2.0/2.1 Speakers to go with TV


New Member
Nov 7, 2007
Recently bought a LG LH90 and after a month, I am now convinced I need a upgrade on the pathetic audio from the TV.

For the moment, I want to invest only in a 2.0 or 2.1 system without amplifier/receiver.

My usage:
1) DivX SD/HD movies : 25%
2) PS3 Games: 25%
3) Remaining is Digital Cable

Here is my wishlist form the speakers:

1) Speakers should'nt sound too bright. I had some experience with cheap Jamo speakers earlier, it would always be a welcome relief to switch off the speakers :). I am hoping my new setup will be much much better.

2) Crisp voice, especially in movies, I want to hear crisp voice, even in scenes with background explosions and bullets ripping around.

3) Great quality even in low volume. I am not a fan of high volume, I like to keep the volume down to just audible most of the time. Still, I would like to hear all the nuances of scene, like empty bullet shells clanking on the floor !

4) Is there a good 2.0/1.2 setup that provide a virtual 5.1 ? for my HD audio in PS3 games!

I have shortlisted the following :

1) Audio Engine A5 : Primarily a PC setup, not much feedback on how it would sound as a entertainment setup.

2) Sound bars : Yamaha, Sonodyne or Q Acoustics

3) The new Q Acoustics QT2

4) Are there other options ?

My budget is 50k, may go higher if there is real value. I need opinion from experts.

Thank you,


Active Member
Apr 2, 2009
Hyd, India
Haven't come across anybody with soundbars on the forum so far, but A5 will be hard to beat in a 2.0 setup. If required you can add the AE sub later.

However, with your budget, you should go for a Denon-1610/Yamaha-565/Onkyo-607 AVR and add a 2.0/3.0 speaker set from PSB/Wharfedale/QA etc. The dialouges are typically channeled thru the center speaker in 5.1 tracks and a 3.0 set will definitely deliver what you are looking for. This approach will also give you the flexibility to make it a 5.1 setup in future.
For excellent sound that won't break the bank, the 5 Star Award Winning Wharfedale Diamond 12.1 Bookshelf Speakers is the one to consider!