Recommend Me a New 5.1 Speaker System - Weird Setup

I'm getting a new TV. Sony x9000h

In another room, I currently have a Sony bluray with a 5.1 speaker setup. It's plugged to my desktop, and really used only as a PC speaker.

I want to move this BR to the living room for the new TV. It'll probably work.

So I'd like a new 5.1 system to use as the PC speaker. Doesn't need to be fancy, but just something that is quick to turn on unlike the BR. I'd also need speaker stands to keep the 4 off the floor. Or maybe even wall mount up high? Where would I put the center speaker?

What would you suggest? Mainly I just watch movies in a corner while using the PC. Nothing too much more.

THe other option is leave the BR as is, and buy a sound system for the TV. I just figure the BR system that I inherited from a friend must be better qual than anything else I'd buy.


  • +1

    Do you really need 5.1 for the pc if you have it for the TV?

    • well, I just want 4 speakers around the room in all corners, and not just 2 front.
      But seems once you pass 2.1 it's 5.1

      If 4.0 exists I'm good with it.

  • +1

    Stereo amp with A & B channels = 4 speakers.

  • Sorry to hijack the thread, but really didn't want to open a new thread for this.

    I am looking for a center speaker and wanted to know if anyone has experience using ELAC Debut 2.0 C5.2 Center Speaker?

    The reviews seems pretty good. I will be getting this through Amazon from US and wanted to first get some user opinion before I purchase it.

    Thanks in advance !

  • I'm sort of going through a speaker researching phase and would strongly recommend just a decent pair of powered stereo speakers, minimum 4" speaker to minimise need for a sub. I'm not a Edifier shill, they are just reasonably priced and sound good atm.

    5.1 is kinda wasted on PCs where 4 channels is really what you want, a centre speaker really isn't needed. Run optical to your stereo setup to improve sound. Learn more here:

    My value for money pick is going to be Edifier's bookshelf speakers: Edifier R1855DB, no need for subwoofer, has optical input for PC, $140ish on Amazon. And remember to position the speakers so your desk doesn't make it sound crap.

    My 4 channel pick would be two pairs of Edifier R1280T, can be purchase for 2x$110 on special.

    If you have more funds that the above, still buy stereo bookshelf speaker first and foremost. Decent sound is worth the effort.

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