Reviving this thread, sorry.
What is the consensus on Audioengine speakers for home theatre use? In particular the Audioengine A2 or A5. These are advertised as "desktop" speakers, but seem to get really good reviews.
Apparently they don't come with a sub, and are just a very high quality 2.0 pair of speakers? People have even said things like, you don't even miss having a sub because of how clear they are.
So what are your thoughts on this? The A2's seem to be around $170-$220, and the A5's are around $300-$400.
Would going this route mean I no longer need a receiver? Is a receiver necessary? If not, then I could save a couple hundred on the receiver and use it towards just speakers such as these Audioengine ones?
Or am I completely wrong, and these Audioengines should be used only for "desktop" use, as intended?
I would recommend for Projector viewing to invest in Home Theater speakers rather than PC speakers which will mean spending extra money. The reasoning behind this is that these Audioengine speakers are designed for a desktop where you will be sitting very close to them. I would recommend floor speakers to get those lows, mids and highs. I currently have Dali Concept 10's http://www.dali-spea...CONCEPT-10.aspx. Comparing these speakers to those tiny audioengine speakers is like comparing chalk and cheese. Its only because you will be watching movies I would recommend larger speakers.