New computer speakers/monitors.

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by Otto Tune, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. Otto Tune

    Otto Tune Member

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    I'm shopping for some new speakers to use while recording on my desktop.

    1. Budget. Under $500

    2. What I've looked at.
    a. Audio engine A-2's
    b. Audio engine A-5+'s
    c. M-audio AV-40's
    d. Yamaha HS-5's

    3. Desk space is at a premium, so I'm thinking of putting them on short stands to have a smaller footprint.

    4. Computer is an I-Mac 27, so they'll be using the mini plug analogue feed.

    I'm leaning towards the A-5+ but they are double the cost of the other two.

    Or suggest an alternative, but this is for fun/home recording so I won't be getting Tannoy or Genelec.

    I currently have a set of Bose Companion 3 (don't laugh) and they're okay, but I'm finding that on gear comparisons such as YouTube, everything sounds the same.
    When the tester says, "You can clearly hear a difference", I'm going, "No I don't".
     
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  2. TheoDog

    TheoDog Silver Supporting Member

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    I use a pair of M-Audio AV40's I found on GC used for $40 a couple years ago. They serve me well, but I am not producing music for distribution, just use them for playback for practicing. They maintain a solid tone at higher volume levels. Occasionally it seems the frequencies get congested, but that might be a factor of lower quality media I am playing through it.
     
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    Crowder Dang Twangler Silver Supporting Member

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    Depending on your room and desk setup, you might first decide whether you need/want/require front-firing ports for the low end. If your speakers are going in a corner, or in front of a mirror or window, etc, a rear-firing bass port will likely be the wrong choice.

    Check out Equator D5's (or D8's if you can find them second-hand).
     
  5. Teleking

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    Equator D5s? I like mine.
     

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