Need help throwing together a 2.1 set (Canada)

Its_Crisis

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im currently using logitech z623, they're ok, sub is nice but speakers lack mid and high detail and produce flat sound, recently i purchased my dad the klipsch pro media 2.1 and i am super impressed with the speakers themselves, i loved the high and mid clarity and it really bought the music to life, the speakers im looking at are the Klipsch R-15M they have a nice look, good reviews, good range and specs reasonable price, and i know how good certain models of klipsch are as they have a good history and a majority of their products are good, however im wondering if there is better and also i would want a sub but i dont want to go spend a crap ton of money i just want a good set for a decent price, thoughts and suggestions would be great. here are the speakers im looking at.
https://www.amazon.ca/Klipsch-Reference-R-15M-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B00LMF41IY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1482477451&sr=8-2&keywords=klipsch

so what im looking for is a good set of bookshelf speakers with a sub that hits at least 35hz, and i do not have an amp or reciever, my dad will give me his sony 500w one that he got for free, it isnt the best but i can get a better one down the road PS: please use Canadian retailers
 

ssddx

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"receiver shaped object" like those found in htib sets or an actual audio video receiver? if it is a regular receiver with about 75-80+ watts per channel @8ohm and hdmi input then it would work fine. a 5.1 receiver would be nice anyways given the subwoofer out which means no splitters or adapters or using speaker level out for getting a subwoofer to work just a simple cable. if it is a htib box you do not want it. if it doesnt have hdmi you might be limited but can likely still use it if it accepts analog 5.1
 

ssddx

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i have a set of klipsch home theater speakers as well and like them. mine are the quintet series (satellites) though i really wish i had the cash at the time to get the bookshelves. i like how vibrant they are and the horn design over a regular dome tweeter gives that extra edge to treble. i first started out with a promedia set (returned since i didnt like how the subwoofer overpowered the satellites) but ended up upgrading to a home theater because i was impressed.

for decent cheap subwoofers look at the sub- prefixed woofers from dayton. you wont find better for cheap but be aware they arent the same as getting a higher end model either. while great for the money they arent going to be in the same category as $500+ subwoofers.

to power them you might be able to make do with a budget amp like a dayton dta-120 if you did not need to power them to high volumes, otherwise a stereo receiver is what i would suggest. unfortunately there arent really any cheap yet good and high output amplifiers i can suggest.

 

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My dad can give me a 500w Sony receiver, does that affect the sound quality of the speakers dramatically or will the speakers hold their natural great sound, because I know the reciever is nothing special but it has 5.1 and 2.1 channels with the sub hookup
 

ssddx

Glorious
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"receiver shaped object" like those found in htib sets or an actual audio video receiver? if it is a regular receiver with about 75-80+ watts per channel @8ohm and hdmi input then it would work fine. a 5.1 receiver would be nice anyways given the subwoofer out which means no splitters or adapters or using speaker level out for getting a subwoofer to work just a simple cable. if it is a htib box you do not want it. if it doesnt have hdmi you might be limited but can likely still use it if it accepts analog 5.1
 

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