So, can anyone recomend a good set of speakers (I'm thinking of 2.1, but would consider sugestions)
When asking questions like that, it is a very good idea to suggest a budget, as I can recommend several superlative sets of powered speakers with digital inputs to meet a range of wide budgets, and couple of sets of powered analog speakers that might appeal to a more modest budget.
So without clues:
Meridian Audio DSP8000 http://www.meridian-audio.com/p_d8k.htm
These are digital active speakers with multiple amplifiers per cabinet, and the crossovers are done in the digital domain, of course they are at least $40,000 per pair, but they sound divine, and you won't need a sub-woofer (trust me). One day these will be mine.
(The DSP6000's and 5000's are also both awesome and slightly less expensive)
Or at the other end of the scale:
Klipsch Promedia 2.1 http://www.klipsch.com/product/product.aspx?cid=103
These have analog inputs, and sound pretty good, they are also a tad cheaper at $179.
Logitech Z-2300 http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/products/details/US/EN,CRID=2173,CONTENTID=9372
A friend owns these and likes them, I prefer the klipsch's. These are $149.
If your budget is in the $1000 range, I'd team a yamaha reciever up with some of the bookshelf Kef speakers myself.
But at all costs remember:
All Highs, No Lows,
Must be BOSE.
And that BOSE stands for "Better Off Something Else".
Dan "I don't actually own any of the speakers listed above, and only desire to own the DSP8000's" Smart
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