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Oblivious

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#21 10 years ago
kow_ciller;4933614X-Fi is FAR from being the best, there are a ton of sound cards out there that have superior sound quality. X-Fi isn't liked by many people for a reason..

The reason is reliability/drivers, not sound quality. It may not be professional grade, but the X-Fi sounds pretty damn good when it works, which is honestly less often than it should (always), though my latest one has been trouble free all year.

Whatever you do, just don't buy a $200-$300 set of speakers and hook them up to the onboard sound. That would be tragic.




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#22 10 years ago

Kick ass speakers with no particular budget, hmm? Very well:

Front L/R: Axiom Audio Millenia M80 v2 (x2) Center: Axiom Audio VP150 v2 Surround: Axiom Audio QS8 v2 (x2 for 5.1, x4 for 7.1) Sub: Axiom Audio EP600

Now you need amplification. Keeping with the single manufacturer theme: Outlaw Audio M2200 monoblocks. You'll need one for each speaker, except the sub, which has its own Class D amp. Alternatively, a single Outlaw Audio Model 7900 will work as well, and is also balanced. But it requires two 15A breakers. To feed those, I'd recommend Outlaw's Model 990 Preamp/Processor. Gobs of inputs will let it do double or triple duty as an audiophile rig or home theatre system.

Buy your cables from Blue Jeans Cable. Feed the whole thing with a decent soundcard, like something from M-Audio.

The speakers above can be purchased as a set, and all told the whole shebang will only cost around $6000 or so.

Fair warning, however: this is not a dorm-friendly solution, but it will rattle your teeth.




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#23 10 years ago
Zamamee;4933735The Klipsch speakers may have better mids, but Uwsar specifically said he's looking for something to "rattle his teeth". That means lots of bass power, which the Logitech Z-2300/5500 can do quite well. The Z-2300 has an 8" subwoofer compared to the ProMedia 2.1's 6.5", despite the same RMS power. That translates directly to teeth-rattling. =p Edit - for that matter, the Z-5500 has an even bigger 10" subwoofer.

If he's looking for something to rattle his teath, then do the following (lol...if you have the cash and a car big enough): 2 x Rockford Fosgate T15K amps (15KW each) 8 x Fi Audio BTL 18"s 4 x Iraggi high output alternators Wire all that together, and even your cars teeth'll be rattling. Images for shits and giggles: Sub...

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Oh...and a video...or two: 4 x 18s and 20k watts




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#24 10 years ago

Judging from the prices of the models Uwsar's been posting, I assume his budget is not quite so unlimited, but probably closer to $200 or so. Although with an infinite budget, those car systems would certain do the job of rattling teeth. =p




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#25 10 years ago

Trust me, they do nicely. I want to put together I home system with those subs.




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#26 10 years ago

Them vidoes are pointless...I wouldn't want that in my car I wouldn'tbe able to hear anything plus it would kill my eardrums! my Ears would bleed!


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#27 10 years ago

...and yet you want enough bass to "rattle your teeth". =p




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#28 10 years ago
Oblivious;4933984The reason is reliability/drivers, not sound quality. It may not be professional grade, but the X-Fi sounds pretty damn good when it works, which is honestly less often than it should (always), though my latest one has been trouble free all year.

Hmmm, saying "The reason is reliabilty/drivers..." followed by "...when it works, which is honestly less often than it should..." is quite a contradiction. Suffice it to say this is why many that assume X-Fi and/or Creative in general means works with more games are looking at Creative alternative X-Fis like the Auzentechs, with which you get better hardware, drivers and reliability. ;)

It still comes back to Creative cards working with more games being an unsubstantiated myth for the most part though. And the fact is, they seriously overcharge for them considering you can take a mere Audigy Value card and turn it into an X-Fi via a free driver mod. Funny how Creative's primary product is sound cards, but they actually make more tech advances with their speakers than they do their cards.




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#29 10 years ago
Uwsar-Hat-Anupuw;4934117Them vidoes are pointless...I wouldn't want that in my car I wouldn'tbe able to hear anything plus it would kill my eardrums! my Ears would bleed![/QUOTE] Alright, I'll list what I have: 4 x Fi BTL 15s 4 x Rockford Fostgate T4000 (16k watts total) 3 x Rockford Fosgate 6.5" component systems 1 x Rockford Fosgate T1000 4-channel amp 1 x Pioneer headunit (I forget the full name of it) Not only can I set off shit loads of car alarms, I can hear everything clearly. I lub mah car. *hump* [QUOTE=Zamamee;4934233]...and yet you want enough bass to "rattle your teeth". =p

^What he said.




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#30 10 years ago
GateCrusher420;4934476Alright, I'll list what I have: 4 x Fi BTL 15s 4 x Rockford Fostgate T4000 (16k watts total) 3 x Rockford Fosgate 6.5" component systems 1 x Rockford Fosgate T1000 4-channel amp 1 x Pioneer headunit (I forget the full name of it).

Holy shit....

Fosgate does make some pretty good subs, but the bass isn't very tight on some of them. One of the best sub makers is Alpine if ask me, but i would go with something else for your 6.5" sets. Look for some Infinity Kappa 63.9i's, Those are about the best 6.5" set your going to find at a reasonable price (around $100). What's the RMS rating on those speakers? Max watts is good and all, but the RMS rating is where it really counts.

Good choice on the Pioneer player though. I love my Pioneer Premier i have in my Jeep, my Sony in my truck sounds like ass compared to it, even with the same speakers.