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Need Help with a 2.1 Speaker Solution

by aari5cnet / June 7, 2013 4:30 AM PDT

I currently have a TV (digital and analog audio output), Fios cable box, and a 3rd gen Apple TV. They used to be connected to an old Sony DAV-X1 (HTIB), which did a fairly good job, but which I can no longer use. Given that the TV speakers are awful, I am trying to find a good speaker alternative. I'm on a very tight budget (under $250) and have limited physical space (so probably no AV receiver), but would like as good quality sound as possible because I listen to a lot of music from the ATV. I also need some way to control the volume by remote, because I don't want to have to get up each time I have to change the volume and the only way I can use external speakers with this TV is by turning the TV's volume all the way down. Lastly, a soundbar is not ideal because of limited space and sound quality for music generally isn't great.

Any suggestions for a reasonably-priced 2.1 (or even 2.0) solution would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Remote probably not going to happen
by Pepe7 / June 7, 2013 4:51 AM PDT

Along with that limitation, both budget and space constraints seem to be problematic in your case. I was going to suggest a very simple refurb HTIB. Airplay speakers are also on the expensive side, and generally aren't anything impressive/can't be separated physically (like a sound bar is fixed per se). Hmmmm.

OTOH, how about the audioengine A2?

Not certain though if input 'B' on the A2 would permit you to connect via 3.5mm output from your other devices.

I wonder if the D1 would be an additional solution, or something similar-

Will have to graph this out and think about it in a little more detail. Is there *any* way you can fit in a very compact HTIB rig(?) Would make things much easier, especially feature wise.



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by aari5cnet / June 7, 2013 6:20 AM PDT

Thanks. I had looked at the audioengine A2. I could run the ATV and cable through the TV and then have a single output to the A2, but I'll still have the volume/remote problem.

As for the HTIB, I could fit it if it is small. I have some space, just not a lot.

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my samsung tv has dts 2.0+Digital Out but no audio output
by singhprashant99 / July 7, 2013 1:41 AM PDT

i need to connect my 2.1 speaker system to my tv to bypass audio only.. but my tv has only headphone jack interface available for audio output.. how can i connect my tv to the speakers?

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Please make a new post with all details.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 7, 2013 1:45 AM PDT

I see you jumped into aari5cnet's discussion but didn't supply details about your make and models.

I could guess you need an amplifier but post a new post with the full make and models.

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You could also simply....
by Pepe7 / June 7, 2013 5:05 AM PDT
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