places like Amazon, something like this is the best bang for your buck that you're going to get.
Edit: Forgot to include price.
Buying a 5.1 Logitech set will probably make the sound clear, yes, but you still wouldn't be able to adjust the balance of voice and ambient sounds.
$100 budget? Maybe a pair of these: [link]
and this amp [link]
What would I do? I would crank the volume up and listen to the sound as it was meant to be heard. Normal speaking volume and loud-ass explosions.
Other than clear the voice, the other thing I can think of is boosting the volume of the center channel of a 5.1 system, but not sure if you can do that with the logitech system through the TV. You might have to do it through a true AV receiver and real home theater speakers. Gonna need more than $100 for that.
One of my speakers blew today, and I'm in need of replacements. I don't have much to spend (at least right now), but any stereo sound is better than tinny mono sounds.
I was looking at both the B652s and the B652-AIRs. Anyone have experience with either?
I've checked CL, and there's not much, so it's looking like fast shipping is the way to go.
Dayton Audio B652 6-1/2-Inch 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair [link]
Try these along with an amp and dac
I have had these. [link]
better than most $50 spearkers
The speakers are a pair of Dayton B652. How much room is usually necessary? There will be at least 3.6 inches between the ports and the corner as I'm planning on facing them out at 45 degrees see diagram.
You could go with something like these:
It's not perfect but still better than any "PC speakers" you'll get for the same price. Plus you can always change the amp or speakers as you choose, going modular with audio (more home-theater style) offers so many more options.
That's really strange...
Anyways it's these
I've been considering getting some nice shelf speakers (live in a small apartment, don't want to deal with too much) if I buy some speakers like this and get this amp is that sufficient? Do I even need an amp? I am guessing I do because the TV puts out pretty poor audio right now. Is this a decent set up? I have had decent headphones for a while and I started with ATH-AD700s and upgraded to a DAC + HD600s so I am looking for the ATH m50 for shelf speaker set ups, a great beginner set.
> Dayton b652s
For the money, you can't beat 'em. You'll have to get yourself a decent amp tho
These speakers look pretty good. Well under price and for the amount you pay, surprisingly decent sound quality.
The speakers: [link]
The amp: [link]
Dayton B652s would hit that window. They're pretty slick, for $42.
Problem with Canada is that sometimes it's hard to find availability for certain products, and right now the exchange rate is killing us.
Can't get the Micca MB42X's on amazon.ca ... and on amazon.com they are currently $120 US, which is ~ $150 Canadian, plus tax, shipping, and duty. If you live close to the US boarder... sometimes it can be worth shipping for free to a US address, driving down and picking it up... Other Micca speakers on amazon.ca are really price inflated.
You could try going with...
Dayton Audio B652's
Lepai TA2020 Amp
16 gauge speaker wire, can't find less than 50 feet for cheaper...
This comes to $115, but then the estimated shipping and taxes add an additional $75 (for my location, might be better for you) which still puts you at ~ $190.
With powered monitors you don't need an amp. You could maybe try something like this?
Pioneer Active S-DJ50X
$225 so over double your budget but with free shipping.
/r/Zeos has good guides for budget audio gear.
I picked up a nice Onkyo M-282 amplifier for free recently, and I'm wondering if it's safe to use with my fairly small Dayton B652's. I was told that the amplifier could be too powerful and blow out the speakers. Any idea if that's the case? How would you normally determine that?
Dayton B652 and Lepai LP-2020a+. Cheap and simple. I started with this hooked up to a TV with an RCA to aux cord. It's nothing fantastic, but it sounds a hell of a lot better than TV or laptop speakers, all for $67. I used this exact setup for a few months, and it was fine.
Bookshelf speakers are great value, but need an amplifier. I'd recommend getting a pair of Dayton B652s, A Lepai LP-2020A+, speaker cable, and audio cable.
All together, it's about $80, and will sound better than any computer speakers at a similar price.
I'd go with a decent 5.1 receiver (used) in the $100 range so you can add on a little down the road.
These speakers are damn good for 40 bucks a pair.
Save another $40 and add the best $100 woof you can find. (dayton 10" for example)
You wouldn't need a preamp but the crossover in it. You can get that separately - and do a better job at separating frequencies than the sub out on the vanatoo would. You could actually obtain that same thing without anything, just an RCA splitter, merely relying on the sub's cutoff frequency.
Anyway I have the suspicion that you're spending your money on the wrong thing (flat response studio monitors):
if quality isn't what you're after (nothing wrong with that, you just have to set your priorities straight), save your money with some Dayton B652 ([link]) or, better, T652 towers if you have the space ([link]), get a T-amp such as the Muse in OP and spend the rest in a sub. You'll be happier.
These are pretty popular in the US
Dayton B652 .. Why these speakers?
These bookshelfs are cheap and sound pretty decent, I can't tell if they're sold where you are though
OK.. At that budget I can hack you together something that SHOULD be loud enough and still somewhat portable. How DIY proficient are you?
What I propose is the following. Four Bookshelves so two sets of these B652's and to power them with each set wired in series you get this 50 wpc T-amp
Wiring the speakers in series will do two things. Lower the impedence from 4 to 8Ω(which I know to be mislabeled on the site) and raise the output potential +3db which may not seem like much but will probably do in this case.
Just attach the whole thing together or in two sets and the amp on a board or something and you will be good to go. It is a bit over your budget but your request was rather special.
speakers and amp
there's really no reason to buy that Klipsch setup
Alright. I am so sorry that I'm being annoying..
how do these
compare to these
Dayton B652 $42.50
Micca MB42 $59.95
Micca MB42x $79.95
What is the best bang for your buck?
Could you put the speakers in Best to Worst?
I plan on gettin the Lepai 2020A+ unless there is a better amp for the price and then adding a Power Supply Upgrade
Ah. How about using these speakers with this amplifier? To my understanding I also need this wire. Does this sound good? Could you run me through the process of setting this up to my PC?
Have you checked out the Dayton Audio B652's? They're cheap and they've got solid review across the board from the audiophile community.