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Help with speaker choice

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by pcknight, 2 May 2006.

  1. pcknight

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    I am after some speakers but only 2.0 ones. I was looking for ones that look really nice and sound great! Not interested in 2.1 etc etc. Don't want to spend a great deal on them.

    Anybody got any recommendations?
     
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  3. tom_nieto

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    How much is not a great deal?
     
  4. pcknight

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    The T20 from Creative are the ones i have been looking at! They look ace! Anybody used them?
     
  5. squiffy

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    Don't waste your money on PC speakers, just buy some proper hi-fi speakers and a stereo integrated amplifier. For example B&W 601's with a Rotel RA-971 amplifier. If both of those are bought second hand be around double the price of the T20's with superior sound quality.
     
  6. pcknight

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    Just after some small PC speakers.
     
  7. squiffy

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    How about Monitor Audio Radius 90's? Fantastic speakers. If you want small and 2.0 speakers you won't get full-range, you're going to have compromise....say 70-80hz bass response so missing ALOT of musical info. Either buy bigger speakers or have a speaker/sub combo.
     
  8. pcknight

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    Well, not interested in real music quality speakers etc. Just decent PC speakers that sound great.
     
  9. squiffy

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    Do you understand what I said? Because they're small they will lack bass information, so will sound tinny/midrangy but no bass. ie Bass guitar will be missing. I've used £450 Boston Acoustics Micro 80 (could have got them for £30 but I returned them, sound was rubbish) due to their size sound rubbish without a sub. I also have £150 5.1 sat/sub Creative speakers and they're rubbish too. A cheap sat 2.0 L/R without sub won't sound good. A pair of Kef coda 7 will poo over a set of sat PC speakers.
     
  10. Codmate

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    The best 'PC Speakers' that I've heard are probably those Harmon Kardon ones that look like two dildos and a jellyfish.
     
  11. jhmaeng

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    They're called Soundsticks, btw. Have you been using it for purposes it wasn't produced for? :o

    I agree with squiffy that a 2.0 PC speakers setup with no sub will almost invariably sound crap, unless you manage to find the old Videologic Sirocco Spirit or something. For a 2.0, you really need large full-size speakers and most PC speakers... aren't.
     
  12. pcknight

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    I never said i wanted stereo quality, super duper, state of the art speakers! I am just after some nice 2.0 ones for everyday use and gaming. Just want to know which ones to go for?

    I quite like the Creative T20