Hey all, new poster here. I was scouring Craigslist 2 days ago looking for some speakers. I came upon several Bose 201 and 301 series for decent prices but reviews (from audiophiles) said to go with Polk as their typical saying is "No Highs or Lows, Must be Bose". hehe. I actually have a set of old Bose 3-2-1 in the house right now since they were given to me but we do spend a lot of time out in the garage either working on or detailing cars. Sadly, and I'm afraid to admit this, we're using a set of $30 Logitech 2.1 desktop speakers as our current setup. We've had a lot of expenses and fix-ups after moving in 1 year ago.
Long story short, I would really like to replace our current setup for a bit better quality. They Logitechs can pump out sound at a decent volume but you can really hear the system distorting (especially the bass). My criteria isn't too much but I'm pondering how many speakers I need and where to place them. I will get a video and photos when I go home today of what the garage looks like. We don't need to pump out loud music but nice good quality sound to fill the garage without overworking the system would be perfect.
tl;dr, I know. ;)
I've been looking at Polk T15 speakers on craigslist (can get a pair for $60) and other Polks of the like but I'm not quite sure what to go for. Budget is the most limiting factor so I'm sticking to Craigslist if I can. I'd like to stay under $200 for the speakers and I can pick up a receiver separately. Do I have to have a subwoofer or can certain sets of speakers compensate?