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Micca PB42X 15W x 2 Powered Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) (Renewed)?

A total of 3 reviews of this product on Reddit.

3 points


21st Sep 2020

if you don’t plan on ever doing surround: Micca PB42X renewed for 85 https://www.amazon.com/Micca-PB42X-Bookshelf-Certified-Refurbished/dp/B073ZLLRZ4
those are powered speakers, meaning they’re just plug and play but won’t work with AVRs.

OR if you plan on eventually upgrading to a surround system (5.1 or better), then you should stick to passive speakers so you can use them with an AVR in the future. which means buying 3 things:

1) speakers. best you can do for passive speakers right now: Micca MB42 renewed for 65 https://www.amazon.com/Micca-MB42-Bookshelf-Certified-Refurbished/dp/B073ZLK5D5

BUT if you can wait, the Micca MB42X renewed costs the same when available and it is better. right now it’s out of stock but here’s the link https://www.amazon.com/Micca-MB42X-Bookshelf-Speakers-Renewed/dp/B073ZL9MCX

2) amp. you’ll need an amp to use passive speakers, such as this Lepai 2020TI for 32 https://www.amazon.com/Lepai-LP-2020TI-Instruments-TPA3118-Amplifier/dp/B071FJF4FF

3) speaker wire. 10 bucks https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-16-Gauge-Audio-Stereo-Speaker/dp/B006LW0WDQ

you can optionally buy banana plugs, but there’s no need, you can plug the wires directly. so a total of 65+32+10 = 97 dollars, which is still just under your budget.

1 point


15th Jul 2020
1 point


30th Apr 2020

50 bucks is pretty low maybe try to find something used or Amazon reneved these are powered plug and play)