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Old September 29, 2009, 10:58 PM
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Default Looking to replace Z-5500 speakers with something better.

I bought the Z-5500's to use solely as computer speakers but recently added a Plasma tv & PS3 Slim to my setup and decided to use the Z-5500's as Home theater speakers instead. They're decent but I would like to upgrade to something better. This is just for a bedroom so I want to keep it small and leave the option down the road for swapping out the Z-5500 for a real Amp and subwoofer.

My budget is around $600 for the speaker package (no subwoofer).

The best option I've been able to find is the Klipsch Synergy Quintet III Microsystem at BestBuy for $650 but it is extremely overpriced (goes for $250 in US, been as low as 299 in Canada).

I want something of similar size to the Z-5500/Quintet speakers, do you guys have any suggestions?

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And my TV with the Z-5500's (in case you didn't know how big they are)

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Old September 29, 2009, 11:58 PM
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Sorry for the OT post, but what game is that?
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Old September 30, 2009, 12:07 AM
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I have no bloody idea but I'm gonna guess HawX?
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Old September 30, 2009, 12:09 AM
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Your correct it is Hawx.

And unfortunately right now in the PC world the z5500s are your only real choice for 5.1 speakers.
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Old September 30, 2009, 12:21 AM
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The Klipsch ProMedia line are no more?
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Old September 30, 2009, 12:25 AM
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The Klipsch ProMedia line are no more?
As far as I know.. nope.
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The Klipsch ProMedia line are no more?
You can find them in circulation if you really look for them. But even then, even though its a little step up, I dont think going to that from the z-5500 is really justifiable.

At this point, its pretty much cheap bookshelves/sub/receiver, otherwise Z-5500 is your only option.
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Your correct it is Hawx.

And unfortunately right now in the PC world the z5500s are your only real choice for 5.1 speakers.
No, it is Ace Combat 6 on the 360.

I'm pretty sure the Promedia line would be a step down, I'm not looking for another set of PC speakers I want Home Theater speakers to use in the place of Z-5500's speakers. Eventually I will upgrade to a decent HDMI Receiver and add a good subwoofer.
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