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Hello everyone

 

I'm fairly new to all of this so I could use some help.

I want to hook up some bookshelf speakers to my computer.

So far I know that I would need an amplifier.

 

I don't have the greatest budget for this but i'm thinking of buying.

This, http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX8020-TX-8020-Stereo-Receiver/dp/B00EE18O7W

and use these speakers, http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-R-15M-Bookshelf-Monitor-Speakers/dp/B00LMF41IY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1463069169&sr=1-1&keywords=klipsh+r-15m

 

So i'm thinking of connecting the amplifier with a optical digital audio cable from my computer and then connect the speakers to my amplifier.

 

I don't have a soundcard on my computer but I do have an optical out on my motherboard.

All I want is that I can listen to music and watch a movie on my computer with decent sound.

 

Would this work I really have no idea but I would like some good audio instead of using headphones also in the near future I would like to add a subwoofer.

 

If you need some more information just ask and i'll reply as soon as possible.

 

Is this all possible? I hope someone can help me out here.

 

 

Kind regards

 

Michaël.

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Hello everyone

 

I'm fairly new to all of this so I could use some help.

I want to hook up some bookshelf speakers to my computer.

So far I know that I would need an amplifier.

 

I don't have the greatest budget for this but i'm thinking of buying.

This, Amazon.com: Onkyo TX-8020 Stereo Receiver: Electronics

and use these speakers, http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-R-15M-Bookshelf-Monitor-Speakers/dp/B00LMF41IY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1463069169&sr=1-1&keywords=klipsh+r-15m

 

So i'm thinking of connecting the amplifier with a optical digital audio cable from my computer and then connect the speakers to my amplifier.

 

I don't have a soundcard on my computer but I do have an optical out on my motherboard.

All I want is that I can listen to music and watch a movie on my computer with decent sound.

 

Would this work I really have no idea but I would like some good audio instead of using headphones also in the near future I would like to add a subwoofer.

 

If you need some more information just ask and i'll reply as soon as possible.

 

Is this all possible? I hope someone can help me out here.

 

 

Kind regards

 

Michaël.

 

 

 

 

How about a pair of Vanatoo Transparent One speakers? They take optical and coax in and the speakers get great reviews. Also, you wouldn't need a receiver.

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How about a pair of Vanatoo Transparent One speakers? They take optical and coax in and the speakers get great reviews. Also, you wouldn't need a receiver.

 

Hmm i'll look into that, the reason that i chose those speakers and amp is because i'm able to get them from a local store here. Thanks for the feedback :D

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This, http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX8020-TX-8020-Stereo-Receiver/dp/B00EE18O7W

and use these speakers, Amazon.com: Klipsch R-15M Bookshelf Monitor Speakers - Pair: Electronics

 

So i'm thinking of connecting the amplifier with a optical digital audio cable from my computer and then connect the speakers to my amplifier.

 

I don't see an optical input on the TX-8020. Are you sure you've posted a link to the correct receiver?

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I don't see an optical input on the TX-8020. Are you sure you've posted a link to the correct receiver?

 

Good catch. I looked on the Onkyo website and they do not list a digital (coax or optical) input for the TX-8020 receiver.

 

OP: If you really want a receiver, try the Denon D-M40. It comes with speakers and has 2 optical inputs (no coax) and a usb port on the front for an iPad/iPhone/iPod. For the features (and speakers), you can't do better at this price. However, the Vanatoo Transparent One speakers will sound better but you won't get the features that you get with the Denon. I had the Denon D-M38 and it sounded decent (that model had no optical inputs).

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From what I read you want to move away from "PC speakers", i.e. Logitech-style cheap systems, which means you aim to get better sound quality. If this is true, I would definitely include an external DAC to your system. One elegant option is to get an integrated amp which also has a good quality DAC - there are several examples but NAD developed one which got good reviews within its price range (e.g. NAD D 7050, $790 on Amazon). It will play pretty much anything from your computer, network, wired or wifi or bluetooth. Not sure about high resolution formats though.

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