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Speaker purchase/setup advice

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by joelk2, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. joelk2

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    Recently built my cousin a PC for use as a golf simulator. The setup would also function perfectly well as a cinema room. I'm not so into audio except iems so have no clue on what kind of setup would work well?

    I'm assuming some sort of external amp could be plugged into the pc easily? 3.5mm jack??

    And then the amp feed the speakers.

    Could anyone recommend anything .

    Say £200 budget? Not sure if that's adequate?
     
  2. hornetstinger

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    I would buy a amp that has digital l input so you bypass the noisy internal pc sound card.

    A avr will work and some integrateds have digital and or usb audio input
     
  3. joelk2

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    Would you have any model recommendations?
     
  4. hornetstinger

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    Budget Yamaha avr.

    Not sure of any stereo amps with digital input.
     
  5. PapaLazaru

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    How big is this setup? Is is all on a desk? Some good cheap options out there within budget.
     
  6. joelk2

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    It's a garage converted for use with a golf simulator.
    4mx3m screen with projector.
     
  7. Hedge

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    Location: Somewhere in the middle.

    I'd probably just consider a Logitech z906 or something. Nice simple setup. Not quite as good as a dedicated amp and speakers but for under £200 it's a good option.
     
  8. PapaLazaru

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  9. joelk2

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  10. PapaLazaru

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    The amp is fine to power those speakers and the speakers can fill a room easy. Had some Diamonds for years which I bought in 1997. 7.1's I think. A friend still uses them with and old Cambridge Audio AM1 amp (which was also mine) and it is a banging little setup. That little amp has more power and a built in DAC, bit of a bargain really, I quite fancy getting one myself even though I have no need.