^^Just go for Philips MMS430 2.1 set. They boasts 50RMS of power. Extremely recommended by me over any 2.1 set. And ohh..that concerns the price too. Else, i would've suggested for Megaworks 250D instead!
I have MMS430 for yrs in my sound system, and they never disappoint. Plus, credits to Philips for excellent after sales services.
Altec Lansing ATP 3 has been discontinued... Get the Altec Lansing VS4121, its successor, instead.. Comes at around 3k.. Best in the range..
Well, cutting all the tech-jags, i would just come to point.
RMS stands for "Root Mean Square". 50 RMS indicates the true power of the speaker amplifier, which is a fancy mathematical formulation for certifying the average amount of power an amplifier can continuously produce, no matter whats ur volume level is! Plus, the better is RMS rating, better are the speakers! Simple as it gets.
Regarding, Inspire 2.1 or X230, trust me...i've seen them performing. They stand no where close to MMS430!!
And yeah, ATP3 was one good set.
Ok, Megaworks 250D is one of the finest 2.1 set i've seen these years. Just skip B&W or Sony though...
250D boasts pure 250W of power rating. And the speakers are THX certified. That means, the price tag is ofcourse high.
Last time i asked, the price was ~12k ! Anyways, the speakers are overkill for most of the setups out there.
Ohh..i remember one more giant. Altec Lansing 621! Actually, had its Papa with me...i.e. 641 !! Excellent set with right set of drivers. Though, the price was an overkill here as well...~7-8K ! Boasts ~113W of RMS.
See, imo philips set has best vfm! Ok, here are some others as well...
1. Sony SRS-D211! They have 32W in total. Priced accordingly~4-4.5K ! MMS430 should be available for just 2.2-2.5K!
2. Logitech Z-4! Quite a good set, i would prefer over MMS430. Priced ~ 5-6.5K! Check the availability too.
Well, as i already said in my earlier posts. The woofer lacks punch during high volume levels. Plus, i am using the set everyday, so my verdict holds the value! And regarding, the boom...imo the Bass is tight and thump but not that Boomy. Look, the words actually represent the sound itself. Boom comes from the woofer with loudness and more amplification. MMS430 has quite strange power distribution to satellites and woofer. 15W,15W to 2 satellites each and mere 20W to woofer. Thats why, the satellites sound aesthetically beautiful and way more sharper and clearer than VS4121 at any volume levels! And thus complements to woofer sound well. However, during volume levels more than 75%, woofer lacks depth. Though, that is perfectly ok with so much more already in hand. Isnt it? Hey..did i mention the stylish looks of MMS430?I have read in some review that states the subwoofer not that good gets only boom and not tight thump sound
Well, may be Inspire M4400 could fit in after spending few more. To tell u truly, not worth the money. Let me share u a trick. If u've 6 channel sound card, then there is a way u can actually make 6 channel connection by spending less.Can i get good 4.1 speakers for a max of 3k ?
Well, Artis S700 is anyday better than M4400. But, i suggest u to wait for sometime and then invest in something better.how is artis s700 , inspire 4.1 M4400 ?