Please guide me in buying 2 speakers plus sub-woofer and an amp for my 13 foot square home office (with TV and computer). I am adrift even after a good bit of research. My budget, room size and needs are more modest than in past questions I read. Also mail order is out. Lots of details and clarification within.
Showing my age: when I was young you could stop by an "audio store" on your way home on Friday and buy speakers and amp. Now it's all about "Home Theater". I went to Best Buy, Radio Shack, Costco, Target and PC Richards and all I see is surround sound. I can buy speakers but no "amp" (maybe I'm asking for the wrong thing?).
Mail order deliveries don't work well for me, so I'd like to buy retail, in the South Jersey suburbs of Philadelphia. Google puts pins all over the map and they all say Best Buy plus a couple PC Richards (been to both as noted above)!
The TV is a Vizio GV42L
which takes its input from either Mac Mini or HDMI connected DVD player (not blu ray). The PC is just an HP a6230n
with Realtek HD Audio.
Friend at work suggested this amp
and these speakers
and this sub-woofer
. But I haven't seen them at local stores.
In a perfect world some kind of input switch to select either the computer or TV audio output would be nice, but I'm not proud, I could just unplug/plug in.
I'd love to buy something suitable this weekend, give the economy a small boost. Is $450 too small a budget? I'm not an audiophile, I just want something nicer than the built in TV speakers and simple computer speakers.
Thanks in advance folks!