Logitech Z2300 subwoofer + Passive PA Speaker

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by AliClifton, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. AliClifton macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Hey guys, need some advice, hope someone knows a bit about audio

    Essentially I've blown the crappy satellites of my Z2300 2.1 system and can't bring myself to chuck the fully working subwoofer. The woofer is the best part of this system so I was hoping to use it with some 3rd party passive monitors which should be able to give me better sound and a bit more wear and tear

    The built in power supply provides 2x40w at 8ohms so in theory if I buy some PAs that are rated slightly higher (say 60w at 8ohms) I should be able to power them and avoid potential clipping right? (I really don't want them to be so easily overdriven again)
    Assuming I'm right about the above...the next problem is budget. Idealy i can only afford just above £100 for a pair of PAs (i worry that while bookshelves would provide better sound, they would potentially blow more easily)
    What I'm looking for is a decent mid-high range, as the sub will take care of the low frequencies, but full range drivers would do. Of course im not expecting miracles at that price, but i've seen some available and need to know if you guys reckon they will just sound terrible, mostly they'l be used for home listening and the occasional house party/gig.
    I was thinking about something like these, these or these

    What do you guys think? Will this work, what would you advise.

    Cheers, Ali
  2. AliClifton thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2008
    no one know anything about audio? Ive been advised to go with bookshelf speakers rather than PAs in terms of bang for buck, my only concern is that they wont be durable enough and will eventually blow.
    My plan is to buy speakers with a high SPL (so louder with less watts) and that are rated slightly above my amp, e.g. 2x50w to be paired with a 2x40w amp.

    Right now im looking at these
    so far i reckon the s30s come out on top in terms of value for money, but i plan to audition them myself, that is assuming my plan will work, can any audio engineers/enthusiasts let me know if i'm going about this correctly?

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