what speakers to buy

what speakers to buy

Post by Andr » Fri, 04 Jul 2003 08:07:57


Hi !

I wanted to know your opinion on computer speakers. Ie heard much about
klipsch, monsoon and also the logitech Z-560.

It not important to me that the system has the surround option, that means
it not important if it 2.1 or 4.1 or 5.1, I just wanted the best quality
system that doesn distorce. I had in mind Logitech Z-560, Klipsch 4.1
Promedia or Monsoon MM-1000.

What your opinion on this? Is there any other option? Ie heard the
monsoon are very good, but if you look at the specs, it has only 12W per
speaker against the 60W from klipsch, even Logitech is 53W per speaker!
Being a musician I know that wattage is not that important, but not being an
expert in this concrete subject, Ie come to ask your opinion.


Thanks a lot in advance!
 
 
 

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Post by Kalman Rub » Fri, 04 Jul 2003 08:21:02

On Thu, 3 Jul 2003 00:07:57 +0100, "Andre" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



Without testing any of these, I strongly believe that the Monsoon
rating is probably closer to reality than are the other ratings.
I suggest you audition them.

Kal

 
 
 

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Post by Joseph Obe » Fri, 04 Jul 2003 15:30:46

Small amplifier and a real pair of speakers.

What's your budget?
 
 
 

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Post by fatho » Fri, 04 Jul 2003 22:57:45

"Andre" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in



If you can afford them, the absolute best I have heard are the
Acoustic Energy Aego2 system. It's a high-quality 2.1 system
that sounds like real music.

I have used them for about 2 years and they are superb.
Originally $600 a set, they are now a more reasonable $299.
Sometimes hard to find in America, but you can get them at
www.redtrumpet.com

If the Aego2 is out of your price range, the Klipsch Promedia
2,1 system is a good value.

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Post by Grass » Sat, 05 Jul 2003 07:39:59

Hi,

If you have the spare place, use big speakers, i.e. at least 17cm (6")
bass drivers! There are good two-way speakers with shielded magnets
available for rather few money. See also
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Mono subwoofers are crap, because the lower the frequencies are the
more sound sources should exist, at least two as in stereo systems.
The thing is about flattening out room resonances. (
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ )

Uli

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Post by Rober » Mon, 07 Jul 2003 10:54:38

I have both the Monsoon MM-700 and the MM-1000 connected to a TBSC just as a
quad (4 speaker) setup. The 1000's sound much richer than the 700's but
together they sound great. The reason the Monsoon power rating is so low is
that the satellites are a true planar speaker and there isn't much mass to
move with the magnets. I got my mm-1000 from 'digitally unique' good price
and fast shipment.

Robert




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Post by Karl Rundb » Wed, 09 Jul 2003 04:35:24

"Grasso" :

Seems strange to me that more sources should help eliminate interferance
(the cause of resonation). I've always felt that if you put subwoofers
togheter the sound gets more tight and that you eliminate the "power alley"
effect.

Could not find any useful information about this on your Grassomusic links.

Regards,
Karl Rundblom,
Sweden
 
 
 

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Post by Kalman Rub » Wed, 09 Jul 2003 04:49:19

On Mon, 7 Jul 2003 21:35:24 +0200, "Karl Rundblom"



Right. Stack 'em all in the same corner. Where's Tom Nousaine when
you need him?

Kal
 
 
 

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Post by George M. » Wed, 09 Jul 2003 04:51:12


Kalman Rubinson said:


Has hell frozen over?
 
 
 

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Post by Kalman Rub » Wed, 09 Jul 2003 05:31:48

On Mon, 07 Jul 2003 16:11:20 -0400, George M. Middius



Because it will snow eventually.

Kal
 
 
 

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Post by George M. » Wed, 09 Jul 2003 06:21:43


Kalman Rubinson said:


Are you saying NYC is actually hell?
 
 
 

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Post by Grass » Wed, 09 Jul 2003 08:18:24

Hi Karl,

http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #resonances :

"While a room resonance produces an amplitude boost at one point it
can be contrastingly quiet some inches away, and the response also
depends on the position of the sound source."

So when one has several sound sources at different places, the effect
of positioning is averaged. In the bass range where one cannot detect
the direction from which the sound is coming anyway, this is a viable
solution. It is also a good solution to have much diaphragm area (or
mouth area in case of horn speakers) and aligned in the right manner,
because of directivity which can defeat resonances as well.

When you experience more loudness in case that two speakers are
located close together than in the case that they are far away from
each other, that is true (because of radiation impedance). But sound
quality is not the same as loudness.

Cut short: There are many more things about acoustics in the world
than loudspeaker sales people tell use.

Uli

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