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Reddit mentions of ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 Bookshelf Speakers, Black (Pair)
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- New tweeter with Wide-dispersion waveguide
- New Woven Aramid-Fiber woofer. Sensitivity: 87db at 2.83v/1m
- New cabinets for easier placement.Crossover Frequency: 2200Hz
- Frequency Response: 44Hz – 35000Hz
- Nominal Impedance- 6 Ohms. Max Power Input- 120 Watts
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> decent bass
Alright yeah floorstanders can do that.
> $150 per speaker
Oh yeah we can't do that.
You want bookshelf speakers.
Elac Debut B6.2
Ascend Acoustic CBM-170
Those would be your best options.
You are going from one home theater in a box system to another. Generally, stay away from anything in a 5.1 package for under $500. Go with separates instead starting at $50 to $150 and build as you go. Only the front 3 speakers need to match.
If you want better sound then start with a pair of 5.25" or 6.5" bookshelf speakers and the matching center. Then add a better subwoofer. Then add surrounds.
Optional Receiver Upgrade:
Low Budget 5.1 under $300.
Better 3 front speakers:
HT Guides: r/HTBuyingGuides FAQ, How to Set Up a Basic Home Theater System - Lifewire, How to Set Up Your Home Theater Receiver, Speaker Placement for Home Theater
Also see r/hometheater.
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All right guys, I just had to take a picture of the two speakers together because, as you can see, compared to the diminutive MK402 the Elacs are simply HUGE. I kept the mouse in the pic to give you an idea (sorry, I checked, I had no bananas!).
Their size is something you should be aware of, especially if you are going to keep em -like me- as monitors on a desk.
A little background on my system: I use mainly Tidal hi-res streaming as source. The PC is hooked via USB to an external dac, an AUNE X1S, line out of the DAC goes into a Dayton DTA-120 (the real hero of this story, spoilers!!!) that powers the speakers.
Right out of the box, I position the Elacs on the desk (on foam absorbers for studio monitors, you might notice em under the elacs in the pic), hook em up, and Im shocked. They sound exactly like the MK402... wtf?
Well the first lesson is, guys, believe in break-in. I had the same thing happening with the MK402. They sounded a bit crappy and harsh at first, but sloooooooooooowly the sound mellowed and became fuller. Fact is it happened so progressively I always had the doubt it was my ear/brain adjusting to their sound more than break-in.
This time around, though, it happened in a matter of just an hour and possibly less. Something definitely "loosened up" inside the ELACS, and oh boy... the poor daytons were blown out of the water.
First thing you will notice is the obvious one. The Elacs will go lower... and DEEPER. Please be aware that the MK402 go crazy low for their size. You can easily be shocked at the bass they can "magically" let out... but it definitely lacks that punch and that fullness that the ELACS will provide with an easiness that is honestly disarming. One of their strong points is that they sound (and they will go LOUD!) like they dont even care. You crank the volume and they just shrug and give you volume and power, never losing their composture, whereas the MK402 will totally break down and will start showing signs of ...suffering?
Second thing you'll notice is... despite their BIG size, they are muuuuuuuch easier to position. The Mk402 are extremely, extremely fussy. Push them one inch too close to the rear wall, the bass goes so muddy you wanna kill yourself, pull em one inch too far and the bass becomes anemic and the "magic" disappears. I guess Mr Andrew Jones did the right thing putting the reflex on the baffle instead of the more typical rear exhaust. But it doesnt end there. the biggest difference is the dispersion. The MK402 CAN sound awesome and "flat" but you must almost lock your head in a very precise and narrow position. Move sideways or a little back and forth and some frequencies will overwhelm others. with the Elacs... well, I'm flabbergasted. You can almost move around the room and you'll hear the frequencies pretty much the same way in every position.
Obviously the Elacs -I suspect for the same reason: dispersion- will give a much better holographic presentation, but Im still working on the placement and my room is really fussy so maybe I'll update you guys later when I finally manage to make the speakers "disappear", which was something simply impossible to achieve with the Daytons (believe me... I tried).
Third thing you'll notice (as they keep breaking in, becoming more and more transparent) is how comparatively analitic they are. Listening to Steely Dan's "I got the news" the infamous scratching/clicking around 2:17 made me jump on the seat, I litterally thought something was faulty and breaking!
After a while, though, the biggest and most shocking realization is how nonchalantly the little class-D amplifier from Dayton is driving the Elacs. The speakers are quite efficient, yes, but I was ALMOST sure I would need a better amplifier (my eyes are on the NAD326BEE, always been a big fan of NAD sound), but Im not so sure anymore. Volume knob is at hour ten/eleven (it will go as far as hour five) and the room is filled with a smooth, relaxed, full sound. Maybe the NAD can wait!
Okay, I'll shut up for now. I'll leave here a few links with all the aforementioned gear for reference, especially price-wise.
Dayton D-Class Amp
*edited endless times for clarity and cause I do thousands of typos.
Good: Polk T15's (on sale for $50 right now)
Better: ELAC Debut 2.0 (on sale for $150)
Denon X1400H - $300
ELAC B6.2 - 2 pairs for front and surround - $300
ELAC C6.2 - $140
SVS SB12-NSD - $399.99
Total = $1140
Decent 5.1 setup on sale.
LR: Elac Debut 2.0 6.2 bookshelfs
C: Elac Debut 2.0 6.2 center
Sub: Bic America F12 or Dayton Audio Sub-1200
AVR: Something here. Whatever fits your budget and has the features you need. Make sure that if you're going to be streaming music to get one that is at least wifi compatible or networking (ethernet jack). I personally can recommend the Yamaha RX-V483. If that Yamaha is too expensive then go with a Denon with comparable features.
Stands: (If you don't already have a surface to put your LR on) Monoprice monoliths (24inch or 28inch, depending on ear height at listening/watching position) or Monoprice glass
If the price comes out to be too much then go with the Dayton sub and a cheaper AVR.
You'll also need some speaker wire, a wire cutter, and possibly some silicone hemispheres
That is a 3.1 to start. I think you'll be very happy and impressed with it. Given some time and some saving you'll be ready to upgrade to some surrounds. Delayed gratification is always worth it in this game :)
Your case sounds designed for the NAD D3020V2. It's a two channel integrated amp, musical and warm sounding (the "NAD" sound) . Has optical input so you can connect your tv, a phono section so you can connect your turntable and a subwoofer output for if you decide to go 2.1 later.
As for speakers,
Comfortably in budget floorstanders, the Pioneers you already posted. $260
Arguably better bookshelves the Elac B6.2's on sale for $238, well under budget.
Over budget but very very pretty and nice sounding. The Wharfedale Dentons for $499
That all said, the advice to spend most of your money on speakers makes plenty of sense if you're never going to upgrade anything. Personally, I've spent a bit more on nice amplification so that I know I have what I need and that it will be adequate for any speakers I end up picking up. Also that rule is more for people spending $1000 on an amp and $3000 on a set of speakers. It doesn't translate as well to budget systems since going from $50 to $300 is like...hot garbage to very very good.
I posted this on another thread recently, but it applies here as well:
Look no further...
These Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 speakers are on sale for $159 as well and they are another great choice for speakers.
EDIT: Removed unnecessary info
Denon S640H - $200
Denon S540BT - $150
HSU HB-1 - $350 w/shipping
Elac Debut 2.0 6.2 - $280
Ascend CBM-170SE - $300
Infinity R152 - $140 & Infinity RC252 Center - $180
Wavecrest HVL-1 x3 - $240
A few different options. All of them will sound pretty different, but I think they all are at a good value. With the 2.0 setups you may consider what a matching center is going to cost.
Link to that? Is it this? - https://www.amazon.com/ELAC-Debut-Bookshelf-Speakers-Black/dp/B07B4Q5587/ref=dp_ob_title_ce
How would those compare to those MB42x speakers that are listed in the recommendation wiki/sticky? How about compared to Fluance Signature Series? I'm building a 5.1 setup this Black Friday, wondering if this is a deal I should jump up. Goal is to keep it under $500 though.
That's a tough one. Have you thought about having the TV on the wall where the stairs are located? I assume that lighting would be an issue with that placement.
As for bookshelves these are just over 300 but I would recommend looking at HTD Level Threes: https://www.htd.com/Level-THREE-Bookshelf-Speakers
Chane a1.4s: https://www.chanemusiccinema.com/A1.4
for a little less Elac 6.2s:
You would need a receiver with any of these options such as: https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/denavrs530bt/denon-avr-s530bt-5.2-ch-x-70-watts-bluetooth-a/v-receiver/1.html
I’d skip Onkyo Speakers....... Canton are Nice but that Center ain’t Cheap......... Best to match Front 3 R C L
2 of these subs
Yes on Denon 1500.......
I would get this Fluance package (available in a Black, Brown or White) and use the Cantons for Raers and the 801 your Atmos speakers : 👍
The surrounds are Front ported so no issue wall mounting them.
Many more options if you consider bookshelf speakers
Infinity R162 / 252C refurb
Polk Monitor 40
Canton being as you Already got GXl.3 for Surrounds
with the Canton GLE 455.2 Center You already Mentioned
Well I would suggest the Denon AVR-S530BT for a receiver at $140 and then probably stick to a 2.1, 3.0 or 3.1 and build it up slowly. The ELAC b6.2 are on a great sale for $150 right now and the center for $170, they get recommended a lot and are a great value with the sale. That doesn't leave much for a sub though. Typically the cheapest sub that gets recommended are the daytons, the 10 inch one runs about $100. Whatever speakers you look at make sure they are front ported so you can wall mount them
The reason I hesitate to recommend this is because I like to present people with a clear upgrade path (i.e. you don't throw everything away when you upgrade, you take your small fronts and make them the surrounds when you buy bigger fronts for example), but at this low of a budget so many compromises are being made that you might feel like upgrade means swapping everything (eventually).
That being said, tons people have no problem with these items and think they are amazing, so your mileage may vary. These are great, well received speakers. If you are set on 2.1, here's what I got.
2x Jamo S 803 ($160 for pair)
1x AVR-S540BT 5.2-Ch x 70 Watts A/V Receiver from Accessories4Less @ $200
1x Polk Audio PSW10 Subwoofer @ $130
Stretches the budget a bit, but will sound great. Receiver does actually support 4k, but does lack room correction. Overall this is a nice system and the Jamo's are bang-for-buck kings (and they actually look decent, come in several finishes).
2x Fluance Signature Series HiFi ($200 for pair)
1x AVR-S540BT 5.2-Ch x 70 Watts A/V Receiver from Accessories4Less @ $200
1x Polk Audio PSW10 Subwoofer @ $130
Same idea, just different speakers. Also highly regarded/well reviewed.
Option 3: Forgoes subwoofer for clearer upgrade path
2x ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 Bookshelf Speakers @ $300 (comes in a pair)
1x AVR-S540BT 5.2-Ch x 70 Watts A/V Receiver from Accessories4Less @ $200
IMO, Elac Debut 2.0s crush everything else at this price point by a significant margin and is worth missing the sub (temporarily). The upgrade path down the road is clear here: first get a sub (huge fan of the Bic Acoustech PL-200 II Subwoofer @ $300 or the RSL Speedwoofer 10s (sold out until Oct) @ $400)), then get the rest of the Elac Debut 2.0 speakers (center channel, surrounds - they even offer on walls), and finally way down the road you upgrade your receiver to something that can deliver more power, which will make you Elacs sound even better/go louder.
Let me know if you have any questions!
I would start by looking at refurbished audio/video receivers or what some folks call AVR's around here. Accessories4less have tons of refurbished units that are pretty good in the 100-200$ range. For movies most people want a 5.1 speaker setup, for surround sound. That said with your budget I wouldn't try to get everything at once, else you will end up buying cheap components all around to stay under budget, instead I would focus on 2.0 or 2.1 to start with. You can always upgrade/add speakers as you go along.
Check the sidebar for gear recommendations and the FAQ to figure out how to slice and dice your budget. Getting an AVR that support HDMI, 4k and 5.1 out of the gate would make sense. With your budget I would be really tempted to get an refurbished denon AVR and a pair of elac de4but 6.2 bookshelf speakers. That combo would come in around 300-400$ depending on which AVR you pick up.
Subwoofers are nice but with the limited budget I would just skip it right now. Good subwoofer are expensive and cheaping out will only make you want to upgrade sooner. One thing to keep in mind when shopping is speakers are the biggest factor in your setup. You want most of your money to be spent on good speakers. Most amps if they are decent wont sound much different from each other, where as speakers of different classes make a much bigger difference.
Those elac debut 6.2 go on sale all the time, often for around 200$ check camelcamelcamel for the price changes on amazon. Check the price chart and start watching other products on the side bar for changes in price. Then get ready to jump when the price drops.
edit, added camel link... https://camelcamelcamel.com/ELAC-Debut-Bookshelf-Speakers-Black/product/B07B4Q5587
You can get a 2.1 amp such as SMSL Q5 Pro. It comes with a remote and has a subwoofer output. A used-like-new is available at amazon for $85.
Pick up a Dayton sub 12 from parts express for $138.
Pick up Elec debut 6.2's for around $228 from amazon since you mentioned you like them.
All of this comes to around $450.
This of course means forfeiting any chances of future expansion and you won't be able to control volume through your TV remote.
However you can go with an s530BT avr from A4L for $140 and keep your chances of future expansion alive while still being close to your $500 budget.
I saw it on amazon, B6.2s for like $225.
Yes, the B6.2s will be worth it.
This is really hard to say without knowing the dimensions of the room and if you want active powered speakers or passive. If passive, do you already have an amp?
So I'll give you a few suggestions from speakers I own throughout my own home that are in your price range.
Here are some active/self powered:
Here is a passive / requires amp
What sort of budget are you working with? I just spent $300 on Elac Debut B6.2 + Denon AVR-S540BT and couldn't be happier.
This is the best "sub-woofer optional" setup at $300 because the pair of Elac's are too damn good! I got the Denon AVR refurbished and its as good as new. Provides great sound through my headphones as well and the bluetooth capability + optional sub-woofer out + Audyssey feature make it worth every penny.
If you can afford to spend more, there are other good options that don't require an external amp like these Elac's. But if you don't want to spend as much then there are some cheaper options like the JBL's and Polk's but there will be a compromise on sound quality.
Edit: Those Elac's will probably go on sale on one of these holidays, just keep an eye out if you're interested. They're still worth the money but if you can wait then you'll save a good amount.
An old guy here with advice.
So smallish room.... means you can save $$ with some nice bookshelf speakers and a modest size receiver or amp. Try to snag speakers with 6 inch + drivers and you really will not need a woofer for music.
Digital music is excellent but older mp3 files might be crummy. Look for flac files or 320kbs mp3. Compact Discs are great...and good condition vinyl is too. Do not waste time on cassettes....
Personally I think the onkyo ought to be plan A as a decent tube amp will be pricey and great speakers are gonna affect sound quality the most. Does the onkyo have a phono preamp built in?
Some great bookshelf speaker choices
Also.... the tunes from back in the day will bring back some great memories.
This Amp may be a little bit expensive but for a starter, it will last you a long time, and you wont find a much better price on anything comparable unless you go used.
These Headphones are slightly high end consumer grade, yet still low end in comparison to audiophile headphones as far as they go. If you have the money, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x’s have basically been the standard headphones for a long time.
These aren’t exactly the best as far as speakers go, but for the price, I have heard great things about them just because of the fact that they are so cheap. If you want to get something a little bit more expensive these are on a pretty damn good deal for the holiday season.
The AudioTechnica AT-LP120 is the #1 consumer grade Turntable Imo. But if you don’t want cheap greatness, get the Get the At-Lp60. You’ll notice that the turntable links that I send include the disc washer vinyl brush. Get it, you will need it If you buy used, and even some new need a dust brush.
if you want me to send you a CD player or Tape deck I can but those are harder to get more modern/ audiophile.
IMO You'd be better if getting a small mini amp (ala the Dayton Audio Dta2.1bt) and a pair of ELAC B6.2 bookshelves on sale right now. You'd be out the door under $250.
ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 Bookshelf Speakers, Black (Pair) https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07B4Q5587/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_YNn-BbV0R37MH
You'll want bookshelves, and used market is solid. Otherwise, I would say go with a left and right, and then get the center. HTD Level 3 are my go to suggestion at 320 for left and right, and another 320 for a center.
The Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 are also good, and when on sale they are 250 for l/r, and 200 for center.
You can buy stands for fifty bucks a pair, and towers are usually double the equivalent bookshelf price, so it won't make sense financially. If you like the look of towers much more, or need it to be loud, that is a different story.
ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 done. ELAC on Amazon
$470ish and an amazing deal on the ELACs right now.
to be honest you could cheap out and not get a receiver, but this would allow you to add a sub and 7.1 surround down the line for less than $500
If you're ready for a receiver upgrade, there's nothing better at $150 than an avr-x1400h. If you're not ready he can pick up a Denon s540bt for $150 or a Denon s730h for $220. I'd pick the 540 for an under $1,000 setup.
Bic America F12 Subwoofer (if wife allows)
Now you have quite a few choices for LCR. I'd start with Elac Debut 2 B6.2 and Matching Center. For ~$570.
Leave the rest for cables and upgrading surrounds for later. I'm currently pretty happy with my Polk owm3 for $100 but I have rear space restrictions.
You can also go the Fluance Route Fluance L& R, Matching center, and Bipole Surrounds for ~$500
Ok, probably the perfect option for you then.....
Or if you dont have room for or dont want a full sized receiver you can just get a SMSL AD18
Amazon doesn't have the new 2.0 / 6" in stock yet - Crutchfield doesn't have a release date yet, B&H says shipping this Friday (13th). MSRP is $299.98, pre order Amazon is $241.49
Amazon does have the 2.0 / 5.25" version supposedly - but about the same price $249 (1 left).
The weird part is Amazon's listing for the 6" has an incorrect graphic, explaining it has a 5-1/4" driver.
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$600 isn't enough for a good 5.1. Don't get one of those kits in a box, they usually include mediocre receivers and terrible subwoofers, with limited range satellites.
Ceiling speakers in the back could be used for Atmos, but normally you run 2 speakers in front of the listener for that, and 2 behind.
For the first room, start yourself off with a decent 2.1 like that, add the matching centre later. Maybe Micca MB42X for surrounds.
Second room sounds huge, $1200 won't do for 5.1 there either.
http://www.ascendacoustics.com/pages/purchase/advisor.mv#bottom - CBM-170 SE x3 for $510.
This would be a solid 3.1 system, most notable difference from the first room is the quality of the subwoofer.
What about these guys? https://www.amazon.com/ELAC-Debut-Bookshelf-Speakers-Black/dp/B07B4Q5587/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=ELAC+Debut+2.0+B6.2&qid=1562617876&s=electronics&sr=1-3
Micca OriGain Compact Stereo Integrated Amplifier and DAC, 50W x 2, 96kHz/24-Bit, USB and Optical S/PDIF (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LXV4O6B/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_na6qDb4YMVMAH
Yamaha R-S202BL Stereo Receiver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EMQI2CU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Nb6qDb2ZM2TRP
ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 Bookshelf Speakers, Black (Pair) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B4Q5587/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Gd6qDbYGGK2GW
Klipsch RB-61 II Reference Series Bookshelf Loudspeakers, Black (Pair) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0040LRI96/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_9e6qDbSSPBRJ6
Polk Audio RTI A7 Floorstanding Speaker (Single, Cherry) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000V2OQL6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_.f6qDb5EGHRD8
$170+ refurbished receivers with Chromecast built in + either MB42X ($80) and MB42X-C ($70) or Sony SSCS5 ($150) or Micca RB42 ($130) or Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 or Polk S20 or Q Acoustic 3020 or more but those are just a few stand outs at their price point. Then you'll need speaker cable and assuming your not adventurous enough to strip wire and put banana plugs on yourself you can buy them pre made for pretty reasonable price. And yes this doesn't have Android TV but do you really want to replace your whole sound bar when Google kills Android TV for Google TV in a few years? (Because Google loves killing products people love)
They've hit $200 a pair a few times already, but they might stay at $200 (until sold out?) given that the B6.2's are out.
I would go with this refurbished Denon
Save up some money for either a Hsu, SVS, or Rhythmic subwoofer.
Hey guys total newbie here with some questions.
For great sound in a small room for home theater audio/digital music but that's also simple would 2 bookshelf speakers do well or will I need a sub woofer? 2 free standing speakers would do? I would hate to buy stands for the bookshelf speakers when the freestanding ones would take up the same room.
What do you guys think of ELAC? They're currently half price off on amazon.
I don't mind spending under 1 grand on a pair or for the speakers themselves but what else would I need?
Edit: This is essentially an upgrade from the sound coming directly from my TV and my current best music experience is listening in my car.
Thanks, yeah that’s how I’m leaning. Also just saw these at the same price https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07B4Q5587/ref=psdcmw_3236451011_t1_B01CRYWVG2
Looks like your turn table has a built in Phono amp meaning all you need is a good set of speakers, wire and a stereo/integrated amp.
The speakers you mentioned are rated at 6ohms meaning they are going to need a little more power to drive than a typical 8ohm speaker.
I don’t know much about the amp you are looking at but I see it’s rated for 50watts @ 8ohm and your floor standing speaker is wanting up to 100 Watts.
If your looking to rock these 6ohm towers I would suggest something a little more robust like this 100watt stereo amp:
Yamaha R-S202BL Stereo Receiver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EMQI2CU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_G9ycBbTJ03SEX
Also a good place to grab great and affordable interconnects you will need check out Monoprice. You will need an RCA audio cable to plug your turn table into the amp:(just get the correct length)
And speaker wire to plug the amp into the speakers:
That should keep you well under your budget.
If your not set on your speaker selection I can’t think of a better budget speaker than Elac’s B6.2. I own the previous model B6. All the same recommendations above apply in regards to amp and interconnects.
Edit: Like this.
Consider these if the kefs end up being more than $300.
Wharfedale, KEF, Elac, Jamo and the RP series from klipsch should all have strong bookshelf speakers that are on amazon
I second the RB42’s. But if you can add a sub, (Dayton’s line is cheap and great, I just got a Sub - 1200 for a small room and it’s more than I needed), then the RB42’s gimmick of amazing bass isn’t needed.
Around that price I would also check out the renound Elac 2.0 B6.2 for $225
ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 Bookshelf Speakers, Black (Pair) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B4Q5587/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_qmgPDb13RTF47
And maybe the Emotiva B1 for $230
I don't actually have personal experience with these, but my research has led to these being on my wish list.
I think I like your plan the best, so just to make sure, this is the set you are talking about correct?
Speakers: https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/bosa25gba/boston-acoustics-a25-5.25-2-way-bookshelf-speaker-gloss-black-each/1.html X 2
You can certainly go the super budget route and get something like that Pioneer set, but there are two main reasons I would advise against that:
And, to be honest, a little patience and some research will usually yield a longer lasting, quality system that you will be less likely to want to upgrade sooner. (One of the few exceptions to this would be the SVS Prime Bookshelf Surround set, which is highly regarded.)
If you're gonna start with L/C/R, here are my suggestions around (and slightly above) $500:
So I'm by no means a hobbyist. In fact, as of today I just purchased my first pair of ELAC bookshelf speakers. Over at r/buildapcsales, people were raving over these speakers for the price. So I bit! The problem is I know next to nothing about how to set these things up.
I know I need Banna plugs, speaker wire and an amp (and a sub ^(ill probably buy a) ^(Polk) ^(later)). I will be using these with my new PC I'm building currently. I'd also like to be able to run my echo do (mainly for Alexa functions and streaming music) through this system.
I have a few amps in my cart atm via Amazon.
So if I'm planning on sync devices via the echo I don't technically need Bluetooth receiver in my amp, right? What about if I have a Bluetooth in my motherboard? I'm not sure if there's a difference between devices like keyboards and audio devices with Bluetooth.
Thanks for the Help Experts,
Utilizing this sale, I'm hoping to upgrade from my built-in TCL TV speakers. Any thoughts or input on this setup before I buy?
ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 Bookshelf Speakers
ELAC Debut 2.0 C5.2 Center Speaker
BIC America F12 12-Inch 475-Watt Front Firing Powered Subwoofer
Speaker Wire: AmazonBasics 16-Gauge Speaker Wire - 100 Feet
Things I'm not sure about yet...
Speaker stands? Center speaker stand/raiser? Any wires for sub to connect to receiver (or anything else I'm missing)?
Here is a picture of the room. TV is a touch higher than usually recommended because I wanted the ability to see it over the top of my monitor as I work. Thank you!
Sorry guys, sale is over :(
they were $229 on amazon recently.
I'm not a guru, but to my understanding at 300$ price range you want to start looking at AMP + Bookshelf Speakers for music.
I came to that conclusion with couple days of looking at forums and threads.
Even more so in US and I'm from EU.
and even before that price point some Active Studio Monitors or Active Bookshelf are better quality than Edifiers R series already.
More clarity, more depth and tighter bass, but I cannot speak for Edifier S series, they are supposedly good.
Adam, JBL, Mackie MRT, Klipsch, M-Audio, PreSonus, KRK and some more active brands I'm forgetting.
But at that price you can be looking at some proper Amp + Passive Speakers combos.
If you need Mini-amps for desk and on budget:
SMSL SA-50 68$
Dayton Audio DTA 2.1BT2 95$ - recommend this one for punchy bass and features
You could probably find some good new and used amps, if you can use bigger sized ones.
But like I said I'm no guru.
ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 275$
KEF Q100 357$
Q Acoustics 3020i 299$
Q3020 non i version which I tried with Dayton Audio DTA 2.1BT v1. lacked bit bass, decided to go for Mission LX-2 they still haven't arrived.
But they do not seem available in US.
Recently bought all of these for my setup:
ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2
Dayton Audio SUB-1000
AmazonBasics 100ft 16-Gauge Wires
AmazonBasics Speaker Connector
I hooked up the system without the sub first and everything sounded great. When my sub came in, I used the high end input/output hookups on the sub and tried to dial everything in. However, now my speakers sound a little off from what I remember (even after disconnecting the sub and rewiring as I originally had it).
Is there anything wrong with my equipment power wise that could damage other equipment? Could I be wiring components together wrong? I'm new to high end equipment and trying to learn/research as I go (even a simple "everything looks right" is beyond helpful).
u/Umlautica has helped me so far with the sub phase and making sure everything is hooked up to the same polarity, but it's still sounding a bit off
Thanks so much for the feedback. Based on yours and some other comments, I think I'll start with receiver, L/R, then center, then subwoofer.
> What are you trying to listen on headphones?
For the headphones I'm just hoping for a simple solution to pass all audio, be it console, built-in chromecast, blueray player, to 1 or 2 headphones. I am interested in getting a Shield eventually, but currently my TV's built in streaming options are suitable.
Thought on these alternatives to Polk?
it's not over killing the sound it's getting better sound quality, good doesn't equal loud. Just saying those speakers you're looking at aren't special and your budget could get you far better speakers in terms of quality. For example
You could get 2 pair (4 speakers)
Here's a center
It's just a bit over budget but here's Andrew Jones designed speakers, look them up on youtube for reviews on the ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 Bookshelf Speakers.
I guess, then that I was trying to find the most similar speaker, I really want to revive this thing, it had crisp drums and nice overall sound. To replace them I bought 2 - Elac debut 2.0 and they are not as nice sounding.
For $612, I would consider:
Elac Debut B6.2 bookshelf $150/pair
ELAC Debut C6.2 center, $140
Sony SSCS5 surrounds, $73
BIC PL-200 II subwoofer, $249