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My Klipsch 2.1 system seems to have died. One of the main hardwired cables that runs from the subwoofer to the master speaker has gone bad and I'm interested in buying a replacement.

 

I haven't kept up with PC speakers so I don't know what's out there. At the time the Klipsch were a great value for nice sounding PC speakers. I'm curious to hear recomendations. I'm only interested in a 2.1 or 2 speakers as I just don't want to have to wire 5 or 6 speakers around my desk.

 

Mods: I couldn't choose between "off topic", "Tech support" or the "Computer" forum...please feel free to move the thread as you see fit. :)

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Hmm, if your main use is for music, I'm not sure I'd recommend the Z680's then. I have a set and they are good for day-to-day stuff, games, etc. But I'm not too impressed with how they handle music.

 

I would imagine those NHTs would be great, I like their stuff. $500 is steep, but then again, if these are your main music source, I'd consider spending more money. If they are in addition to a primary stereo, then I wouldn't go crazy.

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Dan's 2.1 system is satisfyingly meaty, so I can recommend that. I'm just using a Yamaha 2-speaker set that I've had for about 5 years now. Nothing special to report about them, other than that I like the way they have two inputs on them, so I can both run the PC sound straight to them and also a line out from the monitor sound so I get decent XBox noises as well.

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I'm not sure I'd agree with Ed, I really like the Z680's for music but the room they are in is small and I always have my big rig to listen on as well. Another option would be to get a nice used receiver or integrated amp and a pair of good bookshelf speakers and run that way. I had a spare NAD reveiver hooked up to my PC for several years powering the old Optimus LX pro bookshelves with the Linaeum tweeters. Eats up a bit of desktop space but was very nice for listening. Receiver died so now I alternate between the 680's and an older yamaha 2.1 rig if I want to do pc stuff while on xbox live.

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I've been using my bose system for my computer audio needs for about 7 years now. 2 cubes + subwoofer for front channel and 2 cubes for rear channel. They still sound better than most computer speakers out there. I use a pair of Sennheiser HD-570's headphones for the most part though.

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Originally posted by Whooter+Aug 9 2004, 02:48 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Whooter @ Aug 9 2004, 02:48 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-iCamp@Aug 9 2004, 10:37 AM

BTW, anyone interested in the Z-680 take a look at this price: http://www.provantage.com/buy-7LGTS006-z-6...03-shopping.htm

Holy crap! I wasn't in the market for new speakers before, but this piques my interest.

 

I assume this Provantage place is cool? [/b]

Quite tempting indeed considering that local stores still want $350 for them. Anyone ever dealt with Provantage?

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Interesting. This morning when I looked, the speakers were $200 and shipping was $10.95 for UPS Ground.

 

Tonight, the speakers are $198 and shipping is $32 for UPS Ground ( :shock: )...

 

Still a pretty good deal, though. I'm tempted to wait and see what tomorrow brings...

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