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Creating a 2.1 sounds system, need input...

Discussion in 'Technology' started by RAT PRODUCTS, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Dec 3, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    Hey everyone, I'm thinking about making a high quality 2.1 speaker system for my room. Don't need surround. Anyway, what I would like to do is bypass a receiver since I run everything through my MBP. I have 2 bookshelf speakers, but need a good sub.

    Here's what I want to do. I will get a decent powered sub that has line level inputs and outputs. I can input with a 3.5mm to RCA from my computer, then power the speakers from the amp.

    Will this set-up work? If I match my sub and speaker impedance and everything I don't see why not...
     
  2. Dec 3, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    It should.
    Just when you have it all hooked up.
    I would set the level on whatever your source media is to close to max..
    And then slowly dial up the speakers and sub..get it sounding good at low volume..ie..good bass and hi/proper mix of voice and instrumentation..then just slowly turn it up..should get good results..and or figure out if you got the right gear for what you want to be listening to.

    Ive run my (d)Roid off my 2.1 computer speakers..out the headphone jack of the phone .Works fine.

    Goodluck.
     
  3. Dec 4, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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  4. Dec 4, 2010 at 11:54 PM
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    How is the bass on these Klipsh promedia's? Can it be adjusted on the sub separately from the speakers? I don't like distorted music, so I don't want all the lows trying to play through the speakers and distorting the highs.
     
  5. Dec 5, 2010 at 11:36 PM
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    The amps built into most standalone powered subs are monaural amplifiers and have a low pass filter built in, so you won't be able to use it to power your speakers. The speaker jacks on the back are only for you to pass your speaker connections through so it can tap into them for signal.

    If your receiver that you're using now has a preamp out, you can use that to feed signal to your sub, or use the aforementioned speaker level inputs.

    You'll be better off just starting from scratch and buying a complete 2.1 system (or 2.0). The klipsch is good...I also had a yamaha that was really great and a lot of people like the Swan (HiVi) products.
     
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    denon, definitive technology promonitor 800, and pro sub= nice 2.1 system
     
  7. Dec 6, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    It all depends on how serious you want to be. I'm find with the Klipsch or the Logitech Z5500 for my computer, but you can get a whole system going if you want. If you are trying to shoot for the moon on this, I think ItalynStallion or MrMarv would be the guys I'd talk to.
     
  8. Dec 8, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    It's actually fairly tricky to balance the output for your sub with your satellites in that setup.
     
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