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Topic # 26061 10-Sep-2008 20:58
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I'm looking for a standalone 2.0 or 2.1 speaker set with 2 sets of inputs, RCA, digital or 3.5. Does anyone know of any?

I want to use my PC and Freeview STB on the same LCD, and don't want to get a receiver as well.

I found the Bose Companion 2 Series II Speakers at DSE that have two inputs, they seem a bit overpriced at $200, but they sound ok and will be probably unless anyone suggests a different set.

I would rather not get a separate receiver because I just don't have the deskspace for it and would have to try to find shielded bookshelf speakers because they will be close to my PC.


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  Reply # 163643 10-Sep-2008 23:28
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I've sold a few of these and they go really well. The only problem is that the second input is on the volume control.

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  Reply # 163656 11-Sep-2008 01:07
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No need for shielded speakers when you have a lcd, so that should open up a whole lot more that are an option.

You can always get a cheap passive mixer from a muso store to put between the 2 sources and whatever speaker you end up with, you will just have some volume changes as you turn on or off the other source component even when its output is muted.


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  Reply # 163917 12-Sep-2008 07:05
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I thought I would need shielded speakers if they were close to the PC beause of the HDDs? Wasn't thinking of the monitor...

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  Reply # 164083 12-Sep-2008 19:17
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No, there is a much stronger magnet then any speaker in the positioning mechanism of the hdd mm away from the edges of the platter. next time you get a bust hdd open it and take the magnets out, they are awesome fun ;)

 A speaker is usually a weak magnet, and its strongest in the middle where the coil is. put it this way, if it was going to damage the hdd then you would be able to stick paperclips to the side of the speaker and not get them off it.


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