Since I play video games I'd want to upgrade to a 5.1.2 in the future. Source is primarily my PS5If you have decided on 2.1 rather than 5.1, I would suggest as follows :
- Buy a good stereo amp which accepts optical input (to connect your TV)
- Buy a pair of good bookshelf speakers
- You can add a sub woofer later, when you have additional funds
There are many options at this price.
For example - stereo amp - Denon PMA-600NE at Rs 35K :
The denon PMA-600NE allows for the most vivid and emotional reproduction of vinyl and hi-res audio with digital inputs and a built-in phono equalizer.Denon PMA-600NE Integrated amplifier - Main features of the Denon PMA-600NE Integrated amplifier2 channelhifimart.com
Speakers - Q Acoustics 3030i at Rs 34K :
The Q Acoustics 3030i Bookshelf Speaker will deliver big, bassy, hard-hitting yet beautifully poised sound from a compact, discreet and good-looking cabinethifimart.com
You will also need to buy stands for the speakers.
An alternate option is to buy a stereo receiver with HDMI ARC - to coonect to yoru TV.
Again, there are options from Yamaha, Denon and Marantz.
These will have the additional benefit of built-in Spotify Connect, Amazon music, bluetooth etc.
The Denon DRA-800H seamlessly integrates Hi-Fi amplification, a network player and advanced AV receiver technologies. Featuring advanced custom amplifier design, the DRA-800H ensures your loudspeakers drive detailed, precise imaging through the dedicatedhifimart.com
Yup, since I play video games I'd want to upgrade to a 5.1.2 in the future. You are right, I've gone the passive way.@abhi09 What are your limitations? Are you planning to upgrade in the future to a surround or maybe a better stereo system? What are your source devices (Tata sky/streamers) etc?
Actives can be a great way to make simple, compact yet effective system. However, connections to multiple devices can be painful. Also it very majorly limits the upgrade possibility, can be upgraded, but it is certainly more painful. 70-80K is great budget for both setups - active and passive.
So if you have the answers to these questions, at-least the active vs passive debate can be 'perhaps' be closed.
That's wonderful and quite re-assuring. Guess I'll buy Uncharted Lost Legacy. I've been holding onto it for so long.The best way to test immersive experience of a home theater is through games. In almost all the recent titles, you can control the direction of the sound by controlling the character in the game. You can test how seamless the sound moves from one channel to the other as you change the orientation of the character in the game.
@abhi09 Since you are a gamer, I'd recommend you to take your console, plug it in and see how they sound if that is possible.
I've had QA 3050i. Even with the basic Denon 1400H, I found them to be fantastic for gaming. I was playing Uncharted - Lost Legacy with the towers alone. And, it was kickass!
And, forget about a stereo amp. Get a good AVR since you want to go into 5.1.2