View Full Version : Any audiophiles here?

05-18-2006, 07:17 AM
So I was out of town recently when my housemates threw a party, and incidentally they managed to break my subwoofer.

It was one of those all-in-one Logitech Z-540 thingies, which was loud and good, but I bought it before I knew anything about audio other than "loud!"

Being the glass-half-full person that I am, I'm taking this as a good excuse to pick up a nice component-based system. The thing I really liked about my Z-540's was that it could approximate a surround sound signal from stereo input, which is all that my Powerbook (and Gamecube) can do, so that would be a nice feature... anyhoo, does anybody have some suggestions on speakers (brand, model, etc) and a subwoofer, as well as receivers and the like? I'm going for at least a 5.1 setup, and don't want one of those crappy Best Buy/Wal-mart packages they push off on you.


05-18-2006, 07:21 AM
Altec Lansing has good speakers. I bought a 5.1 set for 50 bux. It was the discontinued model. Harmon Kardon are good as well but probably a little expensive. Let me give you some advice. Don't let the employees at Best Buy or Wal Mart talk to you because most of the time you know more than they do and you also know what you want.