Moderator: Captain Ned
Disco wrote:Thanks Captain Ned!!
I can still hear a little bit of static when I adjust volume, but it is much MUCH better than it was. And no loss of either channel in the process. Thanks for the great tip!!
Disco wrote:Edit: OK. It just posted the link. How do you get the image to show in the message itself?
JustAnEngineer wrote:"The Kragle" works to re-assemble things like that, too, Ned.
Chrispy_ wrote:The rear speakers came with the most pathetic plastic tripods I'd ever encountered but I remember playing half-life in surround sound with EAX on those things and I was blown away.
Chrispy_ wrote:I prefer the sound of bookshelf speakers or monitors to any satellite+sub options, the gap between a 2" driver and the subwoofer is way too much and it results in awful midrange. It's easy to say the sound is okay because the bass is rich and the treble is crisp, but it just sounds empty and wrong to me.
My BX8's aren't gaming speakers though; Even at 8" there's no sub to make explosions and Michael Bay moments really involve me. A cheap 2.1 setup with a ported subwoofer and 2-way satellites is probably going to make games sound better for under $100. For that matter, my (possibly wrong) opinion on high-end 2.1 setups is that they're all worthless if their satellites don't have seperate silk/metal dome tweeters alongside the main drivers. To my ears these dirt cheap Creative satellites from a sub-$50 set (T3000)
So, uh the "best 2.1 system" for a computer would probably be a nice set of 2-way bookshelves (or studio monitors) in the 5" range with a sub for fun. The M-Audio BX5's always crop up as a good option for the money, as do the AudioEngine A5's. Add the respective subwoofer in and you've got yourself a killer desktop setup.
Disco wrote:Hey Sound Experts
I'm looking for a new speaker setup for the computer. I have some great Cambridge Soundworks speakers from 15(?) years ago that have done really well over the years. But the volume knob makes the sound cut out (one channel or the other) unless I turn it 'just so', and it also creates a lot of static when I touch it. Obviously something is worn out in there.
I only have a couple stipulations. What I'm looking for will have:
- external volume remote (wired or wireless) - speakers sit a bit below and behind my screens, so it's a pain to reach in to adjust volume.
- relatively small size for primarily speakers - Less than 4.5" high if possible - otherwise they will be blocked a bit by the screens.
No other real prerequisites, other than sounding AWESOME!! They will be hooked up to my asus xonar soundcard.
The Logitech Z906 surround system has great reviews, but I don't need/want any extra speakers. If they had a 2.1 version I would buy that (although I'm not sure of the speaker height).
There's the Logitech Z623 or the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 systems, but neither have a remote volume control. The corsair 2500 2.1 setup also looks good (reviewed on Tech Report many years ago) but seems to be out of stock.
I look forward to any and all recommendations!!