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mr_oh_so_ice
07-28-04, 02:04 PM
Hey gang,

I have a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 hooked up to an Altec Lansing ACS54, 4.1 speaker setup, only 5 watts per satellite and 20 for the subwoofer giving it a big freaking total of 40 watts.

I heard 2.1 is best for music, and 5.1 is good for gaming, but my PC area limits the potential to even hook up 4 speakers as it is, I have all 4 speakers facing me anyways. I was thinking of going back to a 2.1 setup, but I want a setup with lots of power and wattage. Any recommendations besides the Klipsch, since I cannot afford it. Any affordable speaker sets with about 100+ watts RMS?

Kev1
07-29-04, 10:45 AM
Wow, I have your exact current set, Audigy 2 and Altec Lansing ACS54 speakers. They are very good speakers, but not for an Audigy 2 or Audigy 2 ZS.

I apparently have a little more room than you, and I just ordered the Logitech Z-5300s from NewEgg. Should be here tomorrow, WOOT!

With your situation (with the limited space), I would recommend these speakers, the Logitech Z-2200:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=36-121-107&depa=0

They are THX certified, and should fit your situation nicely. Personally I would only consider THX certified speakers since you now own a THX certified sound card. The Z-2200's get 5 star reviews and should sound great with your system, and save space as well :)

Whatever you decide, enjoy your new speakers and sound card :thumbsup:

mr_oh_so_ice
07-29-04, 11:41 AM
Thanks for replying, yeah those Logitech ones look really nice and powerful to boot, my current AL ACS54 were good when I had an SB 16 and even were okay with the Live, but now they are just cracking too much on really high treble sounds and then I have to turn down the sound effects but then the music is too loud, etc...

Kamel
07-29-04, 01:26 PM
... no matter what you get, i suggest getting something THX certified... i'm no audio expert, but from what i've heard the thx certified ones really add to the quality of sound.

Kain
07-31-04, 12:32 PM
... no matter what you get, i suggest getting something THX certified... i'm no audio expert, but from what i've heard the thx certified ones really add to the quality of sound. THX doesn't mean anything now. It just means that the company paid enough money to get their stuff THX certified.

Kev1
07-31-04, 12:40 PM
It still needs to qualify, that means something.

Currently, only a handful of computer audio components are THX certified:

http://www.thx.com/mod/products/multimedia.html

And

http://www.thx.com/mod/products/multiProdList.html