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Basic audio set up

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I recently moved my TV and the built-in speakers are effectively useless in the new location.

 

In canada looking at Best Buy and London Drugs I see a few around $100 but i have no idea about sound.

 

https://www.londondrugs.com/vizio-36-in-2.1-ch-soundbar---factory-reconditioned---sb362an-f6c-rb/L0713104.html

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/polk-audio-signa-solo-sound-bar-open-box/12371931

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/toshiba-ty-sbx130-16-watt-2-0-channel-sound-bar-only-at-best-buy/11642383

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/thonet-vander-250-watt-sound-bar-with-wireless-subwoofer/13967015

 

Any advice on a particular soundbar to get passable sound quality at a low cost and is it worth spending the money for a setup with a subwoofer?

 

I am generally content with my built-in speakers so I don't need anything fancy and while I don't have a budget I want to minimize cost.

 

A soundbar would fit better in my living room than speakers.

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No soundbars! Crappy small speakers unless you spend big bucks. If you're not completely strapped for space, I would always recommend high quality bookshelf speakers

Nothing beats a quality 2.0 or 2.1 setup IMO.

For less than $100, I'd recommend this. They're the tried and tested Dayton B452s, but with an integrated amp and bluetooth connectivity.

https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-mk402btx-powered-bluetooth-4-2-way-bookshelf-speaker-pair-with-35mm-aux-in--300-467
 

 

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If you don't mind doing a little setup, I'd recommend getting the Dayton B652s for $45
https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-b652-air-6-1-2-2-way-bookshelf-speaker-with-amt-tweeter-pair--300-651

And this amp - it won't get them absurdly loud, but it'll be enough and it sounds good. $30
https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-dta-1-class-d-ac-dc-battery-powered-mini-amplifier-15-wpc--300-380


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I could fit speakers, but my TV stand has an area for DVD players etc that would fit a soundbar well. And I don't need particularly good quality of sound, so long as they work and hold up.

 

Also, note that I am in Canada, the suggested items are twice the price here (or shipping from your link is almost as much as the items).

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