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Old Jun 9th, 2006, 11:10 PM   #1
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What to use for a personal stereo/computer speakers?

I need a decent pair of speakers to mount on my Jerker desk! I'm moving out and I'm not going to have space for my whole stereo, which makes me sad, and I need to figure out what to do!

I'm probably going to use this for listening to music while I study - nothing extremely loud, watching the occasional movie at the computer etc. I'm an audiophile, I guess, Frequency response is important. I dont want tinny sounding speakers OR booming logitech speakers.

I can round up a simple stereo amp if anyone can suggest some magnetically shielded small, good sounding speakers.

Bonus points will be awarded for something I can mount to the underside of the top shelf of my jerker desk to free up desk space.

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Check out Altec Lansing. I have a set on each computer and they have great sound for about $130.
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Old Jun 10th, 2006, 07:58 AM   #3
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Well if you are sound fussy near field monitors like those from M-Audio and others will be a thrill for detail and spacial definition but not cheap and no sub.
I'd stick with good powered speakers not go separates.

One of the best combos are the HK sound sticks - they give you decent upper and mid definition with a controllable sub that fills in the sound nicely say for movies. Good looking too.

Mounting good speakers underneath anywhere is not a good idea - you need to have the sound filed clear for spacial definition.

Logitech are not bad for casual use and you can control the sub with placement and level control. Upper end leaves something to be desired tho again it depends on the quality of your source.



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You read my mind macdoc. I was already thinking a pair of Yorkville Monitors!
I'll have to see what I can find.

I'm also leaning towards bringing my rotel amp and a pair of bookself speakers that I have floating around.
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Well if you are sound fussy near field monitors like those from M-Audio and others will be a thrill for detail and spacial definition but not cheap and no sub.
I'd stick with good powered speakers not go separates.

One of the best combos are the HK sound sticks - they give you decent upper and mid definition with a controllable sub that fills in the sound nicely say for movies. Good looking too.

Mounting good speakers underneath anywhere is not a good idea - you need to have the sound filed clear for spacial definition.

Logitech are not bad for casual use and you can control the sub with placement and level control. Upper end leaves something to be desired tho again it depends on the quality of your source.

krk rp5's are so much better than the m-audio, and they are powered to boot... cant go wrong with a set of those
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